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The Angle

ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Magazine

Issue Number 59 Summer 2015


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The Angle

ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Magazine

Issue Number 59 Summer 2015

ON THE COVER: Gold Winner Commercial ASID Designer/Industry Partner Collaboration 2014 ASID TGCC Design Awards Donna Vining, FASID, IIDA, RID Vining Designs, Inc Matt Coulson, Industry Partner of ASID J.M. Coulson Enterprises

ASID TEXAS GULF COAST CHAPTER OFFICE 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 285 Houston, Texas 77024 T: 713-626-1470 Office Hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm Fridays asid@asidtgcc.org www.asidtgcc.org

Table of

Contents

President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 The Social Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2015 ASID TGCC Ruby Awards Call for Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Categories for 2015 ASID TGCC Ruby Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2015 ASID TGCC Ruby Awards FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Student Affairs Committee’s Spring Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Adopt-a-Design Student Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Welcome New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

ASID NATIONAL

Silent Auction Donors - Thank You!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

718 7th St. NW 4th Floor Washington DC 20001 Tel: (202) 546-3480 Fax: (202) 546-3240 asid@asid.org • www.asid.org

ASID Industry Partner News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 D.I.V.A.S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter proudly presents Portfolio Show 2015 Participants . . . . . 22 ASID TGCC is Taking Students to METROCON! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ASID Student Metrocon Application Process / Criteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

EDITORIAL STAFF

Texas Association for Interior Design (TAID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Communications Director Shawna Roorda, ASID

Spring 2017, Practicum becomes computerized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Legislative Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR

Decorative Center Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Kendra Garrett, Allied ASID 713-626-1470

2015 ASID TGCC Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Houston Design Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS PUBLISHING STAFF Advertising Sales Duff Tussing • 972-747-7866 Bicki Shaw • 469-569-6149 The Angle magazine is published quarterly for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers by DSA Publishing & Design, Inc. Editorial content and The Angle magazine are controlled and owned by the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of ASID. Reproduction of this publication in whole, in part, in any form is strictly prohibited without the written permission of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of ASID.

Alexandra’s Draperies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Manchester Carpet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Anything But Plain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Meca Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Cannon Craft Wallcovering . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Mirror Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Charlotte Nail Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams . . . . . . . . . 11

Designer's Furniture Mfg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Modern Luxury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

DiMaria Flooring Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Peck & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Elizabeth Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Perfect Quilt Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Elle Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Scavolini Store Houston by EDBA . . . . . 17

Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Scene One Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

G&S Custom Draperies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Schenck & Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Hunter Douglas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Venetian Blind & Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

JM Coulson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Walker Zanger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

The Lonestar Range Hood Co.. . . . . . . . . 18

White Glove Delivery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Lucky Gem Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Window & Home Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

M&M Carpet Showroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Wood-Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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President’s Message

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ASID TEXAS GULF COAST CHAPTER 7026 Old Katy Road, Suite 285 Houston, Texas 77024

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2014-2015 President Letecia Ellis-Haywood, Allied ASID 832-257-1876 tgccpresident@gmail.com President-Elect Martha Lurie, ASID, Industry Partner of ASID 713-622-5271 Martha@johnbrookshouston.com Past President/Nominations Debra Sabrsula, Allied ASID 979-320-7754 debra@sabsdesigns.com

40 Years, One Voice. The past couple of months were very busy for the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter!

First, a huge “thank you” goes to our Sponsorship Committee for a great Sponsor Appreciation Party this past May. President Elect Martha Lurie was kind enough to open her beautiful residence to receive our gracious Sponsors, and give a formal appreciation for all their contributions to the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. I tip my hat to Mary Wilson, Debra Sabrsula and Amilee Wendt for creating such a memorable

Financial Director Donna Vining, FASID 281-320-2600 donna@viningdesign.com Communications Director Shawna Roorda, ASID 713-952-4357 sroorda@bentwoodofhouston.com Professional Development Director Janus Lazaris, Allied ASID 713-666-1566 janus@janusdesigngroup.com

event. The hope was to share our love with our wonderful sponsors, and it was well received!

Also, I recently attended the Houston Community College Portfolio Show. Shasta Swift and Kevin Hamby coordinated a wonderful evening for their graduating seniors at the Decorative Center Houston. It was great to meet up-and-coming interior designers as they presented their creative works. They also facilitated a great collaboration pairing culinary and design students, creating a unique restaurant design concept and food experience!

Lastly, our Awards committee is excited to announce this year’s Call to Entry for the ASID Design Awards. Starting June 1st and ending July 31st, please be sure to submit your entries before the deadline.

Membership Director Judy Bonica, Indusry Partner of ASID 281-239-9317 Judy.Bonica@Ferguson.com At-Large Director Larry Boykin, Industry Partner of ASID 713-937-0126 larry@imageelectric.net Student Representative Andrea Yanes, Student ASID 281-221-0114 andrea_yanes@hotmail.com Chapter Administrator Kendra Garrett, Allied ASID 713-626-1470 asid@asidtgcc.org

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The committee named this year’s ceremony the “ASID Ruby Awards”. The ruby, which signifies a 40year anniversary, becomes a perfect way to commemorate this special year. We also have a great new venue planned for our signature event, so look for a formal invite soon!

#ASIDTGCC2015 #MakeYour40

Best, Letecia Ellis-Haywood, Allied ASID

President ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter 2014-2015

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The Social Network By Suly Weissman, Interior Designer - Allied ASID It has been an exciting season at the Social Network! We welcomed new members, caught up with familiar faces, and have enjoyed every single one of our fun and engaging events! It is so incredible to see how much we have grown, and especially to see everyone having a good time while enjoying the venues that welcome us with open arms. March was such a fun evening. It started with a bit a rain but that didn't stop many of you that joined us at Julep. Owner, Alba Huerta, who was recently named one of Food & Wine’s top 10 mixologists, spoke with us about her passion, her vision, and where the inspiration of her venue came from. It was quite an honor to have met her, and she made us feel right at home. April was quite a night a La Colombe D'or as it is both a stunning and breath taking space. The tour of the Hotel, the Ball Room, and Art Gallery was amazing – almost like being taken back in time. Attendance was really phenomena, and the Adopt a Design Student partnership at the event was incredibly successful. Everyone had a chance to socialize and network in a very intimate setting.

