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Luxe Design Showcase Celebrations

The Indiana Design Center (IDC) is pleased to announce the 2019 LUXE Design Showcase event line-up and guest of honor. The two-day event series is designed to inspire and be the resource for home design, remodeling and custom building projects. Full details are listed below and can be found at

Friday, February 8, 2019, 6:30-10:00 p.m.: “Setting the Table for Good Design”

“Setting the Table for Good Design” will kick off the weekend and be a ticketed cocktail party to unveil elegant tabletop displays decorated by the state’s leading interior designers. The special guest speaker is world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem. Slonem will discuss his artwork, creative process and passion for design and collecting through a moderated conversation.

Some may know Slonem from his signature “Bunnies” paintings which have been replicated into fabrics and wallcoverings by Kravet and fashion apparel by Ecco. Globally, more than 100 museums include his work in their collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Locally, Slonem has a large collection of paintings within the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. He also has several books that feature both his artwork and mansion renovations.

A portion of the ticket sales will benefit the Riley Children’s Foundation Art Therapy program, which as the event celebrates art and design, is a natural fit to support the hospital’s Art Therapy program. Says Pamela Fairchild-Clark, major gifts officer for Riley Children’s Foundation, “We are excited to partner with the IDC for the LUXE Design Showcase and highlight the powerful connection between art, creative expression and healing that we see each day at Riley Hospital for Children.”

Tickets: $60 person / $120 couple Enjoy wine, champagne, beer and hors d’oeuvres Tickets available online in advance or at the door

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Panel Discussions & Book Signing Free & Open to the Public

Following the Friday night reception, Saturday will feature panel discussions focused on lifestyle and home design at the Design Center, as well as a book signing by Hunt Slonem from noon to 2 p.m. Books will be available for purchase through the Carmel Clay Public Library at the event or you may bring your own Hunt Slonem book.

The public is invited to the Design Center to see the designer tabletop displays and attend the expert panel discussions. The seminar-style panels will seek to educate attendees on not only home design, but also on living a “well designed life”, by hosting a number of influencers focused on different themes, such as fashion, wellness, gastronomy and luxury lifestyles. The discussions will be open to the public and will provide opportunities for learning, connecting and seeing the latest in the design and building industry within the showrooms.

Program Schedule:

>12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Hunt Slonem Book Signing

>11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion #1 - “A Well Designed Life”

Featured Influencer Panelists: Neil Charles, Sophisticated Living, Contributing Editor &


Laura Walters, Style Riot

Anissa Zajac, House Seven Design

1:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion #2 - “Be the CEO of your Design Project”

Featured Industry Panelists: Brad Ennis, Ennis Custom Homes

Marika Klemm, Marika Designs

Clete Kunce, One 10 Studios

Seating is limited and registration is required at

All events will be held at the Indiana Design Center located at 200 South Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana. Free parking is available in the surface lots and underground parking garage.

The Indiana Design Center would like to thank its generous event sponsors.

Technology Partner: The Premier Group

Media Partner: Sophisticated Living

Gold Sponsors: City of Carmel; Coats Wright Art & Design; Drapery Street; The Empty Vase; Engledow Group; Everything Home, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery; Godby Hearth & Home; Kohler; 3UP

Silver Sponsors: A Classic Party Rental, Carmel Clay Public Library; DuChateau, Sherwin-Williams

About the Indiana Design Center

The 82,000 square foot Indiana Design Center is a Pedcor Companies development that serves the statewide community of design professionals and their clients by providing a premier collection of resources including fine traditional and contemporary residential and contract furnishings including fabrics, floor coverings, kitchen and bath products, lighting, architectural productions, wallcoverings and accessories through showroom settings. The Design Center also has studio and office space representing designers, artists, creative services, industry and real estate professionals. The Indiana Design Center is located at 200 South Rangeline Road in Carmel, IN, just 30 minutes/23 miles from Downtown Indianapolis. The Design Center’s proximity to the Carmel Arts & Design District provides access to a vibrant art scene, entertainment district, art galleries, shops and antique dealers. Please visit the Indiana Design Center website at

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