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St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild and ASID have announced the winners of the designed spaces at this year’s Decorators’ Show House and Gardens, at the Centennial Estate, 4160 Washington Boulevard. We are proud to say that many of the award winners are IDC members. Congratulations to everyone involved in this stunning Show House!
SHOW HOUSE AWARD WINNERS
1st: MW Harris (Kitchen)
2nd: Shine Design Interiors (Sleeping Quarters)
1st: Elissa Decker Interior Design (Nursery)
2nd: Design Works (Sunroom)
1st: Cabinetry Ideas (Laundry Room)
2nd: Misch/Bobrick (Mudroom)
Shine Design Interiors
1st: Mark M Holeman Inc.
2nd: Property Pros Land Management
The Toren, Reinventing Amsterdam (Bedroom)
Cornerstone Interiors – Julie Boutilier
Major Runner Up
Compass Designs – Stacy Thompson
Rosalind Brinn Pope Interiors – Rosalind Pope
Major Supporting Runner Up
Paranjapes Palace (Bedroom)
Polish Interior and Art Design – Christina Grieve
Guest Powder room
Sassy Green Interiors – Maryellen Hodapp
Supporting Runner Up
Wright Interiors – Cathy Wright
Please join the Indiana Design Center community as we welcome Ennis Custom Homes to the IDC! Ennis Custom Homes is led by Brad Ennis and his wife, Linda Ennis, whose custom home building company is now located on the second floor in suite 221A.
Brad is the president of the company and you will mostly find him on the job site. He likes to be immersed in every project, nurturing his drive for excellence by being involved in the custom building process on a day-to-day basis. Linda, vice president, manages the details behind the scenes, handling accounting, correspondence, social media and business outreach. They are a complementary team, each working to their personal strengths to create a company with an unsurpassed reputation.
Ennis Custom Homes works with the most highly-regarded tradesmen and professionals in the area, curated carefully to create the best team to build a custom home.
As Brad says, “The homes we build are a legacy. They are often the most precious and enduring thing that a family has, and I feel honored to be trusted with such an investment.” He is there for every step of the process, offering peace of mind to the homeowner that each detail will be attended to.
While Brad is in the field, you’re most likely to find Linda at the IDC studio space, overseeing the logistical pieces of the business. “I love coming to work each day and helping our projects come to life. The relationships we build with our clients are just as rewarding as our final projects,” says Linda.
It is a wonderful asset to have a custom home builder in the IDC to connect with the group of designers and vendors in the business of creating beautiful spaces. “Highly-regarded companies with leaders like Brad and Linda further add to the collaborative spirit and reputation for design excellence within the building, and we’re proud they call the IDC home,” says IDC executive director, Andrea Kleymeyer.
You can learn more about Ennis Custom Homes at https://enniscustomhomes.com/.
Are you ready for a refresh in your home or office space? Working with a design professional will give you the confidence in decision-making and results you desire for your project. Here are 3 reasons to work with a designer today.
ACCESS: An interior designer has established many relationships in their career with reputable trade partners and also artisans and vendors that offer unique and specialty items you cannot find on your own. A designer helps to coordinate and oversee important projects in your home or office to ensure top quality and style.
EXPERTISE: An interior designer’s rich experience and on-going training offers an expertise to your project that can help you to avoid mistakes and navigate the important technical and safety details that can make or break the final outcome.
VALUE: Get it right the first time. An interior designer can help you to avoid costly mistakes like having to re-order furniture or re-do projects that don’t hit the mark. Scale, lighting, color, space planning, safety and balance are always taken into account to work in harmony together.
Get started today! Visit our designer portfolio pages to find a designer that could be a good fit for you or book a complimentary 50 minute Designer On Call appointment at the building with a designer.
Are you thinking about building, remodeling or redecorating your home? If so, attend these complimentary workshops hosted by design professionals at the Indiana Design Center. This spring, our Designer on Call Workshop series has been scheduled to coincide with our ongoing Solutions Saturday program.
Email [email protected] or call 317-569-5975 to register.
Indiana Design Center, 2nd floor
200 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel
Workshop Admission: The workshops are shared with the community at no charge, so we kindly ask that attendees bring a donation item for Second Helpings, an agency dedicated to fighting hunger and promoting culinary job training in greater Indianapolis.
Ideal donations: pantry spices, pasta or rice.
BEYOND THE BACK DOOR: Secret Ingredients of Stylish Outdoor Spacespresented by
Randy Sorrell, Surroundings by Natureworks+
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 | 11:00 A.M.
MARKET REPORT: Top Finds from the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Adam Gibson, Adam Gibson Design
SATURDAY, MAY 11 | 11:00 A.M.
