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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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ElleDecor.com

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House Beautiful 

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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 Nov. 27 Guest Host Yitz Finch @yitzy Topic: Creating Bespoke Spaces With Custom Furniture And Artisan Made Objects

20 Nov

Guest Host Yitz Finch @yitz

Yitz Finch, childhood was spent building tree houses and toys.  Eventually, Yitz went on to complete a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan with an emphasis on product development and design.

After short stints as a professional engineer and an academic, Yitz found himself longing for the satisfaction of working with his hands.  After a brief but transformative addiction to The New Yankee Workshop and an apprenticeship of sorts with John Grew-Sheridan in San Franciso, Yitz settled in New York, followed his passion, and opened Eitz Hadar Woodworks.   After the joyous addition of children to his life, Yitz and his family moved to Denver, Colorado where he enjoys teaching,  meeting and working with other artisans, and working with his hands.     

Eitz Hadar Woodworks is a carpentry shop in Denver, CO where Yitz designs and builds custom furniture and architectural products for residential and commercial use.  “Eitz Hadar” is Hebrew for “beautiful wood” which reflects a commitment to unique design, superior craftmanship, and timeless beauty.   Yitz primarily works with domestic hardwoods, he occasionally incorporate glass, stone, or ceramics into his designs.  Yitz  works with a talented team of artisans, including expert finishers and carvers, to provide the highest quality workmanship to the most discriminating customer.

Join Yitz Finch, Tuesday Nov. 27 and the Interior Designer Chat Community @IntDesignerChat for @yitz Topic: Creating Bespoke Spaces With Custom Furniture And Artisan Made Objects.  6p EST, 5p CST, 4p MST, 3p PST,  11p GMT   Interior Designer Chat is an international conversation that takes place on Twitter by using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat

#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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#IntDesignerChat May 1, Topic: What’s Hot And What’s Not

29 Apr

As industry leaders in design, we recognizing that the only constant is change.  So fasten your seat belts for of all that is new in style and trends.   And get ready for a fast paced #IntDesignerChat on twitter.   

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 this weeks #IntDesignerChat topic, What’s Hot What’s Not 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.  This week, we’re looking forward to learning, sharing, and finding design inspiration from the many who that attended industry shows:  Salone Milan 2012, High Point Market, and The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.   We’re excited to learn from one another and staying on top of what is HOT  in design in 2012.

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.