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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 April 29 Topic: Bathroom Trends In 2014

27 Apr

Open Shower by CTA Group

Join Interior Designer Chat on Twitter, Tuesday April 29, 2014 where we will be  sharing the hottest trends in the industry for Bathrooms in 2014.

Day spas and spa hotels are  a trend of recharging and escaping in 2014  in the home improvement market.  Designers and architects are adding places of escape within the home, installing saunas,  steam shower rooms, whirlpool baths, and hot tubs into design projects in response to this escaping it all trend.  

Luxury bathroom have been gaining momentum in the past few years, and they certainly are not losing any steam in 2014.  This Tuesday, April 29,  join Interior Designer Chat and share the best of baths in 2014.

 

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Black Is A Hue That Is Hot In Bathroom Design In 2014

A bold contrast of black in bathroom decor, is a 2014 trend in bathroom faucets, tubs, lighting and tile.  The deep, dramatic hue is updating the 2014 bathrooms from looking too sterile and common. 

Bill Sofield Vanity With Marble For Kallista

Bill Sofield Vanity With Marble For

Romantic designs in 2014 bathroom trends emphasize how the bathroom has become an expressive space where one can escape and luxuriate.  In 2014 glamorous hotel style bathrooms are becoming more common place in new build designs.

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Curbless Showers Are Trending In 2014 Bathrooms

The curbless shower is a bath trends in 2014,  with flooring that runs right into the shower, rather than having to stopping  at the shower curb. New sleek and chic floor drains that run along under the glass, rather than in the center of the shower are trending in bathroom designs in 2014.

Join the international #IntDesignerChat  Tuesday  April 29,  2014 for an international conversation on the  Topic:  2014 Bathroom Trends.   6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3p PST, and 11p GMT.

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#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 Feb. 25 Topic: What Is New For Kitchen And Bath Trends In 2014

23 Feb
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NKBA People’s Pick 2014 Credit: Joshua Lawrence Studios INC Joshua Lawrence Studios Inc. 2012

Seaside Kitchen

Serene Seaside kitchen ~ National Kitchen and Bath Association 2014 competition

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Finalists in the National Kitchen and Bath Association 2014 competition. Dave Adams © Dave Adams

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Join the Interior Design Community  for our Tuesday Twitter Chat,  February 25, for our Topic:  Kitchen And Bath Trends Of 2014.   Share the latest in sinks, faucets, counter tops, cabinetry, tiles, lighting, and appliances in kitchens. #IntDesignerChat We will have a global conversation on the  The Top Kitchen And Bath Trends of 2014.  We are giving out the questions for Feb. 25 #IntDesignerChat on Tuesday,  so you can do a little homework and share photo’s,  instagrams, Pinterest boards, product shares,  and blog posts during our global influential twitter chat at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm CST, and 11p GMT.

Q 1: What are the top trends you’re seeing in #Kitchen and #Bath cabinetry in 2014?

Q 2:  What materials are favored  for backslash  and counter tops in 2014?

Q 3:  To stay on trend,  what color schemes are you using in your #Kitchen and #Bath designs in 2014?

Q 4:  What trends are you seeing in fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom? Go ahead talk finishes as well 2014? #IntDesignerChat

Q 5:  What is the trend in 2014 Kitchen and Bath #Lighting? #IntDesignerChat

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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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#IntDesignerChat Sept. 17 Guest Host is CEO Terry Alsberg for Warmboard Topic: What is “Comfort”?

10 Sep

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Guest Host for  @Warmboard is CEO Terry Alsberg

Terry Alsberg has a long and successful career in architecture and engineering.  After receiving a degree in Architecture with an Engineering emphasis from the University of Illinois, Terry founded and served as CEO for Alsberg Brothers Boatworks before founding and running Alsberg Design, an architectural firm specializing in residential design. He first became familiar with radiant heat when several of his clients asked for it to be incorporated into their residential projects. Motivated in part by having two children with asthma, and unsatisfied with existing radiant heating options, Terry, working out of his garage in Capitola, California, invented Warmboard in 1992 as a low mass solution to remodeling his own home. He filed a patent on the technology in 1994 and licensed that patent to Jeld-Wen in 1996. Warmboard Inc. was spun out as an independent entity in 2002 with Terry as CEO.

Today, Warmboard is the top manufacturer of radiant panels in the US with over 27.5 million square feet sold throughout North America and much of the world; from the Arctic circle to Antarctica. Warmboard panels are the preferred radiant solution for architects, builders and homeowners. The superior conductivity of Warmboard allows for much faster response times as well as much lower water temperatures – ensuring constant comfort with much lower energy bills. Warmboard products have been recognized with a ‘Green Product of the Year’ every year for the past decade. As a company, Warmboard is committed to quality design, sustainable practices and above all, comfort.

The company currently sells two kinds of radiant products. The original Warmboard panel is a code-approved structural subfloor and radiant panel in one, and is ideal for new home construction. Warmboard-R is a smaller, thinner panel offering the same superior performance for remodels and wall or ceiling applications. Both products are manufactured in the USA.

Warmboard, Inc. is located in Aptos, California – a short walk from Niscene Marks National Forest and the beaches of Santa Cruz.

Join Interior Designer Chat on Tuesday, September 17  with our Guest Host for  @Warmboard CEO Terry Alsberg leading our global community in the Topic: What is “Comfort”?   Follow Interior Designer Chat  on Twitter @IntDesignerChat for our international Twitter Chat using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT, and 11pm GMT.  

Warmboard, Inc. has graciously sponsored #IntDesignerChat Sept. 17, 2013 Twitter Chat.  A full disclosure statement can be found here.

#IntDesignerChat Sept. 10 Topic: Industry Insights – What’s Happening Now In Bathroom’s

8 Sep

houzz bathroom

As the industries resource of  the design industry,  Interior Designer Chat September 10, 2013  will be looking for industry insights on what’s happening in bathroom interiors.   Join industry experts and our professional design community on  Tuesday, @IntDesignerChat where we’ll share grand gestures and small touches that make or break a bathroom’s design now. 

From gutting and rehabbing a master bathroom,  to designing a new bathroom in a multi-generational home,  to a luxury bathroom in a high-rise, or designing the perfect quintessential powder room this week’s design professionals will share what happening now in bathroom design.

Be part of  #IntDesignerChat industry insights on What’s Happening Now In Bathroom’s on twitter, Tuesday September 10, 2013  at 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT and 11pm GMT .

 

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