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Living Out Loud; 

Using Color to Set the Stage for Life

Date/ Tuesday, April 18
Time / 1pm - 2pm
Location /Arsin Rug Gallery, 
1025 N Stemmons Frwy, Ste. 747
Credit / 1 CEPH

Celebrated designers, Chris Goddard and Michelle Nussbaumer lead this conversational lecture on the use of color to bring spaces alive.  They will share the strategies they employ to create spaces that use color boldly.  Learn how Goddard and Nussbaumer select palattes and how they "read" the client to specify with confidence.  Dennis Teague of Arsin Rug Gallery will guide this lecture and field questions from attendees.

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Chris Goddard
Principal Designer, Goddard Design Group

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Dennis Teague - moderator
Arsin Rug Gallery


Michelle Nussbaumer
Ceylon et Cie

Chris Goddard is a seasoned interior designer and creator of timeless, eclectic, and luxurious spaces. With over 30 years of  International experience, his work includes both residential and commercial projects in the U.S., Canada, the Cayman Islands and beyond. His eponymous firm Goddard Design Group, based in Springdale, Arkansas, has been recognized as one of the top 100 firms in the world by the Andrew Martin Interior Design Review.

Chris has trade memberships with the Design  Leadership Network, A.S.I.D., and I.D.S. where he serves as vice president of the Arkansas chapter. In 2018, he received an  A.S.I.D. Award of Excellence followed by the International Design & Architecture Award through design et al. Chris was named  DS Designer of the Year in both 2019 and 2020.

Chris’s design approach emphasizes the importance of centering design around the client. He never uses the same fabric or piece of furniture twice and believes a job well done is a job that tells a story and reflects the client. The one unifying factor in Goddard’s work is quality over trend; he advises clients to be active in the design process and educates them on investing in meaningful pieces in order to make an inheritable, timeless space.

Both Chris and his work have appeared in numerous National, Regional, and International publications, including  DPro, Domino, House, Interior Design, Modern Luxury Palm Beach, New York Social Diary, Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach Post, Southern Home, Veranda and The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Chris is also a frequent guest on podcasts and design panels.

In 2018, Chris participated in the Arkansas Symphony Designer Showhouse in Little Rock. In 2021, Chris was a finalist on the HGTV Design Star: Next Gen series. In early 2022, Chris was a featured designer in the Kips Bay Showhouse Palm Beach. Also in the works for Chris in late 2023 is a book featuring his finest projects.

Michelle Nussbaumer... bio to come

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