VISITABILITY: Products & Design Tips to Achieve Accessibility in Your Home
Kathleen Cannon, Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs & Bill Bernard, Surroundings by Natureworks+
Email [email protected] or call 317-569-5975 to RSVP.
The Indiana Design Center is proud to announce that it has joined Design Centers International (DCI) which is comprised of an esteemed list of design centers across North America. DCI was formed approximately 30 years ago to serve as an educational and networking resource for design center owners and management teams. Members work together to share in successful programming initiatives, best practices and the general state of the design industry.
Member representatives from the various design centers meet two times a year at host design center sites and share in roundtable discussions. “I look forward to connecting with my industry peers throughout the year and learning from their vast array of experiences while sharing in what we have learned over the nine years the Indiana Design Center has been operating,” says IDC executive director Andrea Kleymeyer.
The Indiana Design Center promotes the importance of hiring a professional designer and works to connect consumers and designers through its designer workshops series, website access to professional designer portfolios, Designer On Call program and more. To that end, DCI works closely with the Decorative Furnishings Association to improve understanding and perceived value of professional interior design. “There are many synergies between our efforts here at the Indiana Design Center and what other design centers are trying to accomplish,” says Kleymeyer. The IDC’s involvement with DCI is an exciting next step as it nears another decade serving as a one-stop shop to build, remodel, or redecorate commercial and residential spaces and buy a home.
Sometimes it is hard to express yourself when your emotions are overwhelming. You don’t know what to say – or how to ask forhelp when you feel bad. This can be exponentially harder for kids who are in the hospital, likely battling physical sickness as well as emotional confusion. Art is a natural form of expression for all ages and can be a vehicle to express those confusing inner feelings.
The Indiana Design Center is proud to support the Art Therapy program at Riley at IU Health through the 2019 LUXE Design Showcase ticket sales and highlight the powerful connection between art, creative expression and healing. The Art Therapy program provides mental health counseling through expressive experiences that promote emotional health and physical healing. Two master-level Art Therapists at Riley at IU Health help children process and work through difficult emotions in a creative, healthy way.
“We are very fortunate at Riley Hospital to work in a culture that supports the mental health needs of our patients and families and acknowledges the importance of our work as part of their medical journey. Every day we get the honor of getting to know our Riley families through the intimate relationships we form with them. Art-making provides endless therapeutic benefits; but what is special about art therapy is the relationship and the bond between the therapist and the client,” says Cassie Dobbs, Registered Art Therapist, Riley Hospital for Children.
The program is completely funded by generous contributions from the community through the Riley Children’s Foundation, allowing Riley at IU Health to provide assessment, mental health counseling and treatment to children and adults of all ages at no cost to our patients and families. “We cannot express our gratitude enough to our generous donors, as their support provides two full-time Art Therapists at Riley. Our program is 100% donor funded. Their support truly makes a difference in the hospital experience of our children,” says Dobbs.
We hope you will join us for LUXE 2019 to help support this wonderful cause! Purchase your tickets today.
A beautifully designed kitchen is as much about the finish selections as it is about form and functionality. In fact, one of the greatest kitchen design challenges is to ensure the space functions perfectly through all aspects of the client’s typical day, from brewing morning coffee and efficiently preparing freshly-made dinners to entertaining friends and family.
The professionals at Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork, Rob Klein and Amy Kreutz, approach every design project with a team and solutions-focused mindset that ensures each design is tailored to the specific client. “I like to start a project by asking questions to gain a sound understanding of how the family uses a kitchen at different points in the day,” says firm president and designer Rob Klein. From this point, Klein can guide his designs to sync with his clients’ needs and help prevent one of the most common host woes: getting stuck in the kitchen, away from the fun.
In one recent project (pictured), the firm’s client was an active family with young children who had a deep appreciation for design and aesthetics, and a love for entertaining and cooking. “We approached this Williams Creek remodel in a way that created two distinct kitchen spaces for the family,” explains Klein. He designed a prep kitchen area that was armed with small appliances (steam oven, microwave, toaster), pantry items, fridge, sink and a dishwasher that served the daily meal prep of a busy family. This includes routine functions like getting the kids’ breakfasts and lunches ready and clean-up. This multi-use prep zone is hidden from the main kitchen and sight lines of the open floor plan.
When the family is ready to cook a meal together, they utilize the main kitchen area which has the appliances that do the heavy lifting, like the stove and oven, along with well-appointed refrigeration units to store fresh produce and meats used to create nightly meals. Klein maintains that, “a well-organized kitchen is much easier to enjoy, utilized more often and can reduce food waste.”
