Residential design specialist Ruth Condit shares insight and inspiration about these important but often overlooked design elements during the free Feb. 8 seminar “Jewelry for the Home: Lighting & Accessories” at Miromar Design Center. Her presentation will help audience members understand how to accessorize, paint spaces in appropriate light and achieve a finished look in their homes.
The 11 a.m. seminar is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and must be made by Monday, Feb. 5. at MiromarDesignCenter.com.
“Most people under-accessorize or don’t create visual interest by using lighting or accessories with a variety of heights,” said Condit, a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design. “Accessories and lamps introduce color and finish the look … much like the philosophy in fashion that no outfit is complete without accessorizing well. When you mix in items you’ve collected on your travels, pictures of family or an object found on the beach, you’ve got something that says ‘you.’ This is what really finishes an interior.”
The seminar is sponsored by MP Interiors. Guests are welcome to join Condit for a reception at Ralph Lauren Home Suite 348 following her talk. Guests can also explore several designer-created room environments showcasing lighting and accessories in the center’s atrium and shop those looks in its 45 home furnishing stores.
Jewelry for the Home introduces Miromar Design Center’s series of year-long public seminars and professional presentations by well-known designers, industry experts and store owners.
“Our speakers and seminar series have always been popular with the public,” said Deborah Hamilton, director of marketing and business development at Miromar Design Center. “Guests receive expert advice and learn about the latest design and furniture trends for their homes.”
Free Design Seminar Series presentations will be offered the second Thursday of each month as will the completed room arrangements created by designers and stores at the center. The fully furnished looks represent a variety of price points – from the deeply discounted products available through the center’s Furniture Factory Direct stores to luxury kitchens and baths, finishes and furnishings.
Always open to the public, Miromar Design Center debuted in 2006, becoming a one-of-a-kind design and shopping destination offering luxury brand names in furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, kitchens, baths, fine art and accessories. High-end brands include Ralph Lauren Home, Manutti, Poliform, Flexform, Poggenpohl, Lacava, Visual Comfort Lighting, Henredon, Schumacher, California Closets and Highland House within 250,000 square feet and three floors.
Among its 45 home furnishings stores, Miromar Design Center recently introduced Furniture Factory Direct, featuring 15 stores offering up to 70 percent off retail pricing. Participating brands include ModShop, Zuo Modern and Frederick Cassidy Furniture.
Miromar Design Center is open daily, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at select stores or by appointment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 10800 Corkscrew Road in Estero, across from Miromar Outlets.
For additional information about Miromar Design Center, call (239) 390-5111 or visit online at MiromarDesignCenter.com.