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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Click here to read a New Year's message from the IDS National President, Bruce Knott.

See if you have what it takes to be the next IDS Designer of the Year by applying today! Winners will have the opportunity to be published in Home Fashion Forecast (the selection process will be based solely upon the editorial team’s discretion - the IDS National staff will not have any involvement in said process). The last day to purchase DotY entries from the IDS store is Jan. 30. Click here to learn more about the competition and how you can enter.

Congratulations to the 2014 Membership Drive Winners:
  • Fiorano Tile Showrooms, IDS Partner in Design – Sterling, will receive FREE dues in 2015
  • Stacy Carr, IDS Associate, will receive half-priced dues in 2015
  • Julie Schuster, IDS Associate, will receive free admission to 2015 National Conference in Ft. Myers, Florida
If you have not yet paid your IDS National dues, please do not forget to do so. You have the option to conveniently pay your membership dues online by logging in to your member portal on the IDS website and selecting "My Invoices" from the menu on the left side. Thank you!

Create. Furnish. Live. From the 19 to the 25 of January 2015, once again, the driving forces of the Furniture industry will come to Cologne, Germany. Partnering with the show this year will be LivingKitchen - Cook. Enjoy. Live. These two industries will present together on the banks of the Rhein, their latest ideas and innovations to the modern Global Market.

For this premier furnishing show, imm cologne, featuring LivingKitchen, will present the trends that will be shaping and inspiring the furniture, interior design, and kitchen industries for the future and will provide you with all you need to sustain and grown your business in the coming year. Click here to learn more.


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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GETTING PUBLISHED
IDS Associate, Kimberly Joi McDonald, owner and CEO of Designing JOI, LLC, was awarded the honor of being named one of 200 women selected for the 2014 Distinguished Women in Nevada Award. Click here to read more.

IDS Associate, Donna Hoffman (Interiors by Donna Hoffman) was featured in Home Fashion Forecast. Click here and visit p. 20 to see more.


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NATIONAL SPONSORS
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SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
Classic Rug Collection, Inc. - PID Sterling, - New York, N.Y.
Architectural Bling Inc. - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Coastal Cabinet Works - PID Sterling - Plainview, N.Y.
Desert Business Interiors - PID Sterling - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Omnia Leather - PID Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
Beverly's Tropical Glass Design - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
Hessler Floor Covering - PID Sterling - Ft. Myers, Fla.
Art Uptown Gallery, Inc. - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
DFB Sales Inc. - PID Sterling - Long Island City, N.Y.
Eastway Paint and Decorating - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Floform Countertops - PID Sterling - Beaverton, Ore.
Wolfgang Interiors and Gifts - PID Sterling - Knoxville, Tenn.
Metropolitan Window Fashions - PID Sterling - New York, N.Y.



UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Save-the-Date: the next IDS National Conference will take place May 19 - 20, 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. More details will be released soon!

CHAPTER NEWS
The IDS Chapter Awards application is available. Submissions must be received by the IDS National office by Feb. 27. Click here to download the application.

Would you like to get involved with an IDS Chapter? Visit our "Locate Your IDS Chapter" page on the IDS website to find out if there is a chapter in your area.

To join a local IDS Chapter, you must first join IDS National. Click here to learn more about IDS membership.


CQRID NEWS
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.

UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
Join the Sustainable Furnishings Council for GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training ONLINE. This is the most comprehensive training program available in green home furnishings, providing manufacturers, reps, retailers and designers with the knowledge and credentials to become experts in sustainability (Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 W CEUs). Click here for more information and to register.

IDS has joined nearly twenty associations and industry groups as Supporting Organizations for Design & Construction Week, joining forces for the second annual gathering of the largest-ever residential construction exposition in the nation. Supporting Organization members will enjoy discounted registration for the event. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.


UPCOMING WEBINARS
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link! Visit the IDS website to learn more!

UPCOMING MARKET EVENTS
Join the Sustainable Furnishings Council DESIGNINGreen Leaders including Monica Pedersen and Dann Foley for a presentation, "More Beautiful Less Wasteful" at LV Market on Jan. 18. Click here for more information and to register

Create. Furnish. Live. From the 19 to the 25 of January 2015, once again, the driving forces of the Furniture industry will come to Cologne, Germany. Partnering with the show this year will be LivingKitchen - Cook. Enjoy. Live. These two industries will present together on the banks of the Rhein, their latest ideas and innovations to the modern Global Market.

For this premier furnishing show, imm cologne, featuring LivingKitchen, will present the trends that will be shaping and inspiring the furniture, interior design, and kitchen industries for the future and will provide you with all you need to sustain and grown your business in the coming year. Click here to learn more.

Sustainable Furnishings Council will offer live classes for GREENleader Certified Sustainability Training at High Point Market on Earth Day (April 22). Click here to learn more. This training will also be offered at the New York Design Center on June 11. Click here to learn more.

Stay abreast on markets across the country by visiting the IDS Event Calendar. Click here to view it now.


