February 2020 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    Pushing design boundaries, experience unlike anything before, an historic event at home here in North Carolina.  Join us as we celebrate the opening of the Interior Design Society ​Charlotte - Chapter Designer Charity Showhouse Event on Saturday, March 14.  This Showhouse Event is the largest Showhouse endeavor in the country featuring the IDSCLT organization: three award winning builders, four charities, one neighborhood, three house captains, and 45 acclaimed designers in addition to all the vendors and sponsors, whose support has made these showhouses possible.  

    The excitement, enthusiasm, and anticipation has created an unstoppable momentum over the last couple of years.  Beginning on March 14th, we will be highlighting the best in home design today with some of the most beautiful interiors designs created by our designers and vendors who have been working hard.    

    Save the Date: The Sip and See, on February 12, Gala on March 13 and many special day events like the progressive luncheon sponsored by Queen City Audio Video Appliances. 

    Fire up you PR Engine, the more buzz you generate, the more recognition we’ll receive.   Post Showhouse news on your website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and​twitter.  If you have something to say, email our social media liaison, Britney Spear at [email protected].

    Send her your photo, captain, @accounts and #hashtags.

    The Designer Charity Showhouse Event is a unique and unprecedented endeavor.  It is historic and will impact the Charlotte community in innumerable and meaningful ways.  Purchase tickets at idscltshowhouse.com 

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    Showhouse News

    Showhouse News

     If you would like to Sponsor an Event or Volunteer for an Event please contact Audrey Clawson [email protected] / 203.915.8338

    Tickets sold online @ idscltshowhouse.com


    Showhouse General Admission Tour Dates - Saturday, March 14- Saturday, April 4

    Final Auction - Sunday, April 5

    Showhouse Hours of Operation:

    Thursday - Saturday 10-4pm   Sunday 1-4pm

    Daily Events

    February 12 - Sip and See

    March 13 Gala and VIP Gala

    March 14 Showhouse Opens

    March 18 Designer Panel Day

    March 20 Vendor Day

    March 24 Realtor Day

    March 25 Progressive Luncheon by Queen City

    March 26 Book Signing

    April 2 Garden and Landscape Tours

    April 5 Designer Merchandise Auction

    Current  Showhouse Press:

    HD&D - Oct/Nov, Dec, Jan/Feb, March/April, May/June

    Currents - Jan/ Feb/ March

    Building Savvy Charlotte - April

    Business of Home - March

    Charlotte Business Journal - March

    Charlotte Agenda - Jan/Feb/March

    Flower Magazine - March

    Lake Norman Women - Feb & March

    Our State - March

    Scoop - Jan, Feb & March

    South Charlotte LifeStyle - March Home Issue                                                                                     

    QC Exclusive - March

    TV - Showhouse Event Announcement  - WCNC & WBTV

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    SW Student Design Challenge

    What Is the SDC?

    The Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge (SDC) is a professional competition that celebrates excellence in interior design by students in both residential and commercial categories.


    Two Facebook Fan Favorite winners (one in each category) will receive a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card.

    $1,000 will be awarded to the design school attended by each first-prize winner.

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    Glass and Steel Event

    Our own IDS designer - Lauren Clement with @laurennicoleinc is sharing some tips and tricks for using glass and steel in designs at an upcoming event!! ⁣

    Join her @carolinatileandstone along with @andrewpearsonglass and @charlestonforge. ⁣

    Also - don’t miss out on a sneak peak of Lauren’s Master Bedroom and Bath design at the upcoming Sip & See on Feb 12th


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    SW A Hoke CEU Event

    Shane Jones from Sherwin Williams will present a fantastic CEU on how to use “The New Blue” in the Charlotte A Hoke showroom. Refreshments, fun and lots of great information! Don’t forget to RSVP!

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    IWCE 2020

    International Window Coverings Event 2020


    IWCE is the only trade show and conference targeted to window covering professionals in North America.

    Thousands of U.S. and international visitors and buyers come for the latest products, technology, and education in window coverings as well as home décor products and accessories.

    In the past 10 years, the window coverings industry has come a long way in product development and trends, distribution channels and business practices. IWCE 2020 will help you navigate the changes and opportunities in order to develop a more successful business model.

    See you March 25-27, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina!

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    Trade Members


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