By Maria Cook
The Indiana Design Center, 200 South Range Line Rd. in Carmel, will play host Feb. 8 and 9 to its annual LUXE Design Showcase.
The event will feature a ticketed opening-night cocktail party and speech by world-renowned artist Hunt Slonem. The following day will include events that are open to the public, including panel discussions and seminars conducted by top interior designers and a book signing with Slonem.
“We design this event to inspire your home projects for the upcoming year,” IDC Executive Director Andrea Kleymeyer said. “We call it a showcase because you’re going to see the latest in kitchen design, bath design and all those other projects that you’re thinking about at the beginning of the year.”
Kleymeyer said the showcase offers something for everyone, including those who rent, rather than own, their homes.
“I think we all want the place where we live to be a reflection of us, whether we’re there for a couple years or it’s our forever home,” she said. “There are lots of updates you can do to a home if you don’t own it, from drapes to pillows, to colors you paint on the wall. The seminars can speak to that as well.”
Tickets for the cocktail party, tabletop showcase and Slonem speech are $60 per person. A portion of the sales will benefit the Riley Children’s Foundation art therapy program. Tickets will be available online and at the door.
Although the day-two panel discussions are free and open to the public, it is recommended that attendees register in advance online, as seating is limited. Registration, tickets and more information about the showcase can be found at indianadesigncenter.com/luxedesign.