IFDA Florida Chapter is thrilled to announce an event for IFDA and our guests at Bloomingdales at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton from 6 to 8 pm on January 23, 2014 in the Furniture and Design Department.

Did you know that at Bloomingdales you can literally do  one stop shopping for your clients?  Of course they have a renown furniture and design department but  associates at the store can also take you from department to department for all your client”s home furnishing needs.

Eddy Ross designed this spectacular space for Bloomingdales 2nd Annual Big Window Challenge.

Got all the furniture picked out?  Then why not go to the linen department and select the bedding and linens for the whole house?  Need mattresses for all the bedrooms?  What about beautiful area rugs, china, housewares and more?

When I heard our member Lynn Sciarrone, who is coordinating this event for us, describe the wide range of all the ways Bloomie’s can assist us in providing a complete turn key design service, I was very  impressed.

Have you ever used Bloomingdales or another department store as a resource for your design projects?  What do you think about of being able to purchase so much from one source?   By charging a fee or by the  hour you would be compensated for your time and expertise.  Bloomingdales  has access to lines that we as individual designers may not have.  Clients can put everything on their Bloomingdale’s charge.  Bloomies does all the work and we just collect our fee.  Easy breezy!

I am anxious to learn more about how Bloomies can be my partner, aren’t you?   Join us on January 23, 2014.  Account reps from Mitchell- Gold, Bernhardt and more will be there too! We challenge you each to bring 3  guests, maybe another designer or even a client!  John from Petal Pushers is creating florals so you know it will be fabulous!  An official announcement with more info will be coming soon.

What a great way to kick off the new year.  Thanks, Lynn!  See you all there.

As always we invite you to share your ideas and experiences in the comment box below.  We look forward to hearing from you!