Fall 2023

Shop the Look

Tour Starr Homes’ Fall 2023 Parade Model Home between September 23-October 8, then return for a special holiday event.

Words by Susan Cannon  |  Photos by Nate Sheets

Christmas-lovers have a brand new event to put on their holiday-season schedules!

Twin sisters Emily Contrucci and Elizabeth Van Maanen, the duo behind Little Black Dresser (LBD), have not only fully designed Starr Homes’ new model at Terrybrook Farms Estates, they will be accessorizing it, not just once, but twice!

First, as a full-service design team, LBD is preparing the model with big ideas and gorgeous pieces, from rugs and lighting to furnishings and accessories. Then, between the end of the Fall Parade and the first week of November, they will transform the home for the holidays, so you can come back and shop your favorite finds from the Parade tour, plus get an early start on your Christmas shopping, holiday decorating and hosting must-haves.

LBD has a passion for design, and they work from their hearts.

“We want our kids to see that you can dream and do what you love, but that it’s not truly fulfilling unless you are also sharing your talent, time and energy with others who may be in a tough spot and just need a little extra love,” they say.

Proceeds from the event will be used to upgrade various areas of Mother’s Refuge, an organization whose  mission is to “provide shelter and educate homeless pregnant, and parenting young women by providing comprehensive services that empower them to make successful life decisions for themselves and their babies.”

LBD will personally donate their time to the design and remodeling of the home. 


Many of the pieces are locally sourced from Charmed House. Find items like these and more on a first-come, first-served basis. Some items may be ordered.

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