IDS National KBIS Designer Experience

IDS National KBIS Designer Experience

NKBA Welcomes Back ​​IDS National’s VIP Designer Experience to KBIS 2023

VIP Experience brings designers together in Las Vegas for Curated Tours, Educational Programming, & more!

BETHLEHEM, PA — (November 18, 2022) —  The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2023, owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) announces Interior Design Society’s (IDS) second edition of its VIP Designer Experience which is headed to Las Vegas for a multi-events program that is planned in partnership with Las Vegas Market (January 29 – February 2, 2023) and the KBIS (Jan 31-Feb 02, 2023).

IDS National, Executive Director, Jenny Cano shares; “IDS is thrilled to bring the VIP Designer Experience to Las Vegas. Being able to experience both Las Vegas Market and KBIS will provide our members with unlimited resources and relationships that help propel their businesses forward.”

IDS’s 2023 edition of their VIP Designer Experience is created in partnership with International Market Centers Las Vegas Market and National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with the goal to bring designers who are unfamiliar with each event, of curated VIP experience.

“We are so pleased IDS has decided to attend KBIS again this year,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer, NKBA.  “We enjoyed the opportunity to connect our members in 2022 and know the experience will be even better in 2023.  KBIS 2023 is slated to be one of our strongest events ever with a filled show floor, 80+ learning opportunity programs, and a number of really fun networking events on and off the show floor. We’re looking forward to being part of this energetic IDS program.” 

IDS’s multi-event itinerary will feature educational programming at Las Vegas Market on Sunday and Monday, Jan 29-30, held at World Market Center Las Vegas, and two guided tours to see kitchen & bath exhibitors at KBIS on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan 31-Feb 01, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“With the West Coast’s broadest selection of design-driven furniture, accessories, rugs, textiles, lighting, and more plus 40+ educational events and celebrations, the Winter 2023 Las Vegas Market is the perfect fit for IDS,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer officer. “We look forward to introducing IDS and its members to Las Vegas Market this winter and are excited for the connections and opportunities that will come from our new partnership.”

IDS National’s VIP Designer Experience is developed and produced by Serena Martin, 24/7 Creative Agency & Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, and IDS National team to help their members experience two of the industry’s largest events.

Event producer, Serena Martin, 24/7 Creative Agency commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with IMC and NKBA organizations and to help create synergy for these two events that are co-located in Las Vegas in 2023. While designing this year’s VIP Designer Experience with Wendy Glaister and IDS, we developed a program that delivers a first-class introduction to two incredible shows, by providing original programming and guided tours, for a completely curated VIP Designer Experience.”

Created as a way to uplift and support the interior design community and to provide first-time attendees with the confidence on how to navigate each show like a pro. The connection with fellow designers and personalized introductions to each brand will also offer attendees who are diving into the design industry the opportunity to learn from interior design professionals about how they maintain their successful careers.

At Las Vegas Market, IDS presents a seminar “Finding the Truth Through All The Chaos,” a casual fireside chat with Wendy Glaister of Wendy Glaister Interiors, Kimberly JOI McDonald of Designing JOI, Lori Miller of LGC Interior Design and Laura Muller of Four Point Design Build about how they have stayed true to themselves while navigating the design industry on Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 pm. IDS leads a group session featuring mentoring, coaching, and encouragement with Glaister, McDonald, Miller, and Muller, “Practical Tools for Success in Interior Design,” on Monday, January 30 at 2:30 pm.

At KBIS, Feb 01 at 10:30 am in the Modeneus Design Milk Talk Lounge, IDS presents a presentation given by Wendy Glaister, on “Creative Collaboration for Diversifying Your Design Business,” where she will discuss how creating collaborations with manufacturers, supplies, and fabricators will help designers to diversify their design business. This in-depth talk will also cover how aligning with kitchen & bath retailers and skilled tradespeople builds powerful relationships that can lead to creating significant revenue streams. 

Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, KBIS presenter, and one of IDS’s Tour Hosts commented, “I am so happy to be returning for the second edition of IDS’ VIP Designer Experience and working alongside our fellow tour host Chris Goddard. As a member of both IDS & NKBA, I am also excited to be collaborating with both associations to deliver insightful education and in-depth tours for a really meaningful professional development experience.”

IDS KBIS Designer Tours will visit 10 exhibitors each session with (1) morning slot starting at 9:30 am on Jan 31 and (1) afternoon slot starting at 1:00 pm on Feb 01 where IDS Tour Host,  Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, and Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Group will guide IDS members throughout KBIS and for brand presentations with participating exhibitors. Each tour will be limited to (20) guests per session and consist of IDS active members – Click here to Register to reserve your spot! Additional details for each tour and which brands will be featured on the tour will be announced by IDS & NKBA in January 2023.

