Arts Council to offer interior design classes
CENTREVILLE — This spring the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council will offer workshops that will teach members and guests how to make over a room. Participants will learn how to use the furnishings they have to give a room a certain feel — cozy, formal, restful, energetic — by adding color, changing the placement of the furniture, adding colorful pillows or artwork, or including an accent wall in a contrasting color.
Queen Anne’s County resident and professional interior designer Deborah Scaggiari has been decorating homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic for 30 years. Her finely tuned knowledge of color, function, and detail allow her to work in a range of styles, creating a look tailored to reflect her client’s space and lifestyle. Whether your taste is classic or modern, vintage or rustic, Scaggiari will use her sense of versatility to help you achieve the look you want.
Members can take one workshop for $55 and non-members for $60 or sign up for the series, including a visit to Scaggiari’s house, for $335 for members and $350 non-members. And all over a glass of wine and snacks. Workshop I — Color Your World Wednesday March 22 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55 for members and $60 for non-members Instructors: Deborah Scaggiari and Rick Strittmater
Talk color with the experts. What color makes you feel restful, energetic, hungry? What colors go well with other colors? Do you want to follow the color trends or do you play it safe? Work with a color wheel and color samples to explore new ideas for a room in your home. Workshop II – Feel Your Way for a New Look Wednesday March 29 – 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55 for members and $60 for non-members Instructor Deborah Scaggiari Explore how the texture of a fabric or wallpaper can bring your room closer the one you have pictured. Are your existing curtains or drapes the best window treatment to help you achieve the look you want? Are you taking the best advantage of the bones of your house, es- pecially an old house, such as high ceilings or low beams? Bring a picture of the room you want to redo and start a decorator’s board to assemble samples and pictures to use when you start your renovation project. Workshop III – Every Square Inch Counts Wednesday – April 5 — 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55 for members $60 for non-members Instructor: Deborah Scaggiari Millwork can either add to the comfort and functionality of a room or can just take up space. Should you consider built-ins or bookshelves? Will molding add to the look you are seeking? Can you incorporate the wainscoting in the redesign when you prefer a modern look?
The furniture in my house doesn’t match. How can I use the furniture I have? I want to use my grandmother’s sideboard. Can that fit in a redesign? Add samples to your decorator’s board of different finishes that complement the wood finishes in your home Workshop IV – Accentuate the Positive Wednesday — April 12 – 6:30- 8:30 p.m. $55 for members and $60 for non-members Instructor: Deborah Scaggiari Sometimes the smallest and boldest pillow can make the other colors in the room pop. I want to know if I should I add a contrasting color somewhere in the room. How can I add interest to the items in my china closet? How should I display the artwork I have? Do I need to consider different lighting? Learn about how the smallest items in your room can make a big difference. Workshop V – Pull It All Together Wednesday — April 19 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $55 for members and $60 for non-members Instructor: Deborah Scaggiari Now that you have decided on the colors you might like to use and the window treatment that will best highlight the architecture of your home and considered adding different finishes and accent pieces, let the expert show you how to arrange your room. You will use premeasured paper and a template to arrange your furniture to create the feel you want. Workshop VI – See How It All Works Date TBD $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers Instructor: Deborah Scaggiari See the theory in practice. For anyone that has taken at least one of the other classes, participants will be able to go to Scaggiari’s home to see how she has put all the theory to work in her own home. Workshop VII – Faux Finishes Wednesday April 26 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. $55 for members and $60 for non-members Instructor: TBD
County Commissioner Mark Anderson welcomes members of the Bay Area Association of Realtors to the first of two educational sessions held Feb. 8 to provide information and answer questions regarding the Southern Kent Island Sewer project. The county launched a new website designed to keep the community up to date on the project https://skisewer.com.