As Seen in Sophisticated Living

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slmagThe Indiana Design Center is a regular contributor of interior design related articles in the Indianapolis edition of Sophisticated Living.  Enjoy this collection of print features that speak to local and international design topics and trends.

REESE KITCHENS: Open at the Indiana Design Center

Embarking on a kitchen design or building from the ground up? Simply put, it is no easy task and one with a myriad of decisions to make, but your dream kitchen is definitely worth the effort. The good news is that you can see and choose from many options including cabinetry color and style, countertop, tile, faucets, plumbing fixtures and lighting all in one place.

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NOW IN THE LOCAL DESIGN COMMUNITY: Two Events Worth Exploring

Central Indiana welcomes two new art and design exhibits this fall— Contemporary Design Galleries at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Fearless Furniture at the Indiana State Museum. Both leading-edge displays represent unique perspectives you won’t find anywhere else.

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Create Harmony Between Modern Art and
Traditional Elements

If one thing is true about building an art collection, it’s that choosing art is always personal. “Buy what you love and buy the best you can afford. It has to speak to you,” says Dianne Wright, gallery director for Coats-Wright Art & Design.

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WALLS THAT TALK: New Wallcovering Styles Available at The Trade Source

The Trade Source showroom at the Indiana Design Center features the most stunning and of-the-moment fabric and wallcovering collections available to-the-trade in Indiana. Most recently, internationally acclaimed designer Martyn Lawerence Bullard has released a wallcoverings collection on the heels of a successful fabric collection exclusively for Schumacher.

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HIGH POINT, SPRING 2013

Every six months High Point, North Carolina sets the stage for the largest furnishings trade show in the world. Over 2,000 exhibitors are featured among 11.5 million square feet of show space where showrooms and design professionals can see and shop the latest design products and innovations.

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SALON DEL MOBILE 2013 – Milan, Italy

Even amidst a dismal, global economic climate reinforced by a rainy week, over 320,000 design devotees attended the annual Salon del Mobile in Milan.

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REMODELING TRENDS FOR 2013: CASE Design/Remodeling Indy

Redesigning your home into a space that reflects you and your family is a rejuvenating experience.  As you are planning your home remodel, consider the following design trends for 2013.

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TRENDING TEXTILES FOR 2013: Statement Embroideries to Classic Menswear

Whether channeling couture fashion or iconic menswear, interior designers and the world’s most coveted lines of textiles continue to merge runway design aesthetics with fashion for the home.

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REFRESH & RENEW: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

The decision to renew a living space within the home is often followed by an abundance of choices and considerations.  What are the simple changes?  What can stay?  And, what is the latest technology?

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OUTDOOR OASIS:  Style Meets Function

The “outdoor room” is a special part of the home where one can enjoy a favorite summer meal, cool breeze, time with friends or a peaceful sunset.  It is natural to want to be surrounded by the elements and the options for doing so are endless.

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LIGHT UP THE ROOM: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Beautiful lighting design is not as simple as choosing an attractive fixture.  A well lit room combines layered lighting techniques, different styles of light and, with the increasing availability of LED technology, great consideration for energy efficiency.

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CASUAL LIVING:  For Any Room Inside or Out

Outdoor furnishings have come a long way from the strap and aluminum dining chairs and chaise lounges found only around the pool. The Sunbrella® fabrics, used for so long on umbrellas, have found their way indoors as well as around the fire pit, the outside kitchen and on the veranda, resisting all the havoc that Indiana weather, careless guests, and small children can wreak upon these luxurious fabrics.

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Q&A WITH THE KITCHEN & BATH EXPERTS

Having a “dream kitchen” in mind does not include the necessary steps and professionals that will get one to the point where vision, timeline and expectations align.  So the question for this industry professionals panel is, “what is one piece of  advice you would give a future client about to embark in the kitchen design or remodeling process?”

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ROOMS THAT ENTERTAIN: Home Theaters Today

As technology advancements aim to make life simpler and day-to-day tasks faster, it is still easy for such improvements to feel complicated. There is no turning back now as many enjoy streaming music wirelessly, downloading movies to their iPad and sharing family vacation photos with a few taps on the screen.

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WELL DRESSED WINDOWS:  Drapery Street

The Drapery Street design boutique at the Indiana Design Center has become known as a place where playful design inspiration turns into a stylish and functionally dressed window.  With options like “drape jewelry” and beaded crystal trims, the boutique serves as a workshop where clients  work closely with Drapery Street’s design staff  to select ready-made drapes or create a truly bespoke design.

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THE FOUNDATION OF A ROOM:  Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs

The moment a visitor walks into the showroom, the team at Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs is committed to going beyond the visitor’s expectations by offering an unparalleled selection of flooring products and services. Combined style and durability are at the forefront of the company’s vision whether you are building or updating a 20 year old home.

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SALONE DE MOBILE 2012: Milan, Italy

Reflecting on this year’s product introductions at the Salone del Mobile, Rossana Orlandi, proprietress of her namesake design emporium Spazio Rosanna Orlandi said, “ Particularly now, a product has to be honest, concrete, and beautiful. I should say only one word:  honest. We don’t need other words.”

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A NATURAL STATEMENT WITH STONE: Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co.

As a kitchen balances function with enjoyment, it is crucial that its selected products exceed standards of performance and style.

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