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Mother’s Day is around the corner so it is time to be creative and finalize plans for this special weekend. A trip to the Decorators’ Show House & Gardens is a lovely opportunity to spend quality time with mom and we also have some luncheon ideas to share from David Jackson and Company. Old china, a calligraphers hand, family recipes and antiques used in table settings all speak of old fashioned love on Mother’s Day.
David Jackson, our IDC event guru, suggests using an antique epergne this year when setting your table for Mother’s Day luncheon or dinner. Filled with flowers or fruit this lovely centerpiece will harken back to gentler times and help to stir long ago memories.
At each place setting, an artful arrangement of mismatched family china looks charming. On each plate, family history questions written by a calligrapher on card stock is a thoughtful way to jump start a conversation with mom about the past.
Family recipes, favorite family cocktails and favorite flowers will complete the look and feel.
And don’t forget to capture the memories. A professional photographer on hand at the beginning of the gathering will provide a glossy memory to be framed and given to mom at a later date documenting her life, her legacy and your love for her.
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.
Please see the links below with information about professional opportunities in Indiana’s interior design market. Click here to view previous job postings on the IDC website.
Restoration Hardware – Interior Design & Leadership Opportunities
RH (Restoration Hardware) located at Keystone at the Crossing is adding designers as well as leaders to our team. At RH we believe in innovation and welcome an entrepreneurial spirit at all levels of our organization. Ideal design candidates will possess the ability to build a client base through applying their passion for luxury and their discerning eye for design. Ideal leadership candidates will have a passion for design and an innate leadership talent with the ability to inspire and educate those around them.
For additional details, please visit the “Careers” section of RH.com, email RHIndianapolisCareers@restorationhardware.com or visit the Gallery in The Fashion Mall at Keystone.
California Closets – Full-Time Design Consultant Opportunities
California Closets is currently recruiting for the position of Design Consultant. This is an immediate opening! California Closets has been the leader in the custom home storage industry since 1978. We design, manufacture, and install custom storage solutions including closets, home offices, media centers, garage systems, and more. Please visit www.californiaclosets.com to learn more. Qualified candidates will be:·
- Self-motivated sales professionals with a proven track record of success
- Energetic and Entrepreneurial attitude with a passion for sales, marketing, and customer service.
- Confident and results oriented with the ability to set and achieve goals.
- Ability to learn and understand space planning and design concepts.
- Proficient with technology including: MS Office, Outlook, and general computer skills
- Excited about California Closets’ products
Mitsch Design recently worked as the architect for Happy Dog Hotel & Spa’s renovation project in Carmel. The Hotel & Spa for pups is located near the Monon Trail and one block from the Indiana Design Center where Mitch Design’s firm is located.
On December 5, 2012, Happy Dog was honored by the Carmel Chamber of Commerce with the Look award for the Best Renovation. This award was judged on quality, appropriateness of the renovation to the building’s surroundings and the contribution that the renovation made to the overall look of the community. Congratulations Happy Dog Hotel and Spa, Mitsch Design, and everyone else who worked on this fantastic renovation!
“Our goal of creating a wonderful facility from a previously outdated building was realized and we are grateful for the recognition! Thank you, Carmel Chamber of Commerce!”
- Happy Dog Hotel & Spa
This project is an excellent example of how design professionals are key to the success of a redevelopment project and its positive impact on a community.
In this creative and unique assignment, Carmel residents enlisted Barry Lantz of A Lantz Design & Consulting to design a grandchildren’s sleeping dorm room that also doubles as a play room. To complete the room, Lantz engaged the talents and resources of a few of the gifted minds of the Indiana Design Center: Outré, Green Trade Contracting, The Trade Source, and Anne M. Buskirk Photography. This playful project is an excellent representation of the collaborative community of professionals and vendors that call the Indiana Design Center home.