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
See if you have what it takes to be the next IDS Designer of the Year by applying today! Winners will have the opportunity to be published in Home Fashion Forecast (the selection process will be based solely upon the editorial team's discretion - the IDS National staff will not have any involvement in said process). The last day to purchase DotY entries from the IDS store is Jan. 30. Click here to learn more about the competition and how you can enter.

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Designer of the Year Award Winners! Visit the IDS National blog to view photographs of the DotY Award Winners' designs by clicking here.


IDS BUYERS' GUIDE
Visit the IDS website to view the IDS Buyers' Guide! To find preferred IDS vendors, look for the IDS logo in their listing. If you are interested in obtaining a new listing or updating an existing listing, please contact Dan Sylvester at 212-920-3918. Click here to view the IDS Buyers' Guide.

MEMBER BENEFITS
If you have not yet paid your IDS National dues, please do not forget to do so. You have the option to conveniently pay your membership dues online by logging in to your member portal on the IDS website and selecting "My Invoices" from the menu on the left side. Thank you!

If you have already paid your 2015 dues and have not yet received your membership card, you can expect to receive it by the end of January. We thank you in advance for your patience!


If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please contact IDS Benefits Coordinator, Della Swider at dswider@interiordesignsociety.org or call 336-884-4437 ext. 223 (please note for all replacement membership cards, there will be a $10 fee payable in advance for each replacement card ordered).

To view benefits exclusively available to IDS members, visit the Member Benefits page on the IDS National website. Members must log in on the IDS website in order to take advantage of available discounts.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Top 5 Interior Design Trends for 2015
The Wall Street Journal
In London, designer Kelly Hoppen says mixing warm metals, such as copper and rose gold, with cool ones like silver is particularly hot right now. Los Angeles designer Jamie Bush agreed, saying he is no longer interested in matching every metal finish in a single room: "It's too staged." New York designer Thom Filicia suggested a "strategic, layered mix" of silvery, gold and black metals as a "riskier and more stylish" option. A great example: Arteriors’s Nolan Pendant, a brass-finished iron light with a dark bronze band.
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10 Elements of an Inspiring Workout Zone
Houzz
It's not so much the size of your workout area that matters — whether you have a corner devoted to yoga or an entire home gym. Finding the motivation to use your workout space is often the hardest part. Here are 10 elements to give your workout space (and you) a jolt of inspiration.
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How 1 Interior Designer Is Changing the Lives of Homeless Veterans
House Beautiful
In case you ever question the transformative power of bright throw pillows and a comfy chair, meet Margaret Barnett, an Atlanta-area designer who has been called "Robin Hood of interior design" for her work with homeless veterans. We learned about Barnett in the September issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, and we were inspired by her commitment to helping families in need turn their bare living spaces into warm, personalized homes.
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7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything
Inc.
Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens — even to the most motivated among us. You may have a great plan for your business, but now it's time to create a plan to keep yourself in high gear at work. When you need a boost try these simple tips to tap into your motivation. You know you can achieve anything when you put your mind to it, so put your mind to making 2015 a stellar year!
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New Role For Interior Designers: Home Health Specialist
By Michael J. Berens
Homeowners want their homes to support their health and well-being, and they are willing to undertake renovations to improve their home environment. But they are not always certain which steps to take or which products to buy to address their concerns. These and other findings from a recent Houzz survey suggest interiors designers may be able to provide a valuable service by helping homeowners to make their homes healthier and safer.
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A Retreat Designed for Drama-Free Weekends
The Wall Street Journal
Mood lighting, meaningful props, multiple entrances and exits — the parallels between home décor and the theater are too many to ignore. But for their new weekend house in Water Mill, New York, Walter Bobbie, a Tony Award-winning director of Broadway musicals, and David Frye, a Grammy-winning tenor at the Metropolitan Opera, were seeking a respite from the roles they play in Manhattan during the week. "Since both Walter and David are in performance, they wanted the opposite of that — a place that was un-theatrical," said James Huniford, the New York interior designer who worked with them on the project.
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6 New Year's Resolutions for Interior Design Businesses
Design Success University
Do you make New Year's resolutions? And if so, how long do they last? Here are six resolutions you might consider incorporating for your business in 2015 … don't wait until another year goes by.
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Knit 1, Curl Up 2
The New York Times
A full-size plastic Eames-style chair now has its own hand-knit sweater. Niels Wildenberg, a founder of MAL, the design company in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, that created both the 1956 lounge chair and the sweater, said, "It's our main goal to make people laugh." MAL showed the sweater during Design Week in Eindhoven, where the Milanese gallery owner Rossana Orlandi, saw it.
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IDS National Staff:

IDS National Headquarters
164 S. Main St, Ste 404
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Phone: 336-884-4437
Email: info@interiordesignsociety.org

IDS Staff:

Bruce Knott
IDS National Board President
bknottb@aol.com

Snoa Garrigan x 222
Executive Director
sgarrigan@interiordesignsociety.org

Lauren Luppino x 225
Membership Coordinator

lluppino@interiordesignsociety.org

Della Swider x 223
Benefits Coordinator
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org

Education Department x224
education@interiordesignsociety.org



 

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