Pineapple Acre, the 2016  Designer House for the Richmond Symphony, at 3223 Hawthorne Ave in Ginter Park continues to be open to the public through October 10th.  Every other year since 1984, The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League sponsors a Designer House to raise money for the Richmond Symphony.   Local designers compete for the opportunity to donate their time, materials and expertise to refresh a room in the home. H.J. Holtz & Son was privileged enough to work with four designers this year, applying our skills to five rooms and the front door.  Let’s take a look!  

The Front Door:

We did not have to work with a designer to create this beautiful door.  Using Fine Paints of Europe we created a stunning door which highlights the red brick exterior.

House Front Door

The Kitchen:

We worked with Sara Hillery of Sara Hillery Interior Design.  We painted the floor and added a beautiful octagonal, which in breathtaking.  There is also an octagonal inset on the ceiling above the island, which we painted with Sherwin Williams 6591 Amaryllis.  The bright color in the room highlights the chandelier which mixes traditional and modern elements. We completed the room by painting the walls and the bannister.

Kitchen Cabinet Repainting


Floor Paint Design

The Library:

Kenneth Byrd of Kenneth Byrd Design chose the gorgeous wallpaper we hung. It is a black and gold hand painted large scale abstract graphic print by West Coast designer Kelly Wearstler. The Graffito in Onyx Beige paper gives the room a modern look, blending styles and textures to create the hip office space.

Painters in Richmond

The Living Room:

Traveling from Lynchburg, Moyanne Harding of Interiors by Moyanne created a classic, neutral room consisting of two shades of gray using Farrow & Ball Strong White No. 2001 in Estate Eggshell and Pavilion Gray No. 242 in Modern Emulsion on the walls and ceiling.  This produced a bright, lovely room which feels and fresh and crisp. We hung Farrow & Ball Wisteria BP 2201 wallpaper in the panels which united the colors which added interest, depth and pattern to the walls.

wallpaper in the panels



The Second – Floor Master Bedroom and Bath:

Melissa Mathe of Melissa Mathe Interior Design designed a bold bedroom using a combination of semi-gloss and gloss paint in Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue HC-156. The bedroom ceiling was painted in a unique brush style using Wolf Gordon – Scuffmaster Paint in a metallic gold color which gives depth and texture. We hung a Lindsay Cowles Wallpaper on the bathroom walls and then used a three step process to create a venetian plaster look to the bathroom ceiling.  The rooms blend beautifully and the unique ceilings in these rooms showcase the unparalleled skills of our craftsmen!

bedroom ceiling


bedroom ceiling


bedroom ceiling

The Symphony Designer House is open from September 12 – October 10 and more information can be found on their website  Come by Pineapple Acre and support the Richmond Symphony and see the wonderful work we have produced while collaborating with these talented designers.