The story line of the room follows the beloved children’s story, The Three Bears. The main theme of the classic tale is present throughout the room in the form of three stuffed bears and three beds. To go along with the playfulness of the bears, a bicycle print fabric was chosen as a side theme (fabrics from The Trade Source). It is repeated throughout the room in hanging bicycle wheels next to the bright window, the pillows, and an ottoman upholstered and built by Outré. Outré also created the three bright beds with headboards in the sleeping dorm. The furniture rests on a wood floor painted with play-scapes. Also, to add more detail and functionality to the room, Steve Green (Green Trade Contracting) installed a chalkboard, magnetic board, and built-in cabinets to store toys.
The work of Barry Lantz and his partners assure that the kids will share great memories visiting their grandparents and enjoying this special room.
Photography by Anne M. Buskirk Photography.
As the leaves have turned and begun to fall, OEG and their clients are preparing for winter. OEG can turn a home into a Festive Winter Wonderland during Christmas or Hanukkah and all through the wintry months.
Whether it’s an entrance way, window box, planting container or tree lighting, OEG can make a home look fantastic. OEG’s service department will ensure that your lights stay lit the entire winter season (forget the frustrations of Clark Griswold!).
OEG’s Winter Light Installation and Winter Decorating experts will be happy to provide you with decorating ideas or turn your existing ideas into a reality. Contact them today and submit your request at decor.OEGgroup.com.
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- Event Property Detailing & Cleanup
The Indiana Design Center is excited to announce that it has signed a lease with Reese Kitchens, a Ferguson Company, to open a 5,000 square foot showroom on the second floor of the IDC. The new showroom is set to open in early 2013 and will continue the tradition of Reese’s prominent kitchen cabinetry design services that cater to the residential design market. The showroom will showcase national and custom cabinet brands like MasterBrand Cabinets and Mouser Custom Cabinetry, among others.
“The Reese Kitchens name has an excellent reputation in the state of Indiana and we are proud to have the showroom join the Indiana Design Center. The forthcoming Reese Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Gallery brings the Indiana Design Center to 98% leased with only one 1,200 square foot space remaining,” said Melissa Averitt, Vice President and Director of Marketing and Sales for Pedcor Companies.
“With the addition of Reese Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Gallery, we are very excited to expand on the product and services the Indiana Design Center offers the community. It is truly a one stop-shop for homeowners, builders and designers, ” said Clark Cutshaw, Ferguson’s Residential Sales Manager for Central Indiana.
The new showroom will be located on the floor above the popular Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery and be open to the public.
About Reese Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Gallery:
Reese Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Gallery is a prominent cabinet designer catering to the residential remodeling market with four locations in Indiana: Broad Ripple, Greenwood, Zionsville and the newest location in the Indiana Design Center. Their work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, Kitchens and Baths, Log Home Living, Midwest Living, Home Planning Ideas and Indianapolis Monthly. In April 2012, the company was purchased by Ferguson, the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. Ferguson has sales of $9.7 billion and approximately 18,000 associates in almost 1,300 locations.
Indianapolis Monthly, September 2012
Have you seen the September issue of Indianapolis Monthly? Learn what’s “Here & Now” at the Indiana Design Center on page 19 of their latest issue. Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co., Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork, and the Outdoor Environment Group are just a few of the many shops that can “Bring the autumnal tones of fashion’s runway home with you this season,” according to Tom Vriesman, IDC Director of Design Community Relations. All of the items or services shared in this feature are available through businesses that call the Indiana Design Center home. Contact us today to learn more about any of the featured items.
Landscape & Pool Design by Outdoor Environments Group: Outdoor Environments Group is an unprecedented landscape architecture, construction, and maintenance firm with a unique scope of services and innovative design solutions. OEG excels when challenged with complex site conditions and intricate site amenities; from an ornate English knot garden to a vanishing edge swimming pool OEG posses the staff to design, construct, and maintain your outdoor environment.
