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#IntDesignerChat May 20 Topic: Summer Homes – Fabric, Colors, and Furniture

18 May
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Fire Island Sunroom in Summer Home styled by Cynthia Frank/ Photography By Simon Upton via ElleDecor.com

 

Steven Gambrel designed chairs covered in CJ Dellatore's Snow in Sky Chartreuse

A beautiful summer home with Steven Gambrel designed chairs covered in CJ Dellatore’s Snow

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Alabama Lake House by Tracery Interiors

 

 

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Summer Beach House via Traditional Home ® / Photo: Colleen Duffley / Design: Georgia Carlee

Summer is arriving and that means the summer-house is on our design project boards.  Join Interior Designer Chat on Tuesday May 20, 2014  to  chat designing for clients summer homes and retreats.

Beach cottage on the water

Bungalow cottage in The West Coast

Cabin in the woods

Lake houses

Mountain Retreats

The luxury housing market is back and so is the summer house.  Get ready to talk furniture, antiques, fabric, color, accessories, treatments for walls, windows,  and accents to play up the inherent coziness of a wonderfully snug designed summer house.  Join us on twitter at #IntDesignerChat Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 6p ET, 5p CT, 4p MT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

 

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#IntDesignerChat April 29 Topic: Bathroom Trends In 2014

27 Apr

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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. 

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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 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.

Photo Credits: traditionalhome.com

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#IntDesignerChat April 23 Topic: What’s Hot And What’s Not

21 Apr
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Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday April 23, 2013 on twitter for our annual industry show and tell Topic:  What’s Hot And What’s Not.  More than ever before it is important to be aware of future trends as consumers are seeking distinctive styling and considerable substance. Spring is the  time to tap into trends and new products.   As professionals we have  been hunting for hidden gems and  what’s new with vendors at trade shows and markets.  Join the conversation with world class designer’s at @IntDesignerChat  as they  share what’s NEW,  favorite products, and top trends in the design industry.

This week,  we encourage our  International  Interior Designer Chat Community to share photo’s and inspirations (a little homework) of:  What’s Hot and What’s Not.   Share a blog post mentioning #IntDesignerChat topic, What’s Hot What’s Not and we’ll post it in our tweets, Facebook, and you can link it during our chat.  Or you may want to pin What’s Hot on a Pinterest Board.  Using the power of social media, our Interior Designer Chat community will embrace your visuals of  What’s Hot in design.   Our #IntDesignerChat twitter community is looking forward to learning, sharing, and finding design inspiration from all that have attended industry shows and design center markets.   We’re excited to learn from one another and staying on top of what is HOT  in design in 2013.

After our Tuesday #IntDesignerChat on twitter, we encourage you to post what you shared in:  What’s Hot And What’s Not  on our Interior Designer Chat, Facebook Fan Page. 

How do you join @IntDesignerChat on twitter?  It happens every Tuesday at 6p EDT, 5p CDT,  3p PDT, and 11p GMT  here is how to join. Fasten your seat belt and get ready for a fast paced #IntDesignerChat on twitter.  Share your vision to the future.

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#IntDesignerChat Feb. 19 Topic: What’s Trending In Dining Style and Dining Rooms In 2013

17 Feb
Cynthia Rowley's dining room. The dining area's chairs, banquette, and bolsters are covered in a Cole & Son cotton; the wall covering was designed by Rowley. via ElleDecor

Cynthia Rowley’s dining room. The dining area’s chairs, banquette, and bolsters are covered in a Cole & Son cotton; the wall covering was designed by Rowley. via ElleDecor

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A dining room with sliding doors are an elegant and space-saving way to separate a formal dining area from the rest of the living area.

