Shout Out to Our New Members!

Allied, Associate and Student Members

Lindsey D. Einarsen, Allied ASID, 
Eileen Laura Crossin, Student ASID 
Rose Anna Vilay, Student ASID 
Megan Lamontagne, Allied ASID

Shirley Yeung, Student ASID 
Tessa Gabrielle Nestasia, Student ASID 
Gina Giannotta, Student ASID 
Jamie Lynne Valentovic, Student ASID , Jamie Valentovic
Juan Camilo Hernandez, Student ASID 
Gabriella Jade Fonseca, Student ASID 
Michael George Patchen, Student ASID 
Angelica Haravata, Student ASID 
Madeleine Elysa Beaujouan, Student ASID 
Veronica Mendenhall, Student ASID 

Industry Partner Members

Fame Luxury Stone

News From Our Students

SCALE 2019 To Be Held in NYC

"SCALE" is a once in a lifetime experience for a design student. SCALE is the annual ASID Student Summit that attracts more than 400 students from over 70 schools. It's a dynamic and inspirational event that gives students exposure to top industry professionals and firms that complete some of the largest projects in the world. SCALE pushes students to look at a design through a different light. To think about how DESIGN IMPACTS LIVES.  CT interior design students are encouraged to be inspired at the upcoming SCALE event in NYC
March 1 - 3 2019. 

To Register click here: SCALE 2019

Scale 2019

Student Spotlight

Carly Lesko
ASID CT Student Representative to the Board

Interior Design has always been a passion of mine. Ever since I was a little girl, I had always been intrigued by buildings and other elements in design. I would doodle little houses in my notebook in elementary school every day. 

I decided to pursue Interior Design because I knew that I wanted to wake up every morning and love my job. Through Interior Design I'm able to express my creativity, my drive, and my willingness to keep challenging myself every single day. 

I am a Senior at University of Bridgeport, and a Chair Member on the UB Chapter of ASID. I joined the Association because I wanted to set myself up for success once I graduated college. Being able to make connections with industry professionals through ASID has helped me grow tremendously with confidence and communication. I am so excited to have been elected as Student Representative to the Board for ASID Connecticut. I am also incredibly grateful that I get to work alongside many talented Designers within the field.

ASID CT Board Members for
Congratulations to our new board members for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Karen Raines Davis, ASID - President

Tina Anastasia, ASID - President Elect

Joan Hennessey, Allied ASID - At Large Director 

Kristin Firine, Allied ASID - Communications Director 

Debbie Kelly, Industry Partner Rep. for Circa Lighting - Membership Director

Elisa Billings, Allied ASID, Professional Development Director

Carly Lesko, Student Representative to the Board.

Madelyn Hopkins, - Emerging Professional Affairs Chair 

If anyone is interested in a position on the board for the future please contact the Administrator@ct.asid.org

How to Upgrade Your Designer Portfolio


Go to the Log In tab at www.asidct.org then select your chapter and log in by entering your
Firstname.Lastname.membership number (enter exactly as shown, using capital letters and periods)
then use your ASID member number again as your password.


Once you have logged in you will see your member preview and a place to upgrade your portfolio. Also when you are logged in you can edit your profile and add photos.


If you have any problems or don't know your member number please email administrator@ct.asid.org

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Check Out Our Job Board!

 The new ASID Job Board has been  revamped and is now ready for  your next job posting! National  Industry Partners receive two  complimentary job postings for the  2018 calendar year. Each posting is  live for 60 days with the use of the  promo code ASIDPartner16. To  register for and post a position on  the ASID Job Board, please go to   ASID.org, then:

 Job Bank
 Post a Job
 Create Account
 Choose Job Type
 Post Job

 Once you have completed your  job posting, please email the link to  industrypartners@asid.org and  potentially be featured in the next  issue of our all-member 

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Building The ASID Brand

Don't Let This Deal Expire
Looking to reach the full 26,000+ ASID membership base? A benefit of your National Industry Partner membership is one complimentary rental per year of the full ASID postal mailing list. The list may be purchased for additional postal mailing uses for $2,500 per rental, with a maximum of four per year, per partner. If you would like to take advantage of our list rental, see guidelines below.
  • Content and postage fees are to be taken care of by the partner.
  • The list can be segmented to target a specific member class (designer, students, educators, or industry partners). 
  • To protect the privacy of our members, ASID does not give member contact information out to the partner. 
    • Partners will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
    • Facilitation of postal mailings will be conducted by the ASID preferred third-party mail house or the partners.
If you have any additional questions on pricing or policy, or if you are ready to claim your postal mailing list rental, please email  industrypartners@asid.org.

Submit Your Ads and Pick-Up Your Source Book at Our Next Event!

ASID CT's Designer Source Book is the complete
guide to all of our ASID Industry Partners from Fabrics to Finishes and everything in between! Source local, and source within our ASID CT Community!

If you would like to purchase an ad in the 2018-2019 reprinted edition of the
ASID CT Source Book the costs are as follows:

Back Cover - $400
Inside Front Cover - $250
Inside Back Cover - $250
Inside Full Page - $150

All Gold, Silver Annual and Event Sponsors receive a free inside full color page.

Please send your Ad Materials to administrator@ct.asid.org
Spec information for all Ads:
5.5"w x 8.5"h - with .125" bleed
All text must fall inside the live area .25" from all edges
Placement must be sent in the following format:

Interested in Event Sponsorship? 
Partnership Is Now Only A Click Away

Finding the support of the right Industry Partner (IP) can greatly enhance a design project. 

The ASID "Find an Industry Partner" feature allows designers, members, and customers to quickly identify and locate ASID Industry Partners by name, location, chapter affiliation, and area of specialty. 

Designers can now find Industry Partners on asid.org using the Resources tab.  
Industry Partners should take advantage of this opportunity by opting in for the complimentary service. All ASID IP individual members (all representatives listed on a company's roster) receive a listing as a member benefit. To opt in: 
  • Login to your account on ASID.org
  • Select 'Update Find an IP Information' from the member homepage
  • Select 'Basic Information' from the menu, update all desired fields, and save
  • On the main menu, select 'Opt in/Opt Out' to designate the information you want to display, then select 'Yes' to publish your listing
  • View your listing to verify the information is displayed correctly (it may take up to 15 minutes to publish).
Contact membership@asid.org or  IndustryPartners@asid.org or call 202-796-2045 with login or support questions. Business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday, except major holidays.


Recent Events

ASID CT Holiday Party 2018

We had a fabulous, very well attended Holiday Party at the beautifully decorated Lillian August showroom in Norwalk.  Thank you to Lillian August and all their staff for a stunning evening.  Also thank you to our media sponsor CT Cottages & Gardens.

Photos of the event will be posted on our website, www.ct.asid.org/events/pastevents when we receive them.

Message From the President

Karen Raines Davis, ASID

I'm so excited to be the incoming President of the ASID CT and f irst I would like to thank Jody Fierz for her leadership and hard work as our past Chapter President. I feel fortunate to follow in her footsteps.

I also want to thank Maureen, our administrator and the Board of Directors for their time and effort and dedication and making this year such a success.

To me, ASID has always represented a dynamic and enthusiastic design community that supports its members and I couldn't be more honored to be a part of it.
A little bit about my background - I'm originally from the West Coast and have worked in residential and hospitality Design Firms in Los Angeles & NY. I have lived in the NW Corner of Connecticut for almost 17 years running my own firm. One of the things I like most about ASID is that I could be in Los Angeles, New York or Westport Connecticut and find an energized design community of creative minds.

I've spent time getting to know our Board of Directors over the past 2 years and we are looking forward to creating and providing content driven events in the coming year. We plan to bring more events that are some of my personal design passions and part of my west coast background - highlighting health & wellness in our design projects and the importance of sustainability in interior design.

I want to encourage you to come to events and volunteer your time and expertise.  You can  reach out to me and our Connecticut Board members and share your ideas and enthusiasm - we'd love to hear from you. 

We had a very successful and festive holiday party at Lillian August on December 6 and our first CEU of the year will be on January 17th at the Tile Shop  in Norwalk, CT. 

Our Student Career Night and Portfolio Review will be on February 13. Join us!

You can find our contact information on the ASID Connecticut website  www.ct.asid.org for more information and updates.

Thank you!
Karen Davis

Upcoming Events

ASID CT CEU at The Tile Shop

Member Spotlight

Time flies! 
In 1977, I was living in Westport with my husband Max and our two young boys. I had recently finished putting the "final touches" on my fifth home of married life.  (On a slim budget, finishing touches meant paint, wallpaper and shutters.) 
One of our new neighbors visited and loved my house and asked me to find wallpaper for her kitchen. I was delighted to help out! I flipped through the Yellow Pages - remember this is 1977, pre-internet - and found The Wallpaper Source on Route 7 in Wilton CT who advertised "designer wallpapers." 
The day I visited The Wallpaper Source was a very good and fortuitous day for me - it was the start of my career in Interior Design!  The manager of the store led me back to the stacks and I found a beautiful Hannet Morrow Fisher vinyl hand-screened wallpaper for my neighbor's kitchen. The manager also offered me a part time job, which I accepted immediately. I would be selling wallpaper, coordinated fabrics, making home visits to take measurements and design window treatments. It was literally baptism by fire in home design!
I quickly realized that I needed more education to deepen my credibility in the field of interior design. This led to me to seek out and acquire my design credentials: 
  • NY School of Interior Design, Certificate in Interior Design - 1978
  • Professional Member of ASID CT Chapter - 1989
  • NCIDQ Certificate - 2000
Later, I went on to work at The Paper Works in Westport CT in 1979, and Anne Mullin Interiors in Greenwich in1992. In 2001, I started my own firm, LBG interior Design LLC, also in Greenwich, that continues to this day.  Most importantly through all these years, is the fact that I have been a "card-carrying," active member of the CT Chapter of ASID and was honored to be your President for the 2012 - 2013 term.
Yes. Time flies ... what a wonderful journey I continue to have as a qualified and engaged interior designer. I am so thankful for the opportunity that was presented to me in 1977 and that I was able to pursue to a professional level.  I especially want to thank the CT Chapter of ASID, Maureen Judge, our terrific administrator, and all of the creative and professional designers that have encouraged and supported me in this journey; it is your back-up that has been invaluable! I couldn't have done it without you!
With warmest regards to all,
Lynn B. Garelick, ASID, NCIDQ
LBG Interior Design LLC

Industry Partner Sponsor Spotlight
Hunter Douglas

Hunter Douglas is the world's leading manufacturer of window coverings, as well as a major manufacturer of architectural products. Hunter Douglas develops innovative, high quality, proprietary products that can be found in millions of homes and commercial buildings around the globe.
Since the company's founding in 1919, Hunter Douglas has set standards in research, design and technology using the creative talents of their 22,500 employees. The state-of-the-art window treatments are not only visually appealing but also allow for precise light and heat control. Along with the added convenience of cordless operation, the PowerView® Motorization system creates a safer and more energy-efficient home.
Hunter Douglas believes that window treatments start with great design. Light control, energy efficiency and the convenience of motorization are just some of the innovations that enhance the beauty of every room, every day. More than just covering windows-it's The Art of Window Dressing®.
For more information or to locate a retailer near you, visit  hunterdouglas.com.

Industry Partner Spotlight
Fame Luxury Stone
Fame Luxury Stone is bringing a whole new experience to stone sourcing in CT! NYC native and owner Fame is determined to create a retail experience while shopping wholesale. Her 30K sqft slab showroom is a wonderland for anyone in search of stone for their home or project. "I really enjoy taking risks when importing to the US, I'm excited by new colors, new materials and exotic stones. I work really closely with my clients to bring their vision to life. Making such an important purchase and investment needs to be a well thought out one and I take the time to properly educate the consumer." 

At Fame Luxury Stone, every slab is hand selected and inspected by Fame. The level of quality, variety and customer care has quickly earned this new company a solid reputation amongst some of the North East's top professionals in development. The showroom and warehouse cater to designers, architects and developers as a one stop shop for tiles, slabs and the latest technology in glass. "The thing that really sets us apart, is that we have all the equipment, space and capabilities to take on jobs of all sizes. If you are doing a bathroom or a building we can deliver! Our direct relationships with quarries allow us to source as much stone as the mountain can make. All I need to know is how much of the mountain you need!" 

Nestled on 3 acres off exit 44 on the i95, you are greeted by the Medusa logo hand designed by gallery artist Sandy Cohen to let you know you've arrived at CT's top spot for luxury stone! 

Instagram: FameLuxuryStone 
Office: 203.821.7164
11 Kimberly Ave
West Haven CT 

Recent Events

ASID CT Annual Celebration September 27 2018

Thanks to our sponsors - Circa Lighting, Bender Plumbing, Kebabian's Rugs and CT Cottages & Gardens - we enjoyed a beautiful Annual Celebration at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield. 

We were inspired to look at color in a very different way by our featured speaker, the renowned textile designer, Lori Weitzner, of Lori Weitzner Design Inc. Lori guided us into her world of color that is beautifully presented in her new book, "Ode to Color."  Questions and answers were moderated by D.J. Carey, Editorial Director of CTC&G. 

Our thanks also go to our Industry Partners who contributed to the event - DEANE, Torrco and artist  Katie Re Scheidt. And to  Tim LaBant of LaBant Catering & Events for truly delicious food beautifully presented.

Photographs by Paul Bickford for LandinoPhoto, compliments of CTC&G.

To see further photos please click HERE.