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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 – 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. This year’s conference will be centered on the evolution of branding and innovation in design. Visit the Conference page on the IDS National website for more information and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.

If you purchased entries in the 2014 Designer of the Year competition, your completed project entries must be submitted to the IDS National Office on or before Feb. 27 using the submission guidelines. Click here for more information.

If you have not yet paid your 2015 IDS National dues, please contact the IDS National office at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 or 225 to remit a payment. As of Jan. 31, you will no longer be able to login to the IDS website to pay your dues since your account will be suspended due to lapse in membership.




GETTING PUBLISHED
IDS Associate, Patti Johnson of Patti Johnson Interiors, has been named a 2015 Style Spotter for High Point Market. Click here to learn more about the 2015 Style Spotters.

IDS Associate, Wendy Lepkoff of Wendy Interiors Inc. received the BEST of HOUZZ 2015. Wendy Interiors was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

IDS Associate, Owner and Principal Designer of Olamar Interiors, Paola McDonald's beach inspired condo make-over in Sterling, Virginia, was featured in the spring 2015 issue of Make it Over Magazine. Her fireplace design for the same project won a 2014 Spark Modern Fires Site Specific 6 merit award. Her winning photo will be featured as part of Spark Modern Fires advertisement to be included in Luxe Interiors, Interiors Magazine, New York Spaces and Gray Magazine in February. Click here to view this award-winning design. Click here to view a preview of the article.


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NATIONAL SPONSORS
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Metropolitan Window Fashions - PID Sterling - New York, N.Y.
Naples Plumbing Studio - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
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Rug Renovating - PID Sterling - East Orange, N.J.



UPCOMING CONFERENCES
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 – 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. This year’s conference will be centered on the evolution of branding and innovation in design. Visit the Conference page on the IDS National website for more information and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.

CHAPTER NEWS
Attention IDS Chapters: Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for an IDS Chapter Award. 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.

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

Thinking about going to High Point but don't know where to start? Join Soft Design Lab's Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel in their inaugural VIP Buyer's Tour to High Point Spring Market* in cooperation with High Point Market Authority. If you have never been to High Point Market or have not attended in the past five years, you are qualified to join our exclusive Buyers VIP Tour. We are excited to share an extraordinary week of events with you which will include:
  • A pre-market, informational webinar to get you ready to go
  • Accommodations at Sheraton Four Seasons Greensboro, NC; double-occupancy
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotel
  • Private welcome dinner and trend presentation at the exclusive, members only, String and Splinter Club courtesy of the High Point Visitors Authority
  • VIP welcome package and market survival kit
  • Design destinations and insider access to showrooms and ateliers across High Point
  • Daily educational event schedule
  • Countless social and networking opportunities, VIP party invitations, concerts and more
  • Farewell Dinner at Print Works
This is the only way to visit the most exciting home furnishings trade show in North America. We will take care of all of the planning, so you can concentrate on the show, buying and having a great time! Visit Soft Design Lab for more information. Register by Feb. 15 to take advantage of our early bird special.

Got questions? Email Deb at deb@softdesignlab.com

* High Point Spring Market Dates: Saturday, April 18- Thursday, April 23

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
To those of you who purchased entries in the 2014 Designer of the Year competition, your completed project entries must be submitted to the IDS National Office on or before Feb. 27 using the submission guidelines. Click here for more information.

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 2015 IDS National dues, please contact the IDS National office at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 or 225 to remit a payment. As of Jan. 31, you will no longer be able to login to the IDS website to pay your dues since your account will be suspended due to lapse in membership.

If you have already paid your 2015 dues and have not yet received your membership card, you can expect to receive it in 3-4 weeks. We thank you in advance for your patience!

If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please contact IDS Membership Manager, 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


Get Out of Your Own Way, and Raise Your Rates
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
One person prevents you from setting and getting much higher design fees and markups. That person isn't a competitor, critic, or customer. That person is you. You're the one who convinces yourself that you can’t charge more. You're the one who tells yourself that clients would never pay more for your design services. Or that your local market won't "bear" higher fees. Or that you simply don't have the experience or expertise to substantially raise your fees. That’s B.S.
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Build Your Design Business with a Powerful Houzz Profile
By Fred Berns
If Houzz.com is going to work for you, you need to put some work into it. That's one of the takeaways from a new report issued by representatives of this social media platform that connects homeowners with design and building professionals.
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Top Designers on How to Create the Perfect Color Scheme
Architectural Digest
Color has the ability to instantly transform the entire personality of a room. It’s the reason designers spend so much time flipping through paint wheels and swatch books. Pinpointing the perfect hue and finding the right combination can be tricky, but when you nail the ideal palette, the results are guaranteed to be dazzling. AD asked some of the top talents in design to share their personal tips for mastering the art of color — from deploying punchy brights to creating golden glows.
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A Backdrop for the Color Black
The New York Times
Valerie Steele approaches fashion as if it were rocket science. A chic wonk with a hearty laugh and a Ph.D. from Yale in modern European cultural and intellectual history, Dr. Steele, 59, is the longtime director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has written some 20 scholarly books on style and was a force behind a range of rigorously curated exhibits such as "Gothic: Dark Glamour" and "A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk."
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    How to Handle Losing a Major Client (Harvard Business Review)
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50 Shades of Grey's Lead Set Designer on Setting the Mood for the Sexiest Movie of the Year (ELLE Decor)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


10 Home Design Trends to Ditch in 2015
CBS MoneyWatch
Part of figuring out whether to change a design element involves predicting what potential buyers might want down the line, while also considering the needs and tastes of the people who live there today. It's a balancing act for almost every homeowner's budget. The risk? That some design decisions make a home look dated before its time. Ilyce Glink talked to three interior design professionals about which trends to resist, and where they would put their renovation dollars instead. Here are 10 trends they think homeowners should steer clear of in 2015.
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Luxury Housing Growth Mirrors Growing Wealth Gap
By Archita Datta Majumdar
A new report from Oxfam shows that half of global wealth held is by 1 percent of the world's population. By next year, they will own more wealth than the other 99 percent combined. This uneven distribution of wealth has had its ripple effects, and even the housing industry has felt the tremors.
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An Apartment Whose Color Scheme Is Far From Chaotic
The Wall Street Journal
We are all drawn to certain colors. But as anyone who's braved a purple - phile's home knows, decorating your space entirely in a narrow palette can make it seem oppressive, if not mentally destabilizing. This soothing apartment on New York's Upper East Side — a theme - and-variations exercise in golden earth tones — proves it doesn't have to be that way.
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6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life in 2015
Fast Company's Co.Design
By one oft-cited statistic, 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050. But chances are, the cities of the future won't look quite like the places where we live today. It's up to designers — architects, urban planners, interior designers, and more — to ensure that the people-packed cities of the future are livable, prosperous, healthy places. Fast Company asked a handful of design experts how urban life is changing. Here are some of the major trends.
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IDS National Headquarters
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Education Department x224
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