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Modernist setting dining room. Designer: Eric Cohler. Photo: John Bessler Traditional Home®

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Yellow is introduced as the primary accent color via a rug in the cheery dining room. – Traditional Home®

Tuesday February 19, Interior Designer Chat’s world-class designers, will discuss designing dining rooms.  From modern to traditional, Asian-inspired to French bistro, there’s a style for everyone. Dining in style is the new gathering space, and often as designers we’re asked to combine the old and new to shape a fresh take on functionality.   Dining room decisions, involves discussions with the client, builder, architect and floor installer who “all have their opinions and input.”

  • How as a designer you resolve widely varied decor dilemmas with panache.
  • How taste makers entertain in style in today’s chicest dining room.
  • Design details in formal dining rooms.  Drapes,  Doors,  Lighting,  Rugs, etc.    
  • Selecting dining room furniture that seats a crowd and dining chairs that keep guests comfortable.

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday Feb. 18 for our topic: What’s Trending In Dining Style and Dining Rooms In 2013 at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST and 11p GMT

Photo credits:  Elle Decor and  Traditional Home 

#IntDesignerChat Jan. 29 Topic: 2013 Bath Trends

27 Jan
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His-and-her bathroom Michael S Smith for Kallista

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Abundant white cabinets and a stunning marble tub designed by Bob Williams of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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Kohler’s DTV II shower experience. All at the touch of a button                      .

Luxury bathroom remodels have been gaining momentum in the past few years, and they certainly are not losing any steam in 2013.  This Tuesday, January 29,  join Interior Designer Chat and share the best of baths in 2013.

2013 bathroom trends are major remodels, coordinating all bathroom accessories with  sinks, faucets, bathtub fillers, and shower hardware for quick bathroom face lifts.  Bathroom designers are starting to include whole sets of accessories in their major bathroom lines

2013 is the year to green clients homes, especially their bathrooms.

2012′s tile craze is continuing on as one of the most important 2013 bathroom trends.

2013 bathroom trends has a big emphasis on storage smart vanities.

2013 bathroom trends emphasize lots of light.

The spa-inspired 2013 bathroom trend for larger projects doesn’t end with bathroom fixtures. Heated floors are a must-have, and  building a shower enclosures with added built-in waterproof speakers and an MP3 or iPod dock so clients can easily listen to  music while they bathe.

We could all use a long, hot soak in a  bath after a hectic week.   2013 is starting to look like a good year for R&R in the bathroom.  Join #IntDesignerChat  Tuesday  January 29,  2013 for a international conversation on the  Topic:  2013 Bathroom Trends.   6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3p PST, and 11p GMT.

Photo Credits: Traditional Home

#IntDesignerChat July 24 Topic: Winning Design Styles

22 Jul

 

 

In the design industry we are often in the race to choose  decorating styles.  Over the centuries in response to the changing tastes of various groups of people, decorating styles have evolved.   Every style has benefits to the people who will enjoy the home for many years to come.   Many styles were born out of previous styles and have evolved into a distinct type of decorating for a certain feel.   As  designers, architects and artists our day-to-day task is to win the client.  Often it is based on which of the following designs styles we bring into the competition, that wins the project.

British Style

Swedish Style

Asian Style

Tuscan Style

American Style

New York Style

Moroccan Style

Country French Style

Danish Modern

Shabby Chic

Contemporary Style

Traditional Style

Eclectic decorating style

We’re up against others who have years of experience, new young energetic talents,  and often our competition can be as well-trained as our design team.   Like winning olympic team, we  also select only the best, work long hours preparing,  we run marathons sourcing trips,  jump hurdles around vendor obstacles,  always trying to keep the competitive edge. And we never let our clients, see us sweating.  Our goal is  to get to the finish line, be awarded high scores from  judging of women and men on boards.  Our goal…is to win the GOLD.

Join us at #IntDesignerChat on Twitter on Tuesday July 24  just days before the 2012 London Olympics and get ready to share what decorative styles is a winner.  Be prepared to give the history and facts on why your style is  predicted to be chosen a winner.   Cheer your favorite style on with design style visuals you want to share.  What design style are you predicting as  favorite winners in 2012!

Photo Credit: British Vogue 

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