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Our Reading List for 2018

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It’s our annual goal to take on reading that galvanizes us in our designs. As we settle into 2018, we’re focusing in on two titles. We believe they can motivate your team and inspire your work as well – feel free to read along with us! Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done In this

Top Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2018

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We are living in a time of incredible technological advancements, allowing for interior designers to flex their creativity to a wide range of possibilities. New design innovations will allow us to disrupt traditional workplace trends and introduce more dynamic and engaging spaces. Below, we’ve outlined the top five design trends to look for in 2018:

A Quick Look at Real Estate in 2018 and Beyond

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Several Carson Design employees attended the recent Cushman Wakefield State of the Real Estate event — held online for the first time — to hear several market experts share their thoughts on the present and future outlook on local and national sectors. Here were a few key findings: According to Kevin Thorpe, Cushman & Wakefield’s

How Your Office Environment Affects Your Employees and Ways to Make it Healthier

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Did you know that creating a positive, safe and healthy office space can increase morale, improve work-life balance, and make an overall positive impact on your business? Here are just a few of the benefits of a healthy office environment. Attract + Retain Good Talent By striving to make the work experience healthier for employees,

Carson Design Takes a Look at the Future of Sustainability With Shaw Contract

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Earlier this month, a small group of Carson Design Associates team members traveled down to Dalton, Georgia to visit Shaw Contract, a global brand of Shaw Industries specializing in floor coverings. Following is what three of those staff members — Abbey Kochert, Andrea Cole and Cynthia Rumas — discovered after touring the mill and meeting

Preparing the Future of Interior Design

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(Pictured From Right: Julie Berry, Kelly Lea, and Stacy Kennelly) We all want to feel loved and noticed in this world. We want to know that who we are and what we do really matters. We want personal attention from someone else. Regardless of our age or stage, we all want some form of a

Carson Design Associates Book Review: StrengthsFinder 2.0

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“You cannot be anything you want to be – but you can be a whole lot more of who you already are.” — Tom Rath In our most recent Business Book Club, we explored StrengthsFinder 2.0, written by Tom Rath—the former head of research and consulting for employee engagement at Gallup where he wrote eight

NeoCon 2017: A Look Back at the Look Forward in Commercial Design

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Last week, several Carson Design team members ventured to The Mart in Chicago, Illinois to explore the latest commercial design and business trends at the NeoCon 2017. Following is a list of our top product and design finds from this year’s event. Flooring Across the Showrooms by Abbey Kochert This year, I was completely blown

WORKTECH 17: Learning From Industry Leaders in Technology, Innovation and Design


Image above courtesy of WORKTECH One of our lead interior designers, Kelly Lea, recently attended the WORKTECH 17 conference in New York City. The conference serves as a forum for all those involved in the workplace, as well as real estate, technology and innovation. WORKTECH 17 brought in some of the brightest names in the

New Interior Design Solutions for Healthcare Spaces

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As designers, we are required to record a certain number of CEUs (continued education units) each year. These could be events, online courses, meetings, certifications, etc. We do this to stay up-to-date on industry news, educated on changes, and learn from the experts. I recently attended an event put on by Steelcase Health titled, “Time