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Famed interior designers offer tips as showrooms open doors to bargain hunters with good taste

By Shelby Hodge

Culture_Map_PhotoIt’s happy days for interior design hounds this weekend when the Houston Design Center throws open the doors of its typically to-the-trade-only showrooms for the annual designer sample sale. Add to the many bargains, design tips from Mitzi Beach of the Design Network, and designer intel from Jessy Fuller.

While the experts will share their wisdom on Friday morning, the sale runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

A preview of the showrooms reveals a number of amazing bargains that should have eager shoppers lining up well before doors open. Case in point is the Henredon king-size bed at Bunch & Shoemaker that is marked down from $7,800 to the ridiculous price of $1,750.

Design House has secured an extra 6,000 square feet of space in the center and filled it with furnishings and accessories that are being offered at 50 to 70 percent off of original prices while Scene One Interiors has a number of pieces at half price.

Showrooms getting into the discount swing of things include Charles Ray & Associates, Charlotte Nail Antiques, Johnson Simon Resources, Ken Kehoe & Co., Lighting Treasures, Pride of Persia Rug Co. and Teri Pugh Studio.

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