Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of those reality TV interior design shows? The fast flash of aÂ bedroom makeover sketch usually plays second-fiddle to the highÂ drama that ensues to complete theÂ project on budget and on time. Well, here’s your chance to take an up-close look at those design sketches, and evenÂ meet one of the designers who appeared on HGTV’s “Design Star,” Matt Locke.
Locke willÂ be keynote speaker for an event this Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 P.M. to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern California. Located at the California Auto Museum, the event isÂ hosted by TV star power Branden Rickman, winner of Bravo Networkâ€™s â€œMake Me a Supermodel,”andÂ is presented by the International Academy of Design & Technology. TheÂ nightÂ features design plans from the academy’s top interior design students, fashion designers, and graphic designers. These areÂ your future TV designers in the making.
If you can’t tear yourself away from the HGTV network, here’s your chance to get a real-life taste of the action. One lucky winnerÂ willÂ get a set of two tickets here! Anyone who emails me (greenbeet At SacRag DOT com) by high noon on Monday, April 26 will have their name entered into a drawing. Please write “Design Show Tickets” in the subject of your email. I will notify the winner by 5pm on Monday.
If you don’t win and still want to attend, tickets are pretty cheap: $10 for standing room only, $15 for general admission, and $25 for preferred seating. Learn more by calling the academy at (916) 285-9468.