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#IntDesignerChat April 22 Guest Host @CaroleShashona Carole Shashona Topic: Sensory Whispers: Design In Harmony

17 Apr

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#IntDesignerChat Guest Host Carole Shashona @CaroleShashona

Tuesday April 22, 2014 Interior Designer Chat’s Guest Host is Carole Shashona  and her  Topic:  Sensory Whispers: Design In Harmony.

Sleek and chic—East meets West—describes the frequent juxtaposition in all of Carole Shashona’s interiors. After sharpening her insight in decades of work using professional interior design skills combined with the ancient Feng Shui tenets, she has created a technique you won’t find anywhere else. She is an expert in how energy flows in and around each room, and her sensory enhancement allows her to read what normally cannot be seen. Each part of the space is a component of a larger whole, and this must be taken into account at the earliest stage of the design process to insure that proportion and symmetry are in balance. Style, function, and productivity are primary considerations in this process, as is eco-friendly design. Imagine the energy in your home or building as a prism; the faceted sides of a prism capture the light in perfect harmony Carole’s design studies provide insight to capture the energy within each room design; applying specific colors and furnishings then enhances and brings harmony within the walls.

Carole is twice-designated Grand Master in the art of Feng Shui, the ancient Asian philosophy of creating healing environments through the placement of objects, art, and accessories, as well as achieving architectural balance. This unique mix of being an accredited associate ASID Interior Designer and a Feng Shui Grand Master is fundamental to her design philosophy. From Mediterranean to left bank Paris to cool Seventies modern with Asian Chic twists, she custom designs and scales in addition to purchasing fabric, wallpaper, and furniture for hotel corporate, and residential projects.

Carole’s approached, coined “Sensory Design”, is derived from formulas and “trade secrets” fundamental to the art of Feng Shui and translated from ancient manuscripts by Grand Master Leung—Carole’s Feng Shui master. The translations were handed to her in a traditional Feng Shui ceremony in Hong Kong. These sacred texts are translated from the original ancient silk manuscripts in master Leung’s private collection. The original Chou Silk Manuscripts are currently housed in the private collection a the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, C.C.. Carole integrates these ancient formulas into every design project. The result is an artful body of work, which is both timely and timeless creating what she calls The Power of Wellness.

Carole’s Credentials In Residential and Commercial Design

▪ Private Residences and Commercial Work in New York City and surrounding areas: Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Ontario, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan and London
▪ CBS Studios, New York
▪ Condé Nast, New York
▪ Lenox Hill Hospital Recovery Room, New York
▪ Long Island Guggenheim Estate
▪ Louise Hay Center for Living, New York
▪ Manufacturer Hanover Bank Corporate Residences
▪ Merrill Lynch Executive Offices, Hong Kong
▪ Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Florida
▪ Nissho – Iwai, Japan, Hong Kong
▪ Paramount Studios, California
▪ Sony of Japan
▪ Neiman Marcus, Dallas
▪ Origins, New York
▪ Drake Hotel, New York
▪ Felissimo, Mezzanine Level
▪ Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong & New York
▪ Regent Hotel, Hong Kong
▪ Il Makiage Cosmetics Headquarters, New Yorkntial and Commercial Design
▪ Private Residences and Commercial Work in New York City and surrounding areas: Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Ontario, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan and London
▪ CBS Studios, New York
▪ Condé Nast, New York
▪ Lenox Hill Hospital Recovery Room, New York
▪ Long Island Guggenheim Estate
▪ Louise Hay Center for Living, New York
▪ Manufacturer Hanover Bank Corporate Residences
▪ Merrill Lynch Executive Offices, Hong Kong
▪ Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Florida
▪ Nissho – Iwai, Japan, Hong Kong
▪ Paramount Studios, California
▪ Sony of Japan
▪ Neiman Marcus, Dallas
▪ Origins, New York
▪ Drake Hotel, New York
▪ Felissimo, Mezzanine Level
▪ Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong & New York
▪ Regent Hotel, Hong Kong
▪ Il Makiage Cosmetics Headquarters, New York

More Credentials

▪ Author of “Feng Shui Chic”
▪ ASID, Accredited Associate Member
▪ American Center for Design, Member
▪ Association for International Color Directions
▪ Color Marketing Group
▪ Fashion Institute of Technology
▪ International Interior Design Association
▪ New York School of interior Design
▪ Screen Actors Guild
▪ Feng Shui Grand Master, trained by Master Leung, Hong Kong
▪ Kabbalah Trained by Joseph Levrey

Experience
▪ ASID Lighting Seminar, NYC
▪ ASID Furniture Lecture, NYC
▪ Green Homes and Hospitality Design, ASID, NYC
▪ Kitchen & Bath Lecture, Pacific Design Center Lecture, Los Angeles
▪ Donghia Showroom Lecture for Architects and Designers, NYC
▪ Furniture Placement & Room Alignment, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
▪ Color & Placement, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
▪ Art & Interior Design, MOMA, NYC

Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, Tuesday April 22, 2014, with Guest Host, Carole Shashona  Topic:  Sensory Whispers: Design In Harmony at 6pm EDT, 5pm CDT, 3pm PDT, and 11pm 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.

