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Join SDDA members Kirk Albert and Susan Wheeler celebrate their 5th Annual Open House!
They are celebrating the arrival of fresh goods from their spring sojourn to Texas. The truck is unloaded – we’re ready to go! We’ll have light nibble and libation for your refreshment, turn up the music…please come & enjoy the evening.
It’s always been a great time to celebrate spring, see old friends and make new ones…and have a look at all the great pieces we discovered.
Friday, May 3 from 5PM to 8PM. RSVP and bring a friend – the more the merrier!
Hi all – we have set the date for the 2013 SDDA Sidewalk Sale! It will be Saturday, September 7th!
CLICK HERE for a REGISTRATION FORM and more check back for more details as we get closer!
What a great write-up for SDDA member Kirk Albert! Read the full article here!
For our second year in a row, the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden will partner with the SDDA for our annual Summer Sidewalk Sale on September 8th! The PlayGarden is a great charity partner to work with and we hope to raise a great donation this year through our Raffel Ticket event during the Sidewalk Sale!
Be sure to come by early, and stay late! We will be having food trucks, live entertianment, and of coarse, the PlayGarden will have lots for your kids to explore!
For more info on the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden and their excellent programs, CLICK HERE!
Don’t miss out on the Terris Draheim “off-the-floor” sale! Now through July 31st!
A team of professional painters gave their time and talent on Tuesday to reviving the exterior of Cafe Racer Espresso, the artsy, quirky hub of the city’s alt-rock community that was the scene of a bloody massacre May 30.
THE 2012 SIDEWALK SALE IS SEPTEMBER 8TH
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
This year’s event will prove to be even bigger & better than last year. We have food trucks committed, live entertainment, more space allocated, and are fine tuning all the details. We have attached the registration form along with the map. Space will be reserved on a first come, first served basis, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
If you have any questions, please contact the event coordinator at:
We hope to see you again this year!
Miller Paint Co., Inc. has entered into a strategic agreement with Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc. to acquire the business operations and selected assets of ten Kelly-Moore Paints stores located in the Puget Sound area. Miller will maintain and operate nine locations, while a tenth Kelly-Moore store in Kent, Wash., will be closed and consolidated into Miller Paint’s Kent store. Between now and the transaction close date, scheduled for April 30, 2012, Kelly-Moore and Miller will work together to transition the Kelly-Moore store operations, employees and professional outside sales teams over to Miller Paint. Maintaining the high level of customer service that is the hallmark of both Miller Paint and Kelly-Moore in the Pacific Northwest is at the forefront of this seamless transition. On April 30, ownership of the business at the nine Kelly-Moore stores will transfer to Miller Paint, with no other changes to the store’s operations initially planned. Read more here!
ANNUAL EXTERIOR SALE
March 1-31, 2012
15% OFF EXTERIOR FURNISHING & TEXTILE ORDERS
For the entire month of March we offer an additional 15% off our extensive collection of furnishings, fabrics and accessories — all designed for the great outdoors.
Our annual Exterior sale is one of the sure-fire signs that spring is just around the corner. Browse through offerings from over 20 of the industry’s best manufacturers in our Seattle Design District Showroom, dedicated exclusively to outdoor living.
Hurry in — to qualify for the savings, orders must be received by March 31.
The first year of the SDDA is almost behind us, and what a year! Please review the year with us by reading our 2011 Annual Report!
SDDA Member Tim De Clue (Le’Objects for the Home) has a great piece in the Seattle Times about holiday decorating!
We would like to invite you and your associates to come down to our studio for a mid-week, pre-holiday open house. Most of you haven’t had a chance to see the “new” studio, so now’s the time! Hors d’oeuvres will be available, and of course we’ll be pouring some Manny’s. It will be next Thursday, November 17th, from 3pm-7pm or until the food and beer are all gone. Hope to see you there!
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Check out our website! www.metalsolutionsllc.com
Be sure and pick up the latest issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal (October 20th) – the First Annual Sidewalk Sale has a nice writeup on the event and our charity partner, Seattle Children’s PlayGarden! Thanks PSBJ!
Le’ Objects is an eclectic mix of Home Accessories, Furniture, Art, Lighting, Bespoke Furniture, and Vintage Finds. Located in the historic Georgetown neighborhood part of the Seattle Design District.
Our Grand Opening Celebration will be on October 8th, 2011
Champagne and Hors d’oeuvres served 6-9pm. Be sure to save the date and join us in celebrating the new showroom.
