December 30, 2008

School Bells Ring in the New Year With Design Guy University

School bells ring in the new year with this semester’s choice course list from Design Guy University. Colors for 2009 top the list with topics covering big design for small spaces, construction basics, interior design history, and the latest with the new products available at a new showroom to-the-trade. Taught by local interior designer D. Scott Tjaden, Allied Member ASID, at University City’s Centennial Commons and on location. Design-divas, style-mavins, cable-home-decorating addicts, and anyone else wanting to hone their interior skills will benefit from the Winter offerings. Starting January 20th until February 17th, every Tuesday your choice from either 2-4pm or 7-9pm, the class list is available on the website at or by calling 314.761.5740. RAH! RAH! RAH! See you in class! (Sorry, rowdy towels not included).
314.761.5740 for more information and to reserve a spot.

Checks make out to: Scott Tjaden Mail to: Design Guy University, 2433 McNair Avenue, St.Louis, MO 63104

Classes all 5 for $98, 2 hours each at either 2-4pm or 7-9pm on days listed below.

Class listing:

1. Jan 20, 2009: Color 101: Color for 2009.

Learn what new colors are in store for the year from the leading color resources and the Color Marketing Group. Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Boulevard, UCity, 63130; 314.862.2037.

2. Jan 27, 2009: Big Design, Small Spaces.

Learn how even the smallest péid-a-térre (like mine of only 150 square feet) and small spaces don't have to be difficult with just a few hints. Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Boulevard, UCity, 63130; 314.862.2037.

3. Feb 3, 2009: Construction 101. Real costs revealed as you see what’s involved when adding on or building a new home. Learn how Green design can save you money down the road. Boa Construction Company, 8417 Chapin Industrial Dr., Saint Louis, MO 63114, 314.524.0203;

4. Feb 10, 2009: Design History 101.

The history of interior design via the design of chairs. We’ll look at the earliest chair known from the Metropolitain Museum of Art (Egypt 4000BC) to present day designer Phillipe Stark. Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive Boulevard, UCity, 63130; 314.862.2037.

5. Feb 17, 2009: Design & Detail.

We’ll go to this two-year-old showroom located in Maplewood where we’re in for a surprise of new products available. Design & Detail, 2731 Sutton Blvd Suite, 100 St Louis MO; 63143; 314.781.3336;

Happy New Year from Design Guy University

Thanks to all of you for making Design Guy University's first year a success. Wishes for a prosperous and happy 2009!