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Design Central 

Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair is set for Dec. 2 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown. Celebrating its 13th anniversary, Handmade Arcade is a one-of-a-kind marketplace for creative, innovative artists and designers from all over the world to showcase and sell their work. New to this year’s fair is the Craft Corridor, an opportunity for emerging and re-emerging craft artists to showcase their work. (handmadearcade.com)
 

Homecoming

Looking to build a new home or start a project? The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, along with 84 Lumber, presents the Festival of Homes, the largest residential construction show in the state on Sept. 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 12 to 5 p.m. in various locations throughout the region. The Festival of Homes showcases the newest housing communities, locations and developments, and professionals in the real estate and building industries will be in attendance to answer questions about creating the best home-building experience. (pghfoh.com)
 

Fall in Love

Sprucing up your walls this season is easy with Lily & Val’s 2017 Fall Collection. This collection offers a non-traditional take on fall décor featuring detailed pieces of a sophisticated color palette, loose lettering and elegant botanicals. Pieces are available in multiple sizes online and in the Lily & Val flagship store in Shadyside. In addition to the fall collection, Lily & Val recently introduced a canvas option, available in the form of a fine art print or gallery-wrapped, printed right here in Pittsburgh. (5900 Ellsworth Ave., Shadyside; lilyandval.com)
 

The Wright Stuff

PPG Paints has launched a Frank Lloyd Wright color palette in honor of the architect’s 150th birthday. “The collection consists of a blend of Wright’s carefully selected palette from the 1950s with additional modern colors and coordinating interior stain colors, showcasing how harmonizing the palette is — even many years after its inception,” says Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. Some of Lloyd’s most iconic designs, including Taliesin West and Fallingwater, inspired this color palette, which includes Moth Gray, a brown-grey blend; Violet Verbena, a blend of violet, grey and blue; and Antiquity, a butterscotch beige. (ppgvoiceofcolor.com/collections)
 


photo by dean M. beattie 
 

Deck the Halls

Symphony Splendor Tour
Experience the warmth of the season with the Symphony Splendor Tour on Nov. 19, which features eight architectural treasures in Mt. Lebanon. The tour, now in its fourth year, features live music and benefits the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; it has raised $240,000 for the organization so far. (www.psa75.org)

Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas House Tour
Take a trip through history while touring six restored Victorian homes in Allegheny West decorated in the fashion of a 19th-century Christmas. The tour, set for Dec. 8-9, also includes the Calvary United Methodist Church, famous for its Louis Tiffany stained glass windows. (alleghenywest.org/tour)

Ben Avon Holiday House Tour
This annual event, which takes place this year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (regular tour) and 6-9 p.m. (candlelight tour) on Dec. 2, features both historic and modern homes in Ben Avon. The self-guided tour includes six homes, plus the stately Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon. (avonclub.benavon.org)

Norwin Annual Holiday House Tour
The Norwin Historical Society has hosted this annual event, titled “Home for the Holidays” and set for Dec. 2 this year, for more than two decades. It’ll feature homes ranging from large and historic to contemporary. (norwinhistoricalsociety.org)

Christmas in Crafton House Tour
The Christmas in Crafton House tour, featuring a number of decorated homes in the Crafton area, will be held on Dec. 10 this year. All proceeds benefit Crafton Recreation. (crafton.org)
 

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