Tag Archives: Kitchen Design

#IntDesignerChat Give Up The Love!

11 May




Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often. ~ Mark Twain


We appreciate our global Interior Designer Chat community and enjoy what we provide one another in the industry.

Have you ever stopped to think about how our community has sustained over 4 years?

How much work goes into preparing our of the moment Topics, that trend weekly?

How much preparing and time goes into bringing  education and leadership to our global Interior Designer Chat community?

What is involved in selecting and working with top industry leaders who volunteer their time in “Giving Back” as Guest Hosts?

How we have emerged friendships and relationships globally for 4 years in the interior design,  kitchen and bath,  design blogging, and home furnishing industries?

How #IntDesignerChat weekly, offer brands constant opportunities  to share and network within their product category and network with top designer and professionals?

How for 4 years we have never forgotten about you as an individuals, a small business, or as a industry brand?

How #IntDesignerChat mission has stayed true and consistently since June 2010 of welcoming and embracing all that participate in our weekly #IntDesignerChat Twitter chat, without selling  the participants influence and for 4 years has been “Giving Back”?

How #IntDesignerChat  has stayed true to disclosure in our relationships since day one?

We appreciate our global community and enjoy what we provide one another in the industry.  Our Interior Designer Chat team are professionals within our industry, that volunteer their efforts weekly in being of service to the Interior Designer Chat community.  We have globally stretched our love and blessing to the design industry with our energy and building of one another.

We need to express to our community that our lives are full and good.  This time of year,  it’s true dedication for everyone in the #IntDesignerChat team to show up at our weekly global Twitter chat, #IntDesignerChat on Tuesdays at 6p EST, 3p PST, and 11p GMT.   We are also giving up opportunities of making income in our real-time,  real life, and global time zone careers.  June 2014 we should be celebrating, that we have sustained our professional community to still growing and flourishing.   Interior Designer hat has been inspiring, educating, helping one another build social media influence, bringing top education, and connecting our industry globally and with integrity longer than anyone else.

We do a lot of good things!  It’s 2014 and our out-of-pocket  community expenses are accumulating.

Thank you for embracing the possibility of greatness.

We can not waste our potential, it’s not enough for us!

#IntDesignerChat give up the love!








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

29 Apr

Judy Moore @jamoore100

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 January 22 Topic: What’s Trending In Kitchen Design In 2013

20 Jan
Pantone says emerald green evokes a sense of balance and harmony. Image: Andrea Monath Schumacher, A.S.I.D. Allied, O Interior Design/Emily Minton Redfield, photo

Pantone says emerald green evokes a sense of balance and harmony. Image: Andrea Monath Schumacher, A.S.I.D. Allied, O Interior Design/Emily Minton Redfield, photo

De Giulio’s designs in Chicago’s The Ritz-Carlton Residences.

De Giulio’s designs in Chicago’s The Ritz-Carlton Residences.

Traditional Michael Smith Design  Kitchen

Traditional Michael Smith Design Kitchen

Minneapolis MN Architects & Design Build Contractors : TreHus Builders

Minneapolis MN Architects & Design Build Contractors : TreHus Builders

Kitchen Design is Trending for 2013.  From the luxury market, to  home remodeling.    Kitchen design is looking very exciting for 2013.  Join Interior Designer Chat  January 22,  Tuesday at 6pm EST for our international discussion on twitter on the latest In Kitchen design 2013.   Don’t miss what’s cooking in Trends in Kitchen Design For 2013. 

What’s trending in Kitchen Design right now?

What Kitchen Countertop and resurfacing ideas are you using, as well as educating ur clients about in Kitchen Design in 2013?

What finishes textures and materials are you working with in Kitchen Design in 2013.   What  colors are coming into play?

What appliances and technology are you integrating into your kitchen designs in 2013?

What Appliance manufactures do you specify in your Designs?  Are you utilizing Continuing Education programs offered by Manufacturers?

What is trending in Kitchen Lighting in 2013?


Photo Credit:  interiorcollective.com


Look out Windy City! Tuesday April 24 is #IntDesignerChat LIVE In Chicago At Studio 41

19 Apr
Windy City
Tuesday  April 24, 2012 Interior Designer Chat will be live from Chicago during The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show,  KBIS.  Join Interior Designer Chat Ambassadors  Patti Johnson,  Adele Young,  and Moderator/Founder  Barbara Segal  and our global #IntDesignerChat Community for a Tweet Up at  4:30p CT  at STUDIO 41,  322 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Our Tuesday #IntDesignerChat will start promptly on Twitter at 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.   We’ll be tweeting from the windy city of Chicago live at Studio 41 The Luxury Home Design Showroom with  Interior Designers,  Architects,   Home Decor Professions and Kitchen and Bath Professional.  We can’t wait to  tweet with many in  IRL and  share the education, elevation, and fun of our global Interior Designer Chat Community.  Our Topic:   The Top Kitchen And Bath Trends Of 2012.   Tweet you then!



