Category: Interior design

Nydree Flooring reveals first acrylic-infused wide-plank option for commercial spaces

Design meets functionality in Nydree Flooring’s new Wide Plank Collection. Intended for high-traffic areas, these first-of-their-kind wide planks are made from marine-grade Baltic-birch plywood substrate with a UV-cured ceramic urethane and acrylic-infused top layer, making them 300% more dent resistant than standard wood. With 5 finishes, the 7.5” planks deliver the drama of wide dimension matched with trusted durability.

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The American Society of Interior Designers releases five design sector briefs

Building on the research published in the ASID 2016-2017 Outlook and State of the Industry report, each brief presents an exploration of the unique factors affecting interior design in each of the five sectors, including the economy, environmental protection, security, generational differences, well-being, community, design excellence, data and knowledge, and value proposition.

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ASID announces Premier Partnership with Sherwin-Williams

“ASID is an organization that thrives through the commitment and generous support of our partners,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser. “The Society is thrilled that Sherwin-Williams is an ASID Premier Partner and looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”

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GLIDDEN brand by PPG names 2018 color of the year: Deep Onyx

“Using a black paint color like Deep Onyx on your walls or in your decor may feel intimidating at first, but it’s actually one of the easiest colors to use to create the low-key, easygoing style that’s trending for 2018,” said Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager, Glidden paints. “Black can be overlooked as a neutral color, but it works well on an accent wall or as an alternative to white paint on doors, trim and cabinets. The sense of ease and authenticity it brings to a home can’t be denied. Just like a little black dress, Deep Onyx is a classic, timeless staple.”

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Winners announced for Sherwin-Williams seventh annual Student Design Challenge

Sherwin-Williams announced the winners of its seventh annual Student Design Challenge, which includes three winning parties in the residential and commercial categories out of the hundreds of original designs that were submitted, as well as two Facebook fan favorites. Celebrity designers Cynthia Rowley and Vern Yip, along with Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, selected the winners of this year’s contest.

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OLYMPIC paint by PPG unveils Black Magic as 2018 Color of the Year

“In past years, consumers have gravitated toward open, airy spaces that are thought to leave room for exposure,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, Olympic paint. “However, in the current day, consumers often feel uneasy, restless or like their privacy is being invaded, so they crave deep, comforting colors that offer a welcomed escape from the chaos of daily life. Olympic paint’s Black Magic perfectly satisfies consumers’ desire for privacy.”

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2018 Colormix® Forecast predicts colors that will drive future design innovation

“Like blue meeting yellow to make green, every color in the Color Forecast is a collision of influences with every palette bringing a new chance at community,” said Wadden. “The connection to experiences, thoughts or moments in time is an important facet to life which deeply influenced the color trends that are primed to take hold next year. We eagerly await to see how these trends will unfold in the creation of unique new spaces.”

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ASID HQ first to earn both LEED and WELL Platinum Certification

The ASID office features human-centric design elements including: biophilic design strategies, which introduce natural elements into a space to help reduce stress and increase air quality; sound masking systems; rigorous water quality standards; and a circadian lighting system developed to expand efficiency by helping to regulate the body’s physiological processes. These design foundations are coupled with policies and procedures that emphasize employee health and productivity.

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PPG PAINTS brand unveils 2018 Color of the Year: Black Flame

“Black Flame acts like a black curtain, allowing your other décor elements to take center stage,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “It’s a fantastic blend of black and indigo, two classic hues. Black creates the silence we crave in an information-heavy world, while the indigo offers possibility and a deep hopefulness. The blend of two colors makes it incredibly versatile – use it on a statement wall, with a matte finish on a ceiling, with high gloss on a naturally-lit staircase, on cabinets, interior and exterior doors, and in many more places. The versatile hue can also provide strength and a modern luxe vibe to spaces with a lot of whites, blush pinks and soft pastels.”

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Discovery Commons. Bullitt Center Photo: © Nic Lehoux “Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

Discovery Commons. Bullitt Center Photo: © Nic Lehoux. “Our goal is to drive change in the marketplace faster and further. Five years ago, a solar-powered, six-story office building in cloud-covered Seattle would have struck most people as not merely foolhardy but impossible. Today it exists.” – Denis Hayes, President, Bullitt Foundation

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