Speaking + CEU’s At The Houston Design Center This Week!


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I am thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver 2 of my IDCEC approved CEU courses to Houston area interior designers on Thursday of this week { the 11 am course is HSW}  + to speak to Houston homeowners on Friday at Houston’s #1 to the trade + consumer resource for unique furniture, art, wallpaper, textiles and decorative accessories, the Houston Design Center, during their annual DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE event.

I invite you, if you’re a Houston area interior designer, to please sign up for my CEU’s and allow my experience to help you move your businesses powerfully forward with America’s 80 million baby boomers. Within 16 years, 1/5th of the population of the United States will be 65+ and this represents an enormous opportunity for your businesses to learn how to better serve their health, safety and welfare needs now and the need they will have for products and homes that evolve, over time, with them.

For those of you who may not know me, I live in Wichita, Kansas, in a home that my husband and I remodeled and designed as my living laboratory called CYPRESS. I’ve been a professional member of ASID for over 30 years now and am NCIDQ certified, CAPS certified and have my Master in Interior Design. I appreciate the opportunity to get to know you and assist you in reaching your goals for your own interior design businesses.

I have family in Houston – my son and daughter- in- law and 3 of my 9 grandchildren live in Houston, in the Woodlands. It’s hard for me to believe, when I’m visiting them in that bucolic area, that Houston is America’s 4th largest city. It’s such an honor for me to have been invited to speak and deliver my CEU’s at the HDC and I’ve worked hard to make sure the information I present will be as useful as possible to each of you who take your valuable time to attend.

I am a firm believer in cross pollination of ideas and I look forward to learning from and exchanging information with everyone – not to mention that I can’t wait to do a little shopping at Ken Kehoe’s showroom, who has been kind enough to offer to host the luncheon for us all afterwards.

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This is one of the pieces that Ken offered at this sale last year that I found on the Houston Design Center’s Facebook Page, here. I would love this for my outdoor sanctuary space at my home in Wichita. I hope he’s offering similarly beautiful items this year.

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For any of you in Houston thinking about attending, when I delivered my CEU’s at a jointly sponsored, ASID, NKBA, AIA, IIDA, conference last November in Colorado, one of the  designers I met there was Lynn Barton Bier, {shown with me in the picture below} who owns, Home On The Range Interiors in Steamboat Springs, CO. I was so grateful to Lynn for writing an unsolicited testimonial about what she learned and, if you’d like to read what Lynn had to say, I invite to you to please click here.

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If you do decide you’d like to sign up for my CEU classes, you can pay by Pay Pal on my site ahead of time by clicking here, or by cash, check or credit card at the door this Thursday, whatever is easiest for you.

I am so looking forward to meeting you. With 12, 500 people each day in the United States turning 50, I believe the information I will share with you in these 2 CEU’s courses { and I invite you to take both, as the information will be different in each one } will help you move your own design businesses powerfully forward.

Then, on Friday, I’ve been given the opportunity by Sheri and Grant Roane, the owners of the Houston Design Center {pictured below} to speak to the Houston general public about

 Chic Products For the Evolving Needs of Homeowners 50+

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This talk is being graciously hosted by Peggy McGowen, former National President of the National Kitchen and Bath Association { NKBA } and the owner of Houston’s premier luxury kitchen and bath showroom: Kitchen + Bath Concepts

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 If you’re a Houston homeowner reading this, or a designer who can’t attend my CEU’s,  I hope you will come to hear me speak at 9:30 am as I share with you my choices for the chicest products that will also help you meet your evolving needs, or the needs of those you love and care for.

After I speak, I invite you to also shop the DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE for bargains like this one, from last year’s sale.  Are you noticing, too, how the firmer, single seat cushion and high wooden arms allows for easier standing and seating?

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Peggy McGowen, on the far right.

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Two products that I will definitely be mentioning in my talk to Houston’s homeowners will be the WAVE lighting switch from Legrand North America,

that I wrote about in more detail last week, here , after seeing it in person at MetrocCon in Dallas, and also the CARRIE armoire, designed by my fellow official #HPMKT StyleSpotter, Gary Inman, that I stylespotted at last spring’s High Point Market.

I am looking forward to continuing my stylespotting activities at this October’s High Point Market and invite any of you that will be there, too, to visit the Moore Councill showroom, where Gary’s multi functional pieces are shown.


Thank you so much, Sheri and Grant, for making this possible for me and I am looking forward to meeting you both + Alton LaDay, your PR practitioner {pictured below} who has been so helpful , too.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 5.34.02 AMMitzi Beach, ASID, NCIDQ, CAPS

Masters In Interior Design


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Thank you! 


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