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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff Sutton's kitchen at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

2011 Mansion & Millionaires Designers' Showcase

There's a lot going on at the 2011 Mansion & Millionaires Designers' Showcase, and it's not just what is happening inside the 37 rooms and four outside spaces at the Upper Brookville mansion and its grounds. The fun starts as soon as you arrive at Chestnut Manor, where the event opens Saturday. There, on the portico, are life-size cutout figures of several presidents (you'll see that George Washington was actually taller than Abraham Lincoln). Take a seat in one of the empty rockers and have your date snap a photo. (If you want to take Teddy Roosevelt home, you can buy the original painted piece for $500, which is by Philip Jordan of Greenlawn. The event is a fundraiser for the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, after all.) The idea is to reflect the patriotism of the architectural period -- when Colonial Revival came to be the national style.

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Anne
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff Sutton's kitchen at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Anne
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff Sutton's kitchen at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff
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Upper Brookville, NY: Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff Sutton's kitchen at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. (Sept. 6, 2011)

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Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff Sutton's kitchen at
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Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff Sutton's kitchen at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. (Sept. 6, 2011)

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Anne
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Anne Tarasoff and Gail Tarasoff Sutton's kitchen at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Ethan Allen space at the Designer's Showcase 2011
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Ethan Allen space at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. (Sept. 6, 2011)

Ethan Allen space at the Designer's Showcase 2011
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Ethan Allen space at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. (Sept. 6, 2011)

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The Ethan Allen room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The Ethan Allen room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The Ethan Allen room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The Ethan Allen room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The Ethan Allen room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Ethan
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Ethan Allen space at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Ethan Allen space at the Designer's Showcase 2011
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Ethan Allen space at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. (Sept. 6, 2011)

Jeanie Ziering at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at
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Jeanie Ziering at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. (Sept. 6, 2011)

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Jeanie
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Jeanie Ziering at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Mario Mulea and Esther Carter Samain's room at
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Mario Mulea and Esther Carter Samain's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. (Sept. 6, 2011)

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Mario
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Mario Mulea and Esther Carter Samain's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Mario
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Mario Mulea and Esther Carter Samain's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A French boulle lamp in Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A French boulle lamp in Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A contemporary floor lamp in Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A French Boulle lamp (as identified by Arlene Travis showcase coordinator) reflected in a mirror along with a contemporary floor lamp in Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Barbara Marcone and Janet Block's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona Levine's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A detail of buttons on curtains in Rona Levine's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona Levine's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona Levine's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Rona Levine's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Margreet
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Margreet Cevasco's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Deborah
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Deborah Ragozzino and Patricia Cain "Let's Play House" installation at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Jeanne
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Jeanne Schnupp"s space at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: The entrance to the master
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Upper Brookville, NY: The entrance to the master bedroom suite, decorated by mural artists Philip Jordan and Cathy Chiavaro at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor.

Master bedroom suite, decorated by mural artists Philip
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Master bedroom suite, decorated by mural artists Philip Jordan and Cathy Chiavaro.

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Patti
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Patti Johnson's dressing room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- The 3D flower on the wall of Patti Johnson's dressing room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Ann
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Ann Lombardi Rohrberg's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Crystal
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Crystal bed linen Ann Lombardi Rohrberg's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- A crystal chandelier in Ann Lombardi Rohrberg's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Ann
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Ann Lombardi Rohrberg's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Margreet
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Margreet Cevasco's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Margreet
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Margreet Cevasco's room at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Thom
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Thom Straley's office design at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Thom
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Thom Straley's office design at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Round
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Upper Brookville, NY: Tuesday, September 6, 2011-- Round globes next to black boxes in Thom Straley's office design at the Designer's Showcase 2011 at Chestnut Manor. Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan

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The Gold Coast mansion Chestnut Manor (formerly known
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The Gold Coast mansion Chestnut Manor (formerly known as Wolver Hollow) in Upper Brookville is the site of this year's Mansions and Millionaires Designers Showcase. Tours run 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays through Oct. 30.

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