ABC of NC Child Development Center Expansion ground Breaking

ID Collaborative blog post

ABC of NC Child Development Center broke ground on Wednesday, June 28 on their $6.5 million dollar expansion. ID Collaborative is working with Steele Architects of Winston-Salem on the new design of the 2 new buildings. Nancy Borum and Blair Hart joined the celebration on June 28. Below are some pictures from the ground breaking. ABC of NC Child Development …

IDC on the road – Leading Age North Carolina

ID Collaborative blog post

Another wonderful spring Leading Age conference in Pinehurst, NC! IDC was a trade show vendor again this season and had an amazing time meeting new clients, connecting with existing clients, and learning more than ever regarding this exceptional industry we are so pleased to be a part of. Looking forward to many more years to come. There is so much …

River Landing Independent Living Renovation

ID Collaborative blog post, project-spotlight

It always feels good to come home again. Hired to refresh 5 Independent Living and an Assisted Living building at River Landing after providing the initial design services 13 years ago, ID Collaborative aimed to create spaces that gave residents the feeling of arriving at a warm and gracious upscale home. Recognizing the increased expectations of today’s prospective residents, the …

Epoxy Grout, not just for commercial applications!

ID Collaborative blog post

When it comes to tile installations, grout tends to be the biggest challenge. Typically when a tile installation fails it is not the tile that fails, it’s the grout cracking to pieces. When a shower floor gets covered in mildew, it’s the grout that is difficult to clean. What if you could have grout that was as stain proof as …

First Colonial Inn is a Shaw Contract 2017 Design Awards Market Winner

ID Collaborative blog post

First Colonial Inn in Virginia Beach. VA has been chosen as a Shaw contract 2017 Design Awards Market Winner. Market winners represent the highest caliber of work within an industry segment across the globe. The Design Awards recognizes amazing work, and celebrates the design story behind each and every project. The reason is simple: if we are going to improve …

IDC On the Road – PRG Management Conference

ID Collaborative blog post

Sara and Alice recently drove to Baltimore, MD to participate in the trade show at the PRG Real Estate Management conference. This is an annual conference that PRG puts on for all it’s property and regional managers. It’s a great opportunity for us to get in front of properties with upcoing projects and to get feedback from properties that we’ve …

Harnessing Daylight

ID Collaborative blog post

From homes to hospital patient rooms to classrooms, daylight is a huge factor for design as it impacts wellbeing, promotes health and healing, encourages learning, and creates inviting spaces that people are drawn to naturally. Daylight has a large part to play in everyday design, but a new idea is playing out in New York City for how to harness …

Featured Designer: Vollis Simpson

ID Collaborative blog post

The terms collaboration and repurpose are not new to the design industry, but sometimes a new product incorporating both aspects catches your eye. The captivating history of the artist Vollis Simpson and his sculptures has been translated into a new assortment of contract grade fabrics. Mayer Fabrics and Sunbrella Contract have teamed up to introduce the new Vollis Simpson Collection. …

Biophilic Design in Interiors

ID Collaborative blog post

A design concept that I became interested in last year and that influences my design thinking and strategies is Biophilic Design. Based on the research and findings of Biologist Edward Wilson, Biophilic Design connects people to nature in their interiors, which has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. Biophilic design can reduce stress, improve learning, increase productivity and …

Senior Living Solutions – Masland’s Answer to Designers’ Carpet Woes

ID Collaborative blog post

As designers, we’re typically at the mercy of the ‘running line’, or standard, products that carpet manufacturers develop, produce and market to us. A great deal of research and development is invested in each and every new collection a manufacturer launches. As designers, we eagerly await each new launch, particularly those aimed at the senior living market, hoping that this …