Fine Home Furnishings & Design Services Available through CCHome: Courtney Casteel Home is a lifestyle brand that focuses on living well through the avenues of our environment. They offer first-class interior design talent for the most discerning client. The CCHome focus is to assist in inspiration and impressive design results, while offering an array of amazing home furnishings guaranteed to excite you.
Artistic Tile available at Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co.: Santarossa showroom features hard surfaces, tile and stone that bring quality and natural beauty into the home. Fulfilling the interior and exterior flooring and hard surface needs for countless institutions, corporations, hospitals, retail malls, education, and government buildings along with residential builders, architects, designers & homeowners, Santarossa goes to great lengths to provide customers with the best in finished products made from the finest quality raw materials. The firm has access to virtually every major domestic and foreign supplier of ceramic, stone, and terrazzo in the world, and represents the most respected and established mills for its carpet and other resilient materials.
Taransay Fabrics & Design Services Available at Drapery Street: Drapery Street is a design boutique that offers a beautifully curated assortment of one-of-a-kind fabrics and custom design resources. This creative workshop engages the customer in a personal design process that is organized to deliver beautiful interiors that suit each unique taste and lifestyle. By focusing on design expertise, friendly and personal creative consultation and curated style inspiration, Drapery Street appeals to shoppers with different tastes, incomes and styles of living.
Thibaut Fabrics & Design Services Available through Rosalind Brinn Pope Interior Designs: Rosalind Brinn Pope has been creating custom designs in Indiana and North Carolina for over 20 years. She is renown for her classic, timeless designs and attention to detail. Rosalind works with your architecture, collections, and favorite furniture to create a home of comfort and grace, reflecting your lifestyle.
Slate Medallion from Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs: With nearly 5,000 square feet of showroom dedicated to the latest in-home fashion, you will find that Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs offers everything you need to transform your flooring selections into a statement about yourself, or your client! Well-lit and well-organized, you will find the showroom to be a comfortable environment in which to make your selections. Well-trained and experienced sales consultants will direct you to the products that best fit your lifestyle. No pressure, only a promise to offer the utmost in service whether you are finishing an entire home or one small room.
Lexington Home Brands & Design Services Available through Studio Design Gallery: The Studio Design Gallery team is led by Kristina Lawson who is adept at helping you with everything from paint colors to flooring to cabinetry to kitchen and bath fixtures to furnishings, wall hangings, and accessories. She has the creative design sense to pull together not just a room, but an entire home. Bev Markoff and Stephanie Weitkamp both join Kristina in making Studio Design Gallery one of Indianapolis’ top interior design firms. Studio Design Gallery’s IDC showroom carries a designer collection of home furnishings, accessories and lighting products available at retail.
Hive Stone Grey Silk Rug from Royal Gallery of Rugs: Royal Gallery of Rugs, “Where Trust is a Tradition,” has been family owned since 1888. They have provided the finest quality of luxurious, elegant and one of kind rugs for four generations. As a Certified member of ORRA (Oriental Rug Retailers of America, Inc.), they inspire confidence and professionalism to their clientele for services such as Certified ORRA Appraisals, Professional Restoration, Cleaning, Buying, Selling or Trading.
Kitchen Design by Rob Klein of Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork: Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork is owned by designer Rob Klein and has been featured in Indianapolis Monthly, receiving the Best Kitchen award, and in national publications like Architectural Digest, Robb Report, Traditional Home and Veranda. Klein has won several awards for his work including The Wm Ohs National Sales Award, the Wm Ohs Dealership Excellence award for the last 8 years, the Neff National Design Competition award and Neff National Sales award.
CC Home has found a new home at the Indiana Design Center. The move to this full-service interior design studio follows on the heels of the recent launch of CC Home’s online boutique, featuring a collection of furniture and accessories on www.courtneycasteelhome.com.
Like the interior design firm’s pervious location in the Carmel Arts and Design District, the studio location will be serves a workspace and consultation location, complete with samples, catalogs, and accent décor for sale. The carefully curated space embodies the classic yet current aesthetic that has become the trademark of CC Home.
“We have established great vendor relationships over the past few years at the Indiana Design Center and it’s a perfect home for us. Through our business’s previous location in the Carmel Arts and Design District, we have invested our efforts to support the design community – this is a comfortable and convenient atmosphere for our clients,” said Courtney Schenberg, principal designer and creator of CC Home.
CC Home serves both residential and commercial clients:
About CC Home:
CC Home is a lifestyle brand that focuses on living well through the aesthetic avenues of our environment. Offering first-class interior design talent for the most discerning client. The focus of CC Home is to assist in inspiration and produce impressive design results. CC Home also offers a large selection of home furnishings, each hand-selected by designer and CC Home principal designer and creator, Courtney Schenberg. Schenberg launched the interior design studio and home furnishings boutique in December 2005 with a fresh approach to the design process and client relationships. Her design philosophy is a simple marriage of lifestyle to the elements of current yet classic design. Notable projects include Moyer Fine Jewelers, the Ritz Charles event space, and distinguished private residences. For more information visit www.CourtneyCasteelHome.com.
The 51st Annual St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild Decorators’ Show House “People’s Choice Awards” winners have been announced.
Over 50 local Indianapolis designers and landscapers collaborated efforts to completely restore the historic Tobias home’s over 40 room, 20,000-square-foot interior and three acre garden estate to raise funds for Wishard Health Services. The public toured the renewed Indianapolis north side home from April 28th through May 13th. Guests were able to vote for the “People’s Choice Award” as each ticket stub carried a voting form for each guest to select their favorite interior area and landscape area. Votes were tabulated at the close of Show House.
The Family Kitchen, designed by Deborah Parks Interior Design, was the overall favorite interior room receiving 330 votes to take 1st place in the “People’s Choice Awards.” Both rooms equally relished by visitors, The Master Bedroom created by DB Interiors, LLC and The Great Room transformed by J. Baker Interiors, LLC*, together earned second place. The Apartment, designed by Thomas & Jayne Interior Design* was elected the third favorite interior room by the public, receiving 199 votes.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all design professionals and the St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild for continuing this exceptional design tradition and commitment to the Indianapolis community!
Learn more about the history of the Decorators’ Show House here.
*denotes businesses located at Indiana Design Center
The Indiana Design Center proudly provides guest blog posts by design/building industry experts to bring IDC blog readers the most up-to-date information and spur new ideas. We recently spoke with Linda Rolfsen from California Closets to learn a little more about their products and services as well as their contribution to the 3Mass apartments in downtown Indianapolis. Stay tuned for even more information from California Closets about clients & customization, to be featured in next week’s blog post!
What advice and helpful information can you give to design professionals or homeowners who are unfamiliar with the wide range of services provided by California Closets?
Although closets are where we began 30 years ago, we are a leader in the industry of custom storage for all areas of the home; media centers, pantries, garages, offices, craft rooms, wall beds and unique spaces where a pre-fabricated item just won’t do. We offer a variety of accessories, finishes and design styles to fit a wide array of needs and décor. Even though we are locally owned and operated, we are a nationwide brand which means we can share ideas and new innovative products to ensure we can offer the best products available. We have also developed relationships with companies such as EFI, Element-Design and 3form who bring beautiful style to any home, and we offer products that are “green-friendly” and LEED creditable. Another benefit of working with California Closets is that we are a full-service company; design, production and installation of your project are handled by our in-house team and are backed by our Lifetime Warranty.
What is the most unique and memorable project California Closets has completed or helped complete for a homeowner, architect or designer?
There have so many amazing projects we have had the opportunity to work on; however, two that come to the forefront were projects we worked on in the 3Mass condos in downtown Indianapolis. We completed one unit that was featured in Indianapolis Monthly’s 2009 Dream Home and another unit for a resident which featured a custom hot-tub enclosure made in LAGO Milano Grey finish, as well as a state of the art master bedroom closet. Both projects were unique with creative design to add function while incorporating a very modern edge.