April 10, 2020

Good afternoon IIDA Northland Chapter Members and Industry Partners,

It is a beautiful April morning as I type this. It is spring, arguably my favorite season of the year as it marks the beginning of the new and vibrant colors of summer. It is also a time we typically gather to honor the unique impact interior designers have on the world we live in and celebrate how environments we curate enhance the lives of those we care most about.

While we all wished so much to celebrate with you, IIDA Northland Board of Directors has decided to extend in-person event postponement to include our May and June events. This postponement includes two of our signature events, FAB Interior Design Awards and Vision Leadership Breakfast. FAB Award ticket holders will be contacted separately with additional information.

This year more than ever we are in the midst of a global event that will not only impact our society and culture but will also require our interior design community to truly shape the future of interior design and our profession. Over the next several months, we look forward to bringing you online events that will strengthen our local design community and continue the dialogue surrounding the influence of interior design. We will seek opportunities for all of us to use our voices and creativity for the betterment of our community while furthering equitable and approachable design.

The IIDA Northland’s Board of Directors and I encourage you to use IIDA Northland as a resource as we all navigate our way through this season. Let us know how we can help, and know we stand in your corner.

Mari Ansera, CID, IIDA
IIDA Northland President