Posts tagged: International Design Guild

On the heels of a very successful inaugural year, Design For A Difference has officially launched year two in showrooms across the country.  To see last year’s Grand Prize Winner and their complete makeover video click here.

Brought to you by the International Design Guild, the next incarnation of this fantastic contest will give one talented designer $25,000 in goods and resources to makeover a space at a local charity of choice.  Yes, we’ve upped the prize from $20,000 last year.

Click on the logo below to watch the exclusive promo video for 2014.

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In addition to the Grand Prize winner, four regional winners will each be awarded $2,000 to jump start their makeover at their nominated charity.  All five winners will then be flown to the Grand Prize city to be a part of the makeover process which will be professionally shot and produced to premiere on and other on-line sites in early 2015.  And I will be there to collaborate with the team every step of the way.

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A few years back, I contributed to an article in the Los Angeles Times on flooring stating that it may not catch your eye as quickly as furniture or artwork, but flooring influences the look and feel of an entire home.  It creates an immediate impact.  When it comes to designing a space, I always consider the floor in each space as the 6th wall; equally if not more important than the other walls.

I was in Las Vegas this week presenting at the International Design Guild Summit 12, talking about luxury design to a group of floor covering showroom owners and designers from around the country.  I also had the privilege of moderating a panel of leading designers which included Susan AnthonySally Wilson, Emily Winters & Greg Holmes.  In preparation for event, I was recently interviewed by IDG for their newsletter and thought I’d share those Q&As here.  Enjoy! Read more…