Friday, June 18, 2010

A Lovely Morning at The Indiana Design Center



















Hi Friends! I'm in Indy this weekend for my high school reunion. Indiana just recently opened the first of their showrooms at their new Indiana Design Center and I just couldn't resist going to check it out. It is a beautiful building and will be a spectacular resource for Indiana designers when all the tenants fill their showroom space.

I met a really nice guy, Eric Reynolds, that runs his business Outre. They have wonderful upholstered pieces and some really pretty fabrics to put on those pieces. He used to have a retail furniture business in downtown Indy, but has moved his now 'To the Trades' showroom to the new design center. Go see him and his beautiful modern style furniture. I am sure you will find him to be as charming as I did. Here are some pictures from his space.

I went to The Trade Source. It's a beautiful showroom and the two Susans were dolls. They were so sweet and ordered a couple of memos for me. I can't wait to get them. I am so jealous that they have so many beautiful fabric lines all in one showroom. We have all those lines in Scottsdale, but I have to drive around to several design centers to access them all. Here are some of the photos I took of The Trade Source.

 







Nice stuff, right! Next, it was lunch time so we visited a new cafe that just opened in the Indiana Design Center on Rangeline Road in Carmel. It is called the Blu Moon Cafe and it was a great place to eat. The decor was nice too. Here are a few pictures.

 


Even their chairs were cool. However, when you are eating it is all about the food and the food didn't disappoint. I had their vegetable wrap. Two big thumbs up! My sweet mother had their chicken salad and said it was delish too. Brian and Michelle, the owners, met in culinary school and have a gem of a restaurant. Here's a picture of my food and a picture of my mother and I at the restaurant.


I'm the one on the right. I hope you've enjoyed my relaxing design day and aren't too jealous. Time to get cleaned up and head off to my reunion!
Susie

10 comments:

  1. BJPS by chance?
    I'm going to have to try Blu Moon Cafe :P

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  2. Oooh! I live in IL and totally see a road trip in my future.

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  3. Love the chairs and the soft blue sofa in the background...love a design center with lots and lots of fabric samples... Fay

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  4. Beautiful!!
    Hi Friend,
    So glad to have found your lovely blog! I look forward to following all of life's adventure's with you.
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  5. I loved the chairs from the Trade source. So many fun options and styles. And I totally want the ottoman for my bedroom...I am jealous you got to go there!

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  6. So much wonderful furniture! I LOVE that headboard in the third picture from the top. So pretty!

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  7. Great photos and recap...so glad you enjoyed the Indiana Design Center. Check out the IDC blog for more information about the building: http://IndianaDesignBlog.com

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  8. Thanks so much for stopping by Outré while you were in town. It was my pleasure to chat with you and your mother. I hope you had safe travels back to Arizona. Stop by anytime.

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  9. That does look like a great day out. Gorgeous stuff.

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  10. Hi Susie!
    Please stop by for a visit soon - I have an award for you : ) I hope you'll accept it!

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