#IntDesignerChat April 22 Guest Host @CaroleShashona Carole Shashona Topic: Sensory Whispers: Design In Harmony

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#IntDesignerChat Guest Host Carole Shashona @CaroleShashona

Tuesday April 22, 2014 Interior Designer Chat’s Guest Host is Carole Shashona  and her  Topic:  Sensory Whispers: Design In Harmony.

Sleek and chic—East meets West—describes the frequent juxtaposition in all of Carole Shashona’s interiors. After sharpening her insight in decades of work using professional interior design skills combined with the ancient Feng Shui tenets, she has created a technique you won’t find anywhere else. She is an expert in how energy flows in and around each room, and her sensory enhancement allows her to read what normally cannot be seen. Each part of the space is a component of a larger whole, and this must be taken into account at the earliest stage of the design process to insure that proportion and symmetry are in balance. Style, function, and productivity are primary considerations in this process, as is eco-friendly design. Imagine the energy in your home or building as a prism; the faceted sides of a prism capture the light in perfect harmony Carole’s design studies provide insight to capture the energy within each room design; applying specific colors and furnishings then enhances and brings harmony within the walls.

Carole is twice-designated Grand Master in the art of Feng Shui, the ancient Asian philosophy of creating healing environments through the placement of objects, art, and accessories, as well as achieving architectural balance. This unique mix of being an accredited associate ASID Interior Designer and a Feng Shui Grand Master is fundamental to her design philosophy. From Mediterranean to left bank Paris to cool Seventies modern with Asian Chic twists, she custom designs and scales in addition to purchasing fabric, wallpaper, and furniture for hotel corporate, and residential projects.

Carole’s approached, coined “Sensory Design”, is derived from formulas and “trade secrets” fundamental to the art of Feng Shui and translated from ancient manuscripts by Grand Master Leung—Carole’s Feng Shui master. The translations were handed to her in a traditional Feng Shui ceremony in Hong Kong. These sacred texts are translated from the original ancient silk manuscripts in master Leung’s private collection. The original Chou Silk Manuscripts are currently housed in the private collection a the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, C.C.. Carole integrates these ancient formulas into every design project. The result is an artful body of work, which is both timely and timeless creating what she calls The Power of Wellness.

Carole’s Credentials In Residential and Commercial Design

▪ Private Residences and Commercial Work in New York City and surrounding areas: Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Ontario, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan and London
▪ CBS Studios, New York
▪ Condé Nast, New York
▪ Lenox Hill Hospital Recovery Room, New York
▪ Long Island Guggenheim Estate
▪ Louise Hay Center for Living, New York
▪ Manufacturer Hanover Bank Corporate Residences
▪ Merrill Lynch Executive Offices, Hong Kong
▪ Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Florida
▪ Nissho – Iwai, Japan, Hong Kong
▪ Paramount Studios, California
▪ Sony of Japan
▪ Neiman Marcus, Dallas
▪ Origins, New York
▪ Drake Hotel, New York
▪ Felissimo, Mezzanine Level
▪ Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong & New York
▪ Regent Hotel, Hong Kong
▪ Il Makiage Cosmetics Headquarters, New Yorkntial and Commercial Design
▪ Private Residences and Commercial Work in New York City and surrounding areas: Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Ontario, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan and London
▪ CBS Studios, New York
▪ Condé Nast, New York
▪ Lenox Hill Hospital Recovery Room, New York
▪ Long Island Guggenheim Estate
▪ Louise Hay Center for Living, New York
▪ Manufacturer Hanover Bank Corporate Residences
▪ Merrill Lynch Executive Offices, Hong Kong
▪ Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Florida
▪ Nissho – Iwai, Japan, Hong Kong
▪ Paramount Studios, California
▪ Sony of Japan
▪ Neiman Marcus, Dallas
▪ Origins, New York
▪ Drake Hotel, New York
▪ Felissimo, Mezzanine Level
▪ Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong & New York
▪ Regent Hotel, Hong Kong
▪ Il Makiage Cosmetics Headquarters, New York

More Credentials

▪ Author of “Feng Shui Chic”
▪ ASID, Accredited Associate Member
▪ American Center for Design, Member
▪ Association for International Color Directions
▪ Color Marketing Group
▪ Fashion Institute of Technology
▪ International Interior Design Association
▪ New York School of interior Design
▪ Screen Actors Guild
▪ Feng Shui Grand Master, trained by Master Leung, Hong Kong
▪ Kabbalah Trained by Joseph Levrey

Experience
▪ ASID Lighting Seminar, NYC
▪ ASID Furniture Lecture, NYC
▪ Green Homes and Hospitality Design, ASID, NYC
▪ Kitchen & Bath Lecture, Pacific Design Center Lecture, Los Angeles
▪ Donghia Showroom Lecture for Architects and Designers, NYC
▪ Furniture Placement & Room Alignment, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
▪ Color & Placement, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles
▪ Art & Interior Design, MOMA, NYC

Join #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, Tuesday April 22, 2014, with Guest Host, Carole Shashona  Topic:  Sensory Whispers: Design In Harmony at 6pm EDT, 5pm CDT, 3pm PDT, and 11pm GMT.

