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2014 AGM & Awards Gala
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2014 Design & Decorating Competition Winners MAY 2014
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WELCOME MEMBERS! Monthly update from the National Chair of CDECA. Read to learn more about what CDECA is doing for you! Dear Members, be held on May 21, 2014. We celebrated the CDECA’s 20th Anniversary on Monday, April 14, 2014 as well as CDECA™’s AGM and 2014 CDECA™ Decorating and Design Competition at the Estates of Sunnybrook, in Toronto, Ontario. Everyone enjoyed the presentation by Glen Peloso, Principal of Peloso Alexander Interiors, Inc., our keynote speaker, together with his partner, Jamie Alexander. The luncheon was excellent as usual and, this year, we celebrated with a special cake for dessert in honour of CDECA’s 20th Anniversary. The Awards for the CDECA™ Decorating and Design Competition were presented against the backdrop of a new video format. Your Board of Directors, elected by the Members, for the period 20142015 are as follows: Andrea Cowan Molyneaux Mary Dancey Pamela deVries Sandy Grugric Pamela Harrod Joanne Jakab Linda Kafka Kelly Margani Lana McIver Wanda Vuignier Theresa Santandrea-Cull Monika Siebert The officers will be elected by the Board of Directors at its meeting to
We also celebrated our ten-year founding members (they will be receiving a commemorative pin) as well as our retiring directors. I am also pleased to mention that we have at least 150 members who have been with CDECA™ for more than 5 years! At this time, I also announced that the Board of Directors recently made a decision to change management association companies. As of June 1, 2014, Becker Associates will be managing CDECA™’s National Office. I wish to thank Dalton Communications Inc. and its team, Karen Dalton, CAE, Karina Waluk, Kiki Cloutier, Jorge de Mendonca, Bryan Sparks and William Chow for their assistance in managing the CDECA™ National Office for the past 6 years. I hope you enjoy viewing the various images of CDECA’s 2014 AGM contained in this edition of the IDEAS newsletter, as well as the digital Annual Report. Sincerely, Pamela Harrod, Chair, CDECA™
CHAIR, CDECA Pamela Harrod 2011 - 2014
20th Annual AGM & Awards Gala This April CDECA celebrated its 20th Anniversary at an elegant event at the Sunnybrook Estates in Toronto. CDECA honoured its volunteers and 2014 award winners. Pamela Harrod cutting the 20th Anniversary Cake
n April 14th, 2014 CDECA members, volunteers and staff gathered together at the Sunnybrook Estates in Toronto to celebrate the 20th Annual General Meeting and Awards Gala. Members from all across Canada came to the well attended event which featured a meeting of members, a keynote presentation, and awards gala. At the annual general meeting past and present volunteers were thanked by the Chair for their contributions to the organization. Four new volunteers were elected to form the new National board. In the spirit of CDECA’s 20th Anniversary celebration, the keynote speaker, Glen Peloso took attendees down memory lane. Mr. Peloso’s presentation shed light on where the industry was twenty years ago and how much it’s changed. While trends continue to change every few years, no one could’ve predicted how much technology would change
the business. Social media has been a game changer in the industry and has greatly impacted the dynamics in the decorator/ client relations. While traditional and social media has lead many consumers to believe that home makeovers happen in 72 hours or less, and cost a few hundred dollars, Mr. Peloso provided decorators tips on how to debunk these myths and manage client’s expectations. The festivities of the day were wrapped up with the annual awards gala. The 2014 CDECA Decorating & Design awards celebrated the achievement of 25 decorators in 8 categories, with an additional Student project category. In addition to acknowledging the overall achievement of CDECA’s decorator members, the awards ceremony honoured the expertise and talent of the 25 entrants. The caliber and quality of the winning entries was impressive, and CDECA would like to congratulate its 2014 winners once again!
Pamela Harrod acknowledges retiring Director Vivian Kanargelidis.
Meet your new board: Sandy Grugric, Joanne Jakab, Kelly Margani, Pamela Harrod, Pamela deVries, Andrea Cowan Molyneaux, Wanda Vuignier. Not featured: Mary Dancey, Linda Kafka,Lana McIver, Theresa Santandrea-Cull, and Monika Siebert.
Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander with Joanne Jakab.
Wanda Vuignier featured with Keynote Speaker Glen Peloso
AND THE WINNERS ARE... CDECA is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Decorating and Design Competition, and give you an exclusive glimpse into the designs that won the top awards.
CDECA Student Project winners: Julia Danner, Hyunju Doreen Kim & Jian Li.
