I visited the Boston Design Center last week (not for the first time). The place is a blast and where I found the most wonderful kitchen designer on the planet, Donna Venegas at Venegas & Company. My kitchen is perfect and it was a dream to work with Donna. This is a photo from their website and while it is not my kitchen, it was the inspiration for it and I did choose those cabinets. So happy.
Anyway, the Design Center is a visual feast so even if you are not buying anything (honey, I swear I am not) , it is a great place to go for ideas and inspiration. It is usually a “to the trade” place which means it caters to design professionals but it is open to the public for this Treasure Hunt and there are over 80 showrooms.
Here is the scoop: Treasure Hunt at BDC sponsored by The Boston Globe
So what was I doing there? How the heck did I get in?
I signed in as a guest. It is easy to park and the nice helpful staff let you know what to do. Heck, I have even gone there in workout clothes (please don’t let Mothers with Manners know…they had a whole post on that). So, if you want to just browse it is fine, if you find something you have to have – warning – this may happen! There are two on-going programs either Designers On-Call or the Plush membership – both work well depending on how you much help/stuff you need. So click here for Frequently Asked Questions . You can also hire a designer. There are many in the area and it does streamline the process.
You could also check out my friend’s blog at Design Track Mind. Her name is Melissa Gulley and she is a talented and creative designer. She is also exceptionally good at listening (so important) and she is nice and fun, to boot. Below is a gorgeous girl’s bedroom that she designed.
Let the shopping begin!