August 21, 2008

Design Guy University Classes

Tuesdays 2-4 pm, repeat class 7-9pm
September 16th through October 14th 2008

We have some great new places to go to and people to learn from in the next series of classes from Design Guy University!

September 16th. - R. Ege Antiques:
 “The objects in my shop are things your grandmother never had.” This store is great. He has been voted the best affordable antique store in St. Louis and also the best window display in the city. You'll see why when you walk through the door. Whimsical items, antiques, everything from 19th furniture to paintings, to very, very unusual accessories and mineral specimens and shells. Learn about his buying trips to Europe and his shows that he participates in located in other cities. We'll talk about how to pick out the right thing and how to train your eye to find just the right object for your space.  

September 23 - Centro: We'll take a look at St. Louis' only higher-end modern design store with the top designers from Britain and Italy. We'll see trends in modern lighting from their Artemide showroom as well as discuss principals of modern design and how to integrate modern and new together.

September 30th - Mark Buckheit Framing:
 The framer for the St. Louis Art Museum, the Contemporary, and various galleries around town, we'll tour his studio, see some marvelous artwork and also learn how to frame things properly. I'll have a handout on some tips/hints that you can use. (please note: there will be several flights of stairs to climb for this particular tour. If you cannot do this, please contact me)

October 7 - Ivey-Selkirks Go behind the scenes of Ivey-Selkirks. We'll have a lecture on how auction houses work, you can ask questions, and we'll also get a preview before anyone else in St. Louis of some paintings/furniture from their upcoming auctions including the Modernist auction in November and their monthly auction. I'll show you my pics and some possibilities of what you can buy and use for your home.

5. DonghiaCatie, my local rep for this internationally known line of fabric and furniture will preview the new fabrics for fall. It's exciting. She'll have real, large samples to share. Everyone will love this opportunity.

For the first class, we will meet at R.Ege's shop, when you send in your registration, I'll then email you directions closer to the time of the class. 

Cost is $98/per person for all 5 classes. You have a choice from 2-4pm OR 7-9pm whichever you choose. I do need a commitment from you for either time so I can see how many students are available each time. 

Email me at for more information. I can even send you a registration form. Our website should be updated soon with the current information. 


Coming late fall/early winter: Christmas decorating. I'll share my experience decorating the second largest house in St. Louis for the holidays. The lecture will be on Florist Row in St. Louis.