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Traditional Home hosts reopening of Ethan Allen Design Center
Jun 15, 2016

Last week, Traditional Home hosted a grand reopening party celebrating the Ethan Allen Design Center in Skokie, Illinois. Among the guests who were introduced to the reimagined showroom space and the company’s new products were Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari and Pamela Bemus, vice president of Ethan Allen Great Lakes Region, as well as Traditional Home’s publisher Beth McDonough and Stacey Farrar-Hermes, the magazine’s brand director, integrated marketing. Explains event organizer Heather Tweedy, “After lots of planning, it was great to see the Ethan Allen event in Skokie really come together. From the design center itself, to the Trends Presentation by Traditional Home contributing editor Elaine Markoutsas, to the catering and all the guests, it was a great event. Everyone had a wonderful time, and hopefully more people will continue to stop by this showroom and see its wonderful redesign.”

Attendee Jennifer Rizzo, blogger and owner of Jennifer Rizzo Design Company, concurred: “I loved hearing all about the current design trends and seeing them translated in this beautiful new Ethan Allen space. It was a really great evening away, and I met so many great people.”


Traditional Home contributing editor Elaine Markoutsas and publisher Beth McDonough with Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari


Kathwari, by the new Ethan Allen Collection: Buckhead


Markoutsas, during her Trend Presentation to designers and bloggers


(From left) Kathryn Scodro, design director of Kim Scodro Interiors, with
Traditional Home 
midwest managers Denise Kaiser and Tracy Szafarz, publisher Beth McDonough, and brand director Stacey Farrar-Hermes


Kevin Grace, set designer for
The Steve Harvey Show and founder of Kevin Grace Design, Markoutsas, and Denise Lopez of Denise Lopez Design 

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