On Trend: Garden Retreats.

What’s a way to make your backyard an oasis? The garden retreat.

This year’s outdoor living trend takes a twist on expanding areas to entertain with the goal of relaxation and an escape from the busy day.

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These garden retreats are often design specifically with a space to get away from the world’s demands. Think about utilizing a hammock or beautiful outdoor sofa with soft cushions, a water feature, tropical palms, a soft wind chime, pergola or she shed made for yoga and catching up on your favorite novel.

Privacy is a main goal of these amazing extensions of home with use of decorative screens, landscaping barriers to provide an off-the-grid spot and shade from the evening sun.

If you’re looking for a new space to unwind at the end of a day, consider a garden retreat! Make a comfortable sitting area…a perfect place to kick up your feet and be sure to place plant materials nearby that foster your refueling from the day.

Enjoy creating a space outside of your home to relax this Spring!

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Indiana Flower + Patio Show This Weekend!

Kicking off this weekend, the Indiana Flower + Patio Show is sure to shake off winter’s blues!

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The show runs March 10th through the 18th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The theme for this year’s show is “60” as the Indiana Flower + Patio Show celebrates 60 years of sharing all that is landscaping! Said to have lots of groovy green features, the show will get you excited for your home projects.

Check out booths of talented landscapers to get inspiration and ideas for your green thumb adventures this Spring featuring fun 60s throwback themes. One neat exhibit is “Warhol’s Inspirations” including a view of Any Warhol’s approach to gardening with an canopy of umbrella clouds.

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New this year! Get your hands dirty with fun workshops. These require registration and have a fee.  Create gardens, a bridal bouquet, bracelet, and much more! These workshops take place in Expo Hall, near the Unilock Outdoor Living Stage at the West end of the building. Space is limited and costs vary. Click here to register. Payment due on site.

Have fun at this annual get ready for Spring event!

 

 

Hours are: Saturday, March 10; 10am-9pm, Sunday, March 11: 10am-5pm, Monday, March 12: 11am-9pm, Tuesday, March 13: 11am-9pm, Wednesday, March 14: 11am-9pm, Thursday, March 15: 11am-9pm, Friday, March 16: 11am-9pm, Saturday, March 17: 10am-9pm, Sunday, March 18: 10am-5pm. Get discounted tickets online here.

 

Home Show Starts Today!

Get out from the winter’s cold and soak in some green spaces, interior design inspiration and more at the Indianapolis Home Show! The home show kicks off today and will run through January 28th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

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Start your to do, wanna-have-this, Pinterest-in-real-life home projects list! Check out the latest trends in home technology, gardening, interior design and more. Learn from the experts with  green thumbs, tour the beautiful gardens and even a centerpiece home by Fischer Homes! Stop by the trendy new tiny homes village, meet and greet national HGTV housing renovators, furniture makers and celebrity interior designers and more.

And, be sure to check out the all-new Booher Remodeling Company’s wine bar!

Get tickets online here. Adults (at the door) $14; Adults (online only) $12; Children (Ages 6-12) $3; Children (Ages 5 & Under) FREE.

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The Home Show is Back!

Mark your calendars for a retreat from the winter cold this year at the Indianapolis Home Show! The home show runs January 19th through the 28th at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

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Get inspired for your home projects! The show features this year’s latest and greatest home trends, green thumb experts and ideas, beautiful gardens, a centerpiece home by Fischer Homes, tiny homes, national HGTV housing renovators, furniture makers and celebrities and interior designers and more.

Shop for new furniture ideas, visit the vast gardens for green inspiration, check out the featured guest speakers on stage, check out the tiny home village, New this year: the Booher Remodeling Company’s wine bar!

Get tickets online here. Adults (at the door) $14; Adults (online only) $12; Children (Ages 6-12) $3; Children (Ages 5 & Under) FREE.

Color of the Year: Ultra Violet!

Each year the Pantone Color Institute announces its Color of the Year. The 2018 color is Ultra Violet!

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How does this impact your home? Think accent pillows, florals, tapestries and more.

According to Pantone, “In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Adding spice and brightness, Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness. In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant.”

In addition to Ultra Violet, Pantone has announced that a ‘new, exciting spectrum of colors’ will make their way into interior design and styling. These playful colors can transform spaces, including children’s rooms, into a bright play to call home.

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Have fun with this 2018 color palette with a new front door color pop, soft throws, pillows, wall art and beyond.

Get inspired for an amazing 2018 with these “lollipop” colors!

 

Check out the Chinese Lantern Festival!

Now through January 7th, visit the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival! You won’t want to miss this colorful and entertaining event.

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Enjoy 33 sets of giant-sized lantern displays featuring LED lights are handmade and custom built by Chinese artisans. Learn about Chinese traditions and ancient culture while walking through the interactive displays.

Some highlights: a 100-foot long Chinese dragon, a 30-foot tall Chinese arch, performances by acrobats, traditional Chinese cuisines, artisan demonstrations and souvenirs.

Performance Times: Sunday through Thursday: 6:30p and 8p; Friday and Saturday: 6:30p 8p and 9p.

The event is from 5:30p to 10p daily. Tickets are available online or at the door: $15, adult; $12, seniors 65+ and military; $10, child; free, children four and under. Parking is $5.

Winter Wonderland in Fishers: Nov. 30.

The annual holiday lighting ceremony in Fishers is taking place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, November 30th.

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Join fellow Fishers residents, neighbors, family and friends at Central Green in front of City Hall for the lighting ceremony. The NPD Amp is currently under construction so the lights will be shifted accordingly. 

Enjoy ice sculptures on display, hot cocoa and cookies, food by 5280 Bistro and live music by Dave and Rae.

Not only will Winter Wonderland occupy the NPD area but it will also stretch along 116th Street  to nearby businesses making for a festive downtown.

Get in the holiday spirit with this annual event!