Klein also notes that entertaining styles are changing, as people like to enjoy a more progressive and interactive form of entertaining. Food comes out as it’s prepared, wine pairings change throughout the evening and both the hosts and guests can mingle. “This casual, yet gracious, form of entertaining is best achieved by thoughtfully-layered details that complement each client’s vision and ultimate use for a space,” says Klein.
Rob Klein, president/designer & Amy Kreutz, principal designer
To learn more, contact the professionals at Conceptual Kitchens & Millwork at 317-846-2090 or visit www.conceptualkitchens.com.
Congratulations go to The Premier Group, who was awarded top honors at CEDIA Awards for Integrated Home of the Year in all of North & South America. The awards ceremony was held in San Diego, CA at Petco Park.
CEDIA is the leading global authority in the $14 billion home technology industry. The represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design and integrate goods and services for the connected home. It is a huge accomplishment to be chosen for the top award in an organization filled with such talent.
The Premier Group’s submission included a residential new construction project located in Indianapolis on Geist Reservoir. The home is carved into a lakeside parcel of land with a dramatic grade change. Filled with exotic finishes and one-of-a-kind finds, the firm seamlessly designed and installed the comprehensive technology package including a lighting design package that both complemented and enhanced the architectural features of the home.
“After 19 years in business and always striving to provide the most comprehensive and innovative solutions for our customers, it is incredibly rewarding to be honored with this recognition. Our team is extremely talented and well-rounded, and they are each asked everyday to wear multiple hats to best serve our homeowners. I am so thankful for them, and because of them, I know we are able to provide top-notch service before, during and after the sale. We have worked many years for an accolade of this caliber, and because of our design partners’ collaboration in this specific project, along with homeowners that trusted us to provide a technology experience designed around the way that they live, the culmination has resulted in us receiving CEDIA’s top honor of ‘Integrated Home of the Year,’ something I and my team take great pride in.” – Jason Barth, CEO & Principal Designer
Every year during the month of April, the design cognoscenti take over the entire city of Milan, Italy for the annual Salone del Mobile. The 57th annual international furniture fair gathered over 300,000 devotees, manufacturers, students and press agents displaying the most “of the moment” contemporary design. There is no better time and place in the world to get a sense of where design is now, where it has been historically and what trends will set the course for the upcoming months.
The notion of environmental consciousness and sustainability was an important message that was seen in the use of recyclable, post industrial waste combined with the beauty of molded wood in Kartell’s Woody seating collection. Phillippe Starck, the designer of the collection, stated “Woody is not a fantasy because it is based on the basic human need to be surrounded by signs that remind one of nature and predict the future.” Stewardship in another form, respecting the legacy of the past, was showcased in the reintroduction of Carlo Mollino’s iconic 1959 Fenis chair for Zanotta.
Color trends also reflected the preoccupation with nature via shades of moss green, sage, yellow ochre, clay and rose-y pink. There was a softness to the palette that calmed the eye. Pinch’s Elan Armoire for The Future Perfect, renders the fluid memory of a sculpture created by the designer’s father in a gentle pastel color story as its amorphous shapes are translated in a marquetry inlay of birch veneer. The Bouroullec brothers’ Alcova collection for Wonderglass, consists of two, thick walled elements of colored glass —a cylindrical vase and a partner screen—that highlights the craftsmanship of casting in tones of green, yellow, orange and colorless transparency.
The Cypriot designer, Michael Anastassiades, continues to explore the poetic use of light and the reduced vocabulary of geometric forms. His Jack bookcase system for B&B Italia and Arrangements lighting collection for Flos both investigate the disciplined restraint of modularity and how a limited number of elements can create a multitude of compositions.
For any additional source information or to order any of these pieces, please contact Tom Vriesman.
—Reported by Tom Vriesman, Design Studio Vriesman
The Premier Group offering Control4 technology
The Premier Group showroom is now featuring the Control4 home automation system. The Control4 experience delivers smart home solutions that make the places we live safer and more convenient, as well as more comfortable and enjoyable.
The technology is streamlined, giving you the ability to personalize voice commands to arm your home alarm and lock doors, change settings on your thermostat and turn lights on and off, among many other things. Make a plan to visit the showroom to learn more about this innovative system and experience a demonstration.
Mark your calendar for the annual IDC Sample Sale
Indiana Design Center will host its annual Sample Sale, Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28. Designers and showrooms are making room for new inventory, giving them the opportunity to offer furniture, fabrics, remnants and one-of-a-kind finds at a discount.
