Carolinas Chapter
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In This Issue


In this news letter; meet your 2014-2015 Board of Directors, sign up to attend an event at one or more of our City Centers, explore our new website, and engage IIDA Carolinas on social media using our #hashtag of the month.


Interesting fact:

Did you know there are 28 states/territories in the US that have active State Laws regulating Interior Designers? 

Read about it here

New Chapter Website Launched!!
We've spent the past year working hard to refresh our regional graphic (seen above), overhaul our website, and ensure that communications to our Members are fulfilling their needs.  Our new website is mobile friendly and serves as a great resource for learning about upcoming events, news, and general information about IIDA.  View the website at   Add this link to your favorites so you can check back often for updates.
Our Chapter now has an instagram account, follow us iida_Carolinas
2014-2015 IIDA Carolinas Chapter Board of Directors
Visit our website for a list of Board members and their positions.
Member Spotlight
Name: Anna Gray Fender
Occupation: Senior Interior Designer
Company: 1x1 Design, Inc.
Number of years with company: 2+
Number of years in IIDA: Student Member for 4 years + 9 years associate and Professional = 13 years
Educational background: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Concentration in Interior Design, Winthrop University, 2005; NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer, April 2008-Present; LEED ID+C Accredited Professional, 2009-Present

List 3 words that describe design: Elegant, functional, creative 

3What project are you most proud of? My personal project entitled: My beautiful life. I 'm blessed o have an amazingly supportive family, great career, and fortunate to be surrounded by people who encourage and challenge me every day.  I am thankful.  J'ai une belle vie!
Why interior design? 

It's my small contribution to make the world a lovlier place on space at a time; to create a beautifully functional environment for my clients.


What is your design style?  My personal style is more classically timeless design with sprinkles of sentimental meaning. For my clients, this translates into their individual style and what makes them comfortable in their own environment.


3What is your favorite quote or motto?  I can't have just one:  "I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good."  -Mies van der Rohe and "The life of a designer is one of fight: fight against the ugliness."  -Massimo Vignelli


If you were not a designer, what would you be doing?  Teaching art and design to children.

Hashtag of the month #iidaCarolinasSummerSocial
Use this hashtag to share photos from IIDA events this month. 
Charlotte City Center
 Tour: Heist Brewery in NoDa
Date: 7/24/14
Where: Heist Brewery
Time: 6:30-8:0pm
Coastal City Center
Summer Social
Date: 7/24/14
 Where: Fuel Cantina
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Columbia City Center
 Summer Social: Art, Nails, & Cocktails
Date: 7/31/14
  Where: McWaters
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
RSVP & Details
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Triad City Center
 Summer Social: BINGO
Date: 7/16/14
Lucky 32
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Check your local blast for details and to RSVP
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Triangle City Center
Healthcare CEU
Date: 8/5/14
 Where: Storr Office Environments
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
 RSVP & Details

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Upstate City Center
CEU: A fresh look at coated fabrics
Date: 8/19/14
The lazy goat
Time: 11:30-1:00pm

Western NC
City Center
Gallery Tour & Social
Date: 7/17/14
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
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UNCG Campus Center
 No updates at this time

Where in
the Carolinas is Gjerome the Gnome?


Have you seen Gjerome lately?  Follow him on Facebook and Instagram


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Gjerome enjoyed his visit to the Milliken campus where he visited the Design Center, picked some peaches, stayed clean, and after working hard he relaxed.  Gjerome thoroughly enjoyed his stay on the Milliken campus and would like to thank Milliken for hosting him and the IIDA Carolinas Chapter Board.


Gjerome's travel plans:


July - Summer Social - Charlotte, Triad, Triangle

August - TBD

Thanks to our 2014 Chapter Partners


Quick Links
Calendar of Events
 We look forward to seeing you at the next event.
Communications Team
Amanda Wade, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Debbie Nestvogel, Associate IIDA, LEED AP BD+C

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