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This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool
Co.Design
A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company's catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a long line of borderline useless augmented reality apps, this simple experience felt like magic. Now, entrepreneur Marc Lebovitz is expanding on that same idea with his new startup,
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Creating a Lifetime of Customer Love
By Emma Fitzpatrick
As a business, you need to sell your product. But being a business means far more than just your net profit. You need to be focused not just on getting new faces in the door, but also on bringing them back time and time again. After all, when it comes down to it, the people who buy your product run your business. Follow these tips below to make sure you and your business are fostering a lifetime of love with your customers. If your customers love your product, then you'll be in a prosperous business forever.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Early Bird pricing for IDS National Conference has been extended until Friday, Jan. 10.

Register today for the IDS National Conference, The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success, Jan. 23 – 25, in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker. Visit the IDS Conferences page for more information and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION.

IDS Executive Director, Snoa Garrigan interviewed Leslie Carothers of the The Kaleidoscope Partnership at High Point Market on what to expect from her keynote seminar at our upcoming national conference. Click here to watch the interview.

Click here to view Snoa Garrigan's interview with IDS National Conference opening speaker, Mark Brunetz, sponsored by the IDG Designer Program

Click here to view Snoa Garrigan's interview with IDS National Conference speaker, Jody Seivert.

Click here to view Snoa Garrigan's interview with IDS National Conference speaker, Terri Taylor.

Thank you to our Premier Celebration Sponsor, Wayfair, LLC.

Are you an interior designer for hospitality clients? Your participation is requested in a quick research Q&A paying $50 for a half hour call. Email gtowning@trone.com if interested.

For those of you who are currently listed in the IDS Buyers Guide, we would love to hear your success stories. Please email your stories to info@interiordesignsociety.org by Jan. 17.


HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
Monique Duarte is "Woman of the Year!"

Monique has been honored with the National Association of Professional Women's (NAPW) coveted Woman of the Year award for 2013, presented to her in the category of interior design for the state of New Jersey.

NAPW is a nationwide exclusive network of like-minded professional women who interact, exchange ideas, educate and empower one another.

Only 2 percent of NAPW's membership achieves a "Woman of the Year" designation in any given year. With the award, Monique will enjoy a variety of NAPW perks, including an expanded profile within the association's online membership directory and unlimited access to seminars, certification programs and other educational programming.


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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Early Bird pricing for IDS National Conference has been extended until Friday, Jan. 10.

Register today for the IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success", Jan. 23 – 25 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker. Visit the IDS Conferences page for more information and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION.

Sponsored by the IDG Designer Program, celebrity designer, Mark Brunetz will kick off the conference as the opening speaker. In addition, he will be the guest of honor at an exclusive VIP Reception and emcee at the Awards Dinner.

Click here for more information on National Conference speakers.

Click here to for more information on 2014 National Conference and registration.

Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION

Thank you to our Premier Celebration Sponsor, Wayfair, LLC


CHAPTER NEWS
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.

Thank you for submitting your Chapter Award entries. All winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at IDS National Conference in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.



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A Conversation With Architect and Interior Designer, Ashley Hicks
The Huffington Post
Like his father, the design legend David Hicks, Ashley Hicks has become one of the pillars of the architecture and design world. He does interior design work. He has furniture collections. He creates fabrics and rugs under the David Hicks by Ashley Hicks label. He's written a book about his father, too.

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Holiday-Ready Rooms
Architectural Digest
See spaces boasting a red-and-green palette, evergreen trimmings, or a glowing hearth.

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Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40 Percent More Effective B
Inc.
Employees deserve feedback. So we give it — sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much. But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give — whether the actual feedback is positive or negative.

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

There are several available webinars by Tobi Fairley, each are worth 0.1 CEU. A new Tobi Fairley webinar was just posted, "How to Determine Your Staffing Needs." This session addresses designers who may be confused about when and how to hire people to handle a portion of the work for their design firm. If you need to know how best to keep your operation "lean and mean" yet still highly productive, this webinar will provide you with helpful information. Join Tobi Fairley for this training on determining your staffing needs and then taking action to get the job done!

Visit the IDS website to learn more!


UPCOMING MARKETS
Thank you to those of you who attended our seminars and stopped by our office in High Point! We look forward to seeing you at our National Conference in January. Click here for more information on Conference.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Thank you for submitting your Designer of the Year entries. We look forward to an exciting competition this year. All winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at IDS National Conference in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.

IDS BUYERS' GUIDE
For those of you who are currently listed in the IDS Buyers Guide, we would love to hear your success stories. Please email your stories to info@interiordesignsociety.org by Jan. 17.