Santarossa welcomes Eric Santarossa as showroom manager
Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co. is pleased to introduce Eric Santarossa as the new showroom manager for its Indiana Design Center location. Eric is a fourth generation leader in the company and a great-grandson of Domenic M. Santarossa who founded Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co. in 1924. Prior to the showroom manager role, his experience over the last 14 years includes installation, estimating and project management. A Carmel-native and Indiana University graduate, he brings with him an abundance of industry knowledge–a real estate license, steeped family heritage and the well-honed 94-year-old family art of applying a personal touch to every residential and commercial project. “I’m grateful to work in an industry that I love and carry on a family tradition with those I admire most,” says Eric Santarossa.
Standing inside of the showroom, one finds a wonderment of impossible beauty. Marble, onyx, tile, terrazzo, ceramics, decorative tile, limestone and slate are just a few of the items which dazzle the eye. Showroom associates are available to help and introduce you to an offering of 4,000 slabs of natural material, thousands of tile selections and a plethora of design ideas. The company takes its clients through the product selection process all the way through to quality installation.
Save the Date for the last weekend in July, Friday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the IDC’s annual Sample Sale. Shop designer brand furniture, accessories, electronics, tile, art and more at discount prices throughout the building in IDC showrooms. Find bargains on a variety of items that must go to make room for fall merchandise. Shop early for the best selection.
DESIGNER SALE ROOM:
In addition to the showroom sales, a space will be dedicated to a Designer Sale Room in suite 120-B on the first floor where individual designers have special sample sale items on sale for purchase.
COMPLIMENTARY DESIGNER ON CALL APPOINTMENTS:
Bring your design dilemmas for a mini Designer On Call appointment! A designer will be on staff from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for complimentary 15-minute design consultations. Bring photos of your project and design inspiration for on-the-spot advice.
Contact [email protected] to arrange an appointment in advance (walk-ins welcome).
In anticipation of opening a new location and shoppe at Carmel City Center in fall 2018, A Lantz Design has unveiled a preview of its designer merchandise in a summer pop-up shoppe on the first floor of the Indiana Design Center in suite 107.
The pop-up features furniture, accessories, lighting and antiques sourced by designers Barry Lantz and Amanda Lantz. Original works by Barry will also be on display, many of which will be marked down by 50% or more. The pop-up shoppe hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.
Make a plan to visit the Meridian-Kessler Home & Garden Tour, the longest running tour of vintage homes in Indiana, this weekend, June 16 & 17.
Homes are open from 11 AM to 5 PM and tickets are available for purchase for $15 in the Ferguson showroom at the IDC, as well as Fresh Market, Sullivan’s Hardware (both locations), the National Bank of Indianapolis and all other Ferguson locations. Tickets are also available the day of the tour, for $20 at the door.
Below is a sampling of the houses featured during the Twilight Tour and weekend tour this year. Visit hometour.mkna.org for full details.
Dianne Wright has provided her clients with fine contemporary and modern art as well as naturally beautiful materials, furniture and unique décor accessories since the early days of the Indiana Design Center in the Coats Wright Art & Design gallery. Recently, her daughter Lauren Wright-Bower, owner of The Weathervane Antiques and Home Market, has joined her in business at the design center. Coats Wright is hosting a grand introduction of The Weathervane on Thursday, May 17 from 4-7 pm.
This inspiring duo brings together two zones of expertise to create an “untouched by a professional decorator” look by effortlessly performing the difficult task of meshing décor, style and elegance.
Edited, thoughtful and unique is their design aesthetic and it is at the heart of everything they do.
Wright-Bower travels to markets regularly to source unique home décor and antiques for her clients which are now showcased in the Coats Wright Art & Design showroom. From dining sets to one-of-a-kind Turkish dough bowls, the inventory changes often and works across multiple design aesthetics.
Coats-Wright Art & Design Gallery and The Weathervane Antiques and Home Market are open Tuesday – Saturday at the Indiana Design Center (IDC).
Make the Carmel Arts and Design District your destination on the second Saturday of every month. The IDC is now hosting Solutions Saturday, the second Saturday of every month, from 11 AM – 2 PM. Talk with designers, shop the showrooms and gain advice on any design dilemmas you may have.
Open to the public, this is a free and convenient way to work with a designer or showroom associate on-site, who can connect you with the right products and design service solutions for your upcoming home project.
Featured May Topics:
“Re-design your old and un-worn jewelry”
Coats-Wright Art & Design
“Select art you’ll love for a lifetime”
“Motorization 101 for Windows”
“New technologies in the kitchen”
Godby Hearth & Home
“Identify your fireplace makeover options”
“Using natural materials to create healthier sleep”
Jack Laurie Home Floor Designs
“Pet-friendly flooring with style”
“Selecting the right natural stone for your project”
The Premier Group
“Smart home demonstrations”
Featured Designer: Judy Bates, JB Designs
Enjoy complimentary coffee and a chance to win a prize autographed by IndyCar driver Pippa Mann.
