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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
Interior Designer To The Rescue

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 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 18 Topic: Referrals: How To Get Them And Keep Them Coming

16 Mar

Refferal Marketing

Join Interior Designer Chat on Twitter, Tuesday March 18, for our Topic: Referrals: How to Get Them And Keep Them Coming.  If you want to build a continuous stream of new business,  referrals from clients are important.  According to the New York Times, 65% of new business comes from referrals.

No matter how big or small your company is you will have a better chance of success if your customers and referral partners are working for you by providing referrals.  Referrals are a marketing tool commonly called word of mouth marketing.  Historically this was used in person, but now with the internet and social media, word of mouth can be passed along on and offline.

Clients who love our work and what we do, are happy to give referrals. A recommendation from a client provides credibility and often reduces doubt in a new prospects mind.  Often a client feels they are helping someone by putting them in touch with a professional “in the know” or a products that they love.   Why not get people talking about you and your company? It creates an awareness, buzz, and leaves customers feeling good about your business.

Join #IntDesignerChat March 18, for our global conversation on twitter and share how you thank and reward those who refer business your way.   

Referrals,  do you actively seek them out or simply cross your fingers and hope they come?

What are the challenges of finding referrals?

What problems do you solve and what makes you a good choice?

How do you take the time to thank and reward those who refer business your way?

How do you influence the amount of referrals you get?   What proactive approaches do you take?

What can you do to increase your referrals?

Have you ever been caught talking about a brand or a product?

What can you do to increase the buzz about your business and get people to use word of mouth marketing?

Set your iCal for #IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 18 Topic: Referrals: How to Get Them And Keep Them Coming.  6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST and 11pm GMT.


Photo Credits: http://www.referralsforlife.com

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

23 Feb
Modern Kitchen

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

Photo Credits:

designfile.architecturaldigest.com

designfile.architecturaldigest.com

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What Design Trends Will Define 2014? #IntDesignerChat Topic January 21

19 Jan
Drama on walls in 2014  such as dark shade of gray, navy, or even black..

Drama on walls in 2014 such as dark shade of gray, navy, or even black..

HAIR ON HIDE  At FENDI Interiors,  Design Miami Fair

HAIR ON HIDE At FENDI Interiors,
Design Miami Fair

The Resurgence of Macrame. ~ macramé piece by Sally England at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Ore. Dina Avila for The Wall Street Journal

The Resurgence of Macrame. ~ macramé piece by Sally England at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Ore. Dina Avila for The Wall Street Journal

Tribal Influence and Blue Are Top In Design for 2014

Tribal Influence and Blue Are Top In Design for 2014

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Kitchens in 2014 are embracing natural, raw materials – expect to see walls of brick veneer, concrete and barnboard. via styleathome.com

What Design Trends Will Define 2104?  Join Interior Designer Chat Tuesday, January 21, 2014 as we discuss: Design Trends 2014.   Get ready to share,  Top Decorating Trends for 2014!    Join the world’s leading designer of the #IntDesignerChat, Tuesday as we discuss:

  • Top Decorating Trends for 2014!
  • Interior Design Color Trends  in 2014
  • What’s new in kitchen design in 2014?

Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, Tuesday January 21  at 6p ET, 5p CT. 3p PT,  11pm GMT   We’ll be discussing globally 2104  home decor inspiration and interior design ideas, provided by the experts at Interior Designer Chat.

 

Photo Credit:  WSJ.com 

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