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This year’s Meridian-Kessler Home & Garden Tour marks 40 years of showcasing hundreds of homes – from large, prestigious estates to cozy bungalows and cottages. The 2013 tour will feature 7 homes and gardens in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Tour homes are selected for their interior and exterior design as well as their distinguishing architectural elements. Tour proceeds support MKNA (Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association) and its revitalization efforts.
The tour will run Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tour tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $20 at any tour home. Pre-sale tickets are available for $15 online at www.mkhometour.com or by visiting any of the following locations starting May 15th:
Fresh Market – 54th and College
G. Thrapp Jewelers – 56th and Illinois
Café Patachou – all locations
National Bank of Indianapolis – 49th and Pennsylvania
MKNA has offered the IDC blog readers a sneak peek of what the tour has in store for this year’s guests. Enjoy the following room shots and mark your calendar for June 8th or 9th!
Indianapolis’ premier Show House event opens this weekend as the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild welcomes the public to the 52nd Decorators’ Show House and Gardens!
The historic Schnull-Rauch house and grounds have been refreshed by top design professionals in the state and tours run April 27th through May 12th. Check out the video below to learn more about the history of this iconic Indianapolis home and for a preview of what you will see when you visit the 2013 Show House.
Visit showhouseindy.org to purchase tickets and for additional details.
Open to the Public
10+ Showrooms Featuring Endless Choices & Unique Finds at Up to 50% Off
2 Days Only – April 12th & 13th
- Up to 50% Off
- 10+ participating businesses
- Items are priced as marked
- Items sold as is
- All sales are final
- Certain restrictions may apply among participating businesses
We are pleased to introduce David Jackson, steward of the city’s finest weddings and private parties. David has recently located his influential event planning business to the Indiana Design Center and graciously accepted our invitation to contribute to the IDC blog on a regular basis. From time to time David will share some of his techniques for turning your parties from ordinary to extraordinary. With spring upon us and Easter around the corner, David recommends the following creative touches.
A Well Designed Easter Luncheon:
Create a personal place setting for each guest using decorated eggs complete with each guest’s name.
Bring the outside in by using living moss to support live spring bulbs to decorate the dining table.
Make it Memorable: Design a menu card that features a few family recipes used for the meal. On the back of the menu card include one special family recipe to be kept by the guest as a favor.
About David Jackson and Company
A childhood observing gracious living and hospitality combined with his natural desire to make people feel comfortable were the drivers in creating, David Jackson and Company 23 years ago.
Welcoming, beautiful, delicious, relaxed and fun are just some of the defining adjectives used to describe a David Jackson event. Loyal, particular and fair are words always used to describe the man himself.
David also conjures his particular brand of party magic outside of Indianapolis – Colorado, Florida, Michigan and California are just a few of the places where his art has been practiced. And, because building relationships has been a key to David’s success he has planned parties and weddings for 2 generations of Indianapolis families.
Because David has a Rental Division along with his Event Planning Division he is able to easily assemble what is needed with his full time staff of seven. He can create an event perfectly suited to your unique taste and style.
Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork, a design firm and showroom located on the first floor of the IDC, is excited to welcome you to meet Bill Ohs of William Ohs Cabinetry while he visits the showroom on Wednesday, March, 6th.
Bill will be in the showroom from 10 am to 3 pm – please come by to say hello to one of the most influential cabinet designers of our time!
About Bill Ohs: Beginning nearly 40 years ago in a three-car garage shop, Bill Ohs began his business handcrafting custom built-in libraries and casework for residential customers. In 1972, he founded the company Wm Ohs, Inc., which today is the leading national manufacturer of luxury, quality kitchens that feature classic European and American cabinetry stylings.
As an industry pioneer, Bill Ohs developed a unique method of casework construction using European, frameless 32mm system techniques to create traditional furniture appearances without the unsightly aspects of modularity.
Today, Wm Ohs products are distinguished not only by their furniture finishes and wonderful character, but also by their careful engineered design, innovative interior components, exterior detailing, and their incomparable quality.
Bill Ohs remains the company’s creative director. With a passion for design and artisanal work in his heart, Bill combines the quest for product perfection with a persistent creative energy. This enthusiasm translates into the company’s foundational vision: “To provide customers with the most elegant, classic kitchens made in America.”
It was an exciting Friday as the IDC welcomed a class of IU seniors to the design center. The Interior Design students are in the early stages of a Healthcare design project that will carry through the spring semester. The class is led by Barb Young, IIDA, LEED, AP who also serves on the IDC Advisory Board.
From the outset, students in IU’s Interior Design program are encouraged to see themselves as preparing to enter the design profession — using their education as a model for their subsequent work experience. Their healthcare design project is a great example of that, so the IDC connected the students with businesses and professionals in the building who could share real world insight and examples with them.
Santarossa’s project portfolio expands beyond the best healthcare facilities in the state, The Premier Group is on the leading edge of home technology/automation, and commercial interior architecture firm, Mitsch Design, creates design solutions for clients that range from Corporate, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, Multi-Family, Industrial, and Faith-Based organizations. Discussions between the students and these professionals offered valuable learning opportunities and created professional connections.
If you are interested in coordinating a student tour of the IDC, contact IDC Director of Design Community Relations, Tom Vriesman.
Drapery Street is starting off the New Year with its Inventory and Sample Sale Event. The sale runs through January 31st, 2013. Along with up to 80% in savings, you can enjoy Free Installation of any Hunter Douglas products through the sale event.
Sale Items Include:
- Select Drapery Planels
- Hunter Douglas Motorized Shades
On December 12th, friends, clients, showrooms and design professionals gathered to celebrate the season. The IDC was filled with food, seasonal refreshments and holiday cheer. Showrooms had special promotions and Walter Knabe Studios hosted a trunk show for its new handbag collection.
During the trunk show, ten percent of all of proceeds went to The Cheer Guild of Riley Hospital for Children.
Stay tuned with the IDC calender for upcoming events in 2013!
Please note the IDC will close at 5 pm on Monday, New Year’s Eve. Individual showroom hours vary on Monday – please visit the IDC Directory Page for showroom contact information.
The IDC and all businesses will be closed all day in observance of New Year’s Day on January 1st.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
The Indiana Design Center is pleased to welcome guests to the IDC for a special Holiday Open House featuring a Walter Knabe Handbag Trunk Show Event and Special Holiday Promotions in participating Showrooms. Details include:
Walter Knabe Handbag Collection Trunk Show
- 10% of proceeds will benefit The Cheer Guild of Riley Hospital for Children
- All new and previously purchased bags will be signed by Walter Knabe during the event
- Click here to see the bag designs!
- As seen in the Indianapolis Star and on IndyStyle
- From gifts to window treatments, 10% off all purchases at Drapery Street
- Jill Duzan jewelry and designs pop-up shop at Drapery Street
- 20% off all in stock natural stone selections at Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co.
- Special savings on wireless portable sound devices from Bowers & Wilkins, Sonos and Zepplin at the Premier Home Electronics Store
- Home Theater demonstrations and package deals only available at the Premier Home Electronics Store
- 20% off select C.W. Mundy paintings at Coats-Wright Art & Design
- 10% off accessory purchases at Holder Mattress
- Save up to $1,000 on mattress sets at Holder Mattress
- 10% off lighting products at Ferguson, includes already reduced prices
- Holiday gift pop-up shop from Faith’s Cake Ball Factory and more!
*Certain restrictions apply on all promotions. See showroom for details.
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