MTSU Interior Design 2010 Student Showcase

Many of you have heard me talk about the Student Showcase I spent the past three months coordinating with the MTSU Student Chapter of ASID/IIDA (that may not mean anything to you…that scrabble of letters stands for two separate professional organizations). It was a crazy and exciting experience and one in which I learned a lot! Lesson #1: Work as a team, Lesson #2: Think about all the details, Lesson #3: Something always goes wrong! After lots of work and anticipation, though, the event took place on Saturday evening, February 20th, 2010 at the James Union Building Tennessee Room on MTSU’s campus and it was fantastic! Whew!

Photo Credit: Andrew Turner

I hardly took a breath between 6:30 that morning when I started working and 10:00 that evening when we cleared out of the building. I think I heard my name called more that day than I usually do in an entire week! Because of the help of my wonderful husband, I was able to set-up my display (pictured below) in just enough time for our guest reception.

Photo Credit: Katherine Fones

Photo Credit: Andrew Turner

And by the way…meet me!*

Photo Credit: Andrew Turner

Photo Credit: Andrew Turner

Our officers and faculty advisor with MTSU’s President Sydney McPhee and our guest speaker, Cheryl Durst. She was so inspiring and connected with everyone in the audience (not just the designers in the room)!

Photo Credit: Katherine Fones

It should also be noted that all of our centerpieces and event decorations were created on zero budget. Thanks to our faculty advisor for loaning the paper lanterns from her wedding and Margaret Neal, a product rep from Seabrook Wallcoverings, who donated as many wall-covering samples as we could need. Thanks!

Photo Credit: Me

Photo Credit: Me

Photo Credit: Katherine Fones

Photo Credit: Katherine Fones

We displayed sets of four wall-covering samples in a radial arrangement along with the paper lanterns and locally harvested magnolia leaves for our centerpieces. It was a lot of fun to prepare as a group. These pictures just don’t do them justice.

Photo Credit: Katherine Fones

Photo Credit: Katherine Fones

Posing with our State Senator Jim Tracy.

Photo Credit: Sharon Coleman

And with our dean Dr. Terry Whiteside.

Photo Credit: Sharon Coleman

And last but most definitely not least, David…the man behind the work. Thanks babe for your help!

Photo Credit: Andrew Turner

Photo Credit: Andrew Turner

Sorry for the poor pixel quality on some of these photos. It was a whirlwind of a day and of course, I forgot my back-up camera batteries. ­čśŽ

Still going…

Now it’s crunch time! The MTSU Student Chapter ASID/IIDA 2010 Interior Design Student Showcase is tomorrow! (whew, that was a mouthful). I will definitely be taking pictures of my display ┬áto share with all of you on Monday. Wish me luck!

Photo Credit: from ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, by Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by John Tenniel

And see you next week!

PS This past week was also New York Fashion Week, but sadly I haven’t been able to follow any of it (from my computer of course). So I am really looking forward to all the beauties awaiting me after Saturday. I have seen a few sneak peeks from bloggers I follow (The Glamourai for instance) and it is very exciting. You can expect to hear more about that soon. ­čÖé