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July Newsletter



President's Message


As designers designing for our client’s, we are the trusted experts driving our projects to the highest level. It is critically important to stay ahead of the curve in delivering the most unique, long-lasting, sustainable and highest quality product available to us. ASID relies on brands and design partners to provide high-quality products and create an unrivaled customer experience. >> 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">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

Trip March 2020 - Reserve Your Spot Now!

"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


Introducing ASID Carolina Chapter's New Magazine

Take a look at our new chapter magazine that is coming soon! A quarterly issue will be mailed to each member. 🎉

Cover feature: Alem Dickey Keel Interior Design, Melinda Bell Dickey, Greensboro, NC


Members on the Move

ASID Member Spotlight

Vicky Serany

In this issue, we are spotlighting Vicky Serany, Founder and Principal Designer of Southern Studio Interior Design, an award winning firm! >> 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


Chapter Events

Upcoming Events & CEU's

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

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Western, NC - CEU Lunch & Learn "Engineered Wood Flooring"

Tuesday, July 16th - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a CEU Lunch & Learn in Asheville, NC to learn about Engineered Wood Flooring IDCEC # 105085-R1. This CEU was developed by the National Wood Flooring Association. It explores the uses and benefits of engineered wood flooring. Design professionals will become more familiar with the construction and manufacturing process of engineered wood flooring in an effort to properly specify the material for their client projects. >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Western, NC - CEU Lunch & Learn "Lighting Controls"

Tuesday, August 20th - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a CEU Lunch & Learn "Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design" IDCEC #101317 presented by Legrand. Lighting Controls as a Component of Interior Design Lighting controls allow homeowners to control lights, ceiling fans and small appliances from anywhere in the home, without the need for special wiring or expensive master controllers. They can be integrated into a home for single-room, multi-room or whole house systems. >>MORE

2018 Excellence in Design Awards Winners

Up Country, SC (Greenville) - CEU Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, August 27th - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a CEU Lunch & Learn in Greenville, SC. LED Lighting Technology for Cabinet and Furniture Applications taught by Jason Mackall, Hafele America Co. Cabinet lighting should no longer be considered a limited stock experience. Learn about seamlessly integrating lighting features into your closet and cabinet designs. >>MORE



It has been a busy year in NC with many working for recognition of interior designers as a profession.

NC House Bill 858 was introduced in the spring. You may recall House Bill 590 passed the House in the summer of 2017. A bill can only be active for 2 years and then it may be reintroduced. This created an opportunity to improve the language, as your advocates have had numerous meetings going through all points of our bill.

DID YOU KNOW? HB858 allows designers to choose to voluntarily register with the State to achieve “stamp and seal” authority for the interior design portion of a commercial project?

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE? DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Please reach out our chapter office and they will connect you to our team.


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!


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