Keeping Up with SDG Newsletter

While we are still finding ourselves social distancing during this pandemic, I suspect you and your families are taking note of what is most important to you in the way you and your family lives and works at home. Interior design is so important not only to the beauty of a space, but for your mental state and keeping spirits high. This is a great time to reflect on how interior design impacts your life. My passion and mantra have always focused on transforming spaces to be more useful and to meet the needs of my clients for the long term and beautify and adorn them in the process.

Keeping up with SDG

At SDG we are catching up on our continuing education requirements. As a registered interior designer, I am required to complete 12 hours of education and the industry is doing a great job publishing online webinars and planning video meetings through GoToMeeting, Zoom and other platforms. Some of my classes have been on New Trends in Luxury Kitchens, Understanding of Acoustical Treatments, Gourmet Outdoor Kitchens and Wellbeing and Design. Who knew interior design could be so technical. I just LOVE it!

In my volunteer work as Chapter President of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, we have planned a virtual “Mimosas with Monogram” for our newest members. Monogram’s chef is sending out a recipe that participating NKBA members can make in advance and then eat, drink and be merry while we learn about product design. Next week we are participating in a virtual scavenger hunt. My team is highly creative!

On the home front, my husband talks on the phone incessantly (partly his nature but required for work). My high school son is keeping busy in his bedroom, but for me our small temporary apartment just doesn’t fit the bill. I feel blessed to have an office to go to where I can stay isolated and accept deliveries. This really helps break up the day plus makes for a HAPPY marriage!

Ending Thoughts

The science behind interior design reports that Sensory Overload leads to Stress, Procrastination, and weight gain. Keep your homes clutter free and organized and you can survive almost anything!

Stay Healthy and Happy,

Cristie