Registration opens for Interior Design Society awards gala

HIGH POINT – Registration is now open for the Interior Design Society Designer of the Year Awards Gala. Set to be held virtually at 7 p.m. EST on Oct. 8, the gala is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is open to the public.

“We are extremely excited for this year’s awards program” said Jenny Cano, IDS executive director. “The digital platform has presented many new and unique opportunities.”

To attend the virtual awards gala, register on the IDS website. At the same link, thanks to event sponsors, a limited amount of celebration boxes are also available at the same site. Event sponsors include Frenchie’s Florals, High Point Market, Howard Elliott, Showplace Cabinetry, Mydoma Studio, Polywood, Sherwin-Williams, Surya and The Romo Group.

With spaces ranging from bedrooms to outdoor spaces, the program spotlights the talent of IDS designers in more than 30 Designer of the Year categories that were judged by a panel that included:

  • Sasha Bikoff, Sasha Bikoff Interior Design
  • Chelsie Butler, Kitchen and Bath Business
  • Stacy Coulter, Stacy Coulter & Associates
  • Jane Dagmi, Designers Today
  • Mary Devincenzo, Norwalk Furniture
  • Allison Eden, Allison Eden Studios
  • Annmarrie Fabbi, Sherwin-Williams
  • Diane Falvey, Furniture, Lighting & Decor
  • Kelly Fridline, Kelly Fridline

8 Myths About Disinfecting, Busted by Cleaning Experts

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The amount of information swirling out there around the most effective cleaning (and sanitizing, and disinfecting) practices can be dizzying — and often, misleading. What’s likely true is that your home and the surfaces in it aren’t getting the thorough clean you think they are.

While strategies for cleaning are aplenty, one way to take guesswork out of the equation is to stock products that are a one-two punch, like Weiman Disinfectant Granite & Stone Wipes. But you also need to know how to use them appropriately.

To squash the most common misconceptions around sanitizing and disinfecting, we consulted with resident cleaning expert Carolyn Forte, director of the Home Appliances and Cleaning Products Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute to help us bust some cleaning myths.


Myth: Sanitizing is the same as disinfecting.

Though commonly used synonymously, cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are three separate things, says Forte. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cleaning removes any visible dirt, dust, and debris from a surface by washing and rinsing, typically with soap and water, but it does not automatically disinfect.

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Sanitizing mitigates the risk of illness by

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