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How to Make Your Local Business Stand Out from the Crowd
Small Business Trends
Do you own a business that relies on a local customer base? To help keep your business thriving in 2014, making it stand out from the competition is critical.
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Best Ways to Use the Soft Yellow Color of 2014
Houzz
Does Benjamin Moore's color of 2014, Breath of Fresh Air, leave you cold? Do you wilt at the sight of Radiant Orchid, Pantone's selection? Then maybe Pittsburgh Paints' Turning Oakleaf is more your speed. It’s a fresh, cheery and warm alternative to gray or beige. Here you'll see the color used in actual rooms.
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The Key to Personal Positioning
Under 30 CEO
It's no secret that businesses often change their marketing message depending on the audience they want to reach. One example of this is Kool-Aid. Traditionally marketed as a kids' drink, right? Well, they decided to capitalize on the fact that college kids were using the drink as a mixer, so they designed some marketing specifically for that audience. A lot of parents weren't pleased about it, but it's a perfect example of positioning.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Office will be closed Jan. 20 – 27, while the staff is in Las Vegas for National Conference. We hope to see you there!

Space is still available! Don't forget to register 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 listen to opening speaker, Mark Brunetz talk about what you can expect to learn from his presentation, 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 Sponsors, Wayfair, LLC., International Design Guild and International Market Centers.

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.

2014 membership cards are currently being processed in the order that renewals were received, beginning with those who renewed as early as August 2013. If you have not already received your 2014 membership card, you can expect to receive it in four-five weeks. Thank you for your patience!


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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Space is still available! Don’t forget to register 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 Sponsors, Wayfair, LLC., International Design Guild and International Market Centers.


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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This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool
Fast Company's 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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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.

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.

    This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool (Co.Design)
Creating a Lifetime of Customer Love (By Emma Fitzpatrick)
What colors your 2014? (By Christina Mogk)

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Salvage Chic
lookslikewhite blog
This country retreat of Paige and Smoot Hull started out as a getaway place near Round Top, Texas, for the couple. To help with the mortgage they started to rent out their salavage filled home as a vacation rental. Before too long their vacationing clients wanted to purchase items from their home and just like that they became antique dealers. Their home has got the most amazing vintage pieces from screen doors over the fireplace to an old door as a headboard.
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8 Space-Saving Sliding Doors
Dwell
In many homes, there’s not even an inch to spare, much less a few feet for an awkward swinging door. We present 8 easy ways to close off spaces when you need to, then slide your room dividers right out of the way.
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10 Reasons to Start Building Your Email List Today
Business 2 Community
We hear it all the time: "Start building your email list." Or even worse, "Do you have a list and how big is it?" There’s no denying that the consensus around building an email list is that you should get going, and fast. But why? Today we're going to look at ten reasons to take action and get your list growing, because what's in it for you is going to make you a happy business owner.
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Smart Homes Getting Smarter: How Interior Designers Must Adapt
By Michael J. Berens
If you are not familiar with the term "the Internet of things," it is time to add it to your vocabulary. As became apparent during this year's Consumer Electronics Show, it won't be long before coordinating "the Internet of things" will be another task for designers to add to their project management plan. With more and more gadgets incorporating computer chips and Bluetooth or other wireless technologies, they now can communicate with various mobile devices and each other. While gadgets that alert their owners are nothing new, the next generation of products takes connectivity to a new level.
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Researchers Making a 3-D Printer That Can Build a House in 24 Hours
Business Insider
At The University of Southern California, Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has built a colossal 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours. Khoshnevis's robot comes equipped with a nozzle that spews out concrete and can build a home based on a set computer pattern.
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The Power of Pastels
Remodelista
As a young girl growing up in Dublin, Michelle McKenna of Space and Grace was fascinated by the effect that color has on a person's well-being. Capturing colors as some would butterflies, she developed a highly honed internal sense of color, which served her well when she and her husband, Brenlen Jinkens, "won" their London Victorian townhouse at auction. The house was in a serious state of disrepair — a literal "blank canvas."
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5 Churches Transformed Into Homes
The Associated Press via CBS MoneyWatch
In communities across the U.S., churches that have lost their congregations are being bought up and converted into artsy condos and homes.
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Bathroom Table Vanities

As vessel sinks have grown in popularity for bathrooms, the notion of an enclosed vanity or cabinet has given way. A vintage or antique table has far more character and style. A table also takes up less visual space than a cabinet which helps a bathroom look larger than it may be. A shopper with a good eye often can snag a bargain table but the hefty beauty with scalloped legs and a heavily embellished apron isn't likely to fall in that category. It’s difficult to decipher the style – it could be Hispanic or rustic Asian. It marries well with the chunky Baroque-style mirror and points up the delicacy of the green Chinoiserie bowl sink. And the wall-mounted faucet simply blends in.
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6 Ways the Kitchen of the Future Will Blow Your Mind
ELLE Decor
Technology to keep you fitter, safer and better at cooking? The trend forecasters see this coming for the kitchens of tomorrow.
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The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.

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IDS National Headquarters
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Phone: 336-884-4437
Email: info@interiordesignsociety.org

IDS Staff:

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IDS National Board President
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Snoa Garrigan x 222
Executive Director
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Melanie Hylton x224
Education Coordinator

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Membership Coordinator

lbranson@interiordesignsociety.org

Della Swider x 223
Benefits Coordinator
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org


 

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