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A Quarterly Publication of the Alabama Chapter of The American Society of Interior Designers

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Contents DEPARTMENTS Board of Directors ...................................................... 4 President’s Message ................................................... 4 President-Elect’s Message .......................................... 6 Member Spotlight ...................................................... 7 New Members ............................................................ 9 Innovations: New Industry Partner Products ........... 12 Student Perspective ................................................. 14 Calendar of Events.................................................... 19 Student Spotlight...................................................... 15 FEATURES Design Excellence Awards 2015 ................................. 8 “Trends in Lighting” .................................................... 9 2015 Chapter Sponsors ............................................ 11 2015 ASID Alabama Annual Member Meeting” ....... 16 State Conference 2015 ............................................. 18

Award winning design by Mary Margaret Johnson, ASID MM Interiors Huntsville, AL 2014 Design Excellence Awards

ASID ALABAMA - CHAPTER OFFICE P.O. Box 10983 Birmingham, AL 35202 T: 205.441.8187 E: WWW.ASIDALABAMA.ORG ASID HEADQUARTERS 308 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington, DC 20002-6006 T: 202.546.3480 F: 202.546-3240 Toll Free: 800.610.ASID (2743) E: WWW.ASID.ORG NEWSLETTER STAFF Lila Pryor-Frank, Allied ASID - Editor Bryant G. Williams The ALDesign newsletter is published quarterly for the ASID Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Editorial content and the ALDesign newsletter are controlled and owned by the Alabama Chapter of ASID. Reproduction of this publication in whole, in part, in any form is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the Alabama Chapter of ASID. ASID ALABAMA │ Winter 2015 │ PAGE 3

President’s M E S S A G E

Happy New Year! We have just begun 2015, but I can already tell it is going to be a fabulous year for the Alabama chapter of ASID. We have so many new events planned across the state that will engage all of our members. We kicked off the year with a highly successful SketchUp Workshop in Birmingham, taught by Connie Holcomb, ASID. The feedback has been great, and we are looking at bringing this class to all of our design communities. Financial Beverly Kissinger University of Alabama

President-Elect Jillian Marks Matheny Goldmon

Professional Development Mary Rooney Mary Rooney Interior Dimensions

Board of


Communications Lila Pryor Frank

Lila Pryor Frank Interiors

Membership Janie Nabors USACE

Student Representative April Barnes Auburn University

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Rob Zuelch Sub-Zero/Wolf

We hosted our annual Student Day with help from the Alabama Chapter of IIDA in Birmingham. The keynote speaker was ASID member Ashley Gilbreath, and we did a speed networking session with 10 designers from across the state in all design fields. Our students are our future, and that future is bright! April will bring our first ever Annual Member Meeting in Huntsville. The board is so excited about this and we have been planning diligently to ensure the 2 day event is successful and worthwhile. We are excited to work with the Huntsville Museum of Art and Suzanne Barnes in the Charlotte Moss presentation and book signing event on Thursday, April 23. On Friday, April 24, we will be hosting everyone at the Embassy Suites for a speaker on professional practices in interior design and the Annual Meeting. We want the meeting to be more interactive than in year’s past, and we want our members to see how your state board operates. We will be providing breakfast and lunch. That same weekend is Panoply Arts Festival in Huntsville, and we will adjourn on Friday with enough time to enjoy the entertainment it will provide in Big Spring Park. Please be on the lookout for more information and registration! As you can see, your state board has been working hard to ensure your membership value is fulfilled. I hope you are enjoying the CEUs being provided in your design community, and are excited about the increased number of offerings across the state. If you ever have suggestions for other events, please do not hesitate to contact me or anyone else on the board. We are here to serve you! I am having so much fun serving as your chapter president, and I hope you are enjoying your membership. I will see everyone in April!

Stacey Summerville, Allied ASID

Jillian Marks, ASID President-Elect

After attending the ASID Chapter Leadership Conference in Los Angeles with your President, Stacey Summerville, last June, I knew 2015 would be an exciting year of change and growth for our ASID Alabama Chapter. She is enthusiastic about enriching and improving our state chapter, and she is fully supported in this goal by our board of directors. Since October, the board of directors has been busy planning an exciting year of events: monthly CEUs in all four design communities, the annual Student Day in partnership with IIDA, the annual State Conference and Awards Gala in Birmingham, and an Annual Meeting to be held in Huntsville this year. Not to mention other special events, including a very successful SketchUp workshop held last week in Birmingham and an upcoming NCIDQ prep course in Huntsville. Your leadership team is committed to enhancing your membership experience by providing you with opportunities to learn, volunteer, network, and have fun this year with your fellow designers and industry partners. Continue to check our calendar and emails for important dates and information about upcoming events. My challenge to you as a 2015 ASID member is to see if you can find a way to connect with ASID Alabama in a personal way through mentoring, volunteering, or otherwise devoting your unique talents to promote the ideals of our organization and our profession. I look forward to serving as your President-Elect this year and hope to see even more positive momentum build for our chapter as the year progresses. Jillian Marks, ASID President-Elect, ASID Alabama