10% of the proceeds that night will be donated to Lifelong Aids Alliance and the Susan G Komen for the cure…
Hope to see you all here
Tim De Clue
SDDA member Metal Solutions launched their new website today along with a line a beautiful new tables. Be sure to visit at www.metalsolutionsllc.com
Georgetown is home to Seattle’s Design District Association (SDDA), a group of interior design professionals and merchants whose goal it is to provide you with the chicest abode imaginable.
This Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 60 vendors will set up their treasures for the home in two parking lots in the heart of Georgetown at 5600 Sixth Ave. S. for the first annual SDDA Sidewalk Sale.
The annual “End of Summer Sale” is going on right now at Terris Draheim!
5600 6th Ave. S. – Interior Showroom
5616 6th Ave. S. – Exterior Showroom
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98108
P 206.763.4100 F 206.763.4183
It features a few words-and a lot of images, celebrating some of our favorite objects from the past several years. You can view the entire book online here. We’ve also printed a limited number of full-color, hardback books (6″ x 9″, 158 pages). They’re each $48 (plus $6 for shipping in the continental U.S). To check on availability, give us a call at (206) 762-3899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We regret to say our lovely and gracious Sally Eustis, a founding board member and secretary to the Seattle Design District Association, was hit by a car while riding her bicycle on a quiet Walla Walla road, Saturday, May 21 and instantly taken from us. Details on a Memorial Service will be posted her company’s website (www.heartwoodinc.com ) as soon as they are available.
Georgetown is rapidly becoming the destination of choice if you’re looking for some funky, hip vintage home décor. In the last eight months, two new vintage furnishing shops, DIGS Vintage & Antiques and Useful Vintage Goods have arrived on the scene, joining Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings (formerly Great Stuff Seattle), Susan Wheeler Home and Fruitcocktail Collectibles in what many call Seattle’s “Design District.”
Designer Dixie Stark and her husband, Jay, opened DIGS Vintage & Antiques six months ago. The shop is an offshoot of Dixie’s eponymous furniture showroom Dixie Stark Home, which showcases her own furniture collection, as well as other lines in Dixie’s signature style, which she defines as “tailored contemporary furnishings with traditional influences mixed with a dose of vintage and pops of color.” Both businesses are housed in incredible buildings built by the Starks and made from international cargo containers.
The Starks work with local dealers and consigners to fill DIGS with an impressive array of antiques (more than 100 years old), vintage pieces (at least 25 years old) and collectibles (tchotchkes) ranging in price from $12 for a circa 1970s figurine just bad enough to be good, to thousands for stately European pieces.
With three floors to meander through, DIGS is chock full of art, furniture, jewelry, lamps, tables, chairs, cabinets, treasures and found objects too eclectic to categorize, but with high enough style to fit proudly into the finest homes.
DIGS Vintage & Antiques is located at 612 South Lucile St., Seattle 98108. The phone number is (206) 651-4115 and the shop is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon- 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays by chance.
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Jane Piper Reid and Company is so thrilled to welcome Zeyno Fine Carpet Collection to our stable of wonderful lines. Zeyno was ourfavorite neighbor at Lenora Square and we have been waiting for the day when we might work together again. That day has arrived and it is amazing how perfect this addition blends with our other collections.
For the full announcement, please click here
The Seattle Design Center (SDC) celebrated the best of regional interior design with its twelfth annual Northwest Design Awards Competition. Designers, architects and students competed with projects in ten competition categories. A panel of local subject experts (industry and media) evaluated submissions through an anonymous process, measuring each project on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, materials and appropriateness of the design solution. This year’s categories were: bathroom, bedroom, commercial, hospitality, kitchen, outdoor living, student design, whole house (less than $400,000), whole house (more than $400,000) and yacht/jet.
More than 250 members of the design community attended the awards presentation—the Northwest Design Awards Gala—February 17, 2011.
Based in the experience of its founder, Alberto Dias, and combined with the energy and enthusiasm his daughters, Susana and Magda, “Aldeco” is a family company that has been leaving its mark in the European interior fabrics market since 1993. In 1999, Aldeco successfully presented its first collection of interior fabrics, with their “Abitare by Aldeco” brand and ever since their growth has been remarkable. Wherever it has been exposed as a brand, the Aldeco name has given rise to its own identity and style, identifiable by itself and with a dimension that has managed to become important to interior designers and architects throughout Europe. Aldeco now distributes to 28 countries and as of July 2010 will be distributed by Harsey and Associates in the U.S.A.
