The Design Center at World Market Center, a new resource in Las Vegas for the home and design community, will present an educational lineup of seminars and events during the November and December “First Friday” events – open to the design trade only.
Beginning on Friday, November 4, 2005, The Design Center will host “Designing for Today’s Consumers”, a 90-minute panel discussion featuring some of today’s leading design and decorating professionals including nationally known designer and decorator Kitty Bartholomew along with local interior designers Cindy Payne and John Lansford.
Kitty Bartholomew launched her television decorating career on ABC-TV's The Home Show. During her 6-year stint as the resident interior designer and decorating correspondent, she led her viewers on countless decorating adventures and even built a house from the ground up in 5 months by working side by side with contractors and trades people. Kitty hosted her own show called "Kitty Bartholomew: You're Home" on HGTV for 8 years, as well as a number of HGTV's most popular specials. She's created specials for PBS, on topics such as "Earthquake Safety," and is a favorite on "Oprah" - she'll be included in Oprah's anniversary DVD series "Best of Oprah," coming out this fall.
She's a frequent and sought-after lecturer, delighting audiences all over the country and on the high seas, as a guest lecturer on the QE2 and Coral Princess ships. Her passion for color has led her to develop an expertise and one of her most popular lecture topics is "How color can have a positive impact on your life." Fans all over the country have enjoyed hearing her insights. In addition, Kitty serves on the advisory board of the CaliforniaDesign College, and her enthusiastic energy has made her a popular choice as spokesman for many home furnishing/consumer goods and services.
Cindy L. Payne, ASID, CID, has been in the interior design and construction industry for 27 years beginning with ownership of a design business in the St. Louis, MO area. In 1988, Cindy moved to Southern California and successfully re-established her interior design business and in 2002, decided to sell the business and relocate to Mesquite, NV. After spending nearly a year and a half traveling throughout the United States and Europe with her husband, Cindy returned to Nevada and now calls Henderson, NV home.
Today, Cindy primarily works with medium to high end residential clients through her business Project Design Interiors. What sets Cindy apart from other designers is her strong work ethic and her Contractor’s license, which enables her to design, coordinate and execute complete remodel projects for clients. Recently, Cindy was selected to participate in the first HGTV Designers’ Challenge to be filmed in Las Vegas. Three designers presented their plans to a local homeowner who then selected one of the designers to execute their plan. Cindy’s plan was selected and the completed project recently aired on HGTV.
John F. Lansford, Allied ASID and Native Nevadan, has been a member of the design community for over two decades. His career has spanned an array of high profile design projects including, commercial, hospitality and high end residential clients. John was formerly a design team member for The Friedmutter Group and The Paul Steelman Companies and is currently a lead designer with Miller Design Group. John continues to work with high end clientele in Queens Ridge, Southern Highlands, Anthem Country Club, McDonald Highlands and Turnberry. John also creates and designs commercial projects and model home merchandising and is truly an asset to the design community in Las Vegas.
The panel of experts will examine the latest styles and trends appealing to all audiences from the home decorator next door to the high end, discriminate consumer. Carolyn Must Grant, editor-in-chief of Southern Nevada Home & Garden, will serve as the panel moderator for this lively discussion sure to enlighten and inspire you. The “Designing for Today’s Consumers” panel discussion will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on November 4, 2005. Space for the event is limited. R.S.V.P. to DesignCenter@LasVegasMarket.com or call (702) 599-3093.
As 2005 comes to an end and a new year just around the corner, The Design Center on Friday, December 2, 2005 will host a two-hour course entitled “Feng Shui: A Tool for Design” with Certified Feng Shui Master Linda Lenore. Linda will present an informative look at this ancient art of how the environment shapes our lives. Attendees can receive CEU credits and gain an in-depth understanding of Feng Shui and the use of this art as a tool for interior design.
Renowned for her expertise in creating corporate and home environments that both stimulate success and soothe the soul, Linda has appeared on every major television station in North America, was interviewed for a documentary on Feng Shui in Europe, and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows across the nation. Introduced to Feng Shui 20 years ago, Linda has traveled around the world to study with 18 Feng Shui Masters, becoming a master herself in a ceremony performed in the Canary Islands. With over 30 years of experience in the design industry, a background in construction and architecture, and a lifetime love of gardening, Linda’s talents and experiences have helped thousands of individuals and businesses achieve their desired goals. To R.S.V.P. for this seminar, please email DesignCenter@LasVegasMarket.com or call (702) 599-3093.
In addition to December’s First Friday hospitality and education, The Design Center will be hosting a Sample Sale to the trade only. Tenants will be discounting their floor merchandise and offering showroom specials to buyers and designers. It's a great opportunity to purchase showrooms samples at great discounted prices.
World Market Center has negotiated discounted room rates at TheHotel at Mandalay Bay for visiting designers. To make reservations, please email email@example.com or call (702) 632-4861
A not-to-be missed shopping day for local and out-of-market design professionals, “First Friday” at World Market Center features educational opportunities, unique showroom specials, hospitality and other exclusive offerings for the trade. The Design Center at World Market Center is focused on expanding business opportunities for home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, contract specifiers, purchasing agents and other members of the residential and contract hospitality design trade by offering new resources and valuable programs designed to serve, stimulate and elevate the design professional. World Market Center’s goal is to create a comfortable, professional environment that facilitates creative collaborations and business endeavors for buyers and suppliers.
Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, The Design Center at World Market Center is the first of its kind, year-round, professional design resource in Las Vegas. Offering 200,000 square feet of the newest products, trends and styles in furniture, lighting, floral, accessories, rugs and wall décor, The Design Center is comprised of 40 permanent showrooms on the first two floors and a distinctive showcase featuring hundreds of leading manufacturers’ lines.
World Market Center is a trade only facility. To access The Design Center at World Market Center please consult a design professional. For more information on World Market Center or the next Las Vegas Market, scheduled for January 30 – February 3, 2006, visit: www.LasVegasMarket.com.
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