Design Cincinnati brings in style expert Eddie Ross

Committee members Kristin Crowley, Kendra Black, Donna Hojnoski, Jennifer Buchholz, Carrie Carothers and Kate Hudson

Committee members Kristin Crowley, Kendra Black, Donna Hojnoski, Jennifer Buchholz, Carrie Carothers and Kate Hudson

Friday, Oct. 13, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson Pavilion at Smale Riverfront Park

Home decor and style expert Eddie Ross will speak at the Association of Volunteers’ second annual Design Cincinnati event, presented by ClearArc Capital.

The association is a fundraising auxiliary for Convalescent Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The event benefits the Be Well Program in the Occupational and Physical Therapy Department. Debbie Oliver, a longtime supporter of the Association of Volunteers, is the honorary chair.

Debbie Oliver

Debbie Oliver

Design Cincinnati celebrates home decor, interior design and beautiful living, with a nod to the group’s 50-year legacy, the Cincinnati Antiques Festival.

“Eddie Ross is the perfect speaker for our event,” said Jennifer Moriarty, association president. “He’s known for taking an out-of-the-box approach to decorating, scouring flea markets and estate sales for antiques and other vintage finds and using them in a new way.”

Ross has been a design, decorating and food editor for House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living and Food Network. He is currently promoting his new book, “Modern Mix.”

Eddie Ross lecture and luncheon tickets are $125. Admission includes the lecture, a book signing for his debut home design book “Design Wise,” a gourmet lunch and the opportunity to register for the curated workshops.  

Event sponsors include Bahl & Gaynor; the Oliver Family Foundation; Elizabeth Grace Home; Jules & Bing; Taft, Stettinius & Hollister; Schiff Insurance; Lewis & Marjorie Daniel Foundation; Western & Southern Financial Fund; Porter Wright; The English Contractors; All Occasions Event Rental and Krombholz Jewelers.



Enhance your own creativity

A highlight of the event is a chance to register for specialty workshops throughout the year. These workshops have been curated for Design Cincinnati guests who are looking to take their creativity one step further. Artisans and design experts will address different topics, including calligraphy, floral design, cooking, entertaining and interior design.

The Association of Volunteers has partnered with Robin Wood Flowers, Turner Farm, Manitou Candle, Gia & The Blooms, Jennifer G. Bowen, Villa Sanctuary, The Hive Studio, Daveeds Catering and Patti Johnson Interiors to provide classes. All workshop ticket prices will be available at registration at the Design Cincinnati Event. A portion of each ticket will benefit the hospital.    

Shannon Carter, the 2016 Design Cincinnati honorary chair and former Antiques Festival chair, will offer two workshops based on her book, “Living Artfully.” She will present a luncheon in her home using recipes and ideas from her book, followed by a discussion of topics from the book. Registration is available only at Design Cincinnati. Carter will donate all proceeds from her workshops to the hospital.

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