'Idea House' Showcases Small Space Decorating On A Budget | News
In historic Macon, a group of young interior designers set out on a mission to show people how a small living space can look great, even if you're on a budget.
This weekend, the Young Patrons will showcase two homes that they decorated at the Dannenberg Lofts building as part of their "Idea House" project.
"When people come to the Dannenberg building, first of all, you're going to want to see how this place looks, because it looks fantastic," said Decorator Canaan Marshall.
Marshall says he and seven other decorators used up-cycled furniture, and do-it-yourself projects to decorate the homes. He says most of the items will go on sale at a flea market that's hosted by Historic Macon later this month.
Marshall says decorating a small apartment or loft can be challenging, especially for college students who suffer financially.
"It's kind of like a scavenger hunt. You have to go and look through different things to get your space to look the way you want it. Overall, you'll have a great room and a great space after that," Marshall explained.
Marshall is only one of eight designers at the "Idea House." He says the Young Patrons are members of the Historic Macon Foundation. The young decorators are all under the age of 40.
Tours of the "Idea House" will run Saturday, October 5th from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 6th from noon until 2:30 p.m., at the Dannenberg Lofts. Admission is $10.