This fall, we are so excited to be hosting an interior design class series in the Greenhouse, our classroom and community space here in Durham, NC. On Thursday night, friends from our local community gathered here for food, drinks, and tours of our space, as designer Edward Walker talked about his creative process in designing the perfect space to offically kick off the series!


Right now, there’s a bedroom in Spoonflower’s lobby! And while we wouldn’t recommend sitting (much less sleeping!) on the bed, we’ve been so excited to to work with Edward Walker and his team to create the monogrammed bedding and coordinating prints included in this vignette. Over the course of this fall, we will be providing hands-on workshops right here in the Greenhouse to create the items featured in this bedroom display. Design professionals Sharon Gregory (left) and Sandra VanSickle (center) of Gimme Decorum will be teaching workshops to create custom panel curtains and flanged pillow shams, and Spoonflower’s own Allie Tate will be teaching an introductory level Adobe Illustrator course to create custom monograms and basic surface pattern designs.

Edward Walker, known for his work on TLC’s Trading Spaces, has been designing innovative spaces in the Triangle for years, and he imparted the wisdom of his time in the business to our guests last night. Edward’s philosophy on design is to make your space your very own– and to do that, function has to be first in mind as you begin your planning. While I won’t attempt to recap the three pages of furiously scribbled notes I have from the lecture, I will say that one of the key ideas of the night is that, “in design, there are no rules.” Oh, and you can never have too many lamps!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to kick off our Interior Design Series last night!