Design Show To Benefit NSO

Reston designer Camille Beers selected to participate.


Camille Beers of Camille Beers Design Studio has designed her version of an "East meets West bedroom."


Camille Beers of Reston listens as Carmen Stull, vice president for development, Women’s Committee for the NSO and co-chair of the event with Dolores Potosnak describes the plans for this years designer show. Next to Carmen is Angela Gainey, design chair of the celebration.


Carmen Stull, vice president for development, Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO); Edith Chhin, wife of the Cambodian Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S.; Linda Gaa, wife of the Philippine Ambassador to the U.S.; Nunung Kuncorowati, wife of the Indonesian Ambassador to the U.S. and Luis Florendo, Filipino American designer.

Beyond Dragons — an east-west fusion of interior design, presented by the Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra — was announced last week at a luncheon at the Kennedy Center. The design show will be held this year at the Chevy Chase Women’s Club on Oct. 22-26. Ten local designers will be featured. Feng Shui, table settings, Ikebana and window treatments are some of the workshops and demonstrations already scheduled for the five-day show. The Embassy of Japan is tentatively planning a Tea Ceremony.

Local designers include Camille Beers, Reston; Sally Steponkus, Washington, D.C.; Liz Levin, Washington, D.C.; Sandra Meyers, Rockville Md.; Shannon Munn, Springfield; Janet Morais and Anna Bimba, Manassas; Luis Florendo, Baltimore Md.; Karen Luria and Mary Beth Schepp, Alexandria; Tracy Morris, Washington D.C. and Ian Simpson of Smith & Hawken in Chevy Chase Md.

In addition to the Women’s Committee and the designers; members of the ASEAN Women's Circle are participating with this year’s show. This non-profit organization is composed of wives of ASEAN ambassadors and diplomats, and female diplomats from the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) embassies. The 10 ASEAN nations are: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

For more information on the upcoming show visit <a href=http://www.kennedy-center.org/celebrations.> www.kennedy-center.org/celebrations.