About Interior Design Society

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is one of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. We’re a group of like-minded professionals interested in broadening their network, professional development, and continued education. IDS offers its members a place to belong within a supportive and welcoming design community through local chapters nationwide and even a Virtual Chapter! For more information, visit https://interiordesignsociety.org.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS and NKBA are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Emerald

KBIS is produced by Emerald. Our talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit emeraldx.com.

About Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs January 29 – February 2, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration for the winter 2023 Las Vegas Market is open now at LasVegasMarket.com.

Aging in Place: Beautiful bath ideas for your forever home

Virgil is quoted as saying, “The greatest wealth is health,” and with so many Americans living well longer, the interior design industry is seeing a real increase in requests for master bathrooms that will allow for aging in place.
These spaces are not utilitarian or spare, they are carefully designed for function and beauty. “Luxury baths include both functional and emotional elements, with the former involving high levels of craftsmanship and customization and the latter focusing on comfort and beauty at every level.” NKBA Luxury Bath Report 2022
No one knows this better than Shawn Rawlins, owner of Abe’s Discount Plumbing, in Modesto. “Key elements of a bathroom designed for aging in place include “0” threshold showers, grab bars that are disguised as towel bars or toilet tissue holders and bidet toilets. These elements make the bathroom safe and functional.”
“0” Threshold showers, or “roll-in showers” provide easy access to the shower area by functioning without a traditional shower threshold. This is achieved by either dropping the framing in the shower (if you have a raised foundation) or excavating foundation concrete, lowering the shower area and re-pouring a new slab for the shower floor. Often, these types of showers have linear drains. Linear drains span the width of the shower to catch water runoff at a precise pitch either at the front or the back of the shower. Shawn likes Infinity Drains, “They have a program that allows you to have a drain made for the precise dimension of the width of your shower, either tile-in or with a decorative grate.” This is an important feature as the ability to catch and carry water away from the built environment is key for the integrity of the room.
One of the most frustrating things about designing an aging in place bathroom is that once installed, grab bars make the room feel cold and sterile. Not so any longer, says Shawn. “Delta is a very approachable price point and they make good looking grab bars to match some of their suites of trim styles.” In the project photographed for this story, we used Delta grab bars to beautiful effect. They act as towel bars and as a toilet tissue holder.
Bidet toilets are also more and more popular for use in aging in place bathrooms. UTI’s are more common as one ages and can lead to serious illness including kidney infections and sepsis. To avoid UTI’s cleanliness and dryness are key (Mayo Clinic 2022). Most bidet toilets can clean and dry each area thoroughly, helping to prevent the spread of bacteria from one area to another, and helping to discourage skin rash and irritation. Toto is best known for their bidet toilets, but other brands are entering the market at a more approachable pricepoint with comparable features. Trone is a toilet I discovered at the 2020 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando, FL. Their toilets offer separate washing and drying features, a heated seat, deodorizers, a night light and auto clean functions for less than half the price of a Toto bidet toilet.
Other luxury elements you may want to incorporate into your bathroom include heated floors,custom storage for prescriptions and hygiene products, additional natural light, and grooming features like a vanity with a hot styling tool pull out. “People just want to stay in their homes as long as humanly possible. It’s comfortable…their own. A beautiful, thoughtfully designed bathroom that can accommodate a multitude of needs can make that possible,” shares Shawn. For more information about great products to make your forever bathroom perfect for your needs, please call Shawn at (209)521-8600 to schedule your private plumbing consultation.
Photography by Mark Verschelden. Design by Wendy Glaister and Stephanie Poulsen of Wendy Glaister Interiors. Plumbing trims from Abe’s discount plumbing. Tile from Bedrosians. Cabinetry by VPM Cabinets.

Latest Trends: Mixed metals, Zip Water, bidet toilets

Fresh off the plane from Orlando, and straight to the presses at Stanislaus Magazine, here are the newest and greatest in kitchen and bath from KBIS. It’s the largest kitchen and bath show in the country with more than 70,000 people in attendance and displays covering over 7 million square feet.

