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10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate
House Beautiful
Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, House Beautiful rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone. Inspired by a photo you took? Create your own color palettes from these photos and save and share them with other COLOURlovers members. Tap the built-in color wheel to explore different shades and hues. You can also browse other members' palettes to get design ideas.
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Fairmont Designs: 3 Plus 3 Program

Creating the perfect room shouldn't be difficult. Fairmont Designs takes the guess work out of choosing the look and style of your large furniture pieces. These pieces are made in our US upholstery plants, and offer a variety of fabrics. Visit fairmontdesigns.com to learn more.


Demand for Interior Designers Growing
Appleton Post-Crescent
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a promising job outlook for interior designers, which accounted for 56,500 jobs in 2010 but is expected to grow 19 percent, or by 10,900 positions between 2010 and 2020. There were 56,500 interior designer jobs in the country in 2010, the bureau estimated. That number was expected to increase another 10,900 by 2020. The recovering markets of new-home construction and commercial building as well as heightened activity in home remodeling is increasing demand for people with interior design skills.
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Inviting the Garden Inside
The New York Times
Tovah Martin can’t live without plants, so in the winter, she makes her garden indoors. Even when it falls to zero outside, as it did last week, there is a forest of pale green ornamental kale flowering in the east window. And the fern in her bedroom window upstairs has vigorous green fronds, loaded with spores. Meet Polypodium formosanum, the grub fern.
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Vanilla Ice Turns Interior Designer
The Independent
We might not have heard much from Vanilla Ice since his appearance on Jedward's 2010 single, "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)" (what do you mean you don't remember? ), but it turns out that the rapper has been busy carving out a career in interior design. Teaming up with Capitol Lighting, the 45-year-old has just launched his own range of chandeliers. "The transitional design and unique silk shades with crystal detail make this fixture truly an original, just like Vanilla Ice… Bling it on!" reads the website.
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Tip of the Week:

The Interior Design Society is about interior design and YOU! In an effort to connect you with the information you want, we have launched our new blog! We will be using our blog to post articles you would normally find in Portfolio – information on design trends, technology, IDS Chapters, markets and conferences, IDS Partners in Design and National Sponsors, and so much more! Click here to connect today!


SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners & Affiliate Partners
Denise McGaha Interiors - PID Platinum - Dallas, Texas
Habitat For Humanity International - PID Platinum - Atlanta, Ga.
Pay Anywhere - PID Platinum - Troy, Mich.
Stone Solutions, Inc. - AP - Austin, Texas
Zicana - AP - Westbury, N.Y.
ProSource Wholesale Flooring - AP - Bartlett, Tenn.
Pro Design Solutions - AP - Tigard, Ore.
Contents For The Home LLC - AP - Plainview, N.Y.
New York Design Link - AP - Bayshore, N.Y.
Manhattan Shade & Glass Co., Affiliate Partner - AP - Hauppauge, N.Y.
Imex Stone Unlimited LLC, Affiliate Partner - AP - Fort Myers, Fla.
Protect Painters of Central Austin, Affiliate Partner - AP - Austin, Texas
Gradek Contracting and Design, Affiliate Partner - AP - Austin, Texas
Blind and Shutter Gallery, Inc. - AP - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Fancy Fixtures, Inc. - AP - Jericho, N.Y.



UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Save the Date for the 2013 IDS National Conference!

Downtown Greensboro Marriott - Greensboro, N.C.

In conjunction with the High Point Market, April 20 - April 25

Join us to earn up to .7 CEUs and enjoy seminars featuring:

Tobi Fairley
Joni Vanderslice
Debbie Green
Michelle Lamb
Greenhouse Fabrics

Visit www.interiordesignsociety.org to download a brochure and register Early bird pricing is available

Rooms are available at $189/night for a single or double room. To reserve your room in the IDS National Conference room block, please call the Greensboro Marriott Downtown Reservations Department at 800-228-9290. You must identify yourself as part of the IDS Conference to reserve a room in the room block.


CHAPTER NEWS
The IDS Long Island Chapter gave the students at MercyFirst an inspirational place to learn and enjoy. This is a great example of some of the wonderful charity work our chapters do! Amazing job, IDS Long Island Chapter! Click here to watch see a video showcasing the finished product.

UPCOMING WEBINARS
Online On-Demand Webinars are Here!!

IDS is proud to announce the availability of pre-recorded webinars at your convenience through our new online learning management system (LMS). We currently have seven CEU certified webinars available through our homepage (www.interiordesignsociety.org) link labeled 'LMS'. There are instructions on how to start the webinar, obtain handouts and take a quiz to show completion once you click on this link. We will have non-CEU certified webinars available after the first of the year. As live webinars are conducted through IDS, they will become available through the LMS if individuals are unable to join the live session. We also hope to premier our conference speakers through this venue in order for participants to gain wider exposure to the speaker's expertise. IDS will automatically update your CEU record when you participate in the online webinars through our LMS thus there is no need for additional CEU filing.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Living in Sepia
The New York Times
They were the dandies of Avenue C, swanning about in cutaway suit coats, top hats and detachable starched collars. They made paintings the old-fashioned way, dressed in smocks and using rabbit skin glue primer and lead gesso on linen tacked, rather than stapled, to stretchers they found in the garbage. They backdated their work to the early 1900s, or before.
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Top 10 Most Talked-About Interior Design Trends for 2013
Freshome
What's trending in the profession for the coming year? The editors at Freshome have selected 10 key tendencies, ranging from a growing relationship between men and interior design to green walls and garden rooftops.
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How to Focus on Building Future Relationships, Even If You Aren't Hiring
Smart Business
Many businesses may have taken a step back from hiring, especially when faced with uncertainty from the fiscal cliff changes, health care reform and overall budget costs. However, Sarah Finch, business development manager at The Daniel Group, says even if you're not hiring right now that doesn't mean you should lose track of planning for the future. Smart Business spoke with Finch about how to create long-term relationships so your staffing representative is always aware of your company's hiring needs and can build a strong candidate pipeline accordingly.
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10 Business Lessons from the Beatles
Money & Markets
Financial commenter Joshua M. Brown writes: "Given how many thousands of words about finance-related topics I read each day in my role as wealth manager and Certified Financial Pundit, sometimes the last thing I want to do is get myself caught up in a book about markets and money. But even when I find myself reading something totally unrelated to business, I quickly begin noticing the investing and finance-related lessons inadvertently contained within — no matter what the topic is."
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John Legend's Hollywood Hills Home
Architectural Digest
What becomes a legend most? If the luminary in question happens to be nine-time Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter John Legend, the answer is expressed most artfully in the 1960s Hollywood Hills house he shares with his fiancée, model Christine Teigen. A sophisticated update of midcentury modernism, the residence reflects the spirit of a young couple putting their own distinctive spin on gracious California living.
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The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.

For more information visit www.cqrid.org.



10 Cleverly Crafty Ways to Refashion a Door
Houzz
If your dull doors have got you down, don't fret. Houzz is full of fabulous ideas for great statement doors. Some of