LA Chapter Speakers
Guest Speakers & Topics
Professional speakers from the American Society of Interior Designers are available to speak to groups or at events in the Southern California area. Program subjects range from half hour presentations to seminars of several hours. Presentations can be custom produced for your particular interest or you may select from a broad range of provocative subjects like those below. Accommodations can be made for speakers to travel outside the Los Angeles area with advance notice and agreement to any fees and travel accommodations. Please call Pamela H. Meyer, ASID, CID at 310-234-3300 for more information.
Popular topics include:
Feng Shui: Designing with Harmony in Mind
The Chinese developed the art of FENG SHUI, a design philosophy regarding the shape of spaces and how they can affect the peace, harmony and prosperity of its inhabitants. Now this ancient art has transcended cultures and become a popular way of approaching all types of design for home and business. Discover the way spaces express energy and how it can be utilized in making interior design decisions.
Make the Most of Your Home Office
More and more people are working full or part time from their homes. Toiling out of kitchens, closets, attics, living rooms, spare bedrooms and garages, they are looking for better design ideas to speed work and increase comfort.
Professional designers address how to create a dynamic look, take advantage of the latest technology, incorporate new ideas in ergonomics all to improve the bottom line when working out of a home office.
Kitchen Portfolio: Cooking Up Sizzling Design Ideas
Kitchens have gained a preeminent position as one of the most important rooms in today’s home. Cooking entertainment, business and family life are all emanating from the traditional hearth of home. Professional designers will provide expert direction in the creation of floor plans and the choice of color, cabinet styles, floor and wall coverings, lighting and appliances to create today’s hottest kitchen designs.
Personal Style: Rooms Built Around You
Sources of inspiration to create rooms that reflect a person’s character and feelings are unlimited. Rooms can be romantic, sophisticated, whimsical, or earthy. They may be open or closed, dark or light. Rooms may be designed around a person’s hobbies and collections or philosophical viewpoints. Style may reflect a particular part of the world, a historical period, or even a movie one is attached to. Through visual representation, designers discuss how personal style is achieved.
Business Identity Through Interior Design
A business’ interior design decisions influence the effective image and identity of a company just as the design of logos, stationery, brochures and advertisements do. Interior design is enormously powerful in establishing positive associations in clients’ and customers’ minds and setting the tone of confidence required in today’s corporate world. Designers discuss aproaches to “brand name identity”.
The Painted Room: Visual Techniques that Invigorate and Inspire
The techniques of master artists can now be incorporated in many ways in home design. Trompe l’oeil (to fool the eye), faux finishes, murals and frescos can be used to expand and contract space and transform walls, floors, ceilings, doors and furniture into genuinely inspiring experiences. Designers who work in this unique interior art form will discuss and demonstrate the many possibilities it affords.