SPRING DESIGNER ON CALL WORKSHOP SERIES SCHEDULE
Are you thinking about building, remodeling or redecorating your home in 2018? If so, attend these complimentary workshops hosted by design professionals. The spring 2018 Designer On Call (DOC) workshop schedule kicks off the evening of Wednesday, March 21 with outdoor living expert Randy Sorrell.
Click here to RSVP or call 317-569-5975 to register. Space is limited.
Workshop Admission: The workshops are shared with the community at no charge, so we kindly ask that attendees bring a donation item for Second Helpings, an agency dedicated to fighting hunger and promoting culinary job training in greater Indianapolis. Ideal donations: pantry spices, pasta or rice.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 | 6:30 P.M.
LUXURY LIVING: Professional Tips for Your Outdoor Oasis
presented by Randy Sorrell, Surroundings by Natureworks+
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 | 10: 30 A.M
DESIGN DIARIES: An Inside Look at Dianne’s Own Remodeling Project
presented by Dianne Wright, Coats-Wright Art & Design
THURSDAY, MAY 17 | 10:30 A.M.
RUNWAY TO HOME: How Fashion Inspires Interior Design
presented by Maryellen Hodapp & Christy Soldatis, Sassy Green Interiors
with special guest Nicole Busch, Nicole Blair Wear
TUESDAY, JUNE 19 | 10:30 A.M.
PRO TIPS: Creating Your Dream Kitchen & Master Bath
presented by Whittney Parkinson, Whittney Parkinson Design
All workshops are free and Open to the Public and take place at the Indiana Design Center at 200 S. Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana. Light refreshments are provided. Free parking is available in surface lots and the underground parking garage.
Dallas Market Center is renowned as the International Home of Lighting, and is billed as the world’s largest wholesale merchandise mart. Buyers from the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery showroom at the Indiana Design Center recently returned from its January lighting trade show, having learned about the trends and technological advances in lighting for 2018. The show is an annual treat for the buyers, being able to see the beauty of the lights and fixtures in person before selecting lines to carry in the showroom.
Their newest line, Mitzi, was one of the highlights at this year’s show. Mitzi, which is a division of Hudson Valley Lighting, is a beautiful new addition to the Ferguson showroom. In keeping with the aesthetic of Ferguson’s other lines, Mitzi is a thoughtful selection of classic-meets-contemporary pieces that expertly blend form and function.
“We love the accessibility of this line,” says Jeremy Konechne, showroom manager at Ferguson. “The incorporation of materials like marble, wire and concrete into their pieces gives a fresh take on classic silhouettes.”
The line combines traditional finishes like shiny brass and polished nickel with more modern matte black and white, as well as including aged brass and bronze, polished copper and the aforementioned marble and concrete. The Jasmine pendant, for instance, is a showstopping piece made of finished metal wire that curves around a single Edison bulb. The shape of the fixture combined with the inclusion of the Edison bulb is classic, but the wire is thoroughly modern.
The line includes many different selections in lamps, chandeliers, sconces, pendants and flush mounts, making them ideal to work well in almost any kind of setting–large and small spaces and in any kind of room.
“The clean lines of this lighting represents what we like to carry at Ferguson. It is uncluttered high design, which is what we find many of our customers want. Timeless and streamlined lighting transcends what is in fashion, making it a great choice for your home,” says Konechne.
Local furniture designer Outré announces a sale on floor models to refresh the showroom for spring. Running now through March, Outre has made significant markdowns to make room for new designs.
Outré is not just another furniture store. Growing out of a family-owned and operated furniture manufacturer in LaGrange, Indiana, Outré has become the source of custom upholstery for commercial design firms and interior designers. Outre also works directly with homeowners to make their vision come to life.
Pictured are some of the pieces on sale which were all made in Indiana; please contact owner Eric Reynolds at the Indiana Design Center showroom for pricing information. 317-504-0307, [email protected]
Friday, February 9 – “Setting the Table for Good Design” Celebrating Barry Lantz
The Indiana Design Center presents its annual two-day home design event to celebrate the best in luxury design and benefit the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation on February 9 and 10, 2018. The Friday evening event, “Setting the Table for Good Design”, will kick off the weekend and be a ticketed cocktail party to unveil tabletop displays decorated by the state’s leading interior designers. The special guest speaker is designer and artist, Barry Lantz, who is preparing to launch a 2019 fabric collection for Kravet Inc. As one of the world’s global leaders in the to-the-trade home furnishings industry, Kravet products include fabric, trims, wallcoverings, carpet, furniture and accessories.
