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Revitalizing feeling of nature inspires tomorrow’s life-care destinations

Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager, PPG paint brand, discusses paint color trends in senior care living in her article “Revitalizing feeling of nature inspires tomorrow’s life-care destinations” published on PRISM. “As generations enter various stages of their life, their preferences and senses continuously change. Color choices often relate to a moment in time, how we feel and even how we remember certain experiences. Unlike many current assisted care facilities, paint color palettes for senior living developments will become more sophisticated over the coming decade, with infusions of modern architecture, colors and nature-inspired elements. Future life-care developments will soon mimic those of high-end hotels and resorts, as baby boomers and Generation X have refined expectations for their living spaces. From staff and services to design and décor, these communities will offer a relaxing, worry-free environment and a sense of being on permanent vacation, and color choices help contribute to the complete experience.”

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ASID announces opening of awards programs for 2020

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has opened four of its leading awards programs for submissions. Encompassing projects and people, these honors highlight the value of interior design and shine a spotlight on those promoting the impact of design in their practice and work. The awards launched include: ASID National Awards, ASID Fellowship, ASID Ones to Watch, and the ASID Outcome of Design Awards.

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Level 3 Design Group awarded with Marriott’s Renovation of the Year

“This project was challenging; it took 5 years to complete. I’m pleased we were able to create a custom design that stayed true to the rich culture of Ventura Beach and aligns with the new design direction of Marriott International. That’s the silver lining,” said Eduardo Renteria, senior designer for Level 3.

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American Society of Interior Designers releases two topic specific compensation reports for firm size and designer specialization

Following the release of its first-ever Interior Design Salaries and Benefits General Report in June 2019, the American Society of Interior Designers (​ASID​) has compiled additional results highlighting how career path, specialty, and firm size impact salary in two reports: the ASID 2019 Salaries & Benefits Specialization Report and Firm Size report. 

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HBA completes design of the Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown

Hospitality interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) has completed the design of The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown. “We instituted overarching threads of inspiration from the surrounding area to ensure a cohesive design for The Sound Hotel project, using a storyline-based approach from concept development to completion,” said Ashley Bright, HBA senior project designer. “The streets of Belltown exemplify the idea that art is everywhere, and the neighborhood itself is on display as a harbor-front urban gallery. It is this essence of creativity with which we wanted to imbue guests from the moment they arrive.”

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ASID to highlight future of healthcare industry at Healthcare Design Expo + Conference 2019

The American Society of Interior Designers (​ASID) will explore the latest innovations in healthcare design at Healthcare Design Expo + Conference (HCD) 2019, November 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. As a leading healthcare design industry event, HCD showcases premier research, trends, and strategies within the industry – highlighting the impact of built environments on the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial successes of healthcare facilities.

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Benjamin Moore welcomes a new decade with “First Light 2102-70,” its Color of the Year 2020

“We selected First Light 2102-70 as our Color of the Year 2020 to represent a new dawn of idealism, design and living,” said Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore Director of Color Marketing and Development. “First Light 2102-70 reflects a new definition of the home – a shift in mindset from the material to satisfying the core needs in life: community, comfort, security, self-expression, authenticity and ultimately, optimism.”

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DuPont™ Tedlar™ Wallcoverings debuts new designs for healthcare segment at Healthcare Design Expo

“We chose to exhibit at HCD this year because we have had many healthcare designers and architects reaching out to us about our products. This show allows us to be in a location where the industry could actually see, feel and test our products firsthand,” said Fallyn Flaherty-Earp, Global Market Manager for Tedlar®. “Designers can stop by booth 2100 and test our wallcoverings for themselves and take samples back for current and future projects,” Flaherty-Earp added.

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