The transformation from the dilapidated Yingling mansion in Wilkinsburg to the 2018 Junior League of Pittsburgh Show House is impressive. Local designers tackled a dozen spaces in the 27-room house, including its grand foyer, a basement speakeasy, the kitchen, a parlor, dining and family rooms, studies, several bathrooms and bedrooms. The last Junior League Show House was in 2007, so those who jumped in to refurbish the Gothic Revival-style house at 1300 Wood St. were also reigniting a tradition. The show house will be open for tours through May 20 and tickets are $30 each. Here are a few of the spaces that stood out
The Family Room
Designers Evelyn Wedner and James Checkeye of Evelyn James Interiors, Inc. in the family room they designed.
Bright fuschia wallpaper with hummingbirds is framed in deep white window casing in this room by Evelyn James Interiors.
“We wanted to bring this intimate room more into the millennium and it was the wallpaper by Zoffiny that was the source of our inspiration, as a nod to the early 1900s,” said Evelyn Wedner.
She and design partner James Checkeye mixed old and new, using a contemporary coffee table by Vanguard, a sectional and two clear acrylic chairs with an antiqued glass mirror over the fireplace. The chandelier in the room is from Revelations.
“The wallpaper is made up of four silkscreens and the backgrounds change, but the hummingbird coloration never does,” she said.