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Again, I can't thank my volunteers enough for all you have done to make our committee such a fun and successful part of ASID. It is an honor to work with all of you. To all of our Sponsors, Industry Partners, Members and new comers – we are always eternally grateful. Summer will be very exciting, as we have some fun events planned for everyone. To keep up with us, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, as well as www.asidtgcc.org. I look forward to seeing you all in June, so mark your calendars for the 17th! Details to follow.


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2015 ASID TGCC Ruby Awards Call for Entries! Never entered the ASID Design Awards? Haven’t submitted a project in a few years? This is the year! This year’s Awards Committee is pleased to announce the “Call for Entry” for the 2015 Ruby Awards! The Committee is very excited to announce details for Houston’s most prestigious design competition. As in the past, Judges for the competition are ASID members from other ASID Chapters who judge entries based on design criteria including appropriate design solution, functional use of space/element, quality and clarity, scale and proportion, creativity and originality, color composition, effective use of lighting and relationship of materials, textures and patterns. Of course, we cannot disclose which chapters will judge this year, but we thank them for their help, support and participation to make the 2015 competition the very best! Some things to look for: • Designation of Participants (Choose only one): • Residential • Small Firm (4 or less employees – full time or part time) • Large Firm (5 or more employees – full time or part time) • Commercial • Small Firm (9 or less employees – full time or part time) • Large Firm (10 or more employees – full time or part time) • Students • Industry Partner • Listing of all Category Definitions and Examples for each category • Updated Online Digital Submission and Payment • One easy process to submit your projects • Payment to be made at time of submission via MC, VISA and/or AMEX (Payments will show up on your statement as “Profile Partners”) • $150 per entry (Students $50 per entry) • Up to 5 before photos and 5 after photos may be uploaded QUESTIONS? Contact Kendra Garrett, asid@asidtgcc.org or 713-626-1470

Category Definitions Architectural Feature and/or Element element fixed to the building itself, i.e. ceiling treatment, beams, stairs, etc.

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Bathroom master, guest or powder

Kitchen fully functional kitchen within a residence

Best Use of Antiques project or space in which more than 25% of the installation uses Antiques

Media/Theater Room space designed specifically for viewing media

Community/Religious/Education airport, church, library, museum, performance theatre, etc. schools K-12 or College/University setting

Model Home/Show House space with a builder’s model or designer sow house

Corporate office, bank, law office, call center, training facility, etc. ECO Services/Sustainable/ Green Design comprehensive projects or singular spaces which must have 3 or more green elements and practices are eco friendly – environmental friendly or energy efficient projects, installation and/or systems Healthcare hospital, clinic, nursing home, assisted living facility, medical office, laboratory and research facilities, etc. Hospitality hotel, resort, bed& breakfast, upscale senior living, country club, golf club, health club, spa, arena, sporting venues, etc. ASID Designer/Industry Partner Collaboration a feature or product created by a designer, but exclusively developed with the

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Categories for the 2015 ASID TGCC Ruby Awards All members must be in Good Standing Designers may submit projects as a Professional/Allied Member An individual project may be submitted in no more than four (4) categories Projects must be completed within the past 3 years Cost: $150 per entry (Students $50 per entry) Your submission will be scored by 3rd party judges. The judges reserve the right to not award a winner in any one category should the score for an entry not meet the minimum score set by ASID TGCC. All entry fees are nonrefundable. RESIDENTIAL: • Small Firm (4 or less employees/interns – full time or part time) • Large Firm (5 or more employees/interns – full time or part time) COMMERCIAL: • Small Firm (9 or less employees/interns – full time or part time) • Large Firm (10 or more employees/interns – full time or part time) STUDENTS INDUSTRY PARTNERS

RESIDENTIAL

– Small Firm and Large Firm: Architectural Feature and/or Element Bathroom Best Use of Antiques ECO Services/Sustainable/Green Design Vacation Home Kitchen Media/Theater Room Model Home/Show House Outdoor Living Singular Space Renovation: Over 3,500 sq. ft. Renovation: Under 3,500 sq. ft. Residence: Over 3,500 sq. ft. Residence: Under 3,500 sq. ft.

COMMERCIAL – Small Firm and Large Firm: Corporate Office Community/Religious/Education ECO Services/Sustainable/Green Design Architectural Feature and/or Element Residential Multi-Unit Healthcare Hospitality (Hotels, Restaurant, Bars) Retail

*Note: see page 8 for category definitions and examples.

OVERALL – Designers only (commercial and/or residential): ASID Designer/Industry Partner Collaboration STUDENT: Best of Residential Best of Commercial

INDUSTRY PARTNER MEMBERS: Adapted Reuse (reuse of reclaimed elements - furniture, art, accessories, etc.) Best Implementation of Original Design (use of custom designed product not found in existing categories) Best Product Design (original custom designed product for residential setting) Best Use of Flooring (wood, stone, tile, carpet, rugs, etc.) Best Use of Hard Surface – Not flooring (millwork, stone, iron work, hardware, etc.) Best Use of Lighting Design/Lighting Sources (covers all types of lighting fixtures/lamp technology for any application) Best Use of Technology (use and installation of electrical components and home automation) Best Use of Textiles (drapery, bedding, unique upholstery, etc.) Best Wall Treatment (faux finishing, plaster work, wallpaper, murals, etc.)