#IntDesignerChat Jan 24, Topic: What Is On Designer Minds In 2012

23 Jan

What’s On Leading Industry Designer Minds?

Join Interior Designer Chat’s global professional design community on twitter using #IntDesignerChat Tuesday, January 24, 20122 at 6p EST, 5p CST, 3p PST, and 11p GMT.

What’s the best way for architects and Interior Designers to work together?

How are you as a design professional influenced when sourcing and  selecting the products for design projects?  (furniture, Fabrics, Paints, Tiles, Appliances, Flooring,  Wall Coverings, etc.)

What Trends are you seeing at the industry shows you’ve been to?  And in  your  region of the world.

Are you attending  more or less industry events?

Mobile working requires a mobile mindset.  You can work anywhere,  however you still need a place to put your “stuff.”  Do you  find yourself still wanting to feel part of the culture and a team?


#IntDesignerChat Sept. 27, 2011 Live From London With Guest Host Andrew Dunning Topic: London Design Finds

20 Sep

Andrew Dunning Guest Host 

Andrew Dunning spent his early years working in the City of London before leaving to pursue his real passion of creating stunning homes for people.  In 2004 he founded APD Interiors which aims to provide “Stylish Homes at affordable prices”.  He has constantly focussed on the client ensuring that he turns their needs and hopes into something far more than their dreams. He writes for City AM (a 150,000 circulation newspaper in London), Real Homes magazine and has been featured in the Evening Standard (a 600,000 circulation newspaper in London).  He has worked in London, Amsterdam, and even Savannah, GA  for a range of clients from the well off to the not so well off, but always ensuring that he listens to the client and delivers their aspirations.

In 2010 Andrew joined the new media revolution, started a blog and entered into twittering.  From a lowly following of a few fans he now has nearly 6000 twitter followers and a daily readership of his blog of more than 200 all of whom hang on his every word.  This year he won the Decorex blogger of the year award (see link for how it all happened http://www.decorex.com/page.cfm/link=175 ).  This prestigious event is the place to be seen at by the who’s who of interior designers in the UK and Europe.   In addition in Twitter he is the UK ambassador for Interior Design Chat where top industry experts and hosts get together to discuss the latest key issues in the Interior Design world and promote Interior Design as an industry the same as Architecture.

Andrew continues to build his interior design business and last year increased his turn over by a factor of 10 and has begun to recruit new staff who he is training in order to “put something back” into the industry that has looked after him so well.  He can be contacted either through twitter, or via his website www.apdinteriors.com

Q 1: What are the standout colors and looks at @Decorex2011 in London design this week ?
Q 2: What are you finding at @Decorex in London Design that is Internationally appealing? Explain the influences?
Q 3: In the area of Kitchen and Bath what are the European Trends your seeing at @Decorex2011?
Q 4. How important do you think attending trade shows is, and what do you personally get out of them?

#Transcript/ReCap of Sept. 27, 2011 Topic: London Design Finds with Andrew Dunning  topic-IntDesignerChat-2011-09-27

#IntDesignerChat Q and A on FaceBook with Susan Serra, CKD, President of Susan Serra Associates, Inc.

8 Feb

The TOPIC: Kitchen Design and Inspiration in 2011 continues.

This week Interior Designer Chat, is honored to have industry expert and award-winning Kitchen Designer Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, President of Susan Serra Associates, Inc. answering your questions on our Interior Designer Chat Facebook page.

Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, is President of Susan Serra Associates, Inc., a kitchen and bath remodeling firm on Long Island, since 1991. Susan is an award winning kitchen designer, a speaker on kitchen design, most recently at the kitchen trade exhibition in Madrid, and serves as a judge in various capacities for the kitchen industry. A go to source for the media, Susan’s insight on kitchen design has been seen and heard on Oprah.com, Martha Stewart radio, MSN.com, AOL.com, LA Times and many more places online and in print. Susan’s design work has been published in Meredith publications on a continuing basis since 1995. Susan is the official blogger for Sears’ website, author of the most popular blog by a professional kitchen designer, www.thekitchendesigner.org and also blogs or has blogged for Kohler, Marvin Windows, Design*Sponge, Decor8, Design Milk, Apartment Therapy, Fresh Home, Decorati and many more. Susan is introducing her personal collection of kitchen and bath cabinetry called Bornholm Kitchen at the Architectural Digest Show in March 2010.

Susan Serra Associates, Inc.

Like us on Facebook and join us for Questions and Answers with Susan Serra, CKD, @SusanSerraCKD this Wednesday, February 9 and Thursday February 10, 2011.