E-Newsletter: July/August 2022


Upcoming Election

An election will be held August 1 to August 10. We are seeking candidates for the President-Elect position. Term will start on 10/1/22 and is a one-year commitment. Basic functions of the president-elect are to assume the responsibilities of the chapter president in his/ her absence; assist the chapter president in carrying out the functions of that office and perform specific duties delegated by the chapter president; and facilitate the chapter board in understanding its role and responsibilities. To be president-elect, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

Members with the appellation of ASID or Allied ASID and;
Must have served on the chapter board within the last 10 years, or
Must have served as a committee chair for two years within the last 10 years.

This position shall be used as orientationfor future chapter presidency.

Please contact administrator@hi.asid. org if you are interested in this position and you will be emailed a full description of duties.

Local Events (Click on links for more info where highlighted.)

July 28
Sip 'N Chat Pau Hana with NOHO HOME


August 10
Lunch ‘N Learn with Jeffrey Court Tile

September 30
Design Excellence Awards - Cupola Gallery at INspiration (Watch for official announcement soon.)

National Events

Please click here for a complete list of national events.

Design Articles

5 Trending Colors Designers Spotted for Summer
The Spruce
Some may surprise you.

Buzzy Brights: 6 Neon Decor Accents to Try Out in a Room
Business of Home
From ceiling lights to wallpaper and magazine racks, these highlighter-hued designs instantly energize an interior.

An Open Office Based on the Concept of the “Five Skins”
To design a new office for a coatings company, Barcelona-based studio Denys & von Arend drew on Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s “five skins” concept.

New Technology Uses Nature's Blueprint to Improve Sound Indoors
Interiors and Sources

Moodsonic addresses the need to provide healthier work, healthcare and educational spaces.

The One Where Monica Geller's Apartment Gets a Biophilic Intervention.
Design Milk
HouseFresh decided to give Monica Geller's beloved New York City Friends apartment a biophilic refresh by bringing in a bit of nature.

How Hospitality is Changing the Future of the Workplace
WorkDesign Magazine
Creating spaces where offices will be magnets not mandates, furnishing empty offices to attract tenants, and more news.

Tour a Napa Valley Home That Features Groovy Furniture and Gucci Wallpaper
Architectural Digest
It was designed for two passionate art collectors and tech executives.

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 click here.

Advertise with Us

There are several ways you can advertise with our chapter including email blasts, newsletter ads and website ads. Please send an email to administrator@hi.asid.org to learn more about advertising options.

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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 10 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.

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.

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.