Sunday, 1 April 2012


I have always been very impressed at how active and engaging our Art Gallery is in promoting local culture and supporting our community.   Following last year’s successful event, Let’s Talk Design, the Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are offering a series of four interactive design presentations this April that are not to be missed.

This year the theme for the Let’s Talk Design event is “New Ways to Live”. The series will present four of Victoria’s leading interior design firms: JC Scott Design Associates – “Living environments that support your health”, Inoui Design Collective – “Back to the Future: Rethinking our traditional use of space”, Design One Stevens – “Your Kitchen Takes Center Stage”, and Meade Design Group – “What Luxury Means Today”, who will tackle this presentation in a variety of ways, sharing their ideas and engaging the audience.


Friday. April 20 @ 7pm | “What Luxury Means Today”

Ivan Meade and Echo Eaton-Thorne from Meade Design Group


Many of us imagine luxury in a home to be synonymous with grand, ornate spaces and furnishings that most of us can only dream of. However, luxury in an interior today can be so much more. During Meade Design Group’s lecture ‘What Luxury Means Today’, a variety of topics will be covered including space, furnishings, modern conveniences and how to combine the luxuries of today and yesterday in your space.



La Galerie des Glaces – The Palace of Versailles



Ivan Meade – Principal Designer C.G.D.
Ivan founded Meade Design Group in 2002 and the company has not stopped growing since. He continues to enjoy his design career because every day, every project, and every client is different. Design stimulates him and he is able to express himself and his clients with different mediums on a daily basis. He takes pride in enhancing clients’ businesses and homes so they can live their best life.


Ivan is a leader in the design blog movement world-wide with the publicly and critically acclaimed Meade Design Group – The Blog, which was one of the first of its kind when the first post was published back in 2007. The blog features interviews with top designers, the popular ‘Eye Candy of the Week’ and informative entries on trending design topics.



Ivan Meade


Echo Eaton-Thorne – Interior Designer D.I.D.
Echo grew up in the world of renovation and general contracting; she received her education from Vancouver Island University’s interior design program and graduated with an award in art history in 2006. She has been with Meade Design Group ever since and loves her career because it allows her to help clients fall in love with their homes all over again, through the functionality and aesthetics achieved after a fun and interactive experience between her and her clients.



Echo Eaton-Thorne


Sponsors: Gabriel Ross Inc. |&| Y.A.M.  Magazine

The series is scheduled to be held at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Moss Street April 19, 20 and 21, 2012.  There will be two evening presentations, one each on April 19 and 20, and morning and afternoon presentations on Saturday April 20.  Tickets for each presentation are priced at $20, with a maximum of 65 persons at each presentation. The sessions will be 2 hours in length, each presentation will be followed by questions and refreshments will be served.  An “early bird” discount (1 lecture free) will be offered for those buying tickets to all 4 lectures prior to April 5.

I invite you to support the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and attend what is sure to be a great event!   For more information please visit:





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1 comment:

Echo said...

So looking forward to it! I think it is going to be a terrific series!