Normally I’d stick to highlighting a couple events for the weekend ahead (like the Decori and ASID sales, coming below), but when you glance at the rest of September and into October, the options are a bit staggering—and exciting. So to ensure you have some advance notice, the opportunity to buy discount tickets online (if applicable), and really, just to fill out those calendars and save the dates, here’s a quick rundown of some greatness coming.
Your home will thank you!
Decori Designs Fabric Sale
Through September 30, 2012 | Decori
It’s as easy as this: All month long, all fabric at this Edina retailer is 20 percent off! And we’re not talking basic swatches. They claim the largest collection of designer fabric in the Twin Cities, and have designers on hand to answer questions, give advice, and walk you through the entire process. Find something you like, which prompts an entire room remodel? No problem. They have in-house design services. Any style, any project size, they’re happy to help. 3924 West 50th St., Edina, decoridesigns.com
ASID Sample Sale
September 20-22 | International Market Square
This weekend’s sale, put on by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), features loads of luxury furnishings at 50-80 percent off. And I mean loads. About 30 showrooms are participating in the annual event to reduce their intentory. Shop for stylish high-end furniture and decorative pieces at deeply discounted prices.
AIA Homes by Architects Tour
September 22 & 23, 2012 | Various Homes
This self-guided tour takes you through 16 new and remodeled homes around the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and features the work of official American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA Minnesota) architects. Learn more at homesbyarchitects.org
Parade of Homes Fall Showcase & Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase
Parade of Homes Fall Showcase September 8-30, 2012 | Various Homes
Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase September 28-30, 2012 | Various Homes
There are over 300 new homes to tour in the Parade of Homes Fall Showcase, and nearly 90 remodeled homes in the Remodelers Showcase. Catch a glimpse of the homes and talent involved in our preview, then learn more at paradeofhomes.org.
Kohler Signature Store Open House
Saturday, October 6 | KOHLER® Signature Store
If you’re considering a bath or kitchen remodel, this event is for you. Enjoy light bites and giveaways while browsing the latest kitchen and bath trends and chatting with experts. Learn more at kohleredina.com and RSVP to email@example.com by Sept. 28 if interested in attending this fun, free event. 7101 France Avenue, South Suite 109, Edina, MN, 952-314-9032
Fall Trends at Bachman’s
Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Bachman’s
Our sister magazine, Minnesota Monthly, is sponsoring an event at Bachman’s Minneapolis. You’ll enjoy shopping discounts, light bites and beverages, plus educational design seminars (discussing indoor and outdoor home trends) led by Susie Bachman and MNMO Lifestyle Editor Katie Dohman. Learn more and RSVP at MNMO.com/Bachmans.
ASID Designer Kitchen & Bath Tour
October 13 & 14, 2012 | Various Homes
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is made up of experienced, passionate interior designers, and this tour showcases some of their work, featured in 13 fabulous redesigns. Buy $15 discount tickets online in advance.
And of course, our annual Midwest Home Show is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center this November 16-18, but I won’t overwhelm you with too many facts about that just yet!