CDECA National Capital Region Chapter


DATE:  Friday May 30, 2014

TIME:  8:30am – 4:30pm

WHERE:  Southway Hotel,
Ottawa – 2431 Bank St., Ottawa, ON, K1V 8R9 Tel: 613-737-0811


“This is a fabulous agenda!!! Every topic is very relevant to my business at this time. So looking forward to the day,”
said one of the first to register.

Be sure to join us for a full day of inspiration, information, and practical advice to improve your business. There will be lots of opportunities to network with fellow decorators and designers and vendors.

Lauryn Santini, Art Consultant,Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 4.28.21 PM will discuss the use of art to enhance decor, how to mix and match styles, how to determine your client’s style, and how to commission artwork. She will also cover framing and art options for every budget. Local artists will be highlighted.




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Dyanne Wilson, Professional Photographer, will be giving a photographic tour of some of the most beautiful diplomatic residences in the nation’s capital. She will also discuss key considerations to showcase your projects using professional photography, including: choosing and hiring a photographer; how to prepare for your photo shoot; and licensing and copyright issues.



PRESENTATION: AN AFTERNOON WITH Cbk4hrpzmygbdgjpq679sw-logo146x47
Michael Stein, a Community Team member from well-known California-based Houzz – a web platform that gathers over 16 million homeowners to click over over 300 million page views each month, will be joining us for the full afternoon.
PART 1 of the workshop will help you gain an understanding of the Houzz platform and the best practices for using Houzz as effectively as possible. You will learn how to establish and manage your company profile, upload photos, obtain reviews, and maximize your market exposure.
PART 2 of the workshop will teach you how to use some built-in tools for finding and communicating with your clients. In addition, helpful shortcuts to save time and maximize the effectiveness of the Houzz platform will be shared.

Online registration now open!

Credit Card payments (Visa and Mastercard) accepted. Receipts will be e-mailed.

Member Fee $ 100 + HST = $113.00
Non-member Fee $125 + HST = $141.23
(A $20 rebate will be granted to any non-member attendee who joins CDECA by July 31, 2014)


Fee includes light breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
Complimentary Parking

Cancellation Policy – Refunds are available up to 5pm Monday May 26th, 2014. A $20 cancellation fee will apply. Please contact the CDECA office toll free 1-866-878-2155.

Future Events – Non-Members who cannot attend but would like to receive notification of future events, please click here.

Please share this invitation with your trade friends and colleagues who would be interested in joining us!

CDECA is offering a discount of $10 off the registration fee for members for each non-member registered as a result of their referral.

4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 346, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y4
Phone: 416-231-6202, Fax: 416-239-1076
info@cdeca.com www.cdeca.com 

 The winner of a the

” CDECA Scholarship award 2014 @Algonquin”

—-Katie Golec—– 

 2014 Algonquine_photo

Congratulations, Katie & welcome to CDECA.


Way to go – Sara!

Sara Nadeau of Ottawa Receives

Best Of Houzz 2014 Award


Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada 


Ottawa, Canada, February 4, 2014 – Sara Nadeau of Ottawa, Ontario has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Sara Nadeau Design which focuses on space planning, and kitchen and bath remodels was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Harmonie et bon goût – J’amais démodés, toujours comfortable”

Harmony and good taste – Never out of style, always comfortable

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Sara Nadeau among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Sara Nadeau, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Follow Sara Nadeau Design on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/ninaaudrey

About Sara Nadeau

With 18 yrs experience in the decorating and design industry, she has also been the recipient of a Renovation Award from the Canadian Decorators’ Association – CDECA.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com


CDECA National Capital Region Chapter

Invites CDECA members and guests to an informative presentation

– not to be missed!


Increase profitability. Gain control. Reduce stress.


Are you looking for a better way to run your business and increase your profitability this year?

Produce stunning proposals, invoices, and POs; plus time tracking, tailored billing and professional client reports. DesignDocs is your all-in-one project and financial management software solution.  Built specifically to save design firms time and money. 


Join us for a software demonstration and learn how we can help make 2014 your most profitable year yet.

Two live demonstration sessions to choose from!  Please join us prior to each presentation for light refreshments. Presentation 90-minutes with Q&A to follow.


         When:   Thursday, February 27th

Time:     10am   OR  1pm

  Where:  Astro Design Centre

  1818 Woodward Dr., Ottawa


This event is free for all CDECA members and $5 at the door for all non-members. As space is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible noting your choice of seminar to:  Karen Gastle @karen@designdocs.com

If you are unable to attend and wish to be informed about future Ottawa area CDECA events, please click here.


4195 Dundas Street West, Suite 346, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y4 
Phone: 416-231-6202, Fax: 416-239-1076 
info@cdeca.com www.cdeca.com




CDECA National Capital Region Chapter
looks forward to seeing you at our Annual Christmas Dinner Meeting.

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
5:30pm – 9:00pm

1394 Richmond Road, Ottawa ON K2B6R8


This promises to be a great event!

Let’s celebrate it in style!
Beverages! Door Prizes and more!


5:30pm: Cocktails


6:30pm: Dinner and Chapter Business
8:30pm: Door Prize Draw

Cost to Members: $60.00 includes Taxes & Gratuities
Non-Members Welcome: $70.00 includes Taxes & Gratuities

(Please note that a $10 rebate will be granted to any non-member attendee who joins CDECA by February 28, 2014)
Note: Price includes hors d’oeuvres and cocktail/wine to be served prior to dinner plus 3 courseTable D’Hote dinner (choice of selections), coffee or tea.

Free Parking.
please contact Rose for availability   rvaleriani@sympatico.ca


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