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Join us September 20-25th for our 3rd annual Highwood Design Week, proudly presented by Benchmark Developers and supported by over a dozen participating businesses in the interior design, building, remodeling, fashion, and art industries.
You may know Highwood for its restaurants, bars, nightlife and festivals, but Highwood also offers a unique collection of local, independent businesses that represent the very best in design! This week-long series of events aims to offer consumers and industry professionals a chance to experience numerous design related events, networking and learning opportunities into one convenient week.
This year, we invite you to enjoy a fabulous launch party on Monday, September 20 in partnership with PowerHouse SMART at Summer Classics Home, followed by nightly events mid-week, and capped off by a Design Expo with a kid zone and CHAIRity Auction benefiting Designs 4 Dignity on Saturday, September 25th. Find more information and RSVP for Design Week events at www.highwoodchamber.com/designweek.
Design Week Schedule
MONDAY I SEPT 20 | 5PM | LAUNCH PARTY
Join us for a fabulous launch party in the beautiful confines of Summer Classics Home in Highland Park. This event is organized in partnership with PowerHouse SMART. Featuring a runway show by I Am The Carter Projekt.
TUESDAY | SEPT 21 | 6PM | PROCLAMATION NIGHT AT CITY HALL & HAPPY HOUR
Join us to hear Highwood Mayor Charlie Pecaro read the official proclamation for Design Week 2021, then follow us to a nearby watering hole for cocktails with the Highwood Chamber of Commerce sponsored by FWC Architects and featuring a raffle for brand consulting from Studio L Design.
WEDNESDAY | SEPT 22 | 4:30PM | CEU & RECEPTION FOR PROFESSIONALS
Sherwin-Williams and Street Level Studio will present “Wellness Design in the Home–Paint, Paper, and Biophilic Design.” The two-part presentation opens with Sherwin-Williams’ new CEU course reviewing how intrinsic color is to the discussion of wellness and exploring biophilic design. Then Beyond the Surface™ wallcoverings from Street Level Studio explores using custom, digitally designed wallpaper to connect with the patterns of nature and create a sense of well-being in a home. After the CEU, there will be a reception with wine and light bites!
THURSDAY | SEPT 23 | 5 PM | COCKTAILS WITH REAL PRODUCERS MAGAZINE
Enjoy the gorgeous showroom at The ABL Group, featuring Real Producers Magazine, and network with a room of Realtors and design pros!
FRIDAY | SEPT 24 | 5PM | RENOVATION TRENDS AT EARTH RENOVATIONS
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SATURDAY | SEPT 25 | 11AM-4PM | DESIGN EXPO & CHAIRity AUCTION
Bring your family and design project ideas! Attendees will have access to dozens of world-class design companies and a fun kid zone brought to you by The ABL Group and Sherwin Williams.
Don't miss the silent CHAIRity Auction! You'll see Adirondack chairs around town starting Labor Day weekend, and you'll get a chance to bid on them at the Expo on Saturday, September 25. All auction proceeds benefit Designs 4 Dignity!
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