These were the standout trends and features from the tours I led for the Interior Design Society and the National Kitchen and Bath Association:

Coolest kitchen/bar area feature: Zipwater. This incredibly handy device works much like a reverse osmosis machine. It has an effective water filter and dispenses boiling water, carbonated water, cold water and room temperature water. The unit is only 18” deep and 12” wide and is designed to fit in a traditional kitchen sink cabinet. It has an option of installation separate from the kitchen sink as well, providing an elevated bar or coffee station water dispensing experience. It comes in a variety of finishes: polished nickel, brushed nickel, stainless steel, brushed gold and matte black. The company originally focused on commercial installations, now making its components a great fit for active families. (us.zipwater.com/)

Hottest finish trend: Mixed Metals. Everywhere I looked there were interesting finish combinations for metal fixtures in the home: cabinet hardware, plumbing trims and even appliances. Gone is the requirement to match every piece of metal in the home in a single metal finish color. Now there are all kinds of blends: stainless and polished nickel, matte black and brushed gold, matte white and burnished bronze. Standouts in this area were Emtek hardware (where your hallway metal can be one finish and your room’s interior may be another. You can find a great display of this at Modesto Door and Window on Carpenter Road), House of Rohl Plumbing, found at Abe’s Discount Plumbing on 9th Street, and GE Cafe Appliances, found at Direct Appliance on McHenry Avenue. Visit emtek.com/ products/cabinet-knobs; houseofrohl.com; cafeappliances.com.

Latest “must have” in primary bathrooms: bidet toilets. Once reserved for only the most luxurious bathrooms, bidet toilets are becoming more common in primary bathrooms for health and convenience reasons. I use them in nearly every ADA and aging-inplace bathroom I design. Bidet toilets mitigate the risk of urinary tract infections in women and keep people more healthy as their mobility and continence may decline with age. The most well known brands are Toto and Kohler. They have all sorts of options available, such as heated seats, fragrance, music, sani-flush cyclone technology and lighting (used as a night light most often). You can find a couple on display at Abe’s Discount Plumbing. Visit www.totousa.com or us.kohler.com.

KBIS VIP Designer Experience

Interior Design Society (IDS) announces the upcoming KBIS VIP Designer Experience taking place at the show Feb, 08-09, 2022, in Orlando. The planned two-day experience will feature a multi-event program in partnership with National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), including two guided tours to visit leading K&B manufacturers and educational segments with the official tour sponsor Cosentino for added engagement at the brand’s KBIS booth W1411.  

Designed for Living

Durability is at the top of client requests for Wendy Glaister, Owner of her eponymous design firm. She only specifies performance fabrics for seating now, and she is seeing a trend towards darker lower cabinets in kitchens that can stand up to more wear and tear.

Dream Home – Boudoir Elegance

Atwater sweet potato and almond farmers Cindy and David Souza built their dream home 25 years ago, but decided that after more than a couple of decades it was time for a makeover. That’s when Wendy Glaister Interiors stepped in with the help of Joe Smith of API Architects and Rui Esteves of REI Construction. One of the most glamorous areas of the house that was renovated is the master bathroom and closet space.

Loft Launch for Cosentino

Visit a Modern Country Home

Using a designer found on Houzz, a California couple adds square footage and creates welcoming, hardworking spaces.

Cindy Souza didn’t feel like her home reflected herself anymore. She and her husband, David, built the house on 20 acres in Atwater, California, in the 1990s. The architecture leaned somewhat contemporary, but over the years the couple, who farm 500 acres of almonds and 700 acres of sweet potatoes, tried to make the home a little more country. That resulted in layers of outdated colors and an overall heavy style that Cindy grew tired of. “It wasn’t me anymore,” she says. “I didn’t want to bring friends over. It wasn’t comfortable.”

Build the Room: Las Vegas Market Virtual Showhouse Summer 2020

It’s easy to design a showstopper residence with the cross-category product resources from Las Vegas Market. To prove the point, we asked interior designers to help us “build the room” – two living rooms, two home offices, a big girl’s room, a teen room, two master bedrooms, two lounges, and a kitchen/family room. Take a look at their carefully curated designs!

Products within each of Build the Room PDFs are linked directly to the exhibitor’s profile, for easy shopping & connections. Also, look for the ShopZio button on the exhibitor’s page!

ANDYZ Awards

The ANDYZ Awards were created in 2015, in partnership with Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) and the California Central / Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The ANDYZ Awards recognizes exceptional design from designers and design firms in the United States, and provides a platform to celebrate and showcase the creativity and talent of Interior Designers. 

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  • I am so glad we were able to meet yesterday. I love your vision for our living area. I think the rooms will be pleasing and comfortable and thank you for being so thoughtful in helping to create a functional and practical space for us. I truly appreciate how you understand that having adequate storage is important to me and have taken the time to analyze how to achieve this in the new small space in a pleasing and aesthetic manner.

  • We smile every time we walk into our bright and modern kitchen as well as our warm and comfortable living and dining rooms. Exquisite work Wendy, thank you so much.

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  • Wendy was a joy to work with! She can "envision" the completed project and her guidance with the process was priceless! Love her cheerful attitude and honesty! I highly recommend her!

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  • Wendy came to my home to help me pull together my furniture and decor. She was wonderful work with and I could not recommend her more.

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