E-Newsletter: December 2020/January 2021

Mahalo to our 2020 Sponsors

President’s Message

Aloha members,

I hope this message finds everyone well. We had our first virtual Blockprinting Event this past Thursday. It was a fun event, and we were so happy to see our members, especially those on the neighbor islands. We hope to do more virtual events with our members within this upcoming year. We would like to thank Island Bungalow Hawaii for hosting the event, and for providing the block printing kits. You can reach them at  https://www.islandbungalowhawaii.com/

If you have not already, please check out Hawaii Home and Remodeling’s digital article on our 2020 Design Excellence Award winners: https://hawaiihomemag.com/article/all-award-winning-projects-2020-design-excellence-awards

Our annual Sponsorship Package is just about ready and will be available soon. We are really doing something different this year, and we hope these new opportunities will be a benefit to you and your company.

We are starting off the new year with an engaging virtual CEU event. Please save the date for Wednesday, January 27 at noon. More details to come.

It’s been quite a year, and we hope for a safe and happy holiday season!

Thank you,

McKenna Makizuru, Allied ASID
President, Hawaii Chapter

Notification of Upcoming Election

It’s chapter election time! Elections will run from January 15th to the 25th. Once again, we will be using an online voting system called Election Buddy. Please watch your email for your special election link on January 15.

We are still accepting applications for the following board positions:

    President-elect (1-year term)

    Communications Director (2-year term)

    Finance Director (2-year term)

    Professional Development Director (2-year term)

Click here for position descriptions. If you are interested in becoming a board member starting October 1, 2021, please contact administrator@hi.asid.org and request a Chapter Leadership Opportunity form.

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou

One Voice

Each day interior designers use their voices and visions to reshape spaces--and therefore the lives of those occupying them--for the better. With those same voices working in unison, they have the power to design a better future for themselves and the entire profession. That is why ASID began One Voice; to empower interior designers to get involved and advocate for or against the public policy that will ultimately influence their careers and lives. For more info click here.

Design News (Click on title for complete article.)

All the Biggest 2021 Color Trends: Ultimate Gray, Illuminating Yellow

Pantone revealed on Wednesday that Illuminating — a bright yellow hue — and Ultimate Gray are its 2021 Colors of the Year, with both synchronously representing unity, stability and hope. “It's aspirational,” said Pantone's executive director, Leatrice Eiseman.

A Sofa That Transforms To a Bed by Lowering From the Ceiling
Design Milk

This design transforms from a living room to a bedroom in just 30 seconds by hitting a button, swiping a finger or a voice command.

Outlook for Remodeling Industry in 2021 Still Fuzzy

As previous indicators predicted, demand for professional remodeling services rebounded in the third quarter of the year. After experiencing negative growth in the first half of the year, the industry is now poised to end the year in the black with a modest increase in growth over last year. Whether it can sustain that positive growth next year, however, is at present uncertain. Remodelers are optimistic but are facing headwinds that could cause demand to slow.

2021 Trends: Third Places Are Redefining the Urban Workplace
WorkDesign Magazine

Here are a few ways downtown office buildings can reinvent themselves third places and urban workplace destinations.

How to Bring Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year Into Your Home
Elle Decor

Decorate with Ultimate Gray and Illuminating!

Decorating for the Holidays in a Gloomy Year
New York Times

With fewer guests, you may be tempted to scale back your seasonal décor. But in 2020, many designers say, less definitely isn’t more.

Become a Chapter Sponsor

ASID Hawaii Chapter strives to work in support of our local interior designers by providing opportunities for continuing education, advocacy for the profession, social events and recognition of Design Excellence through our annual awards gala. While a small portion of our annual membership fees provides seed money for these activities, it is through annual sponsorships from our collaborative team of design firms and industry partners that the financial and personalized support is found to realize the programs and functions the membership expects.

As a sponsor of ASID Hawaii, your company can engage with members, participate in events, host meetings, and sponsor activities. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to increase visibility through additional marketing, branding, special access, and deeper engagement with ASID members. Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for your business to gain exposure and showcase your products and services to our local interior design community.

For a sponsorship package please send an email reqest to: administrator@hi.asid.org.

Advertise with Us

There are several ways you can advertise with our chapter including email blasts, newsletter ads and website ads. Click here to learn more about advertising options.

Let’s Connect

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Maximize Your ASID Benefits

Trade Pricing and Discounts

ASID membership has its benefits—including exclusive discounts on products and services from national sponsors and industry partners.Make sure your to-the-trade offers or discounts are featured and email industrypartners@asid.org with your company logo, description of your trade service, and a link to register.

Membership FAQs

Find answers to frequenty asked membership questions including member qualifications, payments and dues, membership cards, updating your profile, CEUs,and password retrieval.


Everything you need to know about NCIDQ exams.

Learn at ASID

ASID supports the professional development of the Society’s members and the profession with continuing education programs and events that allow participants to advance in their careers and build their skill sets. ASID, our Chapters, and Industry Partners offer a variety of continuing education opportunities in-person and online.

  • ASID Academy: The ASID Academy is a user friendly, dynamic, streamlined continuing education experience offering high-quality courses, webinars, and more in a learn anytime, anywhere (with an internet connection), on your own schedule environment. Topic areas include the Business of Design, Health & Wellness, Institutional, Healthcare, Residential, Workplace, and Hospitality & Retail design. Check out engaging courses like Designing for a New Millennial Culture and earn valuable IDCEC and AIA CEUs in the process. Explore the Academy.

  • IDCEC Event Calendar
  • Check out the new IDCEC Website Guide!


ASID members must earn a minimum of 1.0 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. We’ve updated the instructions for CEU reporting that align with IDCEC’s new website to help you navigate the process.

ASID members are to utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date.

Awards & Competition

Each year, ASID recognizes the exemplary achievements and outstanding service demonstrated by highly engaged members, chapters, student chapters, and industry partners through our awards and honors programs.

Website Log-in Help

The default login info is first name.lastname.member ID, and then the password is just your member ID.  If you’ve forgotten your password, click Log In and then click Forgot Password.

About ASID

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.