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CCIDC eNews September 2018

Location: Green Hills Country ClubMap
500 Ludeman Lane, Millbrae, CA
Online Registration

Agenda: Reception,
Vote for Peoples’ Choice: 6:00 -7:00 pm.
Buffet Dinner: 7:00 – 7:45 pm

2018 NKBA Northern California
Design Competition Awards

Presentation: 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: Students $20. Members/Non-Members/Guests: $40 ***

Our theme this year is Red Hot Kitchens and Baths.

Dress Code: We encourage you to support our theme and wear something red. Please note that the country club does not allow denim; men must wear collared shirts.

*** All designers and co-designers who entered the competition have been registered for the DCA Gala at no charge. Please email Treasurer Julie Park at if you will not be able to attend.

Join us for the 2018 Design Competition Awards Gala! The results of the 2018 NKBA Northern California Design Competition will be announced at this Red Hot Party. View the project binders and select your favorites for the People’s Choice Awards; watch the presentation; congratulate the winners.

Thank you to our 2018 Chapter Sponsors:
Platinum: All Natural Stone, CG Appliance, Inc.
Gold: Crystal Cabinets, Monogram, Riggs Distributing, Inc., University Electric Home Appliance Center
Silver: Ferguson, Water, Inc., Zephyr Ventilation

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.