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April Newsletter



President's Message

Designing Internationally

I’ve always loved the chimes of a bell tower which you can’t help from hearing from the Parroquia Archangel Church Cross. A neo-Gothic 17th-century church known for its soaring pink spires and lofty ornate sanctuary towering over the city of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Our chapter hosted a five day curated trip offering nothing short of exciting to this colonial inspired city filled with color, art and culture. Magnificently carved front doors line the narrow cobblestone streets as our tour guide Francesco gleamed at the city’s architecture while sharing years of heritage and history. Our accommodations for a group of seventeen enjoyed the immaculate and luxurious boutique Rosewood hotel.  >> MORE

Chapter Trip - San Miguel de Allende

Introducing Trip 2020

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

We are doing it again next year! When: March 2020. See below for more details and photo inspiration from 2019 trip. "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

Spring Meeting & Excellence in Design 2019

Congratulations to all Award Winners!

The Carolinas Chapter ASID congratulates all the Excellence in Design Award Winners! We are honored to have such amazing talent in our chapter. Announcement of award winners coming soon and also to be featured in Home Design & Decor Magazine.

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

ASID Foundation Online & Silent Auction

Your Annual Opportunity to Give Back

The ASID Foundation’s Online and Silent Auction is your annual opportunity to give back to the organization that supports your profession through research, scholarships, and partnership initiatives. And you can win some pretty incredible items in the process, too! Bidding will open in July and items will include excursions, concerts, vacations, and more! Don’t miss the excitement! >>MORE


Members on the Move

ASID Member Spotlight

Margaret Donaldson & Nicole Norris

As part of a new feature in our monthly newsletters, we will be profiling members of ASID to help build stronger connections within the association. In this issue, we are spotlighting Margaret Donaldson & Nicole Norris on their international travels and designing internationally! >> MORE


Upcoming Events & CEU's

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

High Point Market Lunch & a Live Taping

Where: IHFC, ZUO Showroom Suite G582

When: Saturday April 6th - 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Join us as design and architecture students from universities throughout the country, interview designer, manufacturers and influencers, from a student's perspective!

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Going to High Point Market? Come see us for breakfast & a CEU at the Surya Showroom!

Monday April 8th - 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join us at High Point Market in the Surya Showroom! for mimosas and more! Sherwin–Williams CEU on "Designs Role in the Healthy Home Movement" CEU (0.1 CEU). >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Lowcountry, SC - Design for Canines Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 29th - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun ASID happy hour fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit the Charleston Animal Society! Head down to Tradesman Brewing Company—they’ve designed and brewed a special beer just for this occasion! $1 per pint of this beer sold ALL DAY will be donated. Not a beer lover? They offer wine as well. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a fabulous prize. >>MORE

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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Carolinas Chapter ASID Thanks

our 2018 Patrons!!!

Gold Patrons

Bronze Patrons

Arhaus Furniture

Modul Marble

Palmetto Tile Distributors

Springs Creative Group

Like to see your name on this list?

Follow this link to learn more about how you can become

an ASID Carolinas Patron sponsor today!