#IntDesignerChat April 15 is “Open Mic.”

14 Apr

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Tuesday April 15, 2014  #IntDesignerChat will open up our conversation with an “Open Mic” twitter chat.   It’s  a lunar moon, a time for you to share,  What’s on your mind!  At @IntDesignerChat we’re always about JOY, REJOICING, and GROWING our #IntDesignerChat friends and community!

Weekly we practice  Twitter Chat Etiquette and our community guidelines, establish by our  Interior Designer Chat Community.   The purpose of  #IntDesignerChat has been to  give back to the design industry, build others and network with like-minded professionals.  Our welcoming  top Ambassadors volunteer  their time and giving  back to the interior designer chat community.

We have learned to believe  if you alter the environment,  people will adapt to it,  based on the reality around us.   Join  @IntDesignerChat  Tuesday April 15, 2014 on twitter for our  “Open Mic.”   6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.

The #IntDesignerChat Community has bonded internationally and many of us have had the opportunities to meet each other at design centers,  trade shows, IDC Education & Design Worth Spreading Events, Live #IntDesignerChat Tweet ups, and blogging events around the world.   For years now, Interior Designer Chat has “given back” and has shared global education and  helped others to become thought leaders in the design industry.  Interior Designer Chat is a planned media platform with an editorial media calendar, with specific topics. We famously have started Trending worldwide often with our thought-provoking topics, and questions.   Some refer to #IntDesignerChat as a  design resource,  a flash mob on the internet,  an international professional community of professionals,  and others a  educational classroom.

Join us Tuesday by following @IntDesignerChat for our “Open Mic” conversation at 6p ET, 3p PT and 11p GMT.

 

 

 

 

 

#IntDesignerChat April 8 Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand

6 Apr

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How do you build, grow and nurture an online community?  How are you using the power of social media for communications and connections,  that are emerging into relationships?   Tuesday,  April 8, 2014 @IntDesignerChat will take to twitter to discuss;  How to use the influence of social media to create meaningful relationships with others and maintain a consistent focus on building your brand.  Surprisingly there are still designers, individuals, and companies that are resisting social media.  These individuals and firms are missing out on a free opportunity to build a following.

Spotting opportunities to build your brand,  requires being generous.  If all you do is take, people will stop responding to you.  To grow in social media you need to establish partnerships with other top influencers in your niche.  And provide your audience with quality content that aligns with their interests and passions.  Are you seizing opportunities to build your brand? 

Social Media is powerful in that it helps to make connections, build relationships, and even build a business! Any one can hop on the social media train and reach out, get engaged and get connected. Reach out and say hello!  Take the opportunity to establish new contacts and relationships.  Whether you’re a professional designer, artist,  architect,  manufacturer, vendor, or a blogger… establishing social media influence, requires investing  your time and attention to creating your brand.

Over the past several years, Interior Designer Chat has worked hard to build and grow a vibrant and interactive community on social channels including  Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.  Building a following takes effort and time, and there are no shortcuts.

Join#IntDesignerChat April 8 for  Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand at 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT, and 11p GMT.


#IntDesignerChat March 25 Topic: Top Trends In Outdoor Living And Entertaining In 2014

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As the days lengthen and sunshine beckons we extend our living and dining outside.  Join Interior Designer Chat, Tuesday March  25, on Twitter for a  global discussion on, top trends  in outdoor living and entertaining for 2014.  From outdoor kitchens, terraces,  porches, verandas, and decks  we’ll be sharing what we’re selecting for great outside living.  Homeowners are expressing a high demand for designed landscapes and livable open spaces, that are both stylish and earth friendly.

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Alex Haskey Valley Garden Landscapes Vaucluse Garden

Join other designers from all over the globe @IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 25 and share design advice and views on outdoor living features and design elements that are  the most in-demand for 2014.   We’ll focus on outdoor casual living areas for entertaining and designs for outdoor living room for people who love to live a life of luxury.
  • Umbrellas for Shade
  • Outdoor Fabrics
  • Barbeque Grills
  • Wine Refrigerators and Refrigerator
  • Storage for Organization
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Rugs
  • Solar Powered Lighting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Fire Pits
  • Landscaping
  • Planters
  • Lanterns
  • Energy Efficient Outdoor Heaters
  • Fire Tables And Columns
  • Fountains
  • Tile
  • Stone
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Join #IntDesignerChat  Tuesday March 25 for Topic: Top Trends In Outdoor Living And Entertaining For 2014 at 6pm ET, 5pm CT,  3pm PT, and 10p GMT.  

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#IntDesignerChat March 18 Topic: Referrals: How To Get Them And Keep Them Coming

16 Mar

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Join Interior Designer Chat on Twitter, Tuesday March 18, for our Topic: Referrals: How to Get Them And Keep Them Coming.  If you want to build a continuous stream of new business,  referrals from clients are important.  According to the New York Times, 65% of new business comes from referrals.

No matter how big or small your company is you will have a better chance of success if your customers and referral partners are working for you by providing referrals.  Referrals are a marketing tool commonly called word of mouth marketing.  Historically this was used in person, but now with the internet and social media, word of mouth can be passed along on and offline.

Clients who love our work and what we do, are happy to give referrals. A recommendation from a client provides credibility and often reduces doubt in a new prospects mind.  Often a client feels they are helping someone by putting them in touch with a professional “in the know” or a products that they love.   Why not get people talking about you and your company? It creates an awareness, buzz, and leaves customers feeling good about your business.

Join #IntDesignerChat March 18, for our global conversation on twitter and share how you thank and reward those who refer business your way.   

Referrals,  do you actively seek them out or simply cross your fingers and hope they come?

What are the challenges of finding referrals?

What problems do you solve and what makes you a good choice?

How do you take the time to thank and reward those who refer business your way?

How do you influence the amount of referrals you get?   What proactive approaches do you take?

What can you do to increase your referrals?

Have you ever been caught talking about a brand or a product?

What can you do to increase the buzz about your business and get people to use word of mouth marketing?

Set your iCal for #IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 18 Topic: Referrals: How to Get Them And Keep Them Coming.  6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST and 11pm GMT.


Photo Credits: http://www.referralsforlife.com

#IntDesignerChat March 11 Topic: Blending Past And Present With Fabric, Paint, and Wallpaper

9 Mar
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Miles Redd~ photographer: Björn Wallander

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Designers Guild Fabric

Designers Guild Fabric

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday, March 11 for our topic; Blending Past And Present With Fabric, Paint, and Wallpaper.  Paints in cool hues are more prevalent in interior design,  wallpaper, and fabrics are among the decorating dos for 2014. Wallpaper in the last few years has made a huge comeback.  Through out the design centers, we have many “to the trade”  Paints, Textiles, Leathers, Fabrics, and Wallpaper Showrooms.  Tuesday March 11, join our Interior Designer  Chat conversation on Fabric, Paint, and Wallpaper.  How we are working with them in today’s design projects?  What new collections we are excited about?  How we work with the Vendors and Showrooms? Mark your icals for  6p ET, 5p CT, 3p PT, and 10 p GMT (this week only).

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#IntDesignerChat March 4 Topic: What Dining Room Trends Are Hot In 2014

2 Mar

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Traditional Home® / Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Tom Stringer

Traditional Home® / Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Tom Stringer

 

Tuesday March 4 , Interior Designer Chat’s world-class designers and design bloggers will chat, “What’s Trending In Dining Room in 2014.”   From traditional to chic modern boho,  to French bistro, there’s a style for everyone. Dining in style is the new gathering space in 2014. Often as designers we’re asked to combine the old and new to shape a fresh take on functionality.  Dining rooms are a space to do something strong and edgy that complements what you have done in the rest of the home.  Dining room decisions, involves discussions with the client, builder, architect and floor installer who “all have their opinions and input.  In 2014 there  has been a return to entertaining and socializing in a more formal and sophisticated manner.

  • Are you seeing the comeback of a formal dining room in 2014?
  • What are key design details you budget and plan for when designing dining rooms?
  • What paint colors are trending for dining rooms in 2014?
  • What furniture showrooms  are your resources for dining rooms?
  • Share some of you favorite new Wallpaper designs for dining rooms? 
  • What chic statement are you making with  illuminating and lighting in the dining room in 2014?
  • What dining room trends are hot in 2014?

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 4  for our topic: What’s Dining Room Trends Are Hot In 2014 at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST and 11p GMT.

Photo Credits: traditionalhome.com

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