Designing a collection for Kravet is a highly-esteemed achievement that places Lantz in company with other Kravet Inc. designers such as Thom Filicia, Kelly Wearstler, Candice Olson, Alexa Hampton, Barclay Butera, Barbara Barry and kate spade new york. Through a moderated conversation, Barry will share his story of creative pursuits which started in small town Indiana and have led to licensing partnerships with prominent design industry manufacturers and a business partnership with his daughter, Amanda Lantz, who purchased A Lantz Design and Consulting in 2015. The audience will also gain insight into the creative process that goes into designing and launching a collection.
Tickets $60 individual / $100 couple
Lantz has been designing luxurious interiors for discerning clients for over thirty years and recently added painting to his repertoire of visual artistry. His original art has been added to private and public art collections and has been shown in Baker Furniture showrooms across the country and currently shows in Roche Bobois in New York City. His fabric collection will be inspired by his artwork and guided by the design principles and expertise that he has mastered throughout his career. An exclusive selection of original works and prints will be available for purchase on CuratedKravet.com, a site where designers can source luxury décor goods for the home.
Saturday, February 10 – IDC Welcomes Celebrity Designer Thom Filicia
The second half of the LUXE Design Showcase will take place on Saturday, February 10 when the IDC welcomes celebrity designer, TV personality and author Thom Filicia. The program begins at 10:30 am with a kitchen design panel discussion featuring local design talent and will’ be followed by a conversation with Thom Filicia moderated by Beth Greene, Kravet, Inc. V.P. and Director of Strategic Branding & Marketing. Showrooms will be open featuring the latest design resources.
10:30 am – Kitchen Design Panel Discussion
11:30 am – A Conversation with
Free & Open to the Public
Seating is limited | Click here for online registration
Since launching New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. in 1998, Filicia has earned widespread acclaim and notable clients, including Tina Fey, Delta Air Lines, Jennifer Lopez, W Hotels, and others in the worlds of finance, sports, media, fashion and hospitality. Filicia is universally known for his ability to create stunning modern, yet classic interiors that retain an inviting aesthetic that reflects the individuality of his clients.
Filicia’s unmistakable design sensibility has earned him countless accolades from the design world including being named by House Beautiful as one of their “Top 100 Designers,” House & Garden dubbed him an “International Taste Maker” and Elle Décor regaled him as an “A-List Designer.” Additionally, Filicia has been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, People, In Style, Vogue Home, O, and many other national and international publications. Filicia’s recognition expanded beyond the design world when he was cast as the interior design expert in the ratings juggernaut and Emmy-Award winning hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Filicia was assigned the program’s most demanding segment—transforming the home of a design-challenged man. Filicia’s camera-friendly personality and design acumen garnered him a huge following and led to numerous TV appearances including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The View, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Ellen, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and many more. Filicia has also hosted several successful shows for the Style Network, including Dress My Nest and Tacky House and has been featured talent on the HGTV Network.
Described as a pale red when it was first featured in the 17th century, it was related to men for 200 years. Since the 1920s, however, pink has been associated with women, charm, sensitivity, romance and childhood. Because of this, pink has been relegated to kids’ rooms and flowery, feminine design.
In its most current iteration, pink has been reintroduced as a modern neutral. As it is now called—“millennial pink”— transcends gender and design rules alike. The name millennial pink comes from the millennial generation, who has adopted the peachy, light salmon shade as a rule-breaking replacement for the “safer” neutrals like the beiges, creams and grays traditionally used.
“Millennial pink is useful in so many applications. It’s taking the concept of what beige was 10 years ago. Now this pinky neutral has snuck in.” A generation known for rejecting labels, both in society and in design, millennials have made pink a hue that can bridge age, gender and style boundaries.” – Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing
Though millennial pink is now the “it” shade, all shades of pink are having a moment. Whether your style is elegant, casual, chic or bohemian, the right tone of pink could be the exact change you’ve been craving for a while.
Pair pink with violet or black and create a seductive look. Pair it with white for a beach house or children’s room. Pair it with a contemporary color like teal or put it with grey or black for sophistication. Put it with simple furniture or with elegant grand English, French or Italian pieces. Use it in a manor house or cottage, in a bathroom, formal living room or kitchen. Organic collections look softer with pink and bohemian rooms look just dreamy. It’s versatile, uncommon and both dynamic and cozy.
So whether you choose rose quartz, hydrangea pink, shell, bubble gum or the ubiquitous millennial pink—brush, spray and roll a color that will excite you and thrill you for a very long time.