2014 GOLD WINNERS KITCHENS UNDER $50,000
INTERIOR DECORATION UNDER $45,000
KITCHENS OVER $50,000
INTERIOR DECORATION OVER $45,000
BATHROOMS UNDER $25,000
BATHROOMS OVER $25,000
Category: Kitchens Under $50,000 Gold Silver Bronze
Kitchen Transformation Bayside Kitchen The Classic White Kitchen
Sponsored by: Cambria Tobi Brockway, Tobi Brockway Interiors Inc. MaryLynne Meschino, Allegro Interiors Inc. Lucila Diaz, Harmonysense Interiors
Category: Kitchens Over $50,000
Sponsored by: DesignDocs
Gold Silver Bronze
Victoria McKenney, Enviable Designs Inc. Lana McIver, The Interior Design Group Lucila Diaz, Harmonysense Interiors
Time Honoured Classicism Seaside Splendor The Post Modern Kitchen
Category: Bathrooms Under $25,000
Sponsored by: Royal Lighting
Gold Silver Bronze
Toula Piliouras, Toula Interiors Patricia Halpin, Patricia Halpin Interiors Mary Anne van Gaal, Otta Decorate!
Simple, Minimal Clean Riverdale Ensuite Sexy Condo Bathroom
Category: Bathrooms Over $25,000
Sponsored by: Willis
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Toronto, ON Vancouver, BC
Vancouver, BC Nanaimo, BC Vancouver, BC
Oakville, ON Toronto, ON Ottawa, ON
Lana McIver, The Interior Design Group
Grotto Spa Bath
Rebecca Lees, Rebecca Decorates
West Vancouver, BC
Classic Bathroom Renovation
Laura Stein, Laura Stein Interiors Inc.
Category: Interior Decoration Under $45,000
Sponsored by: ProSource Flooring
Gold Silver Bronze
Nathalie Tremblay, Atelier Cachet Elizabeth Metcalfe, EMDesign Inc. MaryLynne Meschino, Allegro Interiors Inc.
Room for Living Barry Avenue Retreat in the Sky
Vaughan, ON Mississauga, ON Toronto, ON
Category: Interior Decoration Over $45,000
Sponsored by: Prime Walls
Gold Silver Bronze
Tracy Kundell, Avalon Interiors MaryLynne Meschino, Allegro Interiors Inc.
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
Laura Stein, Laura Stein Interiors Inc.
Club District Bachelor Pad Penthouse by the Bay Refined Living Room
Sponsored by: Sun Glow Window Coverings
Upscale Family Restaurant Day Spa with Old World Charm
Tracy Kundell, Avalon Interiors Sonya Kinkade, Sonya Kinkade Designs
Toronto, ON Richmond, ON
Jewellery Store Update
Yvonne Whelan, Inspired Spaces Design
Category: Home Staging
Sponsored by: Speers Road Broadloom
Nancy DeVries, Urban Aesthetics
Micro Suite with Personality
Category: Student Gold Silver Bronze
North Vancouver, BC
Sponsored by ICS Canada Home Renovation
Hyunju Doreen Kim, Sheridan College
In Touch with Texture Inviting Suburbia Home
Jian Li, Sheridan College
Julia Danner, Sheridan College
THANK YOU 2014 AWARDS SPONSORS
SPEERS ROAD BROADLOOM
CARPET WOOD LAMINATE AREA RUGS VINYL CERAMIC
“We Take The Time To Do It Right”
Ambassador Scholarship Awarded to Sheridan Student This past April, Sheridan College in Oakville, ON held it’s annual awards night to celebrate students in the Interior Decorating Program. Pamela deVries, CDECA’s Director of the Ambassador Program presented Jian Li with a CDECA Scholarship based
on her achievements in Sheridan’s program. Jian Li is also the recipient of the Silver Award in the Student Project category of the 2014 CDECA Decorating & Design Awards. Congratulations Jian Li!
From left to Right: Jian Li and Pamela deVries at Sheridan College’s Awards Night
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ON MAY 7TH CDECA: Toronto Sourcing Day KING WEST DESIGN DISTRICT- TORONTO
MAY 30 CDECA: NCR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY DIRECT ENERGY CENTRE - TORONTO
JUNE 5 CDECA: GTAWEST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
MAY 2 - 4 27th Annual Campbell River Spring Home Expo STRATHCONA GARDENS ARENA - CAMPBELL RIVER
MAY 3 - 4 Cloverdale Antiques & Vintage Fair CLOVERDALE EXHIBITION GROUNDS - VANCOUVER
JUNE 5 The Importance of Acoustics & Home Automation in Interior Design COMMERCIAL ELECTRONICS BOARD RM- VANCOUVER
JUNE 22 Retro Design & Antiques Fair CROATION CULTURAL CENTRE - VANCOUVER
JUNE 25 Sustainabuild
MAY 22 -25 Montreal International Design Show
HYATT REGENCY - VANCOUVER
PLACE BONAVENTURE - MONTREAL
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