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2015 ASID TGCC Ruby Awards FAQ Who is eligible to enter? • Any ASID TGCC Designer member in good standing – must enter ASID member number • Any ASID TGCC Industry Partner member in good standing – must enter ASID member number • Any ASID TGCC student member in good standing – must enter ASID member number What Projects can be submitted? • Each entry must fall within the given categories and be completed no earlier than January 1, 2012. • Limit of 4 categories per project can be submitted, multiple projects may be entered. What is the Cost for an entry in the Design Awards? • Designers and Industry Partners - $150.00 each • Design Students - $50.00 each (You may submit multiple entries in an individual category) What Will Cause Disqualification of an Entry? • Not a current ASID member • By not meeting 1 or more deadlines • Incomplete submission • False information • Entering a project that has previously won an award • Submitted entries are anonymous to the judges. Therefore; NO IDENTIFICATION OF ANY KIND is allowed on any photo or in any description. (i.e. designer, company, client, project name/logo, etc.)

Do I need to submit a Floor Plan? • YES, a floor plan of the area being entered MUST be submitted with all entries. Floor plans may be hand drafted, sketched, or computer drafted. (Not applicable to Industry Partner members) How Many Photos am I Allowed? What are the Photo Size and File Requirements? • Up to 5 photos may be included with each entry. • At least one (1) "before" photo is required for renovation projects (5 max). Be sure to label photos "before" or "after". • Photos cannot be larger than 6 MB, 300 dpi, and must be one of the following file types: .jpg or .pdf What is the Word Limit for Concept Statements? • Concept Statements must be 50 words or less. The limit is 50 words so that the statement can be read at the awards ceremony in the case that your project wins. How do I Submit my Entry? • Go to http://asidtgcc.org. Click on the CATEGORIES and/or CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS tab under the 2015 RUBY AWARDS tab to review the categories that you wish to enter, and then go to the link for the 2015 Ruby Awards Entry (not available until June 1st). • All registration information, project entry requirements (concept statement, floor plan, photography, etc.) and payment for each entry must be made online – in one streamlined entry process. • A “Help” source will be on each screen page to assist you with any problems. • The Online Submission Program page will be available beginning June 1, 2015 until - July 31, 2015. • All submissions must be completed no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, July 31, 2015 - NO EXCEPTIONS. Are any Scholarships awarded to Student Winners? • Yes, $500.00 will be awarded to each winning project. When is the 2015 ASID Design Awards Ceremony? • The Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Venue location and further details will be announced at the Social Network Event on June 17, 2015. How can I Purchase Tickets? • Tickets will be available for purchase via Eventbrite. • A link will be sent to you when tickets are available for purchase. • You MUST bring your ticket to the awards ceremony – either printed or digital.

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Can my Clients Attend the Awards Ceremony? • YES, but they must purchase a ticket. Are Any of the Fees Refundable? • NO. All Entry Fees, Tickets, Etc. are NON-REFUNDABLE. Who Can I Contact if I have Questions? • Kendra Garrett, 713.626.1470 or asid@asidtgcc.org


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Student Affairs Committee’s Spring Report By Sari Karki-Rajabi, ASID, RID ASID TGCC Student Affairs Chair ASID TGCC Student Affairs Committee had a successful spring term visiting local ASID Student Chapter meetings, membership drives, and other student functions at Art Institute (AIH), Houston Community College (HCC), Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and San Jacinto College (SJC). In February, the Student Affairs Committee team along with students from AIH, HCC, SHSU and SJC visited the Houston Design Center. We stopped by Kitchen & Bath Concepts, where Ashley Casper talked about a career as a kitchen and bath designer as well as presented current design trends. We also visited Design House, were Connie LeFevre talked about her experience as a designer and showroom owner, and gave the group valuable career advice. Thank you Kitchen & Bath Concepts and Design House for your gifts, hospitality and support! In April students from AIH, SHSU and SJC toured the Decorative Center of Houston with the Student Affairs Committee team. The first stop was Eggersmann show-

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room, where Evan Soltoff talked about the latest features in kitchen design and gave a tour of the showroom. At The Houston Showroom the group met with John Broderick and received practical as well as educational information about floor coverings. The last stop was the Robert Allen showroom where Catherine Bernal shared valuable information about their products. Thank you Eggersmann, The Houston Showroom and Robert Allen for your gifts, hospitality and support! Thank you Christy Abercrombie and DCH for the directories! Thank you Sherwin Williams for the goodie bags! Special thank you goes to ASID TGCC Student Affairs Committee members Rhonnika Clifton, Nubia Heinz, Leslie Hodge, Sophia Vassiliou and Andrea Yanes for your contribution and hard work!


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Adopt-a-Design Student Program… Helping Students “Get a Foot in the ASID Door” By Pam Cortes We all know the saying, “you have to get your foot in the door” to start somewhere, right? The Adopt-a-Design Student Program is doing just that with 46 students and still counting! With the gracious help of our ASID Designers and Industry Partners the program keeps growing by helping design students feel more comfortable and excited to participate in ASID events. We had a lot of fun promoting the program at the April Social at La Colombe D’or by taking French-themed photos! Soon, we plan to have a website with easy access for students to register, join an ASID Committee, along with other great features. This is a fun, energetic program that is growing the ASID TGCC so come join in the fun and sponsor a design student! Please contact the new Chairperson of the program, Pam Cortes of Echo Workshop, at Pamela@echoworkshop.com, or Kendra at the ASID TGCC office if you are interested in becoming a Sponsor for a student or have any questions about the Adopt-a-Design Student Program. A special Thank you to our Adopt-a-Design-Student Sponsors: Pam Cortes of Echo Workshop www.echoworkshop.com Kayla Barnhill, Sam Houston State Elisabeth Zamora, San Jacinto Sarah Blanton, San Jacinto

Maria Desierto of DE Flooring www.deflooring-granite-remodeling.com Arely Garcia, San Jacinto Diana Walker of Diana Walker Interior Design www.houstoninteriordesigner.net Karen Balderas, San Jacinto Maria Jaffter of LGI Oriental Rugs www.LGIorientalrugs.com Donna Madden, San Jacinto Lisa Slappey of Post Modern Traditions www.postmoderntraditions.com Alexis Murphy, Stephen F. Austin April Carter of Creative Style Furniture www.creativestylefurniture.com Tyesha Clem, Sam Houston State Ramon Heras and Ignacio Ruiz of Porcelanosa USA www.porcelanosa-usa.com Jairo Hernandez, San Jacinto Leticia Ellis of Laura U www.laurauinteriordesign.com Yodisa Marcano, San Jacinto

Stephanie Samper of Walker Zanger www.walkerzanger.com Ashley Marie Comeaux, San Jacinto Charles White of Skyline Art Services www.skylineartservices.com Tiffini Jones, HCC Hogie Lewis of Fiber Seal www.fiberseal.com LaShonda Dickey, Art Institute of Houston Susan Fruit of Susan Fruit Interiors www.susanfruitinteriors.com Alana Nesbitt, Art Institute of Houston Tara Bauch of Mirror Gallery www.mirrorgallery.com Isabel Salas, Sam Houston State Ray Levy of Sunbelt Window Film www.sunsmartfilm.com Ashley Steinberg, San Jacinto Jan Therrien of JT Designs Connie Page, San Jacinto Letecia Ellis, our ASID TGCC President and Pam Cortes of Echo Workshop

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"Bonjour" ASID - a group of us having some French fun


Welcome New Members Professional Members Pamela Kell, ASID (214) 924-0029 emailpamelakell@yahoo.com Sally Swearingen, ASID (936) 468-2048 sswearingen@sfasu.edu

Allied Members Katelyn Bransom, Allied ASID (210) 577-8794 katelynbransom@gmail.com Allegra Delgadillo, Allied ASID (832) 452-6735 Allegra-d@hotmail.com Beret Evenstad, Allied ASID (612) 859-7920 MissBeret@gmail.com

LaShonda Dickey, Student ASID (281) 745-2073 ld38.virtuouswoman@yahoo.com Martha Hernandez, Student ASID (713) 447-6081 marinela040@hotmail.com Verity Keegan, Student ASID (281) 359-2711 veritykeegan@gmail.com Amanda Ostrom, Student ASID (832) 289-7720 amandalostrom@gmail.com Samaisabel Salas, Student ASID (936) 577-5206 isabel19292@hotmail.com Shahla Sirman, Student ASID (832) 710-5530 shahlas1@yahoo.com

Student Members Dana Beique, Student ASID (281) 682-3800 dana@beique.net Karen Black, Student ASID (713) 417-5818 karenanddavid@sbcglobal.net Brandy Darden, Student ASID (832) 609-2693 Bdarden.tx@gmail.com

Mia Yamada, Student ASID (510) 387-9739 mia.yamada@gmail.com

Industry Partners Ann Sacks Tamara Smith 2800 Kirby DrSte A122 Houston, TX 77098-1273 (713) 522-0805 tamara.smith@annsacks.com

Cut to Size LLC Sue Ruiz 1715 Humble Place DrSte A Humble, TX 77338-5355 (832) 644-8511 cts@cut-to-size.com

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DESIGNERS! We are excited to announce a new program that goes along with the GHBA Associate Membership we first told you about last year. We are building a Builder/Designer Elite list for use by GHBA builders when they are looking for a designer. *You must become a member of the GHBA to be added to the list. GHBA membership information is available at www.ghba.org/pdf /membership/membership-application.pdf. You will see the special ASID rate on the right hand side under "associate members" on page 3.

Congratulations, You’re Graduating ASID celebrates your success and invites you to advance your membership Membership advancement occurring within six months of graduation comes with an instant savings of over $500. This incentive is reserved for former student members. We encourage graduates to opt-in as an emerging professional (EP) once you advance to allied membership so you can take advantage of the professional growth opportunities and resources available to EPs. Advancing is easy. The fastest way is to complete the process online. As an active student member, login to www.asid.org and select "My ASID" and "Advance to Allied Membership." You will need to upload a copy of your transcript and complete the payment of $85. That's it-- you'll be an Allied member in no time! For more information, visit https://www.asid.org/content/studentadvancement#.

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Silent Auction Donors - Thank You! Thanks to all those who generously supported this year’s TGCC silent auction! Our donors are listed below. The proceeds from the silent auction benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund. Last year, the chapter awarded scholarships to two student members: Amanda Fisher of Houston Community College and Chau Phan of Stephen F. Austin State University. Again, thanks to all of our 2015 donors. You really do make a difference!

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Legrand – wireless video intercom kit

CLR Design Services, Inc. – set of glass puffer fish

M&M Carpet – area rug

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Manchester Carpet, Inc. – area rug with pad

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ASID Industry Partner News News and Events for the ASID Industry Partner Hard to believe how quickly the year flies by! As you dry your brow from the humid heat of this Houston summer remember winter is just around the corner, and with that many more opportunities for you to connect and help grow the Interior Design industry and your business along with it. If you have not already, be sure to get into a peer group. They are among the first to receive advance marketing opportunities, as well as being a direct business referral source for each other. You cannot harvest what you do not sow! We currently have groups led by Ray Levy of Sunbelt Window Film and David Leva of Designer Kitchen & Bath. Please call or Email Kendra at the TGCC ASID office for more information or to join a group. The Adopt-A-Student online sponsorship program is now available. This is an easy and simple way for you to see into the future of Interior Design, the future economy of the city, and that of your very own business. Login and view the eligible students seeking adoption by visiting the ASID TGCC website today. A very special “Thank you” goes out to Pamela Cortes of Echo Workshop for chairing this committee, and all of the committee’s hard work.

