Volume 2 Issue 10
Being hosted at Interior Environments NEW Showroom in Novi, MI

Around Town Spotlight- Noel Night

42nd Annual Noel Night, Saturday, December 6th 2014 5:00-10:00pm.  
Art & Music collide for a spectacular night with over 200 live performances, late night shopping hours, carriage rides and yuletide treats. Visit for more information on this free event.

Special Participant: Midtown Interior Finishes, 4240 Cass, The Auburn Building  313-444-6438



President of Midtown Interior Finishes, Mike Barry, has handed over his brand new Flooring, Tile, and Design Center showroom (designed by Patrick Thompson Design, including a workstation island with storage, counters lining a full wall, custom built-ins for sample boards, new lighting, etc) to Industry Partners from Sherwin-Williams, Genesee Tile and Designtex to transform his space into a holiday wonderland. With help from ASID Emerging Professional, Michele Ross, guests can receive holiday inspiration in her tableware designs and festively trimmed tree. Design students from Detroit Mercy will take over the window displays using tile, paint samples, and wallcovering in creative ways. An area rug will be raffled off at the culmination of the Noel Night festivities to a lucky visitor

Interior Designers and trade professionals are encouraged to stop by for a strolling lunch 11-2pm Friday, December 5th for a private showing and to learn more about the products Midtown Interior Finishes will carry.   Special prizes and small gifts exclusive to designers will be given from these manufacturers.

Coming Up Next- Novi Home Improvement Show Featuring ASID MI Designers

"Ask an ASID Designer"  

"Ask a Designer" is featured again at the annual HBA's Novi Home Improvement Show, January 23-25, 2015.  


Visit for more information on the show. Venue: Suburban Collection Showplace.


The Home Show Committee coordinates the concept, design, and installation of a 40'x20' booth space where ASID volunteers will be on hand to provide FREE 15 minute consultations to potential clients. The Home Builders Association draws a crowd of over 20,000 consumers that are interested in remodeling their homes and learning about products and services. Through consultations and explaining why someone should hire an ASID designer, many volunteers have earned new clients in past shows.

Our 2015 booth design concept includes 4 living room vignettes, each representing a different style, where clients can learn more about their tastes while talking with a professional. Industry Partners; RJ Thomas & Marie Howard from the Michigan Design Center, BoConcept of Birmingham and Scott Shuptrine in Royal Oak will be represented.

We need volunteers! With a day and half of set-up, three full days of the show, and coordinating the 4 stylized vignettes - we'd like to expand our committee and fill shifts for the weekend show.  


Contact a committee member today to get involved. Stay tuned for Shift Schedules on the ASID website.


Linda Shears: 248-877-3994, Dwane Adle 248-224-3777, Tina Rossi (inside the Ann Sacks showroom), Rebecca Luckhardt: 248-930-9492, and the ASID Office, Debbie: 248-649-6770.

Special Announcement from Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams announces its 2015 Color of the Year! SW6606 Coral Reef


Suitable for celebrating renewal with its lively blend of pink, orange, and red. You can find this color in the Buoyant palette of Sherwin-Williams' Colormix 2015 an Optimistic Odyssey which explores the depths of the ocean where this color gets its name, to the flora and fauna of the tropics which is reflected in its vibrant hue.

Coral Reef is an unexpectedly diverse color.


Make it vintage with Paradise (SW6720), pair it with Cotton White (SW7104) or Hubbard Squash (SW0044) for a cottage look. Keep a clean and contemporary palette with Black Fox (SW 7020) and Sedate Gray (SW6109) or make it relaxed and traditional with Ryegrass (SW6423) and Watery (SW6478).  


Find your Color inspiration on Sherwin-Williams Pinterest, You Tube, Houzz or Facebook page.


Order a sample at 1-800-38-COLOR 


Update From Your Financial Director

Attention Industry Partners: Plan for ASID sponsorship in your 2015 budget!


As an ASID Industry Partner and manufacturer's representative, I am scrambling to make sure I have a good close the current year but am also already looking ahead to the year before me. Choose ASID as one of your professional Design associations to support so you can enjoy the benefits begin January 1 and make sure your brand is visible to this important audience from day one.  


Annual Sponsorship packages range from just a few hundred dollars to a few thousand and guarantees your company, logo, and brand messaging reaches the entire membership and student population throughout the entire year with no effort on your part.  


One Platinum Sponsor will be awarded giving this company exclusive features including one complimentary direct mailing promotion to the entire state chapter, (4) free tickets to all events and CEUs held throughout the year, and a personal welcome presentation by a member of your company at one ASID event of your choice.

Hurry to sign up today! Select sponsorship spaces are limited.  


Entry (and all above) level sponsorship includes logo display on monthly newsletters and emails, an Industry Spotlight on the chapter Facebook and Lined in page, and logo displays on all invitations, flyers or handouts printed throughout the year.  


Contact Debbie at the office for a Sponsorship proposal packet and for more information: 248-649-6770



Here's to the bright new future of ASID Michigan.


Your 2014 Board of Directors

President Cynthia Hensie, ASID
President Elect Jeff Kolp, Allied ASID
Member at Large Tina Rossi, Allied ASID
Membership Director Christina Bliss, ASID
Financial Director Rebecca L. Luckhardt, ASID Industry Partner
Professional Development Director Cynthia A. Hahn, Allied ASID
Communications Director Brittany Walsh, Allied ASID
Emerging Professional Director Korinne Ishmel, Allied ASID
Student Representative to the Board Eitan Mendelson, Student ASID

Quote of the Month
Brought to you by: Brittany Walsh

"You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality." -Walt Disney 


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events are posted to our website and social media DAILY! Keep watch for information on upcoming CEUs, networking opportunities and more!

Save the Date 
The Novi Home Improvement show has been booked for January 23-25, 2015.
Please mark your calendars to sign up for volunteer slots and to market yourself and your business to area homeowners

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