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The Angle

ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Magazine

Issue Number 53 Winter 2013

Designed by Jennifer B. Loh, ASID Burgess Loh Interiors. Special thanks to ASID Industry Partners: Lonestar Range and Hood, Poolside Tile, Lucky Gem Imports Joyce Horn, Cannon Craft Wallcoverings, Inc., Anything but Plain Kravet, Carl Moore Antiques, Design House, Manchester Carpet, Emtek, Hickory Chair, La Nova Tile, Lighting Unlimited Walker Zanger, Sherwin Williams, Sunbrella, Robert Allen, National Art Materials Marketing Thorntree

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ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Magazine

The Angle

Issue Number 53 Winter 2013

ON THE COVER: Designed by Jennifer B. Loh, ASID Burgess Loh Interiors.

Photography by Julie Sofer

Table of

Contents

Designed by Jennifer B. Loh, ASID Burgess Loh Interiors. Special thanks to ASID Industry Partners: Lonestar Range and Hood, Poolside Tile, Lucky Gem Imports Joyce Horn, Cannon Craft Wallcoverings, Inc., Anything but Plain Kravet, Carl Moore Antiques, Design House, Manchester Carpet, Emtek, Hickory Chair, La Nova Tile, Lighting Unlimited Walker Zanger, Sherwin Williams, Sunbrella, Robert Allen, National Art Materials Marketing Thorntree

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CHAPTER NEWS Incoming President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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

2013 ASID Design Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ASID Deck the Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The Social Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Professional Development: Focusing on Strengths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Welcome New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ASID Annual Meeting 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Event Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 LeGrand + ASID “Light Your Imagination:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

ASID NATIONAL

November Program Hosted by Cast Fireplaces, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

608 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002-6006 Tel: (202) 546-3480 Fax: (202) 546-3240 asid@asid.org • www.asid.org

Deck The Tables Tabletop Award Winers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Communications Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Houston Design Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The Successes of RealWorld DesignWeek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Decorative Center Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

EDITORIAL STAFF Communications Director Shawna Roorda, ASID

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Alexandra’s Draperies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Home Koncepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR

Anything But Plain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

JM Coulson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

713-626-1470

Cannon Craft Wallcovering . . . . . . . . . 29

The Lonestar Range Hood Co. . . . . . . 24

Champions Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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

Closet Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

M&M Carpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Danish Inspirations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Manchester Carpet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

David Oriental Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17

Meca Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Design House, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Mirror Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams . . . . . . . 13

Ed Lenz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Peck & Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Elle Decor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Perfect Quilt Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Elizabeth Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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

Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Schenck & Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

French Market Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Venetian Blind & Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . 5

The Frog at Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

White Glove Delivery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

G&S Custom Draperies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Wood-Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

PUBLISHING STAFF Advertising Sales 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.

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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 President Debra Sabrsula, Allied ASID 979-320-7754 debra@sabsdesigns.com President-Elect Letecia Ellis, Allied ASID 832-257-1876 ldellis_09@hotmail.com Past President/Nominations Mary Lindsey Wilson, ASID 713-201-8313 mary@livebeautifully.net 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, Alllied ASID 713-666-1566 Janus@janusdesign.net Membership Director Lauren Amber Prestenbach, ASID 281-620-3316 lprestenbach@invdesgroup.com At-Large Director Larry Boykin, Industry Partner 713-937-0126 larry@imageelectric.net Student Representative Victoria (Tori) Crockett toricrockett@yahoo.com Chapter Administrator 713-626-1470 asid@asidtgcc.org

In our last newsletter, I mentioned why our Strategic Plan’s goals and objectives were so important. Each month the Board uses our strategic plan to determine whether or not the actions we are taking are moving us closer to achieving our goals. Over the course of this year, I hope to share with you the many ways we are meeting those goals. A brief summary of our strategic plan is included in this newsletter. Be the Central Network of the Design Community. Your Board actively seeks meaningful opportunities to connect you with customers, industry partners, members of the design community and those that influence our practices. On February 4th, at our Annual Meeting, Randy Fiser, Executive Vice President and CEO of ASID will share findings from a National study, “ASID Industry Outlook.” Each Board member will also be present to discuss with you specific activities planned throughout the year to help you Expand Your Knowledge and Develop Your Practice. Please join us at Eggersmann at the Decorative Center Houston for this very informative and fun-filled event! We recently completed an audit of our communication databases and made the decision to streamline our processes by utilizing ASID National’s database for our directory and future communications. What we learned is that over the years many of our members have opted out of receiving emails. We are revisiting our email practices and will be reaching out to you to “opt back in.” We are exploring ways to minimize the number of emails while maximizing the relevant content. By opting back in, you will receive timely information on the many collaborative relationships with design centers, industry partners, magazines, social media outlets and design organizations we are forming or expanding to provide you with additional ways to reach prospective clients, grow and manage your business. In December, Angel Rios was promoted at Hokanson Carpet and moved to New York City. As Director at Large on our Board, Angel was always looking for the best ways to solve problems, devising new solutions and developing new partnerships. We will miss his kind spirit and wish him all the very best in his new position. Larry Boykin, President of Image Electric was voted to take Angel’s position on the Board. Welcome Larry! We could not do all that we do as an organization without the tremendous support of our hardworking volunteers. The resources, time and talent that our members contribute is invaluable. We are building on the strengths of one another, forming new friendships and having lots of fun! We have many ways for you to get involved and see your investment in your organization grow. Reach out to a Board member and we will connect you to the growing excitement of ASID!