The Fall/Winter Product Showcase is coming at the end of this year! Be looking for more information and how YOU can be involved. Thank you to the IP Steering Committee for their hard work on getting this together! We will be having one more Speed Selling Event. The first two have been a great success. If you have not participated be sure not to miss this last chance opportunity for one-on-one marketing with our wonderful TGCC ASID Designers! IP Feedback - I want to do all I can to ensure your experience as an ASID Industry Partner is profitable and fulfilling. I am available for your comments, ideas and suggestions. Please feel free to contact me at 713-937-0126 or email at larry@imageelectric.net.

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D.I.V.A.S By Jay Crowe, ASID, RID, CAPS Several ASID members have been involved with projects for The Houston Furniture Bank, this group is known as the D.I.V.A.S. We are a group within the Furniture Bank that takes donated furniture, accessories, bedding, art, or anything that we can to go into a deserving family’s home. Items are repurposed for decorating, transforming their space into a more personal home for these families. It is so heart warming to see children, who may not have had their own room before, to now have one that is designed around their wants and likes. Designers, please remember us when you are replacing your client’s furniture, bedding, and accessories with new items. Their old items are greatly appreciated for our projects. For more information, please contact Jay Crowe at jaycrowedesign@att.net or 713-666-6232, or The Houston Furniture Bank at 713-842-9771, or check out www.houstonfurniturebank.org.

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ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter proudly presents Portfolio Show 2015 Participants By Sari Karki-Rajabi, ASID, RID

Amanda, Angie, Nicole, Magdalena, Marilyn, Rashmi, Rebecca and Teresa,

ASID TGCC Student Affairs Chair

congratulations and we wish you all the best as emerging interior design professionals!

Rasmi Anur, Student ASID, Houston Community College Amanda Fisher, Student ASID, Houston Community College

Thorntree showroom and team, thank you so much for hosting the event!

Rebecca Grotte, Student ASID, Houston Community College

ASID TGCC Student Affair Committee members Andrea Yanes, Nubia

Nicole Herger, Student ASID, Houston Community College

Heinz, Leslie Hodge, Rhonnika Clifton and Sophia Vassiliou, thank you all

Magdalena Pamula, Student ASID, Houston Community College

for your commitment and participation to make the ASID TGCC Portfolio

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Show 2015 a success!

Teresa Slaughter, Student ASID, Lone Star College Marilyn Vrana, Student ASID, Lone Star College

The ASID TGCC Portfolio Show 2015 took place at Thorntree on May 20th, 2015. The registration for the portfolio show was open to all ASID student members graduating during school year of 2015. The talented interior students from Houston Community College and Lone Star College participated and presented their skillfully executed portfolio books, presentation boards, power point presentations and models to the guests. Sophia Vassiliou, Nubia Heinz, Nicole Herger, Rebecca Grotte, Angie Aleman Safar, Rasmi Anur, Amanda Fisher, Magdalena Pamula, Teresa Slaughter, Marilyn Vrana, Sari Karki-Rajabi and Rhonnika Clifton

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Teresa Slaughter and Marilyn Vrana from Lone Star College

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ASID TGCC is Taking Students to METROCON! By Crystal Reeves, ASID, RID Last year, ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter took 17 ASID students, 6 designers and 5 underwriters to Metrocon in Dallas and it was such a success that we are doing it again! This year, we are taking 34 students, 8 designers and 8 underwriters! Dates of the event are Thursday, August 13 – Friday, August 14. Student sign-ups began March 31 and will close July 1, 2015. Space is filling up fast so get your student applications in as soon as possible!

Another way Designers and IP members can participate is to donate to the swag bags we hand out on the trip. Last year we gave an insulated lunch bag with ASID logo, notebook and pen with ASID logo, mini architect scale and snacks. It would be great to have even more great things that the students could really use…like a tape measure or mini architect scale. Or things they don’t really need but really love…Toblerone chocolate, $10 Starbucks card for a few of “lucky” bags , cookies, pistachios, etc. Please contact Crystal Reeves, ASID, RID to reserve your spot and/or donate for swag bags. Phone: 713-269-4505 Email: Crystal@CLRdesignservices.com Thank you all for your continued support of our students!!!

Students, designers and underwriters who attended last year considered the experience priceless. We had trivia games, one on one time between designers and mentors, an amazing dinner Thursday night, portfolio review/lunch at Metrocon and much more. However, although the experience is priceless, the cost to take 50 people is NOT. Items included in this trip are hotel, transportation, food and conference fees. With that said, we need designers and IP members to help underwrite the event. There are three levels with various prices and benefits listed below – spaces on top two levels are limited due accommodation availability. Donations for Swag Bags are also appreciated. Title Underwriter - $3000 • One Spot: (Spot is taken by Ferguson - includes Thermador, DXV and Victoria & Albert) • Attend event with ASID TGCC (including overnight hotel stay, transportation, food, basic conference costs) • Participate in Underwriter Trivia Contest/Scavenger Hunt and/or other games. • Networking with all attendees • Give tour of company booth at Metrocon with entire group • Recognition at ASID TGCC Awards (3 slides – one shared with all underwriters and two separate slides only for Title Underwriter) • Recognition on all ASID TGCC Metrocon media /marketing materials • Flyer/Product info in goodie bags Gold Underwriter - $1000 • Six Spots: (One spot is taken by Scene One Interiors. There are 5 more available) • Attend event with ASID TGCC (including overnight hotel stay, transportation, food, basic conference costs) • Participate in Underwriter Trivia contest • Networking with all attendees • Recognition at ASID TGCC Awards (1 slide shared with all underwriters) • Recognition on all ASID TGCC Metrocon media /marketing materials • Flyer/Product info in goodie bags Silver Underwriter - $500 • Unlimited Spots • Recognition at ASID TGCC Awards (1 slide shared with all underwriters) • Recognition on all ASID TGCC Metrocon media /marketing materials • Flyer/Product info in goodie bags

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METROCON 2015 ASIDTGCC Student Application By Crystal Reeves, ASID, RID The ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (ASID TGCC) is again encouraging student participation in the upcoming Metrocon 2015 Expo and Conference. The experience gained by participating in this expo and conference is one that all design students would greatly benefit. Last year was the first year our chapter took students to Metrocon and the students, as well as designers and underwriters attending, thought the experience was priceless. Our chapter is in the process of selecting students to participate in Metrocon 2015, which will be held in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Market Hall. The dates for the expo and conference are August 13-14, 2015. (We will leave the morning of Thursday August 13 and return the evening of Friday, August 14). Space is limited to only 34 ASID student members. The entire cost of the trip will be covered including overnight hotel stay, transportation, food, & regular conference costs. The local student application process will be completed by lling out an application, on the next page, and submitting it to Crystal Reeves, ASID, Metrocon Committee Chair. (Contact information is on the application on the following page.) The applications will be reviewed by our chapter’s Metrocon Committee and acceptance will be based on application information provided. The final acceptance of this year’s participants will be announced as described below. Please note: Do not register directly with www.metrocon.info - ASID TGCC will only pay for members registered through our ASID TGCC application process. Students must attend all events with ASID TGCC. What is Metrocon? For information about Metrocon’15, visit the following link: www.metrocon.info/index.php/about/


ASID Student Metrocon Application Process / Criteria APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS: March 31, 2015 DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 1, 2015 ASID TGCC NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: July 15, 2015 Students serving on ASID TGCC Committees as of April 15, 2015 will receive placement above students not currently serving. WHERE TO SEND APPLICATION: Crystal Reeves, ASID – ASID TGCC Metrocon Committee Chair Email: Crystal@CLRdesignservices.com Cell: 713-269-4505 Address: 18146 Holly Green Dr., Houston, TX 77084 NOTICE OF CANCELLATION: Student participation is limited so if you find that you will not be able to participate in the conference after submitting your application, please contact Crystal Reeves, ASID, Metrocon Committee Chair no later than JULY 1 so a student on the waiting list can attend in your place. Thank you. *REQUIRED *Your ASID #_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________(only ASID members are eligible) *First Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Last Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Phone: (cell)___________________________________________________________________ (other) _____________________________________________________________________ *Permanent Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *City: ____________________________________________________________________________________ State: __________________________ Zip: _____________________________ *Email Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Design School Currently Attending?: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *How Many Design Hours Have You Completed? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Approximate Date of Graduation?: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Have you participated in Metrocon before?: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Committees currently serving on? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ *In a brief statement (MAX. 75 words), please indicate: 1.

Why you feel you should be selected to participate in our chapter’s student-sponsored trip to Metrocon 2015?

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How do you feel you will advance your aspirations for a design career through Metrocon 2015 participation?

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Texas Association for Interior Design (TAID) Information for Grandfathered Registered Interior Designers about the Timeline for the THREE remaining testing opportunities using hand drawing to pass the NCIDQ to renew Registration. All 3 sections must be passed by September 1, 2017. By repealing Occupations Code, sec. 1053.158 and amending sec. 1051.351, the bill requires all registered interior designers who had not passed the NCIDQ or a similar examination to meet the examination requirements by September 1, 2017, to renew their registered interior designer certificates. June 1, 2015 Test Sections

Fall 2015 Application Deadline for All Three

August 3 Section Only

Fall 2016 Application Deadline for the IDFX

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Fall 2015 IDFX, IDPX and PRAC Scheduling

August 5

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Fall 2015 Application Deadline for the IDFX

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Fall 2016 PRAC Exam Administered

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Fall 2015 PRAC Scheduling Closes, Last Day to

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Last Day to Submit Fall 2015 Emergency Cancellation for PRAC

Last Day to Submit Written Notice to CIDQ of Concerns About PRAC Test Administration or Environment

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Last Day to Submit Written Notice to NCIDQ of Concerns About PRAC Test Administration or Environment

Fall 2016 Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) and Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) Administered

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Fall 2015 PRAC Exam Administered

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Spring 2016 Application Deadline For All Three Test Sections

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Spring of 2017, Practicum becomes computerized NCIDQ exam is going digital (tell your interns and ask them to tell their friends.) The Council for Interior Design Qualifications (CIDQ) recently announced a big change coming up: the practical portion of their NCIDQ exam, called the PRAC, will switch from hand-sketching to a computerized format. The change is expected to take place starting in the spring of 2017. CIDQ reports that in 2014 the organization undertook an intensive project to ensure that the transition goes smoothly. They synthesized their research with outside recommendations, developed a timeline, consulted with a specialized vendor, and called up a task force to export written practicum questions to a digital environment. This year, CIDQ plans to further ensure the exam’s defensibility, by testing and validating exam questions and developing software. If you are a mentor or supervisor to a future Texas RID, we urge you to let your intern know about this development. The same is true for accredited design programs, student groups, and study groups, so please lend TBAE a hand in informing examination candidates current and future of this bold

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new direction from CIDQ. If you have questions about the computer-based exam, CIDQ can be reached at info@ncidgexam.org.

Look at the Timeline this way: 1. The IDFX Multiple Choice exam is a 3 hour exam at a site with computerized testing. 2. The IDPX Multiple Choice exam is a 4 hour exam at a site with computerized testing. 3. The Practicum presently is a hand-sketching exam administered at a local site (usually a hotel or Art Institute facility). All day process usually 6 or 7 hours. The last exam period for hand sketching is the Fall of 2016, the digital PRAC starts in the Spring of 2017 4. In fact, there are only 3 more opportunities for GF RIDs to sit for the exam using the skill of hand drawing the space plan according to the codes given on the exam. ONLY the next 3 exams administered in 2015 and 2016 will use hand-drawing. Do NOT PANIC, the new format in 2017 WILL NOT require knowledge of CAD. If you can drag and drop images on your computer (as you would to create a PowerPoint or Word doc) or can learn this easy technique, the digital format should not be intimidating. You will see a drawing and the exam will ask you to drag and drop a (grab bar, for example) on the drawing at the correct height.


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5. The date of September 1, 2017 closes the opportunity for GF RIDs to sit for the exam IF Registration Renewal is the goal and all sections have to be passed by that date.

Information below is copied from the TBAE website, (May 17, 2015) Q: What changed for Texas Registered Interior Designers (RIDs)? A: The new law requires all RIDs who have not yet passed the NCIDQ exam (or the ARE, see below) to do so by September 1, 2017. Those who do not pass the exam by that date will not be permitted to renew their RID licenses. Q: Does this requirement apply to all statuses of RIDs, or just to Active status RIDs? A: The requirement applies to all statuses of RIDs. Active, Inactive, and Emeritus status RIDs will all need to meet the same requirement. Q: Which bill contained this new requirement? A: HB 1717 of the 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, contains the provision making this change. NO changes to this in the 84th Legislative Session which will end June 1, 2015. Q: Who administers the exam, how much does it cost, and what else do I need to know about fees? A: The required examination is provided through the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications, or NCIDQ. (Recently that organization changed its name to CIDQ and left the name of the exam “NCIDQ,” but for simplicity we will refer to both as NCIDQ.) As of today, the NCIDQ exam costs a total of $1,010.00 for all three parts. Current RIDs will not owe TBAE any additional fees to take the test, though they will need to pay NCIDQ’s test-taking fees. TBAE has no control over fees charged by outside organizations. If you are an RID also registered as an architect, see below for more information particular to your situation. Q: What if I have only passed one or two of the three exam parts by the deadline? A: It is our understanding that all three parts of the exam must be passed in order to maintain an RID license after September 1, 2017. This means the last testing opportunity to take all 3 parts is Spring of 2017 when the Digital PRAC begins and hand drawing is not used. Q: What do I need to do to become eligible to sit for the exam? A: Simply email exams@tbae.state.tx.us or call 512-305-9000 and we will get you set up. There is no charge for this process, and all you need to tell us is your name, your date of birth, correct email address, and that you would like to be listed as eligible to sit for the NCIDQ exam. Q: How do I confirm, for 100 percent sure, whether I need to pass the examination to maintain my license after 2017? A: The simplest way to be absolutely sure of your status is to simply call us at 512-3059000 to check. And if it turns out that you do need to pass the test, we can get you on the list during the same quick phone call.

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Q: How many test administrations are there before the September 1, 2017 deadline? A: Eight. NEW NUMBER 3 + 1. When this was posted on the TBAE website, but as of May 17, 2015, there are 3 in the present exam format and 1 in the all digital format in the Spring of 2017.) Two administrations are given per year, each spring and fall. The upcoming exam administration is in October, 2015, and if you would like to register for that administration, time is short. Becoming eligible to sit for the exam is simple, free, and handled through TBAE, not through NCIDQ. Simply call us at 512-3059000 or email exams@tbae.state.tx.us and tell us (1) your full name, (2) your date of birth, and (3) your preferred email address for receiving important information.

Legislative Update By Donna Vining, NCIDQ, FASID, IIDA, RID, CAPS, REGREEN Trained™ Executive Director, TAID The 84th session of the Texas legislature convened on January 13th. The legislature has many new faces. Governor Greg Abbott is the first new Governor in 15 years and he is the first Governor to have a Hispanic wife and be in a wheelchair. Dan Patrick, Houston, is the first new Lt Governor in 12 years. Ken Paxton is the state’s new attorney general. Texas has a 140 day session every odd numbered year. Once again, this session, we had an interior design deregulation bill filed by Senator Huffines. The good news I am happy to report is we were able to keep the bill from having a committee hearing and as I type this, the clock is winding down in Austin and there is very little chance of the bill making it through. The session ends on June 1st. The other good news I am able to share is the $200.00 professional tax has been eliminated and the effective date is 9/1/2015. There were many other bills filed this year that TAID kept their eye on as they might impact our business in some way but as of this moment most of those have not passed. As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Donna@SupportTAID.org.


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Decorative Center Houston Wednesday, May 20

Madeval USA | Grand Opening Party 5 pm – 9 pm, Suite 109 Celebrate the Grand Opening of their new showroom Thursday, May 21

Brunschwig & Fils | A Look at the New 2015 Collection

Charles S. Cohen President/CEO of Decorative Center Houston celebrated the 2015 Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards. The ceremony highlighted a select group of renowned designers within the Houston community who are highly regarded for their significant achievements and contributions to their various fields of design including interior design, architecture, art, photography, graphic design, landscape design and special recognition for lifetime achievement.

11:00 AM, Brunschwig & Fils Showroom, Suite 150 Modern Interpretation of Traditional Design by Gary Searle, VP Sales and Marketing Thursday, May 21

The Shade Store Designer Discussion 1:30 PM, The Shade Store Showroom, Suite 1070 Three notable interior designers discuss their design inspiration. Thursday, June 4

Design Arts CEU 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Global Trends in Kitchen Design

Charles S. Cohen and Lifetime Achievement Winner Holly Hunt

Thursday, June 4

Design Arts CEU

Krissa Rossbund, Traditional Home Sr. Design Editor and Mary Hilton, Duralee Showroom

Keynote Speaker Meredith Xavier

SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Global Trends in Bath Design

CULP ASSOCIATES Construction and remodel on the expansion should be finished by June 2015. The showroom is open during the construction. The new showroom will have over 13,000 square feet of space to feature more furniture offerings.

Friday, June 5

Design Arts CEU 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mold and Mildew Prevention and Remediation

STOSA The new Stosa showroom in suite 209 is open. Stosa specializes in kitchen, bath, closet and living cabinetry as well as appliances and related accessories. Call Elsa at 956.222.4512 for more information.

Thursday, June 18

DCH Third Thursday Series Save the 3rd Thursday of each month for the Third Thursday Series! Visit different showrooms each month for a series of lectures by leading designers, editors, and industry experts, covering a variety of topics, focusing on current issues, trends and materials, as well as resources specific to the design industry.

MADEVAL Construction is complete and the Madeval is open. Check out their new space in suite 109. Call Tita or Javier at 281-888-6321 for more information.

Thursday, July 16

2015 DCH Showroom Directories Are Here The 2015 DCH Directories have arrived. They are for sale at the concierge desk or the Marketing office in suite #3002 for $7 each. Directories can be mailed for $12.

DCH NEWS DCH Third Thursday Series Save the 3rd Thursday of each month for the Third Thursday Series! Visit different showrooms each month for a series of lectures by leading designers, editors, and industry experts, covering a variety of topics, focusing on current issues, trends and materials, as well as resources specific to the design industry. Thursday, August 20

DCH Third Thursday Series Save the 3rd Thursday of each month for the Third Thursday Series! Visit different showrooms each month for a series of lectures by leading designers, editors, and industry experts, covering a variety of topics, focusing on current issues, trends and materials, as well as resources specific to the design industry.

The Americana Cafe The café serves breakfast and lunch daily. The café has to-go options. It’s easy, fast and at a good price! The combo special is $8 and you get any sandwich or salad and choice of chips or cookies and a 20 oz. fountain drink. The Americana Café can cater special events. Call Chef Eddie at 832.649.8337 for menus and pricing.

SPRING MARKET 2015 AND STARS OF DESIGN

STAY CONNECTED with the DCH Stay connected with the DCH for the latest news, events and design happenings…Sign up for newsletters and e-blasts at cabercrombie@decorativecenter.com or call 713.961.9292 ext. 1320.

DCH Enjoyed a full day of inspiring events celebrating the forward thinking of the best minds in our industry, new product unveilings, book signings, and continuing education program.

Visit our website at www.decorativecenter.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for upcoming event information and invitations.

Stars of Design

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Go Design Go Go Design Go, (www.godesigngo.com) is the virtual passport to the world of design, highlighting events, news, product and special features nationally at the Cohen Design Centers. This daily blog features the best of the design center, engaging audiences across the globe. Please contact Christy Abercrombie at 713.961.9292 x1320 or cabercrombie@decorativecenter.com to be featured in this national blog.


2015 Sponsors PLATINUM SPONSORS

DIAMOND SPONSORS

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www.thehoustondesigncenter.com www.modernluxury.com

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www.hunterdouglas.com

www.peckandcompany.com

COPPER SPONSORS

www.postmoderntraditions.com

www.prideofpersia.com

B R O NZ E S P O N S O R S

www.cornerstonehardware.com

www.bolfingbrothers.com

www.eggersmannusa.com

www.imageelectric.net www.lulighting.com

www.johnbrookshouston.com

www.legrand.us

www.marazziusa.com

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Houston Design Center Calendar of Upcoming Events Wednesday, July 22

Tuesday, October 13

2015 Summer Sip & Stroll

Celebrating Design Inspiration! Keynote Presented by Enjoy cool libations as you tour participating showrooms with the latest in interiors and design. Awards will be presented to our Leaders in Design from May, June and July. 5:30 to 7 pm Presented by Audi Central Houston with Modern Interiors Texas

Get inspired with new designs, products and fabrics. Catch the latest in lectures, design seminars, continuing education and open houses. Meet our Design Luminaries! For more information and to register Visit www.thehoustondesigncenter.com/fallmarket

Thursday, August 20– Saturday, August 22 SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, November 8 2 – 6 pm

Designer Sample Sale It Only Happens Once A Year! Thursday, August 20 – Trade Preview Day from 9 am - 5 pm Friday, August 21 – Open to the Public from 9 am – 5 pm Saturday, August 22 – Open to the Public from 9 am – 3 pm

Benefiting The Scarlett Fund Tuesday, September 8

2nd Tuesday

Honorary Chairs: Nancy & Vic Cangelosi Event Chairs: Donae Cangelosi Charmosta and Rob Charmosta

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For sponsorships, reserved tables or tickets visit www.risottofestival.com Branding, Visibility, Money – A CEU for Interior Designers & The Trade Houston welcomes Kim Kuhteubl an award-winning producer, writer and social marketer who with her company Me By Design, she boosts the profile, national media coverage and profitability of boutique interior design firms and offers coursework on her methodology through her IDCEC. In this 1-hour CEU you will learn: • How to start defining your brand DNA • Why brand name designers can charge a premium for their services • How a Visibility Strategy differs from traditional marketing • How to identify and speak to your audience of ideal clients who will pay what your services are worth • How to use your brand and ideal client profile to create a circle of online and offline opportunity To Register for this and other programs on this date visit www.thehoustondesigncenter.com/2ndtuesday

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The Houston Design Center is proud to be celebrating 30 Years of Fine Design! HDC is home to more than 45 showrooms and design firms with 280,000 square feet of offices, residential and commercial showrooms. We are proud to be the home of the American Society of Interior Designers, Gulf Coast Chapter and we thank all ASID designers for their continued support. For more information on design events, leasing and sponsorships please call 713-864-2660.


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