Message From The President

It is with my great honor, and our ASID Washington State Chapter Board Members to welcome you to our new year 2021-2022 ahead. We have all navigated through rough waters together, both personally and professionally, and look forward to renewed spirits through all this, and in the coming year.

We are grateful to our past president, Eileen Schoener, for keeping us afloat,  introducing new virtual realities through Zoom meetings, informative quarterly newsletters, and her never-ending support to our WA State ASID Chapter.

We were fortunate to have had met in person at the Seattle Design Center in September where we were honoring Chef John Howie, owner of Seastar.  Our afternoon was filled with reconnections, amazing foods, gift drawings, and our first in-person ASID Chapter Meeting.

In November, we hosted 100 students for "The Designer's Journey" with the Seattle Design Center and four other design community organizations. The enthusiasm of everyone, along with many students, made us all aware of how much we have missed this past year and how wonderful it is to be back together to share our talents and professional gifts again. And, we especially welcome all our new student members!


We look forward to promoting the value of the interior design community to the public, with our Industry Partners, and all our many members, through education, and ongoing service to our community, in this upcoming year. Although the current health conditions remain in flux, we will work together for the safety of each other and our clients, knowing we are stronger together, continuing to strive for the highest level of professionalism in our design community, and dedication to our field.

Please watch for our upcoming events in our Newsletter, Website, Facebook, and Instagram postings. Our "Color of the Year" featuring Benjamin Moore Paints and a CEU, will be on December 2nd, on Zoom, at 10AM. More details to follow.

I will look forward to working with you all and serving as your President for 2022

My warmest regards,

Kathleen Bohlken
Kathleen Bohlken Design, Allied ASID, NKBA

President WA State Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers