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#IntDesignerChat June 10 Topic: What’s Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014?

8 Jun
Coca Cola London headquarters  designed by UK studio MoreySmith that includes a wall of 5,000 recycled drink bottles

Coca Cola London headquarters designed by UK studio MoreySmith that includes a wall of 5,000 recycled drink bottles

 

 

The lobby of Zipcar in Boston.  Photo Credit: Warren Patterson Photography

The lobby of Zipcar in Boston. Photo Credit: Warren Patterson Photography

 

Ziegler Cooper – Houston, TX

Ziegler Cooper – Houston, TX

 

It is a big year for Office Interiors, and many are coming to Chicago for NeoCon with an impressive collection of new products and  new ideas about how the workplace is changing.  Join the Interior Designer Chat community on Tuesday, June 10 for our Topic:  What’s Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014.   

When the word “trend” is used at NeoCon, it refers to deep, cultural, technological and economic shifts that change the way commercial products and environments are built.

Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, Tuesday at 6p ET as we discuss and chat on Twitter:

  • What office spaces, products and layouts let people do their best work?
  • Are we designing open offices or are we fixing open offices in 2014?
  • How do we help our clients define their ideal next work environment, one that drives their missions forward?

Set your ical to 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT and 11p GMT for @IntDesignerChat Topic: What Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014.  Share how with proper planning and approaches to workplace planning;  we can give each space a distinct look, feel, and functionality

 

 

 

 

 

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#IntDesignerChat June 3 Topic: The Business Of Blogging

1 Jun
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The Business Of Blogging 

 

Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and industry leaders in design Tuesday June 3 for #IntDesignerChat Topic: The Business Of Blogging. Join the experienced professionals in blogging and those interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. Interior Designer Chat will host design bloggers who will share their advice, experiences, and successes in a professional conversation on blogging. If you are interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry, join our global conversation @IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday June 3, for our trending conversation. The Interior Designer Chat Community has shared business and inspiration to the blogging community since June of 2010. We will be discussing how Blogging has moved forward to being an important part of business in 2014.

The business of blogging, is Interior Designer Chat’s most popular topic, for design bloggers and interior designer bloggers! Invite your design bloggers friends to join us on Twitter by following @IntDesignerChat on Tuesday June 3, 2014! The Interior Designer Chat Community brings you the best in blogging and social media discussions, as we collaborate and network globally with like-minded professionals weekly. Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, Tuesday June 3 at 6pm ET, 5p CT, 3p PDT, and 11p GMT.

#IntDesignerChat April 15 is “Open Mic.”

14 Apr

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Tuesday April 15, 2014  #IntDesignerChat will open up our conversation with an “Open Mic” twitter chat.   It’s  a lunar moon, a time for you to share,  What’s on your mind!  At @IntDesignerChat we’re always about JOY, REJOICING, and GROWING our #IntDesignerChat friends and community!

Weekly we practice  Twitter Chat Etiquette and our community guidelines, establish by our  Interior Designer Chat Community.   The purpose of  #IntDesignerChat has been to  give back to the design industry, build others and network with like-minded professionals.  Our welcoming  top Ambassadors volunteer  their time and giving  back to the interior designer chat community.

We have learned to believe  if you alter the environment,  people will adapt to it,  based on the reality around us.   Join  @IntDesignerChat  Tuesday April 15, 2014 on twitter for our  “Open Mic.”   6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

The #IntDesignerChat Community has bonded internationally and many of us have had the opportunities to meet each other at design centers,  trade shows, IDC Education & Design Worth Spreading Events, Live #IntDesignerChat Tweet ups, and blogging events around the world.   For years now, Interior Designer Chat has “given back” and has shared global education and  helped others to become thought leaders in the design industry.  Interior Designer Chat is a planned media platform with an editorial media calendar, with specific topics. We famously have started Trending worldwide often with our thought-provoking topics, and questions.   Some refer to #IntDesignerChat as a  design resource,  a flash mob on the internet,  an international professional community of professionals,  and others a  educational classroom.

Join us Tuesday by following @IntDesignerChat for our “Open Mic” conversation at 6p ET, 3p PT and 11p GMT.

 

 

 

 

 

#IntDesignerChat April 8 Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand

6 Apr

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How do you build, grow and nurture an online community?  How are you using the power of social media for communications and connections,  that are emerging into relationships?   Tuesday,  April 8, 2014 @IntDesignerChat will take to twitter to discuss;  How to use the influence of social media to create meaningful relationships with others and maintain a consistent focus on building your brand.  Surprisingly there are still designers, individuals, and companies that are resisting social media.  These individuals and firms are missing out on a free opportunity to build a following.

Spotting opportunities to build your brand,  requires being generous.  If all you do is take, people will stop responding to you.  To grow in social media you need to establish partnerships with other top influencers in your niche.  And provide your audience with quality content that aligns with their interests and passions.  Are you seizing opportunities to build your brand? 

Social Media is powerful in that it helps to make connections, build relationships, and even build a business! Any one can hop on the social media train and reach out, get engaged and get connected. Reach out and say hello!  Take the opportunity to establish new contacts and relationships.  Whether you’re a professional designer, artist,  architect,  manufacturer, vendor, or a blogger… establishing social media influence, requires investing  your time and attention to creating your brand.

Over the past several years, Interior Designer Chat has worked hard to build and grow a vibrant and interactive community on social channels including  Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.  Building a following takes effort and time, and there are no shortcuts.

