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Designer Finds | A Few of Rosalind’s Favorite Things

Rosalind Pope headshot2-199x300Known for her classic and clean design, Rosalind Brinn Pope has an eye for finding pieces that bring enduring style to your home. Creating interiors full of comfort and grace is what she does best. She loves to work with existing architecture, collections and furniture to create spaces that reflect your lifestyle. “Attention to detail and the ability to customize are key to seamlessly incorporating new items into your home,” says Rosalind.

We spent some time with Rosalind learning about what she looks for when selecting items for interior design and where to find some of her favorite things around the Indiana Design Center.

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Blue and White Fabrics and Accessories | “I can’t get enough of blue and white. The color combination never becomes dated. It adds a crisp and refined element and can blend effortlessly with almost any style.” (Blue and white accessories available in Rosalind Brinn Pope’s Studio, IDC 2nd Floor)

Walter Knabe Handmade Scarf Ancient Icons

Hand Silkscreened Scarves by Walter Knabe | “I love these handmade scarves by Walter. They are a fun way to bring a piece of Walter’s art into your home before committing to a larger-scale piece such as wallcovering or fabric. They would also make great holiday gifts!” (Scarves available from Walter Knabe Studios, IDC 2nd Floor)
 

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Fabric from the Trade Source | “The olive and plum tones and images of leaves and birds in these fabrics would add a lovely, organic touch to a room. (Cotton-blend fabrics from the Trade Souce, IDC 2nd Floor)

 Custom iron table Rosalind Pope

Custom Iron Coffee Table or Console | “We have these tables custom-made from antique grates. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, designed to fit your space. Depending on the type of grate used, you can choose a glass or stone top.” (Custom iron tables available through Rosalind Brinn Pope’s Studio, IDC 2nd Floor)

Walter Knabe Wallcoverig Margaux Copper and Turquoise landscape

Custom Wallcoverings and Fabric by Walter Knabe  | ”It’s so nice to be able to create something custom for a home. Walter’s wallcoverings and fabric are gorgeous. Being able to select the pattern and color that works best for your interior is such a great benefit.” (Wallcoverings (pictured) and fabric from Walter Knabe Studios, IDC 2nd Floor)

To learn more about Rosalind Brinn Pope Interior Design, visit her studio’s portfolio page.

 

Designer Picks | A Shopping Trip with Barry Lantz

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Barry Lantz of A Lantz Design and Consulting

Barry Lantz has been in the design business long enough to understand the most important design element—comfort. “The rooms where you spend time affect the way you live, feel and express yourself. Good design is about creating spaces that blend seamlessly with your lifestyle. Your home should be filled with colors, textures and furnishings that make you feel good.”

Known for his seasoned style and talent, you can find Barry’s gorgeous custom interiors and exteriors throughout the country. Much of Barry’s work has been featured in local and national publications.

Recently, we got the opportunity to spend some time with Barry, talk about how he creates comfort through design and peruse the showrooms (and Barry’s own studio) at the Indiana Design Center. The following are some of Barry’s favorite finds from our trip.

 

Green Wall Kindel Gallery

Strong green wall | “This wall is a great example of how to use a pungent color. The depth of the green is great.” (Green wall found in the Kindle Gallery at J. Baker Interiors)

 

currey chandelier reese kitchensWrought iron, mercury glass and wood chandelier | “How fantastic is the composition of this light? I love the iron, the silver finish and the shape of it.” (Spellbound chandelier available at Reese Kitchens)

 

Dreaming in French Walter Knabe

“Dreaming in French” by Walter Knabe | “All of Walter’s work is fabulous. The blues in this piece are especially stunning.” (Dreaming in French, 52” x 62,” Walter Knabe Studios)

 

Orange burnout velvet fabric

Statement fabric—burnout velvet in deep orange | “I used this fabric as the inspiration for a house I did a few years ago. It was the statement fabric for the entire house. I loved it so much, that I bought some for myself as well!” (Barry’s own fabric)

 Polished chrome light from Ferguson 2

Pendant light in polished chrome | “This is a great contemporary light. Contemporary can sometimes read as boring. But this is both contemporary and glamorous.” (Pendant light available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery)

 

Louis BagLouis Vuitton bag | “Rarely do I splurge on myself, but this bag was worth it. I love how it coordinates with both brown and black pieces.” (Barry’s own Louis Vuitton bag)

 Chinese screen

Antique Chinese screen | “I love the Asian influence in this screen. It would be a great piece to layer into a room and would really complement a wide range of styles.” (Antique Chinese screen from J. Baker Interiors)

 