Ashley Gilbreath, ASID Education: Auburn University, Interior Design Employment: owner / designer of Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design and Parish Specialty: Residential Personal: Married to a crazy supportive and encouraging husband, Barrett and have a 4 year old daughter named Cates and a 2 year old son named Rett. And, I have the most amazing interiors team to work with!! How would you describe your design style? Transitional...timeless and casually elegant. What tips would you give a recent interior design graduate? To get involved in a small firm where you will have your hands in the whole process. What is the most interesting design challenge you’ve ever had? When working with Richard Keith Langham in NYC, he wanted pink live birds for the South Hamptons Showhouse fabulous antique bird cage. We couldn't find any pink birds locally and considered spritzing white birds pink but decided PETA wouldn't care for that...ended up settling for white birds. They looked fabulous. What do you love most about your job? The clients!!! You become best friends with them. You have to know how they live their daily life to be able to design for their can't help but become fast friends. What is your design philosophy? Stay timeless. Pretend your clients money is yours and invest it wisely in timeless valuable pieces. Antiques and original art are some of the best places to invest wisely. Both only gain value.

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Call for Entries


Design Excellence


To recognize the skills, creativity and innovation of the talented ASID Alabama practitioner members who inspire us all, peers and consumers alike.

More information, forms and instructions can be found at:

Trends in Lighting

New Members

President Stacey Summerville, Allied ASID I just returned from the Dallas Market Center, where I visited over 50 showrooms specializing in lighting. I wanted to share with everyone some of the trends that I saw:

Industry Partners Lindy Belmoont | Southern Bath & Kitchen


Joanna Goodman, Connie Holcombe, Emory Ratliff, Brian Roberson,


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Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham

Students Taylor Arnett Victoria Chambers Erin Cossey Maleah Dorroh Katie Duffey Elizabeth Fatzinger Mary Katherine Gray Kacie Griggs Briana Guin Joanna Hartzog Amelia Hoover Mary Heapy Amanda Kelly Lucy Neal Megan Parquette Maddie Perry Lydia Purcell Amber Robinson Marissa Terracciano Jesse Vohler David Walker Mekala Zadrozinski

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GOLD! Like it or not, gold, in all shades and finishes, is coming back. I happen to love it, especially when a manufacturer takes a fairly modern looking fixture and finishes it in gold. It is the perfect blend of old and new and really captures that transitional style that a lot of our clients like. 

Univ. of Southern Mississippi Brigham Young University University of Alabama University of Alabama University of Alabama Auburn University University of Alabama Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University University of Alabama Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University University of Alabama Auburn University Auburn University Auburn University

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Almost every vendor had a line featuring “natural” elements. We have all seen the wooden chandeliers, but now they are getting even more creative and incorporating chicken wire, cork, and basket weaves.

One of the most exciting things I saw was an LED chandelier lightbulb that looked like the classic incandescent light bulb we all know and love. The brand is Tieber, and they have been able to get rid of what is called the “heat sync” that normally makes these LED bulbs look futuristic and heavy.

The new technology looked so natural, and I think your clients are going to love them. They probably will not be available until mid-March, but definitely be on the lookout for them!

congratulations, bDot! Congratulations to Brian Roberson, ASID, AIA , LEED BD+C, founder of bDot Architecture, on being featured in the latest issue of Birmingham Home & Garden Magazine. We’re always proud when our amazing members are recognized for their outstanding talents. In addition to bDot’s architecture and design accomplishments, they also produce amazing custom lighting, furniture, and other products. Check them out at

SHOP INDUSTRY PARTNERS FIRST Looking for the newest and best products available? Find everything you need to create astounding interiors, commercial and residential, through our Industry Partners. Support those who support us; they are the companies who make our CEU’s, conferences, and events come to life. Your #1 resource for the finest interior products and services. ASID ALABAMA │ Winter 2015 │ PAGE 10

A S I D Alabama

CHAPTER Sponsors





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I N N O V A T I O N Flexible Luxury

Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, the company that pioneered the world’s first whirlpool bathtub, introduces the Bravo™ freestanding and drop-in bathtubs. Bravo is Italian for well done and the new Jacuzzi® Bravo™ bathtub is just that. Offering both visual and functional flexibility, the Bravo™ bathtub is available in six color choices, two bathing experiences, two installation methods, and features a five-inch wide side deck to support deck-mount faucet installation. Made of top-quality acrylic, the two-piece design merges durable construction with installation flexibility by allowing consumers to specify either the freestanding or drop-in version of the Bravo™ bathtub. The Bravo™ bathtub’s compact oval design, and expanded feature set provide a new option for homeowners to be the designers of their ultimate bathroom retreat.

