Free Information and Advice on Design Products

If you're thinking about remodeling or building a new home, LSC-Kingwood's upcoming Interior Design Trade Show is the place for you.

Design students have been hard at work researching the qualities and uses of many design products.  The class focuses on the hard surfaces used in homes and elements of green design.  Information about resilient flooring, slate, quartz countertops, carpet tiles and many other products will be on display.

Anita Teer, instructor for the class Materials, Methods and Estimating for Interiors and owner of Let's Talk Interiors, Inc., says, "For anyone who is remodeling or building, this show will be helpful in educating them about the different products available to them beyond the typical tile and granite."

She says her students learn to estimate flooring and draperies as well as learn how these things are made.  They take field trips to see where the products are produced and sold and visit with industry professionals who they will be working with in the future.

"There are products out there that are becoming more popular every day," Teer says, "and those who come to the show will see how design is changing every day."

The trade show displays will be in the Art Gallery of the Student Center/Fine Arts Building, April 6 through 17.  The event is free.  Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment. 

A reception will be held on the opening day, Monday, April 6 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.   Students will be available at that time to talk about their presentations and faculty will be on-hand with information about the interior design program.

LSC-Kingwood offers a one-year home decorating certificate and an associate's degree in interior design and is one of only a select few colleges in Texas endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).  Students who enroll in the program are mentored by design professionals gaining an important foothold in the industry upon graduation.

For more information about the trade show or the interior design program, contact Susan Ouren at 281-312-1639.

Registration for the fall semester will continue up until the first day of class, August 24, 2009.  Register in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With over 50,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas.