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Confidence in Quoting Your Fee
Design Biz Blueprint
Do you ever get in a panic over quoting your fees or presenting the cost of a project that is far more expensive than you have ever done before? A little case of the nerves is not a problem, but when you are so terrified that you avoid talking about your fees, you begin to damage your business.
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6 Ways The Kitchen Of The Future Will Blow Your Mind
ELLE Decor
The closest things we have to a fortune teller with her crystal ball in 2014 are the industrious people working as trend forecasters. And the latest predictions out of London-based innovators Stylus are all about food. Specifically, how it will grow, change, and amaze us this year. While the predictions are aimed at restaurants, we know they'll surely trickle down to the home. So consider this 2014 food forecast a preview of what your busiest room in the house will look like in the years to come.
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Wait, What's That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Wanders
Fast Company
Try this: Count your exhalations — 1, 2, 3 — all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates. Unless you've trained your attention, it'll probably start to wander — which, new research into the brain suggests, begins at a physical level.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National staff would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of our speakers and to all of you who attended our National Conference. We enjoyed meeting everyone! We would especially like to thank our conference sponsors: Wayfair, LLC.,, International Design Guild and International Market Centers.

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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HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
Two of our very own IDS designers, Jason Clifton of Bauer Clifton Interiors in Juneau, Alaska, and Donna Hoffman of Interiors by Donna Hoffman in Philadelphia, were featured in an article providing tips to warm up your home. Click here to read more!

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
The IDS National staff would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of our speakers and to all of you who attended our National Conference. We enjoyed meeting everyone! We would especially like to thank our conference sponsors: Wayfair, LLC.,, International Design Guild and International Market Centers.

CHAPTER NEWS
Congratulations to all of our 2013 Chapter Award Winners!

  • Chapter of the Year: IDS Long Island
  • Outstanding Charity Event: IDS Dallas/Fort Worth and IDS Fort Myers
  • Outstanding Networking Event: IDS Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Excellence in Membership Marketing Communications: IDS Naples
  • Excellence in Programs and Educational Activities: IDS Naples
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.


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12 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Inc.
If it has to happen, then it has to happen first, writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy.

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Filling An Unused Space
The Washington Post
THE CHALLENGE: After removing the wall between their kitchen and living space, Bethesda residents Kevin Giesecke and Janna Hayes need help outfitting the open floor plan in their mid-century home. Giesecke and Hayes want a contemporary feel that is more warm and cozy than sleek, with earthy tones and pieces that can hold up to three active children.

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A Classicist at Rest
The New York Times
How does a classical architect decorate at home? Modern all the way. Allan Greenberg is known for his classical architecture, but the apartment he shares with his wife, Judith Seligson, reflects his preference for a pared-down space filled with light and art.

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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
Don't miss the excitement of IWCE 2014 when, for the first time ever, IWCE will co-locate with the NAHB International Builders’ Show and KBIS. This new mega event, called Design & Construction Week, will be one of the world's largest gatherings! One badge will give you access to three shows! Click here for more information and to register.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Congratulations to all of our 2013 Designer of the Year Award Winners!

Click here for a complete list of winners.


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.


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INDUSTRY NEWS


Brighten Your Interior With the Latest Lighting Trends
By Christina Mogk
When we think of trends, the lists tend to focus on colors, kitchens and baths before they expand to look elsewhere in the home. But illumination is crucial for functional spaces — especially at this time of year, when we have more darkness than light. Who cares what color your wall is or what embellishments dress up your upholstered pieces if they cannot be seen? Lighting will make — or break — your space. Here is a look at some of the latest trends in the world of lighting.
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In Housing, Big Is Back (Not Counting the Extras)
The New York Times
When it comes to new homes, bigger is again better. The median size of new homes built for sale peaked in 2007 at 2,295 square feet, then fell to 2,159 two years later, after the housing crisis hit. But the appetite for ever-larger homes has returned: In 2012, new homes reached a new peak of 2,384 square feet and, according to the National Association of Home Builders, some 41 percent of new homes had four or more bedrooms, up from 34 percent in 2009.
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New Traditional Interior Design by Courtney Giles
Simplified Bee
There is a house tour featured in the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle featuring Atlanta-based interior designer, Courtney Giles. She transformed a historic 1911 four-bedroom house for a young couple. Sticking with a neutral palette for the most part, Giles' design blends traditional elements with fresh , modern accents. The result is inviting, elegant and current.
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Unusual Tubs and Inspiring Bathroom Interiors
Freshome
Sometimes an unusual item placed intentionally in the spot light can set the whole mood and atmosphere of that room. When it comes to bathrooms, we got used to classic tubs, in a rectangular form, most of them in a white finish. Freshome found a very creative collection of bathtubs, that defy these strict rules.
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4 Ways to Turn 'No' Into 'Yes'
Inc.
There will be plenty of times in the early days of a business when you'll ask for something you want, and the answer will be no. For most people, that no is the end of the conversation. For you, though, a no can open up a wealth of opportunity, according to sales legend Tom Hopkins, who recently co-authored "When Buyers Say No" with longtime sales pro Ben Katt.
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4 Cool Paint Colors Touted for 2014 — and How to Use Them
Houzz
Paint and wall covering manufacturer Farrow & Ball has chosen four key colors for 2014, and they are among my new favorites. Cooking Apple Green, Stiffkey Blue, Purbeck Stone and Mole’s Breath are all fairly cool hues that are interesting and attractive without being too overbearing. These complex colors have a soothing, muted quality, but they can also easily stand on their own in a room.
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Preview the 2014 Architectural Digest Oscar Greenroom
Architectural Digest
The Academy Awards may be an evening of red carpets, haute couture gowns, and tearful speeches but, behind the scenes, interior design plays a crucial role. Since 2002, Architectural Digest, has sponsored the event's admired Greenroom, a spacious backstage retreat where superstars can relax, gather their thoughts, mingle, and perhaps refine their thank-yous.
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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have A Blog
By Amanda O'Brien
Maybe you have thought about a blog for your business. Maybe you have started and stalled out, but it is time to really consider the benefits. A blog is a type of website or an extension of your website where you can write about just about anything. There are fashion blogs, gossip blogs, science blogs and blogs in every industry. Blogging platforms are easy to use, and your customers and search engines love blogs for their articles and information. Here are five reasons why your business should think about setting up a blog or a blogging schedule.
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New Story Adds A New Chapter to Family Home
Los Angeles Times
It was a broken kitchen hood that started it all. First the hood, then the refrigerator, then the air-conditioning system. But rather than replace everything, ABC-Disney executive Jana Winograde and her husband, actor Todd Sandler, saw an opportunity to rethink the home in which they had been living for nine years. Daughters Dylan, 9, and Riley, 11, needed a space of their own. "Our kids were getting older," Winograde said. "They really had nowhere to be with their friends that was separate except their bedrooms."
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How to Get Started with Local SEO
Business 2 Community
Small businesses can often feel at a disadvantage when competing online. There’s always someone with a better site, greater reach, and deeper pockets. But such a mindset overlooks the one significant advantage your local store has over Amazon.com: locality.
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Verner Panton's Neon Pool and the Legacy of Pop Art Design
Fast Company's Co.Design
A new exhibition is the first to mine the relationship between design and the pop art movement of the 1950s. See 14 colorful and wild ideas rooted in that bygone era of pop art.
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