• Location: White Hall Mansion
  • Address: 4130 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Dates: September 24, 2017 - October 22, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: (410) 461-6908
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $25 advance, $30 at the door



Since 1987, the Historic Ellicott City Decorator Show House has invited local interior designers to design and decorate the rooms of magnificent Howard County properties. This year, the stunning 19th-century mansion “White Hall” has been selected as the 2017 Decorator Show House. 

Nearly 20 local interior designers will have complete artistic autonomy over 26 rooms to showcase their expertise and creativity. From choosing upholstery to selecting paintings from local artists, these designers will take inspiration from the house, its surrounding grounds, and their own imaginations. Most furnishings and accessories are also available for purchase. The estate was also a HEC Show House in 1998 and visitors will see before and after pictures of how interior design has evolved over the past twenty years.

The Show House will be available for public view from September 24th to October 22nd.

Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5 pm
Last admission of the day is one hour before closing.

This year’s proceeds will serve to fund two significant efforts: Historic Ellicott Revitalization Grant Program as well as the restoration of Carrollton Hall, located on the grounds of The Shrine of St. Anthony. The Grant Program focuses on rebuilding the Ellicott City’s Historic Main Street, which was severely devastated by a torrential flood last summer. Built in 1832, Carrolton Hall was the summer estate for Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence Charles Carroll. Today, it serves as a site of historical and cultural remembrance.