Terrazzo

Terrazzo | “Terrazzo is a fun material to use not just on floors, but also in other areas like backsplashes and countertops. Recently, I’ve been using it a lot in laundry rooms and kitchens.” (Terrazzo from Santarossa Mosaic & Tile)

 

Reese Kitchens

Blue and copper kitchen | “This is one of my favorite kitchens from Reese. I love the clean lines and all of the geometric shapes. I also like the way they used granite instead of tile for the backsplash.” (Blue and copper kitchen featuring Mouser cabinets available at Reese Kitchens)

 

Professional Opportunities in the Indiana Design Industry

See below for information about professional opportunities in Indiana’s interior design market. Click here to view previous job postings on the IDC website.

Textiles Course Instructor | Interior Design Program, School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

The School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is currently seeking an individual well-versed in textiles to instruct a course in their Interior Design Program. The course meets one night a week during the spring semester (January through April).

For additional details, contact Emily A. McLaughlin, Assistant Clinical Professor & Interior Design Program Director, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Engineering and Technology at [email protected] or 317-278-8648.

Please contact the respective organizations for further details.
The Indiana Design Center is not involved in the recruitment or hiring for either position.

THE ARTS SCENE Features Indiana Design Center

Carmel’s THE ARTS SCENE video crew and host Jeff Worrell visited the Indiana Design Center to see all it has to offer the public and design professionals across the state. There is inspiration at every corner and over 30 businesses that call the IDC home- check out the video feature to see all this one-stop shop has for your home interiors needs!

Fall Internships at the IDC

Love to write, tweet, blog, produce web videos, plan events and be surrounded by the latest in interior design?  If yes, let’s talk.  The Indiana Design Center is currently on the search to fill a Marketing & PR internship position. If you are interested to learn more about the position, please click the link below.

Click here to download the internship description.

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Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter to:

Andrea Kleymeyer, IDC Marketing Director
[email protected]

Eco-Friendly Flooring Design at the IDC

The following guide is part of a blog series that highlights various eco-friendly products available through merchants at the IDC. 

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Eco-friendly-logo (1)Improvements in modern home-building methods and options are helping to reduce the impact homeowners have on the environment. Eco-friendly building techniques include using materials that take less energy or require fewer resources to produce; designing homes to be more energy-efficient; and incorporating alternative energy and waste water management into home designs (www.waytoenliven.com). For example, Santarossa and Jack Laurie offer various green flooring options such as Terrazzo, Cork, and Bamboo. 

Product: Terrazzo available at Santarossa
Recycled materials-Terrazzo is created by embedding broken glass shards into a concrete or resin bed. Recycled glass from bottles and containers, broken windows, or even pieces of an old glass floor installation are mixed and heated together to create this beautiful type of recycled flooring.

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Visit Santarossa on the 1st floor of the IDC to see the beautiful Terrazzo glass for yourself.

Product: Cork-US Floors available at Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs
Sustainable materials-Cork floors are produced using the bark of the cork oak tree. This is the only tree whose bark will regenerate itself after harvest, leaving the tree unharmed. The natural elasticity of cork makes these floors especially comfortable; the wood provides thermal and acoustic insulation; and the durable floors recover well from marks left by furniture or high heels. The floors are also hypo-allergenic, so they won’t attract dust; are fire-resistant; and can even serve as a natural insect repellant.

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Product: Bamboo US Floors available at Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs
Sustainable materials-Bamboo shares many of the properties of hardwood flooring, yet is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Bamboo is a member of the grass family which contributes to many of its unique characteristics. Similarly to grass, cutting Bamboo does not kill the plant, and an extensive root system remains intact, allowing for rapid regeneration. While hardwood trees can take over 20 years to reach maturity, the bamboo plant can grow to maturity in as little as three to five years. Natural Bamboo is also extremely durable, easy to maintain and water-resistant.

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photo from bolderfloorsandmore.com

Rob Klein Wins Regional Award from Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

ckLogoThe IDC would like to congratulate Rob Klein of Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork, Inc. for being named a regional winner in Sub-Zero and Wolf’s Kitchen Design Contest. He is among 54 national and international regional winners in its biennial Kitchen Design Contest.

Rob Klein is the founder and president of Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork located in the Indiana Design Center. As lead designer, Rob Klein brings a fine arts background to the industry: Equally comfortable with aesthetics and utilitarianism, Rob admits it’s the aesthetic difference—the design itself—that distinguishes his kitchens from others. Of the Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, Klein said, “this contest is the holy grail of design for every kitchen designer.”

