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CCIDC eNews September 2018

Topic: Leveraging Artisan Work in Your Designs
(0.1 CEU)

Speaker: Lauren Levant
(Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh Tri State Chapter)

Location: MSI StoneMap
22300 Hathaway Ave., Hayward, CA 94541

Online Registration

Check-in: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Dining & Showroom Visit: 5:30 -7:00 pm.
CEU Seminar: 7:00 -8:00 pm.

Harnessing the creative power of craftspeople can create a show-stopping project. With the public’s enthusiasm for artisan culture and its increasing appetite for the unique and handcrafted, integrating specialty work into interior design projects is gaining in popularity. Lauren Levant has been at the vanguard of this trend and will offer examples, advice and walk-throughs of how to successfully integrate unique components into a project design. Through a competition-style format, attendees will walk away from the presentation having honed their ability to spot and develop opportunities to bring truly unique pieces to their clients’ homes. Creative collaborations with local craftspeople, fabricators and artisans in the design of interior spaces and signature product pieces is a hallmark of Lauren Levant’s designs. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see into this nationally recognized designer’s process and integrate this approach into your own.

Lauren Levant is an emerging figure in the interior design industry, with a special concentration in luxury kitchen design. Her distinctive portfolio of work has claimed more than twenty international, national and regional awards in the past five years. In the early part of this year, this included the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s first place award for Best Builder/Remodeler. Lauren has been named by Viking Appliance as the Designer of the Year and was named among HGTV’s top 10 American Designers under 35. Lauren’s projects have been featured widely in Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, Home & Design Magazine and The Washington Post. Many examples from her portfolio can also be found in hardcover publications such as The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space.

Enter the 2018 NKBA No. CA Design Competition.

The entry deadline is Friday, September 21st. Click here for Information.

New for 2018:
  • We have increased the time window to 5 years. If you have a great project but missed the entry deadline in previous years, enter it in this year’s competition. You can also update and re-enter projects that did not place in a past competition.
  • All of the award winners in both the Main and Before and After Categories will receive cash prizes!
Update: Read the full details about the 2018 Sponsor Categories.