Designer Workshops
Design professionals are invited to join us for our designer workshops, with renowned guest speakers covering relevant, timely topics such as fabric and decorative hardware, sustainable kitchens, keeping your clients coming back for more and photographing your projects. 

Steve Nobel | Loyalty: More Clients, More Design, More Money

Wednesday, October 8 | 11 a.m. | Grand Hall, Fourth Floor

Leading designers throughout the country are paying particular attention to loyalty as the key to sustaining their business success. Many of these designers and other luxury brands are Steve Nobel’s clients, so in his new presentation, he shares insights into loyalty and all of its rewards.

Loyalty extends in many directions:

Sounds good, but the question is how to:

Get it   •   Keep it   •   Expand it   •   Earn the rewards from it

Nobel will present his views from his national perspective on the power of loyalty as a sustainable force throughout the market for interior design. Simply put, he says more loyalty = more business.

Continental breakfast | 10 a.m. | Fourth Floor

Click here to register.

 

 

 

Showroom Events

 

Meet and Greet with Windsor Smith
Wednesday, September 17
1 p.m. | Century Furniture | Suite 105

Join us for a casual yet elegant reception featuring champagne and dessert as noted California designer and home fashion darling Windsor Smith introduces her exclusive collection of furnishings to the Philadelphia design community. This is part of Smith’s nationwide tour heralding her introduction as the latest Century Icon.

RSVP: 215-861-4984 or gbruneau@centuryfurniture.com

 

New Pattern Preview
Wednesday, October 15
11 a.m. | Croce, Inc. | Suite 218

Join Meghan Peart as she presents this season’s newest fabrics, trimmings and wallcoverings from Fabricut, Stroheim, Vervain and S. Harris.

A light lunch will follow the presentation.

RSVP: croce226@yahoo.com or 215-561-6160

Industry Events

Trade professionals are also invited to attend ASID PA East Chapter events and IFDA Philadelphia Chapter events.

ASID PA East Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration
Tuesday, September 16
6 p.m. Tour, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:30 p.m. Dinner, speaker and awards presentation

The Franklin Institute – “Your Brain” Exhibit

RSVP: Irene Black at 215-568-3882 or asidpaeast@verizon.net

 

Design Seminar and Luncheon
Connect the Dots: Design Style in Context

Thursday, September 18
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Marketplace Design Center | Fourth Floor

Susan Slotkis, an IFDA and ASID member in New York City and author of “Foundations of Interior Design, 2nd Edition”, will highlight the plethora of design styles from the antiquities to contemporary times and present them within the context of history, culture, events, important people, symbols and meaning.

Susan will also be available after the seminar for a book sale and signing.

0.2 CEU
IFDA Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $65.00

 

Take a Seat™ Gala Charity Auction
Friday, October 10
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

IFDA chapters in New York, Florida, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Scottsdale and Washington, D.C., will hold a national design event to display chairs made or decorated by industry professionals such as designers, artists, craftsmen, architects and students who have up-cycled existing chairs or materials into one-of-a-kind works of art.

Visit www.ifdatakeaseat.com, and select the Philadelphia Chapter page to register for this exciting and philanthropic event!

Tickets will be sold in advance for $50, and $75 at the door.

 

Design Industry Night at Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2014
November (date to be determined)
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wyndmoor, Pa.

Join us for design industry night at the 13th annual Philadelphia magazine Design Home sponsored by Janet Stevenson of Closets & Cabinetry by Closet City Ltd. In true Design Home style, the 6,500-square-foot home will feature an open floor plan and serve as a showcase of state-of-the-art amenities, interior, exterior and landscape design, as well as a refined mix of traditional and contemporary styles.

Design Home 2014 tickets for the house tours will benefit MANNA.

 

Annual Chapter Awards
Dinner and Charity Raffle

Wednesday, December 3
(Snow date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015)
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Inn Keeper’s Kitchen
West Chester, Pa.

Celebrate the holiday season with appetizers and dinner prepared especially for us by Dilworthtown’s own chefs in their demonstration kitchen, situated in the original Inn Keeper’s building in the historic village of Dilworthtown.

IFDA Members: $50.00
Non-Members: $65.00

Note: IFDA membership status will be verified for each event.