Speed Date an Interior Designer & See Top Trends at ASID Hawaii presents Design Impacts Lives

Speed Date an Interior Designer & See Top Trends at ASID Hawaii presents Design Impacts Lives


TO LEARN WHA WELCOME BACK TO “LIVING 808.” TRENDS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING, ESPECIALLY IN DESIGN BUT THERE’S AN EVENT TO LEARN WHAT’S PIG RIGHT NOW AND WHAT’S COMING. HERE TO TELL US IS TIARE PINTO, PRESIDENT OF ASID HAWAI’I. SECOND ANNUAL DESIGN IMPACT LIVES SO IT’S KIND OF OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. WE’RE TRYING TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HIRING PROFESSIONAL DESIGNERS AND WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE. AND IN ONE PLACE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO MINGLE AND SEE WHAT’S BIG. WE’VE GOT A TRADE SHOW SO A LOT OF VENDORS THAT ARE PROVIDING MATERIALS FOR DESIGN PROJECTS, WE’VE GOT SPEED DATED DESIGNERS, PAY $20 FOR 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION. SO IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING HIRING A DESIGNER, IT’S A GREAT TIME TO COME. FOR $100 YOU CAN GET THE OPINIONS OF FIVE DIFFERENT DESIGNERS IF YOU WANT AND SEE IF THERE’S A FIT. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TOP TRENDS IN THE ISLANDS RIGHT NOW. YOU’RE SEEING A LOT OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN SO THAT’S NOT JUST AGING IN PLACE, IT’S JUST DESIGNING BETTER HOMES FOR PEOPLE’S LIVES. YOU KNOW, AND THAT CAN TRANSLATE INTO MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIVING SITUATIONS. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY IF THEY ARE IN THE MARKET OR NOT, THEY LIKE TO SEE HOMES, SEEING IS HOMES NICELY STAGED. WHAT’S POPULAR AS FAR AS LIGHTING OR DIFFERENT AREAS? LIGHTING HAS CHANGED QUITE A BIT. SO MOST OF THE LIGHTING IS CHANGING TO LED NOW FOR ENERGY SAVING AND THEY’VE DONE A LOT OF WORTH ON THE LED SINCE THEY STARTED INTRODUCING IT SO YOU GET NICE COLOR TEMPERATURES AND WILL KIND OF DO SOME DEMONSTRATIONS ON WHAT LIGHTING CAN DO TO YOUR INTERIOR FINISHES. THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. WE’RE LOOKING AT SOME PHOTOS RIGHT NOW AND THESE HOMES ARE JUST GORGEOUS. THEY LOOK LIKE THEY ARE STRAIGHT OUT OF ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST. IS IT POSSIBLE TO DO CHANGES WITH THE LIGHTING. LIGHT WILL GO, COLOR, PAINT COLOR IS HUGE HBENJAMIN MOORE IS ONE OF OUR SPONSORS FOR THE EVENT SO WE’LL HAVE A PRESENTATION ON PAINT. JUST LOTS OF IDEAS. WE’LL HAVE A SAMPLE SALE SO YOU CAN COME AND LOOK AT SAMPLES FOR ANYTHING YOU NEED FOR ANY OF YOUR RENOVATION PROJECTS. ONE OF THE BIG THINGS THAT’S BEEN IN NOT JUST FOR RIGHT NOW BUT A LONG TIME, ESPECIALLY IN HAWAI’I WITH OUR WEATHER IS BRINGING THE INDOORS OUTDOORS. OUTDOOR LIVING IS ALWAYS A HUGE THING IN HAWAI’I AND A LOT OF THE MATERIALS ARE CHANGING. SO YOU CAN NOW FIND OUTDOOR CABINETRY, YOU CAN GET COUNTER TOPS THAT CAN WITH STAND THE ELEMENTS. IT’S REALLY A HUGE INDUSTRY THAT’S GROWING. TELL ME ABOUT THE SPEED DATING AND OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND GREET WITH THE DIFFERENT DESIGNERS. HOW DOES THAT WORK OUT? PEOPLE CAN SHOW UP AT THE EVENT. YOU CAN CHOOSE THE DESIGNER YOU WANT TO MEET WITH. WE’VE EVEN GOT A KITCHEN DESIGNER DOING THE CONSULTS. COME EARLY, SIGN UP AND YOU’LL GET YOUR LITTLE TIME SLOT. BRING PLANS, BRING IDEAS, YOU KNOW, BRING ANYTHING YOU HAVE THAT YOU WANT. AND THE SAMPLE SALE, WHAT WILL PEOPLE BE ABLE TOLL PERFECT THERE? WE’LL HAVE FURNITURE, BUILDING PRODUCTS, TILE, CARPET, RUGS, ALL KINDS THIS THINGS. SO IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT WHAT’S OUT THERE FOR HOMES, THIS IS DEFINITELY THE PLACE TO GO. IS THERE A WEBSITE WHERE PEOPLE CAN STAY ON TOP OF THE EVENTS AND SEE THE RUN DOWN? WE HAVE THE ASID WEBSITE, ASID, ASIDHAWAI’I. DESIGN IMPACT LIVES COMING UP SATURDAY FROM 10:00 TO 4:00 P.M. GO CHECK IT OUT. LOTS OF GREAT THINGS THAT YOU CAN LEARN AND

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