Whether it is for the holidays or for other occasions, unique gifts lets the recipients know how special they are.
Body Regalia Renee Ridosh
Being a professional interior designer is not enough for Renee to let out her creative energy. She had created her line of decorative jewelry using a combination of stones, minerals, art glass, crystal, fittings and wire. Her works can be purchased from her Website.
Decorative Eggs Nadia Startseva
Nadia decorates wooden eggs with paint, jewels, beads, Swarovski crystals, and other decorative materials. Each one is hand-crafted, and no two are alike. $25 – $50 each. Please contact Nadia via Email or her Facebook Page.
FMCDesigns Michele Conn Michele makes adorable knitted goods for babies and adults. Please visit her Etsy Shop.
Soapy Soaps Morgan Yen
Soapy Soaps wishes to bring healthy, sustainable, luxurious and nourishing skincare to all. Besides handmade soaps, lip balms, lotions bars, and face creams are also available. Please visit the Website and the Etsy Shop.
Michelle Chiang Signature Soap
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
A group of talented artists offering unique arts in all forms and mediums. Please visit the Website.
TwoPalmsKreatioNs Karen Norman
Karen is passionate about the art of leather carving and all artistic leather creations. Please visit the Facebook Page.
Visual Meanderings – by VT Fine Art Photography Virginia Dudasik
Virginia’s photographs are like poetry without words. Please visit the Website.
The beginning of the story (from the church’s blog) can be found HERE.
I was able to gather four volunteer interior designers quickly. The project had already began when we got involved. Unlike projects our designers are used to dealing with, this one comes with many limitations. The design team had to make many compromises, and many design suggestions had to be altered. Although the finished work is not Architectural Digest worthy, but we feel great that we were able to give back a little to our community.
I was amazed to see these four designers work so harmonically and efficiently together. (Maybe I will start calling them “Fab-4″ from now on.) Personally, I want to thank these four ladies for volunteering their time and talent and tolerating me as an inexperienced coordinator.
The project could not have been done without the contractor Kiko Castro and his team. FunTime Cabinet Factory fabricated the kitchen and hallway cabinetry at a extremely low price. Joanna Forbes of Closet Factory made the master bedroom closet more efficient and functional.
Update of the project (from the church’s blog) can be found HERE.
Thank you for reading all the details. Enjoy the photos!
Our third and last Social Media Coaching workshop took place on August 13, 2013. We want to thank once again Archer Weiss for providing the space.
It is important to provide some refreshments to keep the attendees going!
This time, we took on Facebook. My personal social media experience started with Facebook. I believe it still has the most users compared to other websites. Facebook has a lot to offer for businesses. Susan Leinen explained to the class how Facebook works, clarified some privacy concerns, and offered some tips on how to plan our time for social media marketing.
Ready to start!
Marc Weiss welcomed the class and briefly introduced the company.
We concluded our 2013 summer series on a high note! Our attendees were satisfied what they took away from the workshops. We are looking forward to continue to grow and expand our Social Media Coaching program.
The speaker for my area is Shelley DeVall. She is absolutely wonderful! Shelley is passionate about the program. Having owned a successful business before, Shelley really knows the in’s and out’s of managing a business. Besides business fundamentals, the program also incorporates utilizing technology for business. Susan Leinen is the speakers for subjects covering the Internet and Social Media. After meeting Susan, I have had the pleasure to work with her on designing the website for Conejo Association of Professional Interior Designers (CAPID), an organization I belong to. We are now partners for the Social Media Coaching program.
To date, I have attended most of the seminars at least once. The contents are constantly updated, so I always learn something new. My business is always changing, so I get different inspirations even when I take the same class for the second or the third time. This program pushes me to constantly think about my business and examine it from different aspects. Knowing information and resources are available to me, I am no longer afraid of or stressed out about the business side of design. For a small business like mine, it is truly beneficial to have such a program available. There are so many classes on products, but most designers also need help on business management and development. The classes are tailored for design businesses. Since most of the attendees are designers, we support each other by discussing problems and offering tips. I highly recommend this Design Center Program to anyone who wants to thrive in business.
I take most of these classes at Drapery Affair – Floor to Ceiling Interiors in Ventura, California. They have made a great effort to make the showroom a learning and support center for designers. The classes are very affordable. Everyone at the showroom is helpful and knowledgeable.
Just to clarify, I did not get paid from any business mentioned above. I am thankful for the program and want to have more people be aware of it so it will stay around and continue to be better.
Our second Social Media Coaching workshop was on July 9, 2013. We want to thank Archer Weiss again for letting us use their beautiful conference room for the workshop.
Our focus this time was on Houzz.com. This website has become a great way for design professionals to showcase their works to and interact with homeowners. Professionals can also interact with each other. Reviews are a big part of the website. Clients can review design professionals, and professionals can review other professionals.
By the end of the session, our attendees either created their professional profiles or added photos and details.