Spotting Sustainability Available through Eykon Design Resources

D. L. Couch has introduced the latest addition to their Lanark line of wallcoverings, Spot On. Spot On provides a mid-scale, embellished pattern made up from an array of metallic dots layered over a mottled background. This pattern is stylish and modern with the refined sheen and metallic touches. Spot On is offered in a range of nine colors that are both sharp and simple. The pigments used in Spot On are fade and alkali resistant. Lanark created this wallcovering to be highly durable and easily cleanable. Spot On can contribute to LEED EQ 4.1 point for low-emitting materials and LEED MR 5.1 point for regional materials. Contains no cadmium or mercury-based pigments. Pigments are fade and alkali-resistant

the latest from our ASID Industry Partners

Available through Tim Morales & Associates

Karndean LooseLay is an innovative new format of luxury vinyl flooring that's both quick and easy to install. It’s provided in large 41.3" long wood planks with a 20 mil wear layer, and 10 year commercial warranty. Featuring enhanced acoustic properties and excellent environmental credentials, Karndean LooseLay has been tried and tested in several markets worldwide, proving itself to be an ideal flooring system.

Faux Bois Underfoot Available through Karndean

Karndean LooseLay is faster and easier to fit, suitable for raised access floors, easy and economical to repair, possible to install over most existing hard floors, requires little or no adhesives in most installations and is 100% recyclable.

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ASID ALABAMA Daisy Bond Student Design


Call For Entries ASID Alabama is proud of our student designers, and would like to give you the recognition and praise you deserve. Winners of the competition will be…   

PRESENTED a trophy at the ASID Annual Awards Banquet SPOTLIGHTED on the ASID Alabama website RECOGNIZED in ALDesign, the quarterly chapter newsletter.

Student Perspective Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hand


This fall the University of Alabama student chapter participated in a Brea Basham, Student Chapter President community service project helping Habitat for Humanity Tuscaloosa on November 14, 2014. The students of ASID were able to together and help with the building process of a home on Juanita Dr. in Alberta city just down the street from campus. Our entire student chapter was so touched by the experience that we have already discussed setting aside another day, this semester, to help Habitat once more. We want to thank ASID Alabama and the University of Alabama for giving us all of the proper tools to be able to enrich the lives of others around us.

“This was a great way for our student chapter to break away from preparing for finals and put our time to great use by helping others in need.” Lauren Gane,

You and your projects will be seen by scores of potential employers and clients. Categories include:  Design Concept - Commercial, INDIVIDUAL.  Design Concept - Commercial, GROUP.  Design Concept - Residential, INDIVIDUAL.  Design Concept - Residential, GROUP.  Product Design - INDIVIDUAL.  Model/Structure - INDIVIDUAL.  Rendering - Computer Generated, INDIVIDUAL  Rendering - Hand-drawn, INDIVIDUAL

Information and entry forms can be downloaded at: events/daisy-bond-2015/

niversity of Alabama

ASID student chapter fundraising chair

“We knew that being interior design students, we had so much talent to offer our community. So we put on our construction gear and put our design training to good use.” Brea Basham, ASID student chapter President


Briana Craver, STUDENT ASID Education: The University of Alabama Graduation Year: May 1, 2015 Intended Specialty: Commercial/Hospitality Personal: I am the second oldest out of five kids. I am from Huntsville, AL. I am engaged to be married in June to my high school sweetheart.

