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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.

 

Photo credit:  

ElleDecor.com

Traditional Home pinterest.com

House Beautiful 

#IntDesignerChat May 6 Guest Host Judy Moore @jamoore100 Topic: Safety and Design

29 Apr

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Judy Moore is a home and lifestyle safety expert, author, blogger and the creator of the Taking Stock Home Inventory System, a property protection tool that guides users through the process of doing a complete home inventory.  Judy’s background is in the Hollywood film industry, where she has worked widely both in front of and behind the camera.  She has appeared as a featured guest on the national CBS television show The Talk, where she gave advice on home safety and disaster preparedness for the show’s Redo You segment.  Judy’s home safety and design blog can be found at www.HomeSafetyScene.com.

Judy has participated and supported the Interior Designer Chat community from our very beginning in 2010, she is an active and welcoming Interior Designer Chat Ambassador.  Judy looks forward to sharing her expert safety knowledge and her expertise with the design community.  Interior Designer Chat is excited and honored to have Judy @jamoore100 share her knowledge and expertise with the #IntDesignerChat global community on Twitter May 6.   Join #IntDesignerChat Guest Host  Judy Moore @jamoore100  Topic:  Safety and Design, May 6, 2014  6p ET , 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

 

 

#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.

#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 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

architecturaldigest.com

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#IntDesignerChat Feb. 18 Guest Host, Board Chair for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation @CIDAorg Heather Robertson Corrigan

11 Feb

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@CIDAorg Guest Host  Heather Robertson Corrigan, FIDEC

 

Join Interior Designer Chat Tuesday February 18, 2014 for our topic: Design Competitions:  Are you in or are you out?  With guest host, Heather Robertson Corrigan, FIDC, CIDA Board Chair.  Located in Nova Scotia, Canada, Corrigan is founder, President, and principal designer for Robertson MacLean Design Limited (RMDL), a firm that has provided design consulting to thousands of public and private sector projects over the past 26 years.  She is a founding member of the Association of Interior Designers of Nova Scotia (IDNS, 1973) and has served in all executive positions, including President.  Heather now serves as Board Chair for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). CIDA sets Standards for post-secondary interior design education, evaluates and accredits college and university interior design programs, and facilitates outreach and collaboration with all stakeholders in the interior design community.  Heather has judged many design competitions in her role as CIDA Board Chair, and she wants to share a few key things judges are looking for, while opening up the discussion and finding out what is holding you back from entering.  Heather has called on her friends at ASID, IIDA, IDEC, and IDC to join in! What do design competitions do to benefit the community?  Find out about a wide variety of competitions YOU can enter in 2014!  Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday February 18, and garner insider information on design competitions, while providing feedback on your own experiences at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST, and 11p GMT.

Heather Robertson Corrigan, FIDEC Bio:

Located in Nova Scotia, Canada, Corrigan is founder, President, and principal designer for Robertson MacLean Design Limited (RMDL), a firm that has provided design consulting to thousands of public and private sector projects over the past 26 years. She is a founding member of the Association of Interior Designers of Nova Scotia (IDNS, 1973) and has served in all executive positions, including President. She also served as a Director of the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) from 2000-05. Perhaps her most important contribution to the profession in Nova Scotia was her lobby effort over many years to make the Nova Scotia Interior Design Practice Act and Regulations a reality in 2003. To date, Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada to legislate public practice rights for interior designers. Corrigan serves as a member of the Nova Scotia Building Advisory Committee, representing the Interior Designers of Nova Scotia. The committee advises government on the National and Provincial building codes and regulations. Corrigan was part of the first graduating class (1975) at Ryerson to be awarded the degree Bachelor of Interior Design.

#IntDesignerChat January 14 Topic: Soar With Your Strengths In 2014

12 Jan

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Join the Interior Designer Chat community this week as we discuss,  Soaring With Your Strengths In 2014.  Find out what you do well and do more of it.  It’s a message that will bring you back to your strengths’ track.

Why do we continue to focus our energies on fixing weaknesses while ignoring strengths?  

Have you discovered what you do well and are doing a lot of it?   You must totally commit to one strength, being careful not to spread yourself to thin.  You must try not to let your strengths distract you.

Find out what you don’t do well and stop doing it. When strengths are not exercised or when they are abused, they fall from grace is swift.

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Are you keeping your balance? 

To keep a proper balance requires action, and if we would keep opposing forces in check we must constantly adjust to circumstances. Or are you going to the other extremes that your judgment is impaired and you’ve become a fanatic.

i.e. Your designer business had  few clients in 2013.  In 2013 you were a full-time design blogger  with not enough income.  Your working all the time and your personal life is suffering.

Keeping Your Balnce Management

Are you running a circus act or a business? 

One of the circus acts which always fascinates an audience is the tight rope walker.  We admire the ability of anyone who can keep under control and keep dangerous extremes and opposing forces in balance. In business you need to constantly reinvent yourself to stay ahead of the competition – and the circus is no different. In business, it is called research and development and in the circus, it is called art-form development.

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What does it take to be successful in the design industry?  

The time could not be more right for  the interior designers, architectures, kitchen and bath professionals,  and anyone in the home furnishing industry and a psyche just starting to emerge from an economic and psychological recession.

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Join the Interior Designer Chat community on Twitter, Tuesday January 14, 2014 using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm CST, and 11p GMT. Follow @IntDesignerChat for all the details. on our weekly twitter chat or join the on Facebook, Google + and our #IntDesignerChat LinkedIn Group.