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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

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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

Join #IntDesignerChat December 17, Twitter Chat Holiday Party!

15 Dec

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It’s Holiday Party Time!  And your Hosting the party this year!  Think of it as an open house where you bring your virtual Twitter friends.  The date is set for Tuesday, December 17  for our #IntDesignerChat Twitter Chat Holiday Party! Our @IntDesignerChat community is ready to help you ring in the holidays!   We’ll bring everything we need for our a super swank party.  All you have to do is hang the mistletoe and mix yourself a cocktail.

The live #IntDesignerChat is meant to get our community in the holiday spirit, and it is being called a Twitter Holiday Party! We’ll be pinning throughout the day, Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013 on our Holiday Party, Pinterest Board from 6am – 12p EST.  Please email us for an invite or tweet us and as always, we kindly ask all to follow our  #IntDesignerChat community guidelines.  Tis the season, for our Interior Designer Chat Holiday Party!  Get your dancing shoes ready and set your ical to 6pm EST. 5p CST, 3pm PST, and 11pm GMT.

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#IntDesignerChat Dec. 10 Topic: Designing The Master Bedroom

8 Dec
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South Pacific style of jewelry designer Carolyn Tyler.

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Modern Bedroom by De La Torre Design Studio

Join Interior Designer Chat Tuesday December 10, 2013 for our topic: Designing The Master Bedroom.  The most interesting bedrooms express the passions of the homeowners, from art to travel.  A master bedroom is the most personal space in the home, so naturally bedrooms are designed often, as the stuff dreams are made of. Designing a master bedroom for clients is often the job of designing a private retreat. With today’s fast paced business life, often clients want their master bedrooms to reflect their own private piece of Heaven.  Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday December 10, and share Bedroom decorating and design ideas: from artsy to exotic at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, and 11p GMT.

 

Photo Credit:  TraditionalHome.com 

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#IntDesignerChat Nov. 5 Topic: Define Your Firm As Luxury During The “Holiday Rush”

3 Nov

 

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We are coming upon the business seasons known as the “holiday rush.”   Some of our clients are  advance planners and let us know about special dates and holiday deadlines, others may just be beginning to ask about our services.

Do you want your firm to be a luxury firm?

The dictionary defines luxury as indulgence in and enjoyment of rich, comfortable, and sumptuous living.  As professional designers isn’t that exactly what we are selling?

At the end of  year, as professionals, we can let our clients know that our firm would like to have a party for them in their new home. Suggesting our clients put together a guest list, so friends and family can see their new design installations.  As professionals, creating checklists for when the holiday push arrives, helps with the pressures of meeting our client needs.  Offering the services of “luxury” gives your firm and staff the opportunity to provide invitations, flowers, food and drink, and in return get an opportunity to showcase your work to a group of potential clients.

Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and share globally; How your firm sells luxury during the “holiday rush.”  6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.   We use the hashtag  #IntDesignerChat on Twitter. Follow us at @IntDesignerChat for all the latest details, and how to join the  Interior Designer Chat  Community.

#IntDesignerChat Oct.1 Sherwin-Williams Color Expert Jackie Jordan @SWDesignPros Guest Hosts Topic: 2014 Color Trends

24 Sep

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Guest Host Jackie Jordan  @SWDesignPros

Jackie Jordan is the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams and has nearly three decades of experience in design, specification consulting and color marketing. She’s one of the fortunate few who turned a childhood interest into a lifelong profession. Her passion for color and interior design evolved into a successful career that has spanned more than two decades, applying her experience and expertise in the color and design arena.

Jackie joined Sherwin-Williams in 1985 as a sales associate. Since then, she’s held positions as color and design consultant with the Color & Design Studio in Cleveland; homebuilder account executive; and architectural and national account executive for various districts in the company’s southwestern division. Most recently, Jackie served as designer marketing manager for the southwestern division.

Her considerable color knowledge and rich interior design background lend credibility and value to her current role as director of color marketing. Foremost in this role, Jackie is responsible for developing and presenting the latest color trends and resources for do-it-yourself consumers and trade professionals. Additionally, she oversees the development of the company’s color tools, collateral and systems to ensure that Sherwin-Williams meets the color service needs of all customers.

Jackie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in interior design from Kent State University and is an active member and chairholder of the Color Marketing Group (CMG). She is also a long-standing member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as well as the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). She delivers numerous presentations on color and design trends to trade groups including homebuilders, architects and designers. Jackie and her husband reside in the Dallas, Texas area.

Join Sherwin-William color expert Jackie Jordan @SWDesignPros on October 1, 2013 at 6pm ET for an international conversation at #IntDesignerChat on 2014 color trends.

October 01, 2013  #IntDesignerChat has been graciously sponsored by Sherwin-Williams