What made you choose interior design? Since I was a kid I have always been creative. I also have a very technical mind, like my father who is an Engineer. I felt Interior design gave me a happy medium that allowed me to express both sides of myself. I also love art, whether it is painting, sketching or sculpting. What school project are you most proud of, and why? The one I currently working on. I’m tackling a three story hotel that includes office space, a restaurant, a spa, fitness area, a pool, a conference room, and guest bedrooms. There is a lot of time and process work that goes into each type of space, so I’m proud of myself that I am accomplishing a thorough design of each area. What is your favorite aspect of interior design? I love the process of building 3D spaces in Sketchup and Revit. Who has been the biggest inspiration or influence on you in regards to interior design? I can’t just name one person because that wouldn’t be true. My whole entire family encourages me. Because they believe in me, I believe in me. With that courage I landed my first internship at an architectural firm back in Huntsville the summer of my sophomore year, I won a fabric pattern design competition with Phifer Wire in Tuscaloosa, AL, I also was asked to paint artwork on a wall in a new restaurant in downtown Huntsville, and I am currently shadowing a designer in Tuscaloosa five days a week while taking my last studio design class. My family is always telling me how proud they are of me and all of my accomplishments. I am truly blessed to have such a great support system. What are your hopes and dreams for after graduation? After I graduate I am getting married and moving to Chattanooga, TN. My hope is that I get a design job; my dream is that the job is with a great architectural/design firm in downtown Chattanooga. ASID ALABAMA │ Winter 2015 │ PAGE 15


Embassy Suites Host Hotel



Huntsville, AL


… for MEMBERS ONLY friday

April 23rd

April 24th

Welcome Reception


5:00-6:30 pm Inline Lighting 2880 Bob Wallace Avenue

Talk and Book Signing 7:00 pm

Charlotte Moss , Designer & Author Huntsville Museum of Art 300 Church Street $25 ASID Member discounted rate Guests pay the regular rate

9:00-10:00 am

Keynote Speaker 10:00-11:00

AnnMarie Jackson , ASID, RID

“The Business Side of Design” No charge-Members only

Lunch & Annual Meeting 11:30-1:00 ASID ALABAMA │ Winter 2015 │ PAGE 16

Since opening her business in 1985, Charlotte Moss has designed private residences and executive suites all over the United States and the Caribbean. Having launched her career on Wall Street, Charlotte has a keen sense for the shifting sands of change, and has written eight books to date. Her work has been published in magazines worldwide and she has received numerous awards, including The Timeless Design Award, Elle DÊcor’s VISION AWARD and was honored with the Circle of Excellence Award from the International Furnishings & Design Association (IFDA) for the field of interior design.

AnnMarie Jackson has twenty five years of experience in commercial and institutional design with a primary focus in healthcare for the past twenty years. She received a BA degree in Interior Design from the University Wisconsin-Stout, and earned NCIDQ certification in 1993. In 2011, AnnMarie obtained the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Design Certification. She embraces the principles of a healing environment and the concepts of evidence based-design. The Center for Health Design Evidence Based Design Accreditation & Certification (EDAC) was awarded her in 2014. AnnMarie is currently serving on the National Board of Directors for the American Society of Interior Designers.

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Montgomery, AL

16 EDUCATION: Intro to SketchUp Montgomery, AL

1 CEU: “Malibu Tiles & Murals”, Montgomery, AL

18 EDUCATION: SketchUp Part II Birmingham, AL

2 CEU: “Malibu Tiles & Murals” Birmingham, AL

18CEU: 2-in-1, Huntsville, AL CEU 1 “Global Trends-Color Sense” CEU 2 Shaw Contract Group

22 CEU: TBA, Huntsville, AL

24 ADAC Tour with Gordon Dunning ADAC - Atlanta, Georgia

30 DEADLINE: Daisy Bond Student Awards

Calendar OF EVENTS For more information about any of these events go to or

23 ASID Alabama Annual Member Meeting 23rd-24th, Huntsville, AL.

1 MEETING: ABRID, Montgomery, AL 15 ADAC Annual Sample Sale, 15th-17th ADAC - Atlanta, Georgia

Help us celebrate 40 years of design innovation and #MakeYour40. Entries with the most votes will have their work featured at the 2015 ASID Chapter Leadership Conference. HOW TO ENTER: 1. Submit your #MakeYour40 photo through one of the following options: 

 Post your submission to the ASID Facebook timeline Tweet it or post to your Instagram and include the hastag #MakeYour40

2. Your profile must be set to public. All submissions from private profiles will not be included. ASID ALABAMA │ Winter 2015 │ PAGE 19

JUNE2015 6 DEADLINE: Design Excellence Awards 17 CEU: “Designing for Acoustics” Huntsville, AL

J U LY 2 0 1 5 9 MEETING: ASID Board, Birmingham.

M AY 2 0 1 5


21 CEU: “Defining Modern”, Huntsville, AL


CEU: 4-in-1; TBA,

SEPTEMBER2015 11 State Conference; 11th & 12th. Birmingham, AL


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