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June Newsletter



President's Message

Leaders Lead

Has anyone ever asked you to volunteer for a leadership position? Did you feel a pulling towards that call and did you feel ready? When my opportunity came, I didn’t think I was ready either. June makes the 9th month of being your President with only three more to go. I have found a sense of satisfaction in knowing this was the best voluntary experience in my life by stretching my imagination and building confidence. >> MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

We want to invite you to get involved!

Volunteering & Leadership

Your time and your talent is welcomed! We want to invite you to get involved beyond your annual membership. The best way to feel connected and get the most out of your membership is to connect and serve in one of our Chapter Committees. Learn more about all of our committee opportunities and register. >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

ASID Save the Date - Fall Conference 2019

Next Level Annual Conference - 09.13.19

Save the Date for CCASID's Next Level Fall Conference! Being held on September 13th, 2019 at the Revolution Mill in Greensboro, NC. You do not want to miss this - be on the lookout for more information coming soon. >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

2019 Chapter Awards Nominations

Call for Nominations

The deadline for submissions for Chapter Award Nominations is July 5th. Award categories include: Carolinas Chapter Award, Dora Gray Distinguished Designer Award, Education Award, Media Award and Industry Partner Award. Deadline July 5th! >>MORE

Chapter Trip - San Miguel de Allende

Introducing Trip March 2020

"This San Miguel de Allende trip was my second and was just as wonderful as the first. Melinda and Anna are superb tour directors, foreseeing every issue and solving it before it happens. Francisco is a fabulous and funny tour guide, and a superb problem-solver (and being handsome and knowing the entire population of the town doesn't hurt either). The town is charming, the weather is heavenly, the food is fabulous - what's to hate?! And the price is amazingly reasonable. I'd go again in a heartbeat!" - Marian Chatfield >> MORE


Members on the Move

ASID Member Spotlight

Dee Dee Bonds

In this issue, we are spotlighting Dee Dee Bonds on her ASID journey and volunteering on the Carolinas Chapter ASID Board of Directors! >> MORE


Welcome New Members

We are excited to have you in our Chapter!

  • Monica M. Joyce, Allied ASID, ASID
  • Cheryl Skoog Tague, ASID
  • Courtney Faith Mullens
  • Lisa Williams, Allied ASID
  • Isabelle Odjaghian, ASID, NCIDQ, LEED Green Assoc.
  • Barbara L. Petrus, ASID


Upcoming Events & CEU's

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Western, NC (Hickory, NC) - Double CEU, LIVE Cooking Demo Lunch & Showroom Tour

Tuesday, June 18th - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Induction and Steam cooking in today's American kitchen with chef seasons from Thermador. Join us for a live cooking demonstration, luncheon, 2 CEU class offerings, a showroom tour, an introduction to Sunrisepro partnership programs, discover shared work spaces, and meet some of the industry's best brand representatives. All interior designers are welcome! >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Metrolina, NC - CEU Design's Role in Healthy Home Movement

Tuesday, July 9th - 5:30 am - 7:30 pm

Join us for a CEU “Design’s Role in the Healthy Home Movement” sponsored by Sherwin Williams at Bassett Furniture! Understand the evolution of the Healthy Home Movement. Learn breakthrough paint & coating technologies that can help improve indoor air quality throughout the home. Discuss strategies for incorporating nature by applying Biophilic design theory. >>MORE


Save The Date - Revit Boot Camp

REVIT Seminar

June 29, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

ASID Carolinas Offices | 2nd Floor Board Room

1300 Baxter St., Charlotte, NC 28204


Join ASID Carolinas on June 29th in Charlotte for six hours of CEUs covering REVIT, the highly desirable interior design and construction tool. This class will be taught by Samuel Mikhail of the New York School of Interior Design. Spaces are limited so make plans to join us today! 

Please note: Computers are necessary to fully participate in this course, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own computers. A limited number of courtesy laptops are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional information on courtesy laptops will be available when you register online.

Our Speaker

Samuel Mikhail

Instructor, The New York School of Interior Design

Managing Director, 4 Ideal Design, LLC

Samuel Mikhail is an NCARB Certified architect, an instructor at The New York School of Interior Design and the managing director for 4 Ideal Design, LLC.

Teaching is one of his deepest joys. He enjoys working with students and provide them with conditions in which they can learn. He has taught over 400 graduate/undergraduate students and 700 professionals in a classroom setting over the past 6 years. Sam believes that aiding the young professionals to grow and positively impact the AEC industry is the ultimate reward of being an educator.

For registrations received by June 21st, the cost to attend is $325 for ASID Carolinas members and $375 for non-members. After June 21st, the cost of registration increases by $50. All cancellations will be assessed a $15 fee. No cancellations will be accepted after June 24th.


ASID Carolinas Designing Destinations Trip Recap

ASID Carolinas

San Miguel de Allende

We explored, discovered, and made some great friends along the way!

When: March 2020

Working with ASID Carolinas Chapter the past two years has truly been a pleasure for our agency! We had high expectations for our 2019 San Miguel de Allende trip after such a positive experience on our 2018 trip, and once again our expectations were more than exceeded. San Miguel de Allende as a destination is one of our most favorite locales in the world. Experiencing this Conde Nast and Travel + Leisure top city through the eyes of de signers though has been such an incredible experience. Carolinas Chapter ASID is such a fantastic client to work with and we are excited to be part of the CCASID 2020 Designing Destination Trips.

Warm regards,

Melinda Webb Huggan - CTA

President, Dreams and Destinations, Inc


ASID Carolinas Announces New Partnership

ASID Carolinas

Announces New Partnership with

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte provides a safe, affordable and caring "home-away-from-home" for the families of children receiving treatment in Charlotte-area medical facilities. Families are stronger when they are together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured. By offering families a haven less than one mile from our partner hospitals, we increase their ability to spend more time with their child, interact with their clinical care team and participate in critical medical decisions.

 We are looking for volunteers all over the Carolinas to assist with this partnership. If you connect with any of the following needs and can possibly assist, please email us at to be placed on a volunteer list.

  • Access to new furniture that could be donated to the house (as requested, needed)
  • Time to assist with house-related projects
  • A designer-sense of style when a challenge arises with current House furniture or staging needs
  • Looking to assist families in need through the donation of time or industry connections, as needed.

A special announcement will be made during the luncheon of our upcoming Spring Meeting. Register today by clicking here.

We hope to see everyone there to learn more about this partnership and how we are looking to bring design to life to families in need all over the Carolinas!


Carolinas Chapter ASID - Job Board

Your Job Search Resource Center

Everything you need to make your resume stand out, ace the interview, advance your career, and navigate the digital world through social media and digital communications. >>MORE

Join and Become a Member Today!

Be a part of the movement. ASID is a community - designers, industry representatives, educators, students - who believe deign impacts lives. >>MORE

Search the Resume Bank

View complete resumes for free! If you find any candidates you are interested in, submit your interest to them. >>MORE


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