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East Meets West in Design

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Tracy Morris of Tracy Morris Design is preparing a cozy ready nook.

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Camille Beers of Camille Beers Design Studio has designed her version of an "East meets West bedroom."

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Janet Morais and Anna Bimba of Demorais & Associates, LLC have designed an "Asian inspired built-in shoe showcase in a dressing suite…"

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Karen Luria and Mary Beth Schepp of Karen Luria Interior Identity Inc., will display a dining room.

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Camille Beers of Reston listens as Carmen Stull, Vice President for Development, Women’s Committee for the NSO and co-chair of the event with Dolores Potosnak describes the plans for this years designer show. Next to Carmen is Angela Gainey, design chair of the celebration.

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Carmen Stull, Vice President for Development, Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO); Mrs. Edith Chhin, wife of the Cambodian Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S.; Mrs. Linda Gaa, wife of the Philippine Ambassador to the U.S.; Mrs. Nunung Kuncorowati, wife of the Indonesian Ambassador to the U.S. and Luis Florendo, Filipino American designer. For more information on the upcoming show visit a href=http://www.kennedy-center.org/celebrations>www.kennedy-center.org/celebrations

Beyond Dragons- an east-west fusion of interior design, presented by the Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra was announced last Wednesday at a luncheon at the Kennedy Center. The design show will be held this year at the Chevy Chase Women’s Club on October 22-26. Ten local designers will be featured.

They include Camille Beers, Reston; Sally Steponkus, Washington, D.C.; Liz Levin, Washington, D.C.; Sandra Meyers, Rockville Md; Shannon Munn, Springfield; Janet Morais & Anna Bimba, Manassas ; Luis Florendo, Baltimore MD; Karen Luria & Mary Beth Schepp, Alexandria Tracy Morris, Washington D.C. and Ian Simpson of Smith & Hawken in Chevy Chase MD.

Feng Shui, table settings, Ikebana and window treatments are some of the workshops and demonstrations already scheduled for the five-day show. The Embassy of Japan is tentatively planning a Tea Ceremony. In addition to the Women’s Committee and the designers; members of the ASEAN Women's Circle are participating with this years show. This non-profit organization is composed of wives of ASEAN Ambassadors and diplomats, and lady diplomats from the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)embassies. 10 ASEAN nations are:Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.