Harsey and Associates was founded in 1979 becoming the first company to import silk fabrics for the U.S. home furnishings industry under the Orient Express Silk Collection identity specializing in woven silk fabrics from India and Thailand. Steven Harsey Textiles began where Orient Express left off— with high-end exclusive decorative fabrics, not just in silk. . . always primarily focused on natural fiber fabrics. In the mid-1990’s several trips to Europe led to discovery of unique weaving mills in Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany. Working with our exclusive designs from leading artists around the world and with the mill’s own archives, new patterns and colors are constantly being created to separate our collection from the large mass-market distributors. The collection continues to grow as Steven and Rosemary travel the world looking for that special piece of art, a wonderful new textile construction, and new fashion leading colors to set the trends, not just follow them.
JANE PIPER REID & COMPANY
835 S Fidalgo Street Seattle, Washington 98108
It is time again for the annual sample sale at the Seattle Design Center. The SDDA will have a booth at the sale where we will be selling items donated by SDDA members to raise funds for the SDDA. We will also have information about the SDDA, so come and visit us on Saturday, February 5th between 9am – 3pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
Seattle Design Center celebrates the best of regional interior design with the 12th annual Northwest Design Awards competition. Northwest designers, architects, landscape architects and students competed in ten competition categories. A panel of local design experts evaluated submissions through an anonymous process, measuring each on the basis of proportion, composition, use of space, lighting, materials and appropriateness of the design solution. The designers and projects we recognize as defining design in the region are awarded at the Northwest Design Awards Gala.
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The Seattle Design Center has set the date for their Annual Sample Sale for Saturday, February 5th – from 9am to 3pm! Dozens of showrooms will have special pricing on floor models and samples for immediarte sale “off the floor”! Be sure and get this on the calendar – don’t miss this event! Open to the public.
Take 10 interior designers, 10 artists and 10 dining room-style chairs, allow their creative juices to flow, and what do you get? “The Chair Project,” a fascinating experiment in design and art created by two Seattle design icons – Seattle Design Center and Pratt Fine Arts Center.
Not just a functional piece of furniture, the chair has risen from a simple three-legged stool to rest a weary body to a symbol of dignity that is still used as the emblem of authority in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom and Canada. In some cases, it has morphed into an iconic design form, proudly displayed in museums throughout the world as a result of breakthrough designs from American architects Charles and Ray Eames and Denmark furniture designer Verner Panton.
Given the rich history of the chair and the ubiquity of the form, Seattle Design Center has launched a project to pair the creativity of designers and artists and cull their versions of today’s chair through the unique marriage of process, aesthetics and vision. Each team starts with the bones of a chair provided by Chicago furniture maker Baker. The teams will come together Feb. 17, 2011, to reveal their creations at Seattle Design Center’s Northwest Design Awards Gala. After that, the chairs will be displayed at Nordstrom in downtown Seattle and other venues throughout the city until they are auctioned off in August 2011, with proceeds benefitting Pratt.
“The idea for the chair project started by wondering how to create a partnership between the worlds of art and design,” said Craig Cross, marketing manager of Seattle Design Center. “And then I began to debate the idea of using an iconic furniture item, like a chair, as the foundation for a shared project. We originally wanted the finished pieces to be functioning chairs, but as we discussed the idea with Pratt, realized that applying fewer limitations would generate a far more interesting conversation.” Therefore, the designers and artists are challenged to add, subtract or repurpose their designs – to create a chair, wall art, an abstract sculpture, or a chandelier.
“It will be interesting to see how each influences the project,” Cross said. “I assume there has been some push and pull between the disciplines, so I am excited to see what results from that dialogue.”
About Seattle Design Center: Seattle Design Center opened its doors in 1973 to serve the region’s growing appreciation for quality design and home furnishings. Seattle Design Center is the only full-service design center in the Pacific Northwest serving professional interior designers and their clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. Nationally recognized as the premier marketplace for fine home furnishings and design services, the design center is comprised of 40 showrooms encompassing 390,000 square feet of designer furniture, fabrics, accessories and architectural products and offices. For more information go to www.seattledesigncenter.com.
About Pratt Fine Arts Center: Since 1976, Pratt Fine Arts Center has offered art classes for everyone and workspace for artists in its equipment-rich facilities in Seattle’s Central District. Pratt serves 3,400 students each year and more than 500 working artists use Pratt’s affordable studios and equipment. For more information to go www.pratt.org.
About Baker: Chicago furniture maker Baker was founded in 1891 by Dutch immigrant and craftsman Siebe Baker and was acquired in 1986 by Kohler Co. For more information go to http://baker.kohlerinteriors.com/baker/index.jsp.