IFDA Florida Kicked off 2017 with Cocktails and Connections at Chapter Sponsor Hessler Paint and Decorating at their flagship store in Delray Beach.

Your Benjamin Moore Paint Experts

Our new sponsor hosted this great event that included presentations by area reps.


Above the sales rep from a fabulous rug company called Modern Nature shares the features of this hand knotted custom line.


Hessler’s showroom is packed with samples of area rugs, carpet, flooring, wallpaper, fabrics, window treatment…and of course paint.


Benjamin Moore Reps Melissa Blanchenay and Steve Gorman gave us trends, tips and insights into the benefits of using Benjamin Moore products and a reputable company such as Hessler.

Dan Hessler also spoke about the high quality of Ben Moore paints and how the sales reps will even go to the job sites to make sure the paint is being applied correctly.



Member Laura Hessler, who oversees the design department, also unveiled a new Designer Program which offers many benefits for interior designers who use Hessler as a resource.

JHS_7374There were also great door prizes courtesy of Hessler Paint and Decorating vendors.

JHS_7371Among the members attending were Beverly Stewart, Leah Keitz, Caroline Rogow and Marsha Koch.

JHS_7370We were so happy to welcome many guests and members. Above guest Vanessa Vann, member Vicki Kirsner, member Deb Matsayune and Melissa Blanchenay, Architectural and Design Rep from Ben Moore.


Other members attending included Tom Daugherty, guest Rose Arevalo and member Susan Heller.


Leah Keitz FIFDA, our VP of Education Foundation, took a moment to speak with our new Student Member Gianna DiBartolomeo, who drove all the way from Miami to join us, about all the scholarships that are available to both students and professional members.  We were delighted to meet Gianna!


Members Sylvia Wallace, Vicki Kirsner, Marsha Koch and Terri Chetek pose with Joe Carballosa from Modern Nature, who gave us information about how their gorgeous rugs are made.


The well attended event welcomed many guests like Judy Pecarraro and Teresa Gottes above with member Leah Keitz FIFDA.


Many thanks to the entire Hessler family who created this informative and fun evening.  We look forward to building a long lasting relationship with this Florida Chapter Sponsor. Above are member Lynn Sciarrone, her brother Dan Hessler, niece Jaime, niece and member Laura Hessler and Nancy Hessler.

More guests and members below all helped to make this kickoff event a wonderful success.


(Photos courtesy of IFDA Florida Chapter Member John Stillman)