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President's Message
Dog Days of Summer

Well Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer.  Yes, it is a hot one! We all know what it is like when everyone refers this time of year as the Dog Days of Summer, but do you know what the real meaning is? The real meaning refers to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the sky. The Dog Star is the star on the nose of the Canis Major constellation. When this star appeared to rise just before the sun in late July, the Greeks and Romans referred to these days as the hottest time of the year. They often thought it could bring fever or catastrophe. But as time went on it lost its true meaning and we all associated it with the hottest time of the year.

Speaking of the hottest time of the year, ASID Ohio North is turning up the heat! Check it out 

Bonnie (Cox) Hakes, ASID 
ASID Ohio North President 2015-2016

2016 Design Competition Call for Entries
Practitioners and Students - Show Us Your Work!
Eligible Entrants
  • ASID Ohio North Professional, Allied, and Associate members in good standing
  • ASID Ohio North Student members in good standing
 Eligible Entries
  • Projects must be completed and submitted by an ASID Ohio North Chapter member in good standing.
  • Projects must have been completed AFTER January 2012
  •  It is recommended that your project(s) be professionally photographed
Important Dates
  • Submission Opens:   August 1, 2016
  • Submission Deadline:  August 19, 2016
  • Winners announced at Awards Gala/Annual Meeting:  September 15, 2016
Residence under 3,000 sq. ft.
Residence over 3,000 sq. ft.
Outdoor living space
Single Residential Room
Detail (Commercial or Residential)
Historic Restoration (Commercial or Residential)
Commercial under 3,000 sq. ft.
Commercial over 3,000 sq. ft.
Healthcare / Hospitality
Education / Government / Institutional
Student  * * * 
* * * Please Note: Can be a project completed for an Interior Design Curriculum

Click here for complete information on important dates, entrance eligibility and entries' requirements

Industry Partner Spotlight

Sherwin Williams, 
Industry Partner ASID

Unveiled today, colormix 2017: The Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast projects a sense of restlessness that will translate to color in new ways next year. With the backdrop of an ever-changing societal and cultural landscape, the four color palettes that make up the year's forecast share a vision of renewed spirituality, body and soul nourishment and a determination to define a sense of self.
"Our forecast this year is an exploration of the trends and influences that are emerging to drive design towards a state of restless energy," said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. "Each of our four palettes tell a distinct color story, offering opportunities for homeowners and professionals alike to explore color in new and exciting ways."
The Sherwin-Williams team of design and color experts, led by Wadden, developed the 2017 forecast based on extensive research and insights into global trends. The team's four palettes, named Noir, Holistic, Intrepid and Unbounded, each consist of 10 colors. 

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Industry Partner Members - 

Would you like to be featured in an upcoming Industry Partner Spotlight?  

Take advantage of this FREE Industry Partner member benefit and contact Susan at or call 330.598.1861 
Upcoming Events


ASID Ohio North Design Awards Gala/Annual Meeting

September 15th

Invitations will be going out soon!
Upcoming CEU Programs
0.1 CEU ~ One-Hour Shower

Date:  Tuesday, August 16th

Sessions:  4:00 pm OR 6:00 pm

Location:  Famous Supply, 4701 Richmond Rd, Bedford Hts., OH   44146

What began as standing under a bucket or relying on Mother Nature for a downpour has evolved into a sophisticated shower.  And a challenge for designers.  With the plethora of available valve, trim, controller and accessory options, how do you specify solutions that meet the needs, wants and budgets of clients - from a basic "spritz and shine" shower to the ultimate home spa experience?

Learn to understand legislation affecting showering, specify the correct valve for the project requirements, peek "behind the wall" to learn about installation considerations, improve functionality and aesthetics with trim and accessories, create a custom vertical spa, incorporate technology into your design and create the overall best solution for any shower.

Click here for flyer

Limited Seating!

RSVP today to - noting which session you prefer to attend.


0.1 CEU ~ Specifying for Custom Luxury Kitchens: Appliances, Options and Accessories

Hosted by NKBA Ohio State Chapter

Date:  September 7th

Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:  Trevarrow Inc., 12610 Corporate Dr., Parma, OH  44130

most designers, specifying for a luxury kitchen is a pleasure.  With an expanded budget, savvy clients, and continual innovation by appliance makers, upscale kitchens can reach toward perfection.  However, keeping up with the new and innovative kitchen features can be daunting.  This course explores how to determine client needs and wants for a custom luxury kitchen, and then expands into products on the market, some new, some continually useful, that can truly customize the highest-functioning luxury kitchen for the clients.

Space is limited - RSVP by September 2nd to