With a new year comes evolutions in fashion, technology and, our favorite, 2018 design trends. This past fall, design professionals traveled to the annual High Point Fall Market in North Carolina to see the latest introductions in residential interiors. At the same time, the Indiana Design Center hosted a panel discussion featuring leading kitchen and bath professionals and keynote speaker, Judd Lord, senior industrial designer for Brizo and Delta Faucet Co., to celebrate the design industry’s official Kitchen & Bath Month. Amidst the excitement, it is clear that new trends have emerged and we are eager to preview them for you.
Dark & Metallic
The winning combination for 2018 is the marriage of dark finishes with metallics, namely black and gold. The two-tone application is classic but offers a modern edge to a space and can be accomplished through plumbing fixtures, like those in Brizo’s Litze collection, or through accessories, lighting and hardware.
Sustainable design is a broad topic and one taking on more and more steam in the design industry. Why? Because the earth’s natural resources are limited and many industry professionals are committed to coming up with innovative and simple ways to eliminate negative impacts on our environment and health, and to make your home function better as a part of that philosophy. Examples of sustainably-designed products include materials made from renewable resources like bamboo flooring or energy- efficient LED light fixtures. Investing in longer-lasting and high performance products also reduces the need to continually replace them and produce new ones.
For 2018, the color pink continues to be a key trend. From palest rose to brightest fuchsias, it may be the most exciting design surprise of late. Whether your style is elegant, casual, chic or bohemian, the right shade of pink could be the change you’ve wanted for a while. Organic collections look softer with pink and bohemian rooms look just dreamy. It’s versatile, uncommon and both dynamic and cozy.
Are you ready to refresh your interiors with the 2018 design trends or build from the ground up? Visit the Indiana Design Center Monday through Saturday, or call the concierge at 317-569-5975 to schedule your personal tour. With 15 design showrooms and more than 20 interior design professionals all under one roof, you can explore and experience the latest design trends firsthand.
Congratulations are in order for Rebekah Clark, owner of Decorating Den Interiors in Carmel, IN, as she received a top design award in her company’s international design contest for outstanding design work. The award was presented at Decorating Den Interiors’ 48th annual conference held in St. Louis.
Clark was awarded 3rd prize for her dramatic room makeover in the “Miscellaneous” category. She explained that her design featured a sitting room off of the entrance of a home in Zionsville, IN.
This was the company’s 33rd annual International Dream Room awards competition. Judging was done by journalists from across the U.S. and Canada who write about interiors for such publications as Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Design NY, the Canadian magazine Arabella, among others. Winners were selected based on their design excellence, creative problem solving, and overall presentation.
Clark also received a Director’s Award for her 2016 sales, which were in the top 35 percent company-wide, and an engraved clock for her twenty years with Decorating Den.
“I’ve returned from conference with an extensive library of before and after high-resolution digital photographs featuring room makeovers from our company’s latest book, Love Your Home, which was introduced at conference,” said Clark. “It has fabulous designs and the stories behind them, and it makes for an ideal workshop or seminar program for organizations looking for a speaker for their meetings,” she added.
“As North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company, we represent nearly 130 home furnishings suppliers and offer our customers furniture, case goods, accessories, lighting, floor and wall coverings, draperies and other hard and soft window treatments,” Clark explained. “We bring samples directly to the client’s home or office, provide complimentary design services and personally oversee projects through installation.”
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada. Clark has owned her franchise since 1996.
Mont Surfaces, one of the largest suppliers of fine surface materials in the Midwest, has launched a five-episode series of videos that takes viewers on a journey to improved well-being by way of thoughtful design decisions.
Based on a shared vision of wellness through nature-based design, the collection of short videos features Cleveland artist and designer Susie Frazier explaining how her Reflective Design principles can inspire personal renewal. Episode 4 in the series was recently released, ‘Texture as a Tool for Contentment’.
CLICK HERE to view Episode 1, ‘Wellbeing at Home Starts with Earth Materials’
CLICK HERE to view Episode 2, ‘Find Serenity Through Ambient Spaces’
CLICK HERE to view Episode 3, ‘How Nature’s Patterns Awaken Tranquility’
By combining Susie’s mindful connection to nature and soulful way of living with Mont’s expertise in trends of fine surface materials, the Reflective Design webisode series empowers and inspires consumers to awaken their own individuality through their own home improvements. Each webisode offers a specific design tip for creating a home environment that supports well-being. The series is offered as a way to educate consumers about the importance of creating spaces that revitalize and nurture the spirit.
“Creating wellness isn’t just about the healthy food we eat or the exercise regimen we keep. It’s about providing our minds with a consistent degree of calm, and to do that we need to start with the layout and design elements of our home,” commented Frazier.
