It was a great night of networking and celebrating Rhode Island’s interior design talent at “Making A Grand Entrance”, hosted by ASID Rhode Island Design Community as part of RI Design Week.
Members of the interior design community showcased their talents by creating entry tablescapes of a variety of themes and concepts that were on display. The event was held at the Hope Artiste Village, an adaptive reuse complex that houses many artists’ studios, galleries and design firms.
RI Design Week is a multi-day celebration of design, with events being held throughout the state.
Tablescape Designers included:
- Ally Maloney - Maloney Interior Design
- taste design
- Sophia Shibles Interiors
- Kim Valente - Brick & Beam Studio
- Laurie Seubert - Blackbird Design Studio
- Linda Sbrogna - Sbrogna’s Artistic Promotions
- Students @ UMASS Dartmouth
Photography compliments of John Stillman Photography
A Special thanks to everyone who attended the Friday Night out at the Columbian Restaurant
Enjoy some fun photos from the 2018 ASID Florida South Chapter’s Design Excellence Crystal Awards Photo Booth courtesy of Sklar Funishings.
The charity that the founder of Resource Floors Inc. started, Outreach, does a fundraiser every year where the design community is invited to come, free of charge, to have a super fun day sponsored by their vendors. This year was the second annual “Rug Relays” and events ranged from Giant Jenga to Velcro Wall (who hasn’t wanted to wear a suit of Velcro and jump against a blow up wall?) Many thanks to Amy Ramirez for coordinating with us to form an awesome team!
Check out all the fun we had in photos below and consider joining us next year!
July 29th 2018 at 3pm in new Kitchen and Bath Resouce Center
Our incoming Board of Directors attended The Leadership Experience July 19-21st in Washington D.C. Three full days of seminars on various leadeship topics and best practices were enjoyed by all.
About the Leadership Experience:
The Leadership Experience: Presented by ASID is the ultimate event for design professionals of all levels, from forerunners and founders to up-and-comers. The Leadership Experience puts the spotlight on you, focusing on the idea that when you are your best self, you can successfully lead others.
With learning opportunities custom-tailored to suit individual needs - Lead Yourself, Lead Your Team, Lead Your Firm - taught by a wealth of experienced faculty presenters, The Leadership Experience offers a unique opportunity to spark creativity, growth, and self-improvement.
Our Chapter President, Reba Lemmons, joined One Voice and participated in the Day on the Hill on July 18, 2018
Congratulations to Bryan J. Soukup, Esq. as he joins the national leadership team as Vice President, Government and Public Affairs. He will lead the Society's efforts to advocate for the interior design profession at the federal and state level.
About One Voice and Day on the Hill:
“Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession.
That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives.
From small business owners to large firms, residential and commercial, the future of the profession will be heavily influenced by the decisions of our elected officials. One Voice is the platform for every interior designer to make an impact on their decision making. It is the way to take action and learn about the issues affecting interior designers.
Day on the Hill
ASID is committed to protecting and increasing interior design practice rights across the nation. Join us for One Voice on the Hill Training and Hill Day to gain the knowledge and support you need to make an impact on the future of interior design legislation.
Learn to make your voice heard while educating your representatives in the House and Senate about the interior design profession. Walk the halls of the nation’s Capitol Building to meet with legislators and staff representatives, and attend a reception at the Capitol to end your day of advocacy.
“With those same voices working in unison, interior designers have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession.”