Tour of Fine Spaces: No Place Like Home!

Sponsored by the Junior League of Winston-Salem

As we look ahead to being out and about more this spring, the Junior League of Winston-Salem (JLWS) offers us the unique – and enormously fun! – opportunity to visit both new and recently renovated homes throughout Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

Featuring extraordinary designs from local home builders, interior designers, architects, landscape masters, and other talented craftsmen, the 16th Annual Tour of Fine Spaces will welcome ticket holders in-person on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Last year’s event was held virtually due to Covid, and supporters are thrilled to be back to an in-person setting. The Tour is one of the Junior League’s signature fundraisers during the year.

Virginia Ellis, chair of the 2022 Tour, says the fun of an in-person Tour cannot be replicated. “We are so excited for our sponsors, homeowners, and Tour-goers to be able to socialize and make connections,” she says. The Tour is a perfect way for designers and builders to showcase their latest work and fun new ideas, while directly marketing to Tour visitors, all in a relaxed atmosphere. Brand new homes and cleverly renovated spaces will be available for viewing – with styles ranging from contemporary to traditional tastes. You’ll see innovative design and décor concepts, as well as functional, but chic, outdoor spaces. With summer coming, this is an ideal way to gather inspiration for your own outdoor retreat, and Virginia tells us past featured homes have been a fun mix of iconic and historic Winston-Salem, showcasing renovated kitchens, pools, and outdoor living rooms.

Kitchen remodel by Anderson-Moore Bath & Kitchen with designer Virginia Ellis.
Kitchen remodeled by ICON Custom Builders. Designed by Katherine Yeager and Dixon Custom Cabinetry.

A designer herself – with Anderson-Moore Bath & Kitchen – she explains the event is a wonderful opportunity to highlight local talent in the home building and remodeling community, and to showcase small businesses, while supporting the Junior League’s community programs. 

One of the leading women’s organization since 1923, the Junior League is known for celebrating and empowering women towards leadership roles through volunteering and learning new skills to allow them to give back to their community. Dedicated to action, the group sponsors many important initiatives each year, including those that bring new literacy and health programs to families in the Winston-Salem area. The Tour of Fine Spaces is a huge financial boost to the organization’s ability to broaden their impact within the community.

Photo courtesy of Nyght Falcon. Kitchen design and cabinetry by Twin City Cabinets with countertops by Bloomday Granite & Marble.

“I am delighted that we are able to once again share this annual fundraising event with the community, after pausing in 2020, and pivoting to virtual in 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic,” says Junior League President Liz Noland. “Proceeds from the Tour of Fine Spaces are an important source of income for our community programs, including our well-known Strong Women, Strong Families health fairs (in partnership with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools), and our BookWORM project that helps increase access to literature for children and families, through book drives and partnerships with various local organizations.” She adds that funds raised also support their mission of advancing women’s leadership by providing important education and training opportunities to volunteer members.

Photo Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

Don’t miss the return of this popular event, and plan to enjoy the Tour with a group of friends! Visit jlws.org/Tour for more information and ticket purchase, or email touroffinespaces@jlws.org. Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 the day of the tour. The JLWS will follow masking and distancing requirements in keeping with local requirements at the time of the event. 

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