by Bailey Shelton | photos by Adam Gibson Architectural Photography & The Addison Group | renderings by Salsbery Brothers Landscape

While home artisans have been ramping up to the building season, for homeowners, Central Indiana’s spring home shows ring in the annual refresh. A stroll through the annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens (p. 46) or any of this year’s IndyRama properties can wake up your brain to possibilities in the new season. What new creativity might warmer days bring?

It’s easy to get wrapped up in digital trends when Instagram and Pinterest consistently show appealing glimpses at the work of talented interior designers from around the world. But the Indianapolis area has been blessed with an abundance of talented designers as well. These local experts are skilled at cutting through to the core of a homeowner’s needs and personal style. At Home & Willow Design, they call it “The Willow Way,” their custom client process that brings beautiful homes to life (p. 30).

Our cover features another exceptional local design resource, Jenni Egger Designs (p. 32). You can experience Eggers’ work at this year’s Decorators’ Show House, which is running through May 12th. Egger embraced the challenge of a small powder room and lounge among over 20 fellow designers and landscapers who collaborated on the Sylvan Home at Northern Estates.

“After more time is spent in the space and your eye dances around, you’ll notice all types of special elements that aren’t right in your face but add to the style or elegance of a room or the comfort of the surroundings,” says Egger.

Beyond the featured home artisans, this season’s home shows offer tons of opportunities to maximize your experience. While Decorators’ Show House & Gardens focuses on one particular property, IndyRama gives you a taste of different neighborhoods and builders around the city.

These tours also display unique luxury features you might otherwise miss, like the comprehensive Smart Home technology that Pro Security & Automation has installed in two of this year’s IndyRama homes (p. 20).

In the fall, G&G Custom Homes will bring a similar taste of luxury to Home-A-Rama with their custom build in Promontory of Zionsville (p. 38). This jewel property, featuring a central waterfall staircase, deck views of the neighboring water, and custom modern finishes from top to bottom, is just one example of the elegant, top-notch show homes on display this year, and an exciting reminder that there’s still more to come.