Seven distinguished industry professionals evaluated more than 1,600 entries to determine the winning finalists who best used Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances in their kitchen designs.  Qualifying kitchen designs had to include at least one full-size Sub-Zero built-in or integrated refrigeration unit and at least one Wolf cooking appliance as primary food preparation equipment, including ranges, rangetops, ovens, and cooktops. The expertise of the 2010-2012 Kitchen Design Contest panel of judges spans multiple disciplines within the kitchen design industry, and also includes contest winners and veteran judges. The seven internationally known design experts evaluated and selected regional winners based on superior use of space, beautiful kitchen design and integration of Sub-Zero and Wolf products.

According to Michele Bedard, vice president of marketing for Sub-Zero and Wolf, “This contest is our way of honoring the design community and the significant role they play in making Sub-Zero and Wolf a household name when it involves beautiful kitchen design. These regional winners truly represent achievement in kitchen design.”

To view a gallery of all of the winning kitchen design, click here. For more information on the Kitchen Design Contest, visit subzero-wolf.com/contest.

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Regional award-winning kitchen design by Rob Klein.

Professional Opportunities in the Indiana Design Industry

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 [email protected] or visit the Gallery in The Fashion Mall at Keystone.

RH

www.restorationhardware.com

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

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to [email protected]. For details about the positions, please click here.

California Closets

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Mitsch Design Project Honored by Carmel Chamber

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.

Pups and guests are greeted in the main lobby.

Pups and guests are greeted in the main lobby.

View of the hotel and spa from the Monon Trail.

The building sits just across from the Monon Trail on 2nd Avenue in Carmel.

An IDC Story of Collaboration Led by A Lantz Design & Consulting

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.

tis the season….Winter Decorating with OEG

Outdoor Environments Group (OEG) is a landscape architecture firm that “creates and nurtures outdoor spaces that evoke emotion and charm the senses of those who experience them.”

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.

  • Snow & Ice Management
  • Cherry Firewood Delivery
  • Event Property Detailing & Cleanup

Reese Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Gallery to Open at the IDC

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.

Photo from MasterBrand.com.

“Here & Now”: Products & Professionals of the Indiana Design Center

 Indianapolis Monthly, September 2012

Here & Now

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.

Sept Coop IDCLandscape & 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.

living roomFine 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.

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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.

Fabrics

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.

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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.

Sundial Floor

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.
Studio Design Gallery

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 High Low

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.

Conceptual Kitchens 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.

 

Indiana Design Center Welcomes CC Home

Courtney Schenberg

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:

From the residential design portfolio of CC Home

From the residential design portfolio of CC Home

Moyer Fine Jewelers – from the commercial design portfolio of CC Home

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.

2012 “People’s Choice Awards” for Decorators’ Show House Announced

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.

1st Place: The Family Kitchen, designed by Deborah Parks Interior Design

Tied for 2nd Place: The Master Bedroom designed by DB Interiors, LLC

Tied for 2nd Place: The Great Room designed by J. Baker Interiors*

3rd Place: The Apartment, designed by Thomas & Jayne Interior Design*

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

Industry Updates: Guest Blog Post by California Closets

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!

California Closets specializes in closet organizers and custom storage solutions to meet each individual client's needs.

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.

2012 Pantone Color of the Year at the IDC

Tangerine Tango (Pantone 18-2120), a bold shade of reddish-orange, is the 2012 color of the year, as recently announced on Pantone’s official website.  “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.  “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Throughout the years, the exotic color has become popular from fashion and cosmetics to interior design, adding a pop of color to any outfit, hairstyle or bedroom. This spring, many designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Elie Tahari and Cynthia Steffe have already begun to embrace the color in their collections.

Similarly, showrooms at the Indiana Design Center carry a wide array of products needed to liven up your living spaces with the magnetic radiance of Tangerine Tango.

drapery street cushions

Drapery Street: Accent neutrals with a tame yet bold shade of orange for a modern look.

drapery street curtains

Drapery Street: When selecting draperies, it’s difficult to stay modern without straying too far from a classic design that will stand the test of time; Drapery Street offers a wide selection of options that meet this balance.

Coats Wright Cushion

Coats-Wright: Bold accessories freshen a room without having to make long-term investments in the home – these pillows offer just the right splash of color for the 2012 spring season.

Coats Wright Rug

Coats-Wright: Oriental rug & artwork from Coats-Wright Art & Design carry and play well with Tangerine hues while maintaining a refined, classic look.

holder mattress cushions

Holder Mattress: Even the most intimate locations in the home can use a pop of color; this vibrant set of throw pillows can be found at Holder Mattress.