The IDS Buyers Guide is live! To find preferred IDS vendors, look for the IDS logo in their listing. Click here to view the IDS Buyers Guide.


MEMBER BENEFITS
In 2014, IDS will be issuing new membership cards. Similar to a credit card, these cards are much more durable. You can expect to receive your 2014 membership card in January. Due to the change in how our membership cards will be made, there will be a $10 replacement fee (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.


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    5 Questions That Will Close the Sale (Without Pressuring Customers) (Inc.)
10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate (House Beautiful)
5 iOS Apps To Help You Become An Interior Design Master (MakeUseOf)
5 Passé Home Trends Make a Major Comeback (Yahoo Finance)

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INDUSTRY NEWS


12 Hot Ideas for Fireplace Facing
Houzz
With fireplace season upon us, you might be thinking about updating an old fireplace or building a new one. There are so many choices for facing a fireplace that picking one can be challenging. Style, cost and installation are a few of the considerations you'll likely have. Here are some options for you to consider; which one lights your fire?
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5 Simple Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Grow Their Business
FOX Small Business
When everything is going especially well for a business, it’s easy for women entrepreneurs to go with the flow and ride out the wave of current success — sticking to a daily routine of meetings, travel for conferences, and a to-do list that never seems to end. However, this routine can make it difficult to stop and examine your business because more often than not, stopping is considered falling off the track.
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Writing A Killer Blog Post That Wins You Customers
Business 2 Community
You've all seen it done. Sometimes you catch the notification of a new blog post in your Facebook feed or Twitter stream, and you just have to check it out. It's magnetic. There's something that draws you to it, and then as you read through, you realize that the author hit a home run. Maybe it causes you to subscribe. Maybe you comment. Maybe you even buy.
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Iridescent: Surface Trend
3rings
From tiles to lighting, designers have tried to capture the changing rainbow of luminous colors found on iridescent materials in their designs.
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What colors your 2014?
By Christina Mogk
Unless you have been hiding under a rock — or have no interest in color trends — you are surely aware that radiant orchid is Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year. You may have even heard that Sherwin-Williams opted for exclusive plum, Benjamin Moore for breath of fresh air, Dulux for teal, and PPG for turning oakleaf. Combine the lot of them with Pantone's top 2014 spring fashion tone, dazzling blue, and you even have a great color palette for a future project. But what are the overall trends highlighting for interior designs in 2014?
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Michael S. Smith Revamps an Airy Chicago Duplex
Architectural Digest
Though Michael S. Smith is apt to wax effervescent over Chicago's rich cityscape, the Los Angeles interior designer concedes that a prime inspiration for the historic Gold Coast duplex penthouse he recently renovated with pale, romantic rooms was actually the mistress of the home’s signature silver tresses — "a too-early gift," she says, "from my father and from God." In homage to the sterling shade, Smith silver-leafed the kitchen ceiling, applied a burnished pewter-color wall covering in the master bedroom, and mounted giant mirrored-glass teardrops — a commissioned piece by Jeff Zimmerman — spilling down the wall of the staircase.
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Business Apps to Use Now
Entrepreneur
As Entrepreneurs, we are all looking for quality strategies to save time, work smarter and be more organized. We've compiled a list of must-have apps for desktop and mobile to add to your entrepreneurial tool-kit. Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing three new apps that we think are must-haves for the modern business leader. Use today's batch to bring more order to your worklife.
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Your Favorite ELLE DECOR Rooms of 2013
ELLE DECOR
Several dozen insiders share their favorite spaces from a year of chic homes.
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Designer Bryn Davidson Transforms a Tiny Vancouver Apartment into an Efficient Pod for Living
Inhabitat
Designer Bryn Davidson and his wife Kamala wanted to experiment with small footprint living so they bought the cheapest property in the city of Vancouver: a 360-square-foot bachelor suite. The pair took to rebuilding it from scratch and what resulted was a new space (organized around their heirloom sectional couch) that includes a queen bed, space for 10 person dinner parties, and a built-in video projector.
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House Doctor For Spring!
decor8
It’s a great company for both men and women who love a stylish yet practical interior since so many pieces work nicely for couples sharing a space. Would you like a peek at some of my favorites from their new collection, asks designer Holly Becker.
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6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People
Inc.
When you meet someone, after, "What do you do?" you're out of things to say. You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure. But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you.
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Soft Lamps: Lighting Trend
3rings
As lighting technology advances lampshades are becoming more adventurous in terms of shape and material. From unusual knitted casings that soften stark wires to eco friendly fabrics that create tactile shades, these lamps provide beautiful, lightweight and flexible lighting solutions.
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