Join#IntDesignerChat April 8 for  Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand at 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT, and 11p GMT.


#IntDesignerChat March 25 Topic: Top Trends In Outdoor Living And Entertaining In 2014

23 Mar
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As the days lengthen and sunshine beckons we extend our living and dining outside.  Join Interior Designer Chat, Tuesday March  25, on Twitter for a  global discussion on, top trends  in outdoor living and entertaining for 2014.  From outdoor kitchens, terraces,  porches, verandas, and decks  we’ll be sharing what we’re selecting for great outside living.  Homeowners are expressing a high demand for designed landscapes and livable open spaces, that are both stylish and earth friendly.

Alex Haskey Valley Garden Landscapes Vaucluse Garden

Alex Haskey Valley Garden Landscapes Vaucluse Garden

Join other designers from all over the globe @IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 25 and share design advice and views on outdoor living features and design elements that are  the most in-demand for 2014.   We’ll focus on outdoor casual living areas for entertaining and designs for outdoor living room for people who love to live a life of luxury.
  • Umbrellas for Shade
  • Outdoor Fabrics
  • Barbeque Grills
  • Wine Refrigerators and Refrigerator
  • Storage for Organization
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Rugs
  • Solar Powered Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Fire Pits
  • Landscaping
  • Planters
  • Lanterns
  • Energy Efficient Outdoor Heaters
  • Fire Tables And Columns
  • Fountains
  • Tile
  • Stone
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Join #IntDesignerChat  Tuesday March 25 for Topic: Top Trends In Outdoor Living And Entertaining For 2014 at 6pm ET, 5pm CT,  3pm PT, and 10p GMT.  

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#IntDesignerChat March 4 Topic: What Dining Room Trends Are Hot In 2014

2 Mar

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Traditional Home® / Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Tom Stringer

Traditional Home® / Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Tom Stringer

 

Tuesday March 4 , Interior Designer Chat’s world-class designers and design bloggers will chat, “What’s Trending In Dining Room in 2014.”   From traditional to chic modern boho,  to French bistro, there’s a style for everyone. Dining in style is the new gathering space in 2014. Often as designers we’re asked to combine the old and new to shape a fresh take on functionality.  Dining rooms are a space to do something strong and edgy that complements what you have done in the rest of the home.  Dining room decisions, involves discussions with the client, builder, architect and floor installer who “all have their opinions and input.  In 2014 there  has been a return to entertaining and socializing in a more formal and sophisticated manner.

  • Are you seeing the comeback of a formal dining room in 2014?
  • What are key design details you budget and plan for when designing dining rooms?
  • What paint colors are trending for dining rooms in 2014?
  • What furniture showrooms  are your resources for dining rooms?
  • Share some of you favorite new Wallpaper designs for dining rooms? 
  • What chic statement are you making with  illuminating and lighting in the dining room in 2014?
  • What dining room trends are hot in 2014?

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 4  for our topic: What’s Dining Room Trends Are Hot In 2014 at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST and 11p GMT.

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#IntDesignerChat Feb. 11 Topic: Real Estate And Interior Design Working Together To Transform Lifestyles

9 Feb
Kashmir In Santa Barbara

Kashmir In Santa Barbara

118 East Erie Street Chicago, IL 60611

118 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611

 

 

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday Feb. 11, 2014 when we invite Real Estate Agents and  Interior Designers,  to create lasting partnerships between both industries. Real estate is not just about selling a space or property, it’s about selling a lifestyle.  Buying a home is one of the most emotional purchases anyone can make.  When real estate professionals work with interior designers to create imaginative living environments, consumers will be able to picture themselves at home and they won’t have to re-imagine an empty space.

Today savvy homeowners and realtors are finding that an interior designer can bring a fresh and valuable perspective to a property that can enhance its sale.  Realtors and interior designers can work together to dwell or sell property.  It is in the realtors best interest to bring in an interior designer when selling a home.  This way the realtor can focus on selling the house and the interior designer can use their trained eye to resolve the design issue.

Besides the ability to stage a property, interior designers bring their space planning expertise and project management skills to the table. Years of working directly with a variety of clients gives an interior designer lifestyle insight and understanding to help market homes.    The  nature of staging is temporary.  The biggest difference a professional designer can make is to see beyond the temporary, both in the visual merchandising and for the future homeowner.  He or she can reinvent a space, which translates into a more saleable product.

In an effort to unite all participants in both industries,  Barbara Segal  will be sharing from a private preview from one of the most expensive active luxury condo developments in Chicago.  She is a strong advocate for creating more synergy between the two professions.  Working together, the real estate agent and the interior designer can determine what the target market is and how big is the net.   It takes some professional finesse to create an environment that will sell to empty nesters or a young couple.  Interior designers have experience at managing a team to get the job done and skills that translates into working with both the client and the real estate agent.

We invite Top real estate professionals and prominent interior designers to join and participate in this thoughtful discussion and visual presentations on the topic.  We’ll have a global discussion of the organic relationships between real estate and interior design, internet marketing,  enticing high-end buyers, and staging new developments.

Helping our clients create very personalized living environments, with a vision and all our resources of talent and expertise is focusing on giving our client the greatest experience in enhancing their lifestyle.  Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday Feb.11, 2014 for our global conversation and  TOPIC: Real Estate and Interior Design Working Together To Transform Lifestyles. Follow @IntDesignerChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #IntDesignerChat  at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, and 11pm GMT.

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