ESTERO, FL  Working with a designer can save you money by eliminating decorating mistakes, increasing creative thinking about your project and using resources wisely.  Melissa G. Allen of MGA Interior Design shares her secrets about the process behind designing a home as the guest speaker for Miromar Design Center’s Saturday Seminar Series in July.

 Allen will present “Insider Secrets and Tricks of the Trade from a Design Pro” on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at Miromar Design Center.  Come prepared with your design challenges and learn the basic principles for creating great design. MGA Interior Design is a full service interior design firm located in Southwest Florida. Their work is currently showcased in the 2011 ASID Dream House.  Allen is the firm’s principal designer, a licensed ASID member, a certified GREEN AP and was recently recognized as Miromar Design Center’s Designer of Distinction.

 Miromar Design Center’s Saturday Seminars are held engaging conversations held at 11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month.  A wine tasting will follow the seminar.  The Saturday Seminar Series is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited. Registration is required, online only at: www.MiromarDesignCenter.com  RSVP by Thursday, July 7. Call (239) 390-8207 for more information.

 Miromar Design Center is the only design center in Southwest Florida and one of only 19 major design centers in the nation. It is the premier destination for design professionals and consumers.  The 45 stores feature a worldwide collection of the most desired names in furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, kitchen and bath products, art, accessories, and wall coverings such as Baker, Ann Sacks, Fendi Casa, Ralph Lauren Home, Poggenpohl, Roche Bobois, Clive Christian, Walker Zanger, Francesco Molon and many more.  Also, a Clearance Showroom features home décor guaranteed to be a minimum of 50% off regular retail showroom pricing. The public is welcome at Miromar Design Center to buy and experience what great design can do to enhance your lifestyle.  Interior design referral services are available and consumers who do not already have a designer, can be teamed up with a design professional for a free consultation upon request.   

 Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. First floor stores are open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Second and third floor hours vary.   For more information call (239) 390-5111.  Located on Corkscrew Road in Estero across from Miromar Outlets, take I-75, to exit 123, between Naples and Fort Myers.