“At Mont, we’ve always known the intrinsic value that earth materials bring to a living space, so we’re thrilled how Susie has turned that shared philosophy into easy-to-understand design principles that anyone can implement,” said Dinesh Bafna, President of Mont Surfaces by Mont Granite, Inc.
New webisode links will be provided on the Indiana Design Center blog as each are available. For more information on the series and their partnership, please visit MontSurfaces.com and SusieFrazier.com.
About Mont Surfaces
With over 27 years of experience, Mont Surfaces by Mont Granite, Inc. is recognized as one of the Midwest’s premier wholesale suppliers of fine surface materials for commercial and residential projects. Maintaining an extensive inventory of natural stone (granite, marble, soapstone, travertine, quartzite and onyx), porcelain slabs, precious stone and engineered quartz, Mont travels the world to provide architects, designers, developers and homeowners the ability to select the perfect surface material for their projects.
Mont’s knowledgeable and courteous sales associates have the expertise to guide designers and consumers through the exciting material selection process and serve as the liaison between the designer/consumer and their industry professional.
Mont Granite, Inc.
5945 W 84th Street, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Home design and improvement are hot topics for reality television and HGTV stars like Chip and Joanna Gaines have influenced trends and created an audience of design fanatics around the world. While the shows can be inspiring and educational, there’s often more than meets the viewer’s eye in how projects are completed. Caryn O’Sullivan, owner of Drapery Street, presented a recent Designer On Call workshop on “HGTV vs. Reality” to help us make sense of it all. While no home project is without some challenges, Caryn shared her 5 key tips to complete a room like the stars on HGTV.
1. Map Out Your Budget & Timeline
Arming yourself with a great team and having realistic expectations for the timeline and budget are good starting points for any project. The professionals on TV have years of experience and always hit the design out of the park. In the real world, it can be challenging to find the design professional or contractor who is a good fit for your personality and will meet timeline and budget expectations.
The projects you see on television shows are under very strict production timelines so workers are scheduled and contracted one after the other. In reality, it takes some careful planning and organization to schedule the plumber, electrician, drywall finisher, painter, inspector, etc., and there are often gaps in between each tradesman due to their own work schedules. Understanding that there may be time between each step of a project helps to limit scheduling frustrations. In regards to budgets, the reality show project budget may not account for all room details like blinds, decorative trim, hardware and lighting and create the impression that a project can be completed for less than market rate.
2. Follow a Space Plan
TV shows have expert space planners spending hours of time staging a space and determining the right furniture scale and floor plan. Ask yourself how the room feels and how it should function. Furniture retailers and designers can be helpful to you in this process.
3. Learn from Experience
The best way to tackle a new project is to complete one room at a time. Go from the planning stage through to the last detail before moving on to a new space. This way, you build experience as you go. Another way to gain valuable experience is to get referrals for professionals that can provide valuable insight. Also, learn how to navigate trends. For example, certain patterns (i.e. Greek key and herringbone) are best incorporated in small ways for longevity.
Functionality can also inform your design decisions. Can’t decide between short or long drapery rods? Let functionality be your guide. If you do not intend to close the drapes, do not spend extra money on longer rods and more fabric. The same logic dictates another popular trend: barn doors. If a barn door provides a necessary function in your space, go for it. If its just for aesthetic, consider whether it still makes sense.
4. Feature One Custom Item in Each Room
Create a unique detail in each room to avoid a generic feel. You want your living space to reflect you, not the vignette from a catalog or showroom. Use details and accessories in ways that represent your style. Examples include accent pillow fabric, artwork, or an impactful stone on a fireplace.
5. Build Your Team
Get referrals! On HGTV, the homeowners have the best team at their disposal. Ask someone who can help you assemble your team and remember, you get what you pay for. When interviewing contractors and vendors, be wary of contractors who offer an estimate far below other quotes. Get connected with a professional builder or remodeler who has a team, stands behind their work and is consistently in alignment with how you work. Start with the first professional in the process, perhaps the designer or remodeler, and build from there. Often, they have other artisans that can do the subsequent jobs. Here’s a quick list of items to check and important questions to ask when you think you’ve found the right partner:
Questions to Ask
- Do they have experience on your job type?
- Will a supervisor be on site if your job is extensive?
- How are problems addressed in the process?
- Are there warranties, and what is covered under them?
- Have an attorney with home improvement experience look over the contract before you sign.
- Make sure your agreement has a balanced payment schedule.
Having the proper expectations and knowing when to utilize the advice and talent of a professional will make your next project successful. It’s not as easy as it looks on TV. Armed with the right information, you’ll be well on our way to a fantastic outcome! Looking for an expert for your next project? Contact the professionals at Drapery Street and browse designer portfolios here.
About 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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