It’s Designed for a Cure, an inaugural event being held by the Virginia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation this Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Virginia. This decorating and design experience will feature exciting workshops and a luncheon and lecture by well-known designer and businesswoman Annie Selke. She’s the founder and visionary behind Dash and Albert Rug Company, Pine Cone Hill and Annie Selke Home.
Selke is also the author of Fresh American Spaces, a design and lifestyle book that was published late last year. Over lunch she’ll share tidbits from the book, which encourages people to liven up the homes they’re in, along with her thoughts and expertise on interior furnishings and fabric design. (Williams & Sherrill hosted a book signing in November.)
Workshops will give tips on how to solve common but perplexing decorating challenges, and guests are welcome to choose among two of three talks before lunch is served. One workshop is called “The Big Splash.” Take part and find out how to make one in your home. Another topic is “The Positive Qi,” and I, for one, am really intrigued. There’ll also be an interactive panel discussion. All sessions — no, the whole event — will provide a special opportunity to learn from designers in the know.
Guests are also invited to enter a drawing to win a home design package worth $4,500 from Williams & Sherrill.
Tickets for Designed for a Cure are $75. To purchase tickets and for more information, call Linda Vines at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 527-1500 or click here to send her an e-mail. All proceeds from the event will help fund research into finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive systems of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States.