Carmel businesses participate in 2015 Dream Home


Several Carmel-based businesses were invited to take part in the 2015 Dream Home put on by Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Tickets were sold to tour this unique home to benefit the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana last month.



Linda Mordoh, owner of Savvy Décor, located in the Carmel Arts & Design District, was chosen as the interior decorator for the home in The Springs of Cambridge neighborhood on Geist Lake. There was more than 15,000-square feet of livable space for Mordoh to work with.

She described it as having a “lakehouse meets boutique hotel” feel.

“They kind of wanted to be from the earth with lots of wood and natural elements,” she said.

Mordoh worked closely with the 2015 Dream Team, which included Keith Phillips, publisher of Indianapolis Monthly; Lisa Stites and Kristin Okeley of Kitchens by Design and KBD Home; Scott Campbell of Scott B. Campbell Custom Homes; Gary Nance of Gary Nance Design; and Chad Bruick of Outdoor Environments Group. She said it was a fun experience to be able to plan the interior design while working with architects and builders.

“I think it really helps the house to be the best that it could be,” she said. “When you have three or four people putting their ideas together it helps make the fabulous house what it is because no detail was missed.”

Her favorite room is the all-white sun room. It’s a half-round with windows that go all the way around with two white sofas and white rugs on grey limestone.

“When you sit in there and look out on that water, you need all of that color,” she said. “But every room has something in it that makes it so special.”



Savvy Décor wasn’t the only Carmel business involved. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting, located in the Indiana Design Center, did the lighting. Evan Lurie, owner of Evan Lurie Gallery in the Arts District, was chosen by Mordoh to select artwork for the home.

“It’s nice that we were invited to participate by Linda to these homes that she’s done,” Lurie said. “This home is spectacular and it’s an incredible opportunity to show a diverse group of artists.”

Lurie said it’s fun to have art on display in a gallery, but there’s something special about selecting it for someone’s home.

“Especially when it’s such a big home you can show so many different styles,” he said. “There’s really something for everybody.”

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