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TMCNet:  Interior Designer Marcia Prentice Brings 'Historical Modern' Eye to The Foundary Designer's Gallery

[March 21, 2011]

Interior Designer Marcia Prentice Brings 'Historical Modern' Eye to The Foundary Designer's Gallery

OMAHA, Neb., Mar 21, 2011 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- The Foundary, an exclusive, members-only home and lifestyle flash sale site, today announced the second special sales event from its "Designer's Gallery," featuring a diverse collection of products hand-selected for members by interior designer, blogger and TV personality, Marcia Prentice. The Foundary Designer's Gallery Marcia Prentice sales event will begin on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT at www.TheFoundary.com.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/NY68029 ) Marcia Prentice entered the interior design industry spotlight in 2010 while a student at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) as a cast member of the HGTV docu-reality series, "Design School." "Design School" followed the big hopes and designer dreams of talented elite design students in the SuperLab group at FIDM as they prepared to make their mark in the professional world of interior design.

The Foundary offers members home products from established and emerging designers and brands at unprecedented savings, up to 70% off retail. Consistent with the mission of The Foundary, the "Designer's Gallery" events focus on "products of substance" for the home -- distinctive products that inspire, share a story or define a point of view -- chosen for members by designers who, themselves, have spent their lives sharing a passion for design and a love of home.

"If I had to sum up my design style in two words, it would be 'Historical Modern," said Prentice. "I love driving through Los Angeles admiring the Spanish Colonial architecture and other homes of the 1920s, while also thriving on contemporary culture and lifestyle. My Designer's Gallery collection features playful and colorful items inspired by the hope and warmth of a new season from a variety of talented designers. There really is no other place like The Foundary for those who love interior design and I'm thrilled to be part of this new family of designers." Prentice is a frequent contributor to one of the leading online sources for home design inspiration and information, curating inspirational designs, house tours, store profiles, and design events. Most recently, she was the stage producer for the West Coast's largest design event, "Dwell on Design," and served as design assistant on HGTV's "Celebrity Holiday Homes." Prentice fondly points to childhood days with her father as she joined him on construction sites building and remodeling homes as inspiration for her work.

"Marcia has already made an impression on the world of interior design and we're pleased to offer The Foundary members the opportunity to share in her passion and perspective," said Jason Golderger, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Merchandise and Site. "The Designer's Gallery is true to our mission of bringing together people who possess a love of design and enjoy the thrill of finding that perfect missing piece for their home." The Foundary Designer's Gallery events will be held every three weeks and promoted via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheFoundary, email and at TheFoundary.com.

About The Foundary: The Foundary scours the globe to introduce members to designers and brands whose products are not only stylish and of lasting value with prices up to 70% off retail, but that spark the mind and help turn a house into a home. By visiting The Foundary, shoppers are invited to enjoy a free membership that allows them to receive daily emails featuring new, limited-time sales events. Exclusive sales events are announced daily, typically starting at 11 a.m. ET. Each announcement generally includes four or more different sales events, offering selections of products from a variety of home living categories. The majority of The Foundary sales events last three days (72 hours) or while limited supplies last. The Foundary was launched in 2010 by Hayneedle, a leading online home furnishings and lifestyle products retailer, to further realize its vision of connecting people with the home and lifestyle products that are perfect for them.

For more information on The Foundary, or to sign up for a free membership, please visit: http://www.thefoundary.com.

Web site: http://www.thefoundary.com/

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