Sincerely, Debra Sabrsula, Allied ASID President ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter 2013-2014

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2013 ASID Design Awards By Siri Roark On October 25th, over 220 designers, IP members and guests gathered at the Bayou Center Events Center to celebrate winners of the 2013 ASID Design Awards. The evening’s festivities began with spirited cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the foyer. Our newest IP member, Ft. Bend Music Center generously donated the pianist and a baby grand piano that provided music for the cocktail and dinner hours. Photo antics ensued with the addition of a “Smile Booth” for the evening! A big thank you to Houston Design Resources, Eggersmann Kitchens/Home Living, Peck & Company, and Legrand for underwriting the Smile Booth at this year’s event. No doubt we will be seeing the Smile Booth at future ASID events! A special thank you to this year’s entire Awards Event Committee, Chaired by Michelle Maresh, Siri Roark and Punita Valambhia.

After members and guests enjoyed wine and dinner, Mary Wilson began the evening’s proceedings with a thank you to her 2012-2013 ASID Board and 2013 Sponsors. She then introduced the new ASID President, Debra Sabrsula and the 2013-2014 Board. This year there were 38 Residential Design Awards – 18 Residential Winners and 20 Honorable Mentions. Commercial Design showcased seven Winners and five Honorable Mentions. Our Industry Partner submissions continue to grow with 2013’s seven IP Winners and eight Honorable Mentions. Additionally, there were seven Winners in the Emerging Professionals category and nine Residential and Commercial Student Winners. Thank you everyone who participated – those who submitted projects, all the committee members, special contributors for their generous donations and most of all for our guests that attended the Awards Event. As the evening concluded, attendees were treated to another wonderful “Swag Bag” of thoughtful and imaginative gifts and mementoes from Designers and IP members. Congratulations to all our 2013 Winners!

2013 ASID Award Winners RESIDENTIAL Under 3,500 square feet Winner: Sandra Lucas, ASID, Linley Stroud, ASID Company: Lucas/Eilers Design Associates LLP

Bathroom Winner: Jane Page Crump, ASID, RID, Laura Litton Company: Jane Page Design Group

Over 3,500 square feet Winner: Jennifer Burgess Loh, ASID, RID Company: Burgess Loh Interiors, Inc.

Special Function Room Winner: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Michelle Glennon, RID Company: Slovack – Bass

Renovation Under 3,500 square feet Winner: Laura Umansky, Allied ASID Company: Laura U, Inc.

Special Function Room Winner: Debra Villeneuve Company: Debra Villeneuve Interiors

Renovation Over 3,500 square feet Winner: Laura Umansky, Allied ASID, Letecia Ellis, Allied ASID, Kirstin Tate Company: Laura U, Inc.

Kitchen Winner: Jennifer Burgess Loh, ASID, RID Company: Burgess Loh Interiors, Inc.

Model Home/Showhouse Winner: Marlys Tokerud. ASID, RID, Courtney Blair, ASID, RID, Lindsay C. Robinson Company: Tokerud & Company Interior Design Vacation Home Winner: Montgomery Roth Architecture and Interior Design Company: Montgomery Roth Architecture and Interior Design Residential Single Space Winner: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Michelle Glennon, RID Company: Slovack – Bass

Media/Theatre Winner: Jane Page Crump, ASID, RID, Laura Litton Company: Jane Page Design Group Outdoor Living Winner: Debra Villeneuve Company: Debra Villeneuve Interiors Green Design Winner: Connie M. LeFevre, ASID, RID, Jin Lee Bang, Jennifer L. Renner, RID Company: Design House Inc.

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Residential Architectural Feature or Element Winner: Jennifer Burgess Loh, ASID, RID Company: Burgess Loh Interiors, Inc.

Best Use of Flooring Winner: Greg Schenck, Industry Partner Company: Schenck and Company

Best Use of Antiques Winner: Sandra Lucas, ASID, Linley Stroud, ASID Company: Lucas/Eilers Design Associates LLP

Best Use of Hard Surfaces Winner: Jeremy Wells, Industry Partner Company: Imago Dei – Murals. Finishes. Art.

Children’s Space Winner: Kate Duckworth, Allied ASID Company: Maison Market

Adapted Reuse Winner: Janie Ellis, Industry Partner Company: Anything But Plain Decorative Finishes and Plasters

Best of Show Winner: Jennifer Burgess Loh, ASID, RID Company: Burgess Loh Interiors, Inc.

Technology & Lighting Winner: Larry Boykin, Industry Partner Company: Image Electric

COMMERCIAL

Best Implementation of Original Design Winner: Janie Ellis, Industry Partner Company: Anything But Plain Decorative Finishes and Plasters

Under 7,000 square feet Winner: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Lauren Grumbles, ASID, RID, Michelle Glennon, RID Company: Slovack – Bass Over 7,000 square feet Winner: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Amy Lopez, ASID, RID Company: Slovack - Bass

Single Space Winner: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Amy Lopez, ASID, RID Company: Slovack – Bass Retail Winner: Nina Magon, Shayne Dalton, Lindsey Delany Company: Contour Interior Design Restaurant/Bar Winner: Kevin Hamby, RID, Doug Hammel, AIA, Jason St. Julian, AIA, Randall Walker, AIA Company: Kirksey Architecture

Honorable Mentions Residential Under 3,500 square feet Honorable Mention: Janus Lazaris, Allied ASID Company: Janus Design Over 3,500 square feet Honorable Mention: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Michelle Glennon, RID Company: Slovack – Bass Renovation Under 3,500 square feet Honorable Mention: Marie Flanigan, Allied ASID Company: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Healthcare/Institutional Winner: Kevin Hamby, RID, David McLemore, AIA, Brian Richard, AIA, Skye Smith Company: Kirksey Architecture

Renovation Under 3,500 square feet Honorable Mention: Laura Umansky, Allied ASID, Associate AIA Company: Laura U, Inc.

Architectural Feature or Element Winner: Colene S. Joiner, ASID, TAID, IIDA, NCIDQ, Carl A. Joiner, AIA, Scott C. Brady Company: Joiner Partnership, Inc.

Renovation Over 3,500 square feet Honorable Mention: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Michelle Glennon, RID Company: Slovack – Bass

INDUSTRY PARTNER

Model Home/Showhouse Honorable Mention: Darla Bankston May, ASID. RID, Crystal Williams Company: Bankston May Associates, Inc.

Best use of Textiles Winner: Janie Ellis, Industry Partner Company: Anything But Plain Decorative Finishes and Plasters

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Best Wall Treatment Winner: Janie Ellis, Industry Partner Company: Anything But Plain Decorative Finishes and Plasters

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Vacation Home Honorable Mention: Jane Page Crump, ASID, RID, Laura Litton Company: Jane Page Design Group Vacation Home Honorable Mention: Debra Villeneuve Company: Debra Villeneuve Interiors Residential Single Space Honorable Mention: Beth Lindsey, Allied ASID Company: Beth Lindsey Interior Design Special Function Room Honorable Mention: Jane Page Crump, ASID, RID, Laura Litton Company: Jane Page Design Group Kitchen Honorable Mention: Jane Page Crump, ASID, RID, Ashley Tisius, ASID, RID Company: Jane Page Design Group Kitchen Honorable Mention: Donna Vining, FASID, IIDA, NCIDQ, RID, CAPS Company: Vining Design Associates Inc. Bathroom Honorable Mention: Audrey Drought-Mitchell, ASID, RID Company: Audrey Drought Design Inc. Media/Theatre Honorable Mention: Connie M. LeFevre, ASID, RID, Jin Lee Bang, Jennifer L. Renner, RID Company: Design House Inc. Media/Theatre Honorable Mention: Beth Lindsey, Allied ASID Company: Beth Lindsey Interior Design Outdoor Living Honorable Mention: Laura Manchee, ASID, RID Company: Laura Manchee Designs Green Design Honorable Mention: Sandra Lucas, ASID, Linley Stroud, ASID Company: Lucas/Eilers Design Associates LLP Residential Architectural Feature or Element Honorable Mention: Tania Shaheen Company: Tania Emile Shaheen Best Use of Antiques Honorable Mention: Jane Page Crump, ASID, RID, Laura Litton Company: Jane Page Design Group Children’s Space Honorable Mention: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Michelle Glennon, RID Company: Slovack – Bass

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COMMERCIAL Under 7,000 square feet Honorable Mention: Thomasine Johnson, Allied ASID, Donna Page, Designer, Ken Wright, Architect Company: En’terior Designs Over 7,000 square feet Honorable Mention: Marjorie Slovack, ASID, RID, Amy Lopez, ASID, RID Company: Slovack – Bass Single Space Honorable Mention: Kevin Hamby, RID, Randall Walker, AIA, Melissa O’Neil, AIA, Daniel Carrington, Meghan Simecek, RID Company: Kirksey Architecture Healthcare/Institutional Honorable Mention: Colene S. Joiner, ASID, TAID, IIDA, NCIDQ, Carl A. Joiner, AIA, Scott C. Brady Company: Joiner Partnership, Inc. Architectural Feature or Element Honorable Mention: Colene S. Joiner, ASID, TAID, IIDA, NCIDQ, Carl A. Joiner, AIA, Scott C. Brady Company: Joiner Partnership, Inc.

INDUSTRY PARTNER Best Use of Textiles Honorable Mention: Creative Style Furniture, Industry Partner Company: Creative Style Furniture Best Use of Flooring Honorable Mention: Lisa Slappey, Industry Partner Company: Postmodern Traditions Best Use of Hard Surfaces Honorable Mention: Miriam Hindmarch, Industry Partner Company: Designer Floors of Houston Adapted Reuse Honorable Mention: Jeremy Wells, Industry Partner Company: Imago Dei – Murals. Finishes. Art. Technology and Lighting Honorable Mention: Jeremy Wells, Industry Partner Company: Imago Dei – Murals. Finishes. Art. Best Implementation of Original Design Honorable Mention: Jeremy Wells, Industry Partner Company: Imago Dei – Murals. Finishes. Art. Best Wall Treatment Honorable Mention: Janie Ellis, Industry Partner Company: Anything But Plain Decorative Finishes and Plasters Best Wall Treatment Honorable Mention: Jeremy Wells, Industry Partner Company: Imago Dei – Murals. Finishes. Art.


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Emerging Professionals

Students

Renovation Under 3,500 square feet Winner: Debra Sabrsula, Allied ASID Company: Debra Sabrsula Interiors

COMMERCIAL

Model Home/Showhouse Winner: Debra Sabrsula, Allied ASID Company: Debra Sabrsula Interiors

Over 7,000 square feet Winner: Aqueel Suleimanji, Houston Community College

Under 7,000 square feet Winner: Rima Nasr, Houston Community College

Restaurant/Bar Winner: Julie Kuney, Lone Star College – Kingwood

Residential Architectural Feature or Element Winner: Debra Sabrsula, Allied ASID Company: Debra Sabrsula Interiors

Hotel Winner: Aqueel Suleimanji, Houston Community College

Bathroom Winner: Debra Villeneuve Company: Debra Villeneuve Interiors

Healthcare/Institutional Winner: Rima Nasr, Houston Community College

RESIDENTIAL Special Function Room Winner: Debra Villeneuve Company: Debra Villeneuve Interiors

Under 3,500 square feet Winner: June E. Cuming, Houston Community College Renovation Under 3,500 square feet Winner: June E. Cuming, Houston Community College

Media/Theatre Winner: Debra Villeneuve Company: Debra Villeneuve Interiors

Special Function Room Winner: Julie Kuney, Lone Star College – Kingwood

Single Space Winner: Debra Villeneuve Company: Debra Villeneuve Interiors

Bathroom Winner: Rima Nasr, Houston Community College

Ellouise Abbott Distinguished Service Award 2013 Mary Covell of Cornerstone Hardware & Supplies The Abbott is an award given out to an ASID Industry Partner who has demonstrated and upheld the highest standard of service and dedication to the TGCC ASID and this year our prestigious award winner is Mary Covell of Cornerstone Hardware & Supplies. Mary has been involved in and served our ASID chapter for several years through volunteerism and by answering the call when asked. Her long time leadership and assistance in chapter committees and events have helped this chapter grow and become a blessing to designers, industry partners and the greater Houston community as a whole. Mary has volunteered and given her time as an ASID TGCC Board Member and has served on numerous chapter event planning and organizational committees throughout the years. She has supported the chapter not only with her time but with her Annual sponsorships. Most of all, Mary has been a wonderful example to all of our Industry Partners in her conduct, professionalism and friendship. She epitomizes who we all should want to become. Mary has set a high standard for coming year’s award nominees. Ellouise Abbott Award Industry Partner Qualifications: * Industry Partner Steering Committee, minimum (2) years

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* Chaired or co-chaired actively on at least (3) other committees (3) years * Contribute to chapter growth * Participate in chapter events, minimum (6 years) * Demonstrates leadership skills with industry Partners * Aligned with chapter strategic planning * Current member of ASID A big thank you and congratulations to Mary Covell. As well we would like to congratulate others who received special recognition awards at this year’s ASID Awards Gala: Chapter Designer of Distinction Awards went to both Donna Vining and Sharon Staley, the Chapter Appreciation Award went to Jason Broughton, and the Emerging Professional Award to Lauren Amber Prestenbach. Congratulations to all!


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Industry Partner

Call to Action We need Mentors! If you are an experienced Industry Partner who would be willing to serve as a mentor. IP Peer Group! Industry Partners who would like to join a peer group for the purpose of networking and advancing your business. Committee Volunteers! The ASID TGCC Chapter has numerous committees that need your help. We have many to choose from. Not only will this give you practical leadership and team skill development but great networking and relationship building opportunities. If you are interested in any or all of these, please contact Larry Boykin at larry@imageelectric.net

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Houston Desing Center’s

6th Annual Deck the Tables By Punita Valambhia The theme "Peace" was woven on the ASID Table by the use of the color Blue,Olive trees,Dove napkin rings and Lalique objects. The finest luxury brands that our industry has to offer graced the ASID "Peace" Table which included Baccarat, Bernardaud,and Christofle. "Beautiful","Exquisite", "Stunning" and "Approachable Elegance." were some of the comments made by people who viewed the table. The Committee for the ASID Holiday Deck the Tables consisted of Punita Valambhia, Amy Collier, Mary Wilson, Letecia Ellis and Michelle Stream. A very special thank you to the following: Baccarat; Bernardaud; Christofle; For All Occassions, Inc.; Glenwood Weber Design; Image Electric; L’erant; Lalique; Madision Lily Rugs; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Seguso and White Glove Storage & Delivery, Houston. Gratitude to Legrand for their support.


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ASID TGCC Strategic Plan GOAL 1: Be the Central Network of the Design Community Demonstrate the value of the ASID network to all stakeholders that results in recognition as the industry leader. A. Create meaningful opportunities (physical and virtual) that connects stakeholders B. Enhance our collaborative network (human and technological) that collects and shares information C. Be the voice of the design community leading an inclusive strategy of collaboration across multiple disciplines, organizations and institutions GOAL 2: Expand Knowledge Create, collect and distribute information whose value establishes ASID as the foremost resource for interior design knowledge. A. Broaden the technological base and expertise of the organization and its members B. Provide timely and relevant CEU’s that help members expand their businesses while enhancing their skills

creating value that results in membership growth and retention. A. Provide quarterly printed newsletter and a monthly informative bulletin “Month in Advance” distributed via email (i.e. National monthly bulletin) and provides space for industry partner advertisements. B. Utilize Nationals multifaceted media campaign to publicize the value of ASID. C. Promote National’s Leadership development program GOAL 4: Create a Performance-Oriented Organizational Culture Design and implement a leadership culture that increases organizational performance and results in optimization of human resources. A. Hold an annual meeting communicating the strategic plan and providing opportunities to contribute to the organization B. Create a process for evaluating every major event (Awards, Show house, Programs/CEU’s, IP Event) to ensure continuous improvement and shared best practices.

C. Expand information in newsletter and constant contact (or better source)

C. Communicate to and require all Board members and committee chairs to take the ASID leadership academy assessment and complete at least 1 leadership program.

GOAL 3: Develop the Practice Define and Deliver resources that help members expand their practice

D. Establish yearly performance reviews for employees based on agreed upon performance measurements.

The Social Network By Michelle Stream, Allied ASID Thank you all for another fabulous quarter of the ASID Social Network! We are proud to showcase the fun times that many are joining in on. In September we visited Cuchara and learned of this unique and artistic Mexico City Bistro. October’s Halloween party was a big hit as Ferguson does not disappoint. Andres Vanegas won Scariest, Kevin Bertelsman won Most Creative, I (Michelle Stream) won Best Homemade and Andrea Kralj won Best In Show as the counterpart to my costume, Duck Dynasty – in case you all were wondering why I was a duck. November’s event at the Brooklyn Athletic Club was a huge success but came with a sad note. We gathered to say goodbye to a very special friend, board member and IP - Angel Rios. You will be missed and NY is lucky to get you! We took a “break” in December, only for us to help with the Deck the Tables event at HDC. Punita Valambhia did an incredible job with her table which was superbly executed utilizing many of our wonderful IPs. It was a huge success!

Looking toward the future, we want to encourage you to look to the second Tuesday of each month for our events. If we divert from that it is only due to venue or calendar conflicts. On the docket is the St. Genevieve, recently remodeled by our own Laura U, along with 1919 Wine & Mixology and even the Hotel Zaza! Please join us if you haven’t already!!! Special thanks to my team Andrea Kralj, Judy Bonica, Dana & Evan Soltoff, Suly Weissman and our newest member, Crystal Reeves. We are always looking for new members, so please contact me if you are interested! michellestream@gmail.com

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Focusing on Strengths By Janus Lazaris On November 6th, 2013, ASID hosted an enriching Leadership Strength Training Workshop by the nationally renowned author, speaker and coach Dr. Marj Barlow. Dr. Barlow spoke about identifying our strengths by leadership, as well as how to identify the strengths in others. Attended by the Board Members of ASID, including outgoing President Mary Wilson, and incoming President Debra Sabrsula, each attendee took the Gallup Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment prior to the workshop, revealing a cross section of strengths held by each member. The different divisions include relationship building, strategic thinking, influencing and executing. It was great to see that our leadership at ASID is strong and balanced across the different categories. The concepts introduced by Dr.Barlow encourage us to take new approaches toward professional development, helping us maximize our own potential while enabling us to build strong alliances around us. If you would like to find out what your strengths are visit the Gallup Strengths Finder website at www.strengthsfinder.com/home.aspx

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Welcome New Members Professional Members Desiree Engram, ASID 2309 N Pioneer Trl Bryan, TX 77808-2212 ardemisg@yahoo.com (979) 450-9203 Minette Hiller, ASID, R. I. D. Hiller Interiors 4806 Palm St Bellaire, TX 77401-5024 hillerinteriors@gmail.com (832) 567-6601 Ellen Marie Moore, ASID Daltile 3206 Kyle Ct Pearland, TX 77584-7144 ellenmuirmoore@gmail.com (904) 614-3430 Peggy Rogers, ASID Peggy Rogers Interiors 5013 Cedar Creek Dr Houston, TX 77056-2401 gogopeg@me.com (415) 407-6073

Monika Cavazos-Walter, Allied ASID 9850 Meadowglen Ln, Apt 56 Houston, TX 77042-4347 monika6597@sbcglobal.net (713) 826-2663 Katherine Q Krynak, Allied ASID Katherine Hart Interiors PO Box 541388 Houston, TX 77254-1388 katie@khartinteriors.com (832) 405-1993 Glenda C. Mariott, Allied ASID 1015 Muirfield Vlg College Station, TX 77845-8937 gcmariott@hotmail.com (979) 450-4447 Valerie Owings, Allied ASID VO Designs 9702 N Sam Houston Pkwy E, Apt 618 Humble, TX 77396-4538 v_owings@hotmail.com (724) 413-1417 Kristin Marie Simmons, Allied ASID 12450 Carriage Hill Dr Houston, TX 77077-2908 Kristinms90@me.com (713) 560-4284 Mari Carmen Tamez, Allied ASID Disegno Viaggio 128 E 23rd St Houston, TX 77008-2514 mctk@disegnoviaggio.com (512) 619-6543

Associate Members Pamela O’Brien, Associate ASID Pamela Hope Designs 5217 Blossom St, Unit C Houston, TX 77007-5370 pamela@pamelahopedesigns.com (713) 880-1934 www.pamelahopedesigns.com

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Kevin Gerard Spearman, Associate ASID Bella Casa Design Associates Inc. 26620 Interstate 45 The Woodlands, TX 77386-1016 kevins@bellacasadesign.com (281) 419-5550

Student Members Derya Baysel, Student ASID 11415 Chatten Way Houston, TX 77024-2711 deryab@aol.com (713) 822-2293 Connor Logan Burnam, Student ASID 1655 Norfolk St, Apt 4 Houston, TX 77006-5254 connorburnam@yahoo.com (832) 725-5110

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Carol Hughes Pindel, Associate ASID Carol’s Interiors 4907 Aberdeen Cir Sugar Land, TX 77479-3933 carolsugarland@yahoo.com (281) 451-9534

Charles Cobb, Student ASID 420 W 8th St Houston, TX 77007-1515 charlescobb6@gmail.com (713) 298-7368 Colleen Dayton, Student ASID 9547 Bent Spur Ln Houston, TX 77064-8864 cld024@shsu.edu (713) 557-6317 John De Leon, Student ASID De Leon Renderings and Designs 1409 St Emanuel St, Unit A Houston, TX 77003-4300 jdeleonhomes@gmail.com (281) 451-8587 Sandra Caitlyn Dennig, Student ASID 4701 Sojourner St Austin, TX 78725-1710 caitlyndennig13@yahoo.com (512) 773-1755 Candace Jo Earley, Student ASID 8325 Broadway St, Ste 202 Pearland, TX 77581-5773 candaces67bug@gmail.com (713) 449-2729 Mylinda Fancher, Student ASID 8414 Prince Charles Ct Montgomery, TX 77316-9667 mlcf1962@aol.com (832) 656-8133 Alyssa E Garcia, Student ASID 304 Le Doux Oaks League City, TX 77573-7294 soul.tree7@yahoo.com (832) 359-1678 DeLisa Garrett, Student ASID 1906 Mount Forest Dr Kingwood, TX 77345-1736 delisagarrett@yahoo.com (281) 744-7423 La Keisha Grace, Student ASID 514 Phebe Converse, TX 78109-2049 lakeisha_grace@yahoo.com (210) 315-6793

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Melissa Gutierrez, Student ASID 1106 Richard Ave Pasadena, TX 77506-2614 melissa_gutierrez_13@yahoo.com (956) 247-9091 Meagan Rae McNabb, Student ASID 523 Presidio Dr Rockwall, TX 75087-2489 MeaganRae7@yahoo.com (214) 280-0545 Nam, Ngo Student ASID 16914 Hidden Treasure Cir Friendswood, TX 77546-3458 ngonathanh@gmail.com (832) 955-3323 Cecilia Ines Riojas Student ASID 6363 Woodway Dr, Ste 150 Houston, TX 77057-1758 riojas.cecilia@gmail.com (210) 861-6264 Catherine Rivette, Student ASID 986 Bethlehem St Houston, TX 77018-1413 blakpanthr@yahoo.com (832) 364-7476 Marissa Ann Rosa, Student ASID 9105 King Dr Manvel, TX 77578-5309 Mitzirosa04@yahoo.com (832) 621-5791 Kathryn Marie Rothfritz, Student ASID 8787 Woodway Dr, Apt 9208 Houston, TX 77063-2449 krothfritz@gmail.com (770) 789-8165 Kirstiana Gloria Valladares, Student ASID 3850 FM 518 Rd E, Apt 702 League City, TX 77573-0752 Kirstiana.valladares@yahoo.com (832) 863-2929

Industry Partners Beach Sheet Metal Co., Inc. Doug Beaty 353 Long Creek Rd Sunnyvale, TX 75182-9273 beach@beachsheetmetal.com (972) 226-4440 Dean Day Gallery Cathy Albright 2639 Colquitt St Houston, TX 77098-2117 info@deandaygallery.com (713) 520-1021 Designer Kitchen & Bath David Jeffrey Leva 4007 Greenbriar Dr, Ste C Stafford, TX 77477-3923 david.dreammaker@gmail.com (713) 724-7306 Emser Tile-Houston North Jessica Smith 600 Spring Hill Dr, Suite 100 Spring, TX 77386 jessicasmith@emser.com (281) 292-1378 www.emser.com Fabricut and S. Harris Finn Langerud 5638 Brennan Ridge Ln Katy, TX 77450 finn.langerud@fabricut.com (832) 215-4456 www.fabricut.com

Fortress, Inc. Dale Pugh 5600 N.W. Central Dr, Suite 104 Houston, TX 77092 sales@elite3pro.com (281) 973-9991 www.fortresseating.com Parvizian Fine Oriental Rugs Gus Parvizian 2525 Richton St, Suite 104 Houston, TX 77098-3228 info@parvizianrugs.com (713) 621-7000 www.parvizianrugs.com RE Fuller Designs Rhonda Fuller 19306 Navarro Mills Dr Tomball, TX 77375-7693 refullerdesigns@att.net (281) 516-1908 Select Blinds Al Dias 1910 S Stapley Dr, Suite 137 Mesa, AZ 85204-6677 al.dias@selectblinds.com (480) 302-5175 www.SelectBlinds.com Thompson’s Antique Center of Texas Rebecca Parker Thompson 600 Northwest Mall 9950 Hempstead Rd Houston, TX 77092-8545 ctantiquecenter@yahoo.com (713) 688-4211 White Glove Storage & Delivery Leonard Ledford 565 Garden Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77018-5505 leonard@wghouston.com (832) 713-7132 www.whiteglovetexas.com Wildwood Lamps/Jonathan Charles Jimmy DeBlieux 2523 Ohioo Dr, #1906 Plano, TX 75093 jmdeblu@gmail.com (318) 471-6505 Williams-Sonoma, Inc DeeDee Ramirez Pottery Barn(Ireturn)Shops At La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 DRamirez@stores.potterybarn.com (210) 558-2081 www.wsidesignermarketplace.com Williams-Sonoma, Inc Christina Rodriguez West Elm 1011 W 5th St Austin, TX 78703-5311 cmrodriguez@wsgc.com (512) 320-5415 www.wsidesignermarketplace.com Williams-Sonoma, Inc Terrie Bonner Pottery Barn Arboretum Great Hills 10000 Research Blvd #B02a Austin, TX 78759 TBonner@stores.potterybarn.com (512) 502-2418 www.wsidesignermarketplace.com


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Calendar January 14

Chapter Board Meeting

February 3–9 4 4–6 11

Houston Modern Market Week ASID Annual Meeting K/BIS Chapter Board Meeting

March 11

Chapter Board Meeting

April 1–2 3 – 10 8 30

HDC Spring Design Market High Point Market Chapter Board Meeting Cruise Party

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LeGrand + ASID “Light Your Imagination” RAISES $10,000 FOR THE ASID FOUNDATION By Amy Collier Following a nationwide design competition, Legrand announced Lauren Rottet, Founding Principal and President of Rottet Studio, as the winner and 2014 Guest Designer of the adorne Collection. Rottet’s original wall plate (pictured below) was selected from a total of 170 submissions. Using a 3D printing technology to achieve its texture, precision and level of detail, Rottet’s winning wall plate features a pattern of beveled diamonds on a white surface. “I’m thankful to receive the distinction and be part of such a groundbreaking collection,” said Rottet, “The contest, as well as the broad range of Legrand products, has really opened my team’s eyes to exploring a design element that no longer has to rely on a standard, but can now be thought about as integral to the rest of the design vision. Most importantly, we were interested to see how the adorne platform could be coupled with the latest 3D printing technology in order to create a solution that could be fully customizable and unique to each project.”

Judges for the contest included Patricia Hickson, the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Donna Vining, Executive Director of the Texas Association of Interior Design and ASID TGCC Financial Director; Halsey Cook, President of Legrand Electrical Wiring Systems; and Phil Prestigomo, Director of Industrial Design for Legrand, North America. Judging also included a popular vote via the Legrand Facebook and Pinterest page. You can view the entry’s on Legrands Pinterest page. “The adorne Collection began with a quest to reimagine the everyday light switch and wall plate, and Lauren Rottet’s design continues that spirit of ingenuity,” said Mario Gonzalez, vice president of marketing for the adorne Collection. “The plate’s style itself is something that can easily enhance a commercial, corporate, hospitality, or residential interior. Further to its versatility, it’s stunning—both for its aesthetic merit and its 3D printing production. With warm wishes, we’re thrilled to welcome Lauren into the Legrand family.” All of the contest’s wall plates were featured in a one-night-only exhibition on November 6 in New York City titled, “Light Your Imagination,” and the contest raised $10,000 for the ASID Foundation, donated by Legrand.

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November Program Hosted by Cast Fireplaces, Inc. By Silver Hernandez, Allied ASID ASID members turned out in large numbers for the November program and enthusiastically embraced the hospitality of host and owner of Cast Fireplaces, Inc., Bob Milner, along with Ms. Charlie Gatling, Account Executive and staff. Cast Fireplaces made our members feel most welcome while introducing “the world’s most beautiful cast stone fireplace front showroom with many innovative products.” Mr. Luis Cortes, President of Echo Workshop, Custom Electronics Specialists, presented an informative, engaging CEU entitled, “Learning to Navigate Current Home Technology for Today’s Savvy Clients.” Our host provided a luncheon catered by Carraba’s Restaurant. There was food; wine; free t-shirts; goody bags; and three lucky winners of a fireplace surround; 32”flat screen TV and a Samsung notebook. Great fun was had by all. I would venture to say that any designer who attended would absolutely encourage their clients to embrace what Cast Fireplaces, Inc. has to offer.

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The 6th Annual

Bestst In B Bes Show Show Sh ow Design Hou House, use, Inc.

Best Use of Color Leisure Collections “Red Riding Hood Christmas” (right) Designed by Shazia Kirmani

Best Dinner Service Design

Teri Pugh Studio “Simply Elegant” (above) Designed by Regina Gust & T Teri e Pugh eri With Bernardaud & Cristolfe



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Communications Update FACEBOOK PAGE

information is correct and updated on ASID National’s website – www.asid.org.

Which ASID Facebook page are you following? There is one official page – make sure you are getting all of the important updates, event invitations, and photos from the official page: www.facebook.com/#!/AsidTexasGulfCoastChapter You will know that this is the official page as it has a picture of the Houston Design Center, home to the ASID office, at the top of the page. Please Like this page while you are there. Additionally, to view and share photos from events, follow the above link to do so. The page that is titled Asid Tgcc will no longer be available after the first of the year. Thank you for following ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter!

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS At ASID TGCC, email is our primary form of communication. If you have opted out of emails from ASID and wish to be re-added to the local Constant Contact list, please email our Chapter Offices at asid@asidtgcc.org. Additionally, please confirm that your contact

EBLAST REQUIREMENTS IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS • Email communications should reflect high quality design including use of photos and type. Please make your eblast image a jpg format sized 8” x 10” (vertical) or as close to this orientation so that we may fit it appropriately. • If your jpeg is fuzzy/pixelated or the print is too small, we will require that you to send the graphics separately as jpegs, and the text as a Word doc so that we may copy and paste the text making sure it is large enough for people to read once it is in a blast. SUBMISSIONS • All information is to be submitted to asid@asidtgcc.org. • Payment must be made to the ASID office prior to mail out - $100/eblast. • All information is the responsibility of the sender. Blasts must contain all relevant information, correct spelling and grammar. • Please allow at a minimum 1 week to process the email blast. The optimum date for sending out communications is on a Tuesday. Every effort will be made to ensure that members are not receiving more than 1 email blast per week. • ASID TGCC will include all events on our event calendar with a link to the information or to your website / Facebook page if you provide that information. • ASID TGCC does not send out Press Releases.

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Houston Design Center Calendar of Events Tuesday, January 14 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday

Tuesday, June 10 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday

Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Wednesday, January 29 2013 Sip & Stroll

Monday, July 14– Friday, July 25 Summertime in the Center

Meet our Leaders in Design Presented by Audi Central Houston 5 to 7 pm

Come by, cool off and you could be a winner!

Tuesday, February 11 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday

Presented by Audi Central Houston 5 to 7 pm

Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Tuesday, March 12 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday April 2 LEADING IN DESIGN SPRING MARKET 2014 Celebrate Design Inspiration!! Keynote Presented by Heritage Texas Properties

Tuesday, April 8 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Wednesday, April 23 Fall Design Sip & Stroll Meet our Leaders in Design Presented by Audi Central Houston 5 to 7 pm

Wednesday, April 30 The Annual Cruise Party & Sip & Stroll Exciting Ports of Call Await you! Presented by Houston Design Resources Silent Auction Proceeds Benefit The ASID/TGCC Scholarship Fund 5 to 8 pm

Tuesday, May 13 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

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Wednesday, July 23 Summer Design Sip & Stroll

Thursday, August 21 – Saturday, August 23 Designer Sample Sale Tuesday, September 9 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Tuesday, October 14 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Wednesday, October 22 Fall Design Sip & Stroll Meet our Leaders in Design Presented by Audi Central Houston 5 to 7 pm

Tuesday, October 28 - Wednesday, October 29 LEADING IN DESIGN FALL MARKET 2014 Celebrate Design Inspiration!! Keynote Presented by Heritage Texas Properties

Tuesday, November 12 LUXE INTERIORS + DESIGN 2nd Tuesday Design Lecture Series Programs and continuing education classes for the Design Professionals.

Tuesday, December 2 – Friday, December 5 The 7th Annual Deck The Tables & Holiday Tabletop Tour www.thehoustondesigncenter.com


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The Successes of RealWorld DesignWeek By Whitney Hendrickson, Student ASID I had a wonderful experience at RWDW this year! I was able to follow a designer in the healthcare industry at a prestigious firm in Houston. I live out of town, but traveling was well worth it to be able to shadow a designer in the field I am interested in. It is such a rare opportunity as students to be able to see what you might really be doing after school. Our teachers in school try very hard, but they can never fully explain what the "real world" is like-you have to see it! To start the day, I was able to attend their weekly staff meeting. It was neat to see how the architects and designers work together and how different needs are met. Later, I observed as my mentor smartly handled various answers to many different projects by phone or email. It was intimidating to see how many different things she had going on at once! Again, another thing I needed to see before I could really understand what "multi-tasking" really was. Later, I was invited to join them at a networking lunch-which was also very interesting..and fun to get out of the office. The afternoon we spent in the sample room selecting finishes for a project she was working on. It was really interesting to see her process of selecting various finishes, and how important it is to train your "eye" to do this quickly. Lastly, my mentor and another colleague reviewed my portfolio-which was hugely helpful! It was nice to see, in a nopressure situation, what a professional thought of my work-truly humbling! Overall, it was a wonderful experience that I will never forget! It really reinforced to me that healthcare design is where I belong. As a student, we should really take advantage of different experiences and the confidence it brings! As always, ASID is pointing me in the right direction, and showing that the design professionals really have a genuine interest in my career development.

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Decorative Center Houston Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 27 InteriorDesign-Ed CEU

Thursday, January 16 DCH Third Thursday Series

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Suite TBD To Be or Not To Be Ethical, A Designers Guide to Green Design The New Standards: Highlights To Register, call Beverly Vosko at 713-464-0055 and register on the phone or register online on the InteriorDesign-ED website www.InteriorDesign-ED.com

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, March 20 DCH Third Thursday Series

Thursday, February 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.

Wednesday, April 30 Decorative Center Houston Spring Market

Wednesday, February 26 InteriorDesign-Ed CEU 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Suite TBD Modernism from Art Nouveau- 1950’s Color Theory To Register, call Beverly Vosko at 713-464-0055 and register on the phone or register online on the InteriorDesign-ED website www.InteriorDesign-ED.com.

Enjoy 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. Following the day of events, please join Charles S. Cohen President/CEO of Decorative Center Houston to celebrate the 2014 Stars of Design and Stars on the Rise Awards. The ceremony spotlights a select group of renowned designers within 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.

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