#IntDesignerChat 4 Year Anniversary! Join @IntDesignerChat for our Four Year Anniversary, June 24, 2014

22 Jun

We are so excited.  It’s #IntDesignerChat  four year anniversary celebration week, and it’s such a big deal for @NoirBlancDesign Barbara Segal, @andrewdunning Andrew Dunning, @jamoore100 Judy Moore, @yourabode Kathy Hanson our Directing Founder and Interior Designer Chat Ambassadors all who volunteer and for you the contributors and participants!  We can’t wait to celebrate #IntDesignerChat  Four Year Anniversary, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 on Twitter at 6pm EDT, 3p PDT, and 11p GMT.

 

BarbaraSegal

@NoirBlancDesign Barbara Segal, Director and Founder of #IntDesignerChat

 

AndrewDunning

@andrewdunning Andrew Dunning Founder/Creative Director of APD Interiors #IntDesignerChat Ambassador

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@jamoore100 Judy Moore, Home and lifestyle Safety expert, author, blogger #IntDesignerChat Ambassador

Kathy Hanson

@yourabode Kathy Hanson, Decorating in the Pacific Northwest. #IntDesignerChat Ambassador

 

 

 

Celebrating Interior Designer Chat Four Year Anniversary on Twitter is a serious celebration, and we are so excited!  Think about it,  who else in our industry for nearly every week, has supported and built others by giving back?   Interior Designer Chat has never asked for dues, fees, or tried to sell you something.  We have hosted a #IntDesignerChat weekly, since June 2010 with  Twitter chat topics and brought you leading Guest Hosts that have shared thought-provoking education, inspiration, and global conversations.  We should all be proud, that our Interior Designer Chat community conversations have spanned the wide world of  interior design, building, design, and social learning.  Factually we have drawn hundreds of millions of impressions (eyeballs) on our #IntDesignerChat Twitter Chat and have produced hundreds of Twitter Chats successfully. Factually we are one of the longest running Twitter chats on @Twitter and we are proud to have reached World Wide Trending.

We’ve learned a ton.  Interior Designer Chat has grown to a global respected community, and we’re humbled.   This is a community that continually and without fail, guides us to the next big thing.   We have collaborated with and been touched in so many ways by so many in our industry.   Since 2010 we have always embraced and welcomed new participants,  to network and  discuss the challenges of when it comes to our daily professional lives.   We have enjoyed and grown by collaborating with our #IntDesignerChat Guest Hosts  who have honored our Interior Designer Chat  community by giving back education and  experts advice.

We have grown the Interior Designer Chat community organically with integrity.  This has taken a lot of work, patience, and we’ve stayed true to our mission “of giving back.”   As a team, we are proud and embrace the collaborations we have experienced globally.  While we’ve all watched others getting into social media to profit off participants building their communities.   Interior Designer Chat  has not let anyone down.  We only have built others.

Join #IntDesignerChat Four Year Anniversary Celebration Twitter Chat, Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, 11p GMT.  We look forward to our professional friends and industry colleges sending Tweets our way of congratulations!  #IntDesignerChat 4 year Anniversary celebration is to exciting not to celebrate the entire week on Interior Designer Chat on Pinterest, Google +, Facebook,  Tumblr,  LinkedIn, and our blog post.

This week, Interior Designer Chat celebrates the 4th Anniversary of our Chat with a giveaway to say Thank You to all our supporters!

To help celebrate this event, we are sharing with our followers a fun Giveaway valued at $100 USD!

Here is what the winner will receive:  A Visa Gift Card valued at $100 USD.

Giveaway Guidelines – Please read carefully:

  1. Give a Like to Interior Designer Chat on Facebook and share on Facebook why you like participating in our #IntDesignerChat community.
  2. Follow @IntDesignerChat on Twitter
  3. Follow the Google + Interior Designer Chat Community.                                                                      
  4. Tweet a Re-Tweetable Tweet on why you like Interior Designer Chat with the #IntDesignerChat hashtag on Twitter after you complete steps 1 & 2 to be entered in the Give away.
  5. Participants must reply by email within 7 days of notification, with their mail or delivery address.
  6. All entries must be completed by Thursday, June 26 at 12:00 pm EST.  Winner will be chosen at random.
  7. Entry winner will notified via a Facebook message or Twitter Direct Message

#IntDesignerChat June 17 Topic: Pinterest Marketing And Group Boards

15 Jun

Pinterest Marketing

Join Interior Designer Chat Tuesday, June 17, 2014 for our Topic: Pinterest Marketing and Group Boards.  In 2014 using group boards on Pinterest to collaborate on design concepts is also affective Marketing for your business.  

Driving incremental sales with Pinterest

Did you know that Pinterest is now ranked as the 3rd largest social media network?  According to Shareaholic, Pinterest brings twice the site referral traffic of  Google +, Twitter, and LinkedIn combined for referral traffic.  The content you upload in Pinterest has a longer lifespan than Twitter and Facebook.  And that means, the more followers, repins and clicks you get, the more traffic you’ll receive.

According to Hubspot, including a call-to-action to your pin description will pump up engagement by 80%.  For marketers and businesses, many are wondering,  “How to attract users to group boards on Pinterest.”

Professionals in the design and photography world are using Pinterest to communicate their aesthetic without having a project portfolio built up or hauling thousands of professional photos to client visits.

 

How can your business use group boards effectively?

Collaboration: create a board if you’re working with other people (employees, client) on a specific project.  Pinterest Group Boards are part of the solution for designing and sharing product and visual information.  Secret boards can also be used in collaboration for many different types of projects.

Planning:  Invite clients, co-workers to join your group board to pin images of their favorite furniture, room layout, design, color themes, etc.

Focus group: Ask your clients or customers to pin images of products and services they would like you to add. Use group boards to collect inspiration and collaborate with clients

Tip

  • If you have been invited to a group board be selective.  As a business you want to make sure that the theme of the group board compliments with your overall content strategy and you want to join a group that fits your niche and personal branding strategy.

  • Monitor your board contributors to make sure there are no spamming or unrelated pins.

  • Add rules of engagement on the board description to warn spammers.

  • Add your pinterest URL address on the board description.

  • Remember that Pinterest is all about people discovering things that inspire them. Reward quality over quantity.

Save the date  Tuesday June 17, for education and inspiration on the Topic: Pinterest Marketing And Group Boards lead by Barbara Segal, founder of  the Interior Designer Chat who  will share how to market using group boards.

 

Create-a-Pinterest-board

Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday at 6pm EDT, 5pm CDT, 3pm PST for a global conversation on Pinterest Marketing And Group Boards.

#IntDesignerChat June 10 Topic: What’s Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014?

8 Jun
Coca Cola London headquarters  designed by UK studio MoreySmith that includes a wall of 5,000 recycled drink bottles

Coca Cola London headquarters designed by UK studio MoreySmith that includes a wall of 5,000 recycled drink bottles

 

 

The lobby of Zipcar in Boston.  Photo Credit: Warren Patterson Photography

The lobby of Zipcar in Boston. Photo Credit: Warren Patterson Photography

 

Ziegler Cooper – Houston, TX

Ziegler Cooper – Houston, TX

 

It is a big year for Office Interiors, and many are coming to Chicago for NeoCon with an impressive collection of new products and  new ideas about how the workplace is changing.  Join the Interior Designer Chat community on Tuesday, June 10 for our Topic:  What’s Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014.   

When the word “trend” is used at NeoCon, it refers to deep, cultural, technological and economic shifts that change the way commercial products and environments are built.

Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, Tuesday at 6p ET as we discuss and chat on Twitter:

  • What office spaces, products and layouts let people do their best work?
  • Are we designing open offices or are we fixing open offices in 2014?
  • How do we help our clients define their ideal next work environment, one that drives their missions forward?

Set your ical to 6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT and 11p GMT for @IntDesignerChat Topic: What Trends Are We Seeing In Office Spaces In 2014.  Share how with proper planning and approaches to workplace planning;  we can give each space a distinct look, feel, and functionality

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: dezeen.com

buildings.com

 

#IntDesignerChat June 3 Topic: The Business Of Blogging

1 Jun
Interior Designer To The Rescue

The Business Of Blogging 

 

Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and industry leaders in design Tuesday June 3 for #IntDesignerChat Topic: The Business Of Blogging. Join the experienced professionals in blogging and those interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. Interior Designer Chat will host design bloggers who will share their advice, experiences, and successes in a professional conversation on blogging. If you are interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry, join our global conversation @IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday June 3, for our trending conversation. The Interior Designer Chat Community has shared business and inspiration to the blogging community since June of 2010. We will be discussing how Blogging has moved forward to being an important part of business in 2014.

The business of blogging, is Interior Designer Chat’s most popular topic, for design bloggers and interior designer bloggers! Invite your design bloggers friends to join us on Twitter by following @IntDesignerChat on Tuesday June 3, 2014! The Interior Designer Chat Community brings you the best in blogging and social media discussions, as we collaborate and network globally with like-minded professionals weekly. Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, Tuesday June 3 at 6pm ET, 5p CT, 3p PDT, and 11p GMT.

#IntDesignerChat May 20 Topic: Summer Homes – Fabric, Colors, and Furniture

18 May
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Fire Island Sunroom in Summer Home styled by Cynthia Frank/ Photography By Simon Upton via ElleDecor.com

 

Steven Gambrel designed chairs covered in CJ Dellatore's Snow in Sky Chartreuse

A beautiful summer home with Steven Gambrel designed chairs covered in CJ Dellatore’s Snow

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Alabama Lake House by Tracery Interiors

 

 

Traditional Home Beach

Summer Beach House via Traditional Home ® / Photo: Colleen Duffley / Design: Georgia Carlee

Summer is arriving and that means the summer-house is on our design project boards.  Join Interior Designer Chat on Tuesday May 20, 2014  to  chat designing for clients summer homes and retreats.

Beach cottage on the water

Bungalow cottage in The West Coast

Cabin in the woods

Lake houses

Mountain Retreats

The luxury housing market is back and so is the summer house.  Get ready to talk furniture, antiques, fabric, color, accessories, treatments for walls, windows,  and accents to play up the inherent coziness of a wonderfully snug designed summer house.  Join us on twitter at #IntDesignerChat Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 6p ET, 5p CT, 4p MT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

 

Photo credit:  

ElleDecor.com

Traditional Home pinterest.com

House Beautiful 

#IntDesignerChat Give Up The Love!

11 May

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Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often. ~ Mark Twain

 

We appreciate our global Interior Designer Chat community and enjoy what we provide one another in the industry.

Have you ever stopped to think about how our community has sustained over 4 years?

How much work goes into preparing our of the moment Topics, that trend weekly?

How much preparing and time goes into bringing  education and leadership to our global Interior Designer Chat community?

What is involved in selecting and working with top industry leaders who volunteer their time in “Giving Back” as Guest Hosts?

How we have emerged friendships and relationships globally for 4 years in the interior design,  kitchen and bath,  design blogging, and home furnishing industries?

How #IntDesignerChat weekly, offer brands constant opportunities  to share and network within their product category and network with top designer and professionals?

How for 4 years we have never forgotten about you as an individuals, a small business, or as a industry brand?

How #IntDesignerChat mission has stayed true and consistently since June 2010 of welcoming and embracing all that participate in our weekly #IntDesignerChat Twitter chat, without selling  the participants influence and for 4 years has been “Giving Back”?

How #IntDesignerChat  has stayed true to disclosure in our relationships since day one?

We appreciate our global community and enjoy what we provide one another in the industry.  Our Interior Designer Chat team are professionals within our industry, that volunteer their efforts weekly in being of service to the Interior Designer Chat community.  We have globally stretched our love and blessing to the design industry with our energy and building of one another.

We need to express to our community that our lives are full and good.  This time of year,  it’s true dedication for everyone in the #IntDesignerChat team to show up at our weekly global Twitter chat, #IntDesignerChat on Tuesdays at 6p EST, 3p PST, and 11p GMT.   We are also giving up opportunities of making income in our real-time,  real life, and global time zone careers.  June 2014 we should be celebrating, that we have sustained our professional community to still growing and flourishing.   Interior Designer hat has been inspiring, educating, helping one another build social media influence, bringing top education, and connecting our industry globally and with integrity longer than anyone else.

We do a lot of good things!  It’s 2014 and our out-of-pocket  community expenses are accumulating.

Thank you for embracing the possibility of greatness.

We can not waste our potential, it’s not enough for us!

#IntDesignerChat give up the love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

#IntDesignerChat May 6 Guest Host Judy Moore @jamoore100 Topic: Safety and Design

29 Apr

Judy Moore @jamoore100

Judy Moore is a home and lifestyle safety expert, author, blogger and the creator of the Taking Stock Home Inventory System, a property protection tool that guides users through the process of doing a complete home inventory.  Judy’s background is in the Hollywood film industry, where she has worked widely both in front of and behind the camera.  She has appeared as a featured guest on the national CBS television show The Talk, where she gave advice on home safety and disaster preparedness for the show’s Redo You segment.  Judy’s home safety and design blog can be found at www.HomeSafetyScene.com.

Judy has participated and supported the Interior Designer Chat community from our very beginning in 2010, she is an active and welcoming Interior Designer Chat Ambassador.  Judy looks forward to sharing her expert safety knowledge and her expertise with the design community.  Interior Designer Chat is excited and honored to have Judy @jamoore100 share her knowledge and expertise with the #IntDesignerChat global community on Twitter May 6.   Join #IntDesignerChat Guest Host  Judy Moore @jamoore100  Topic:  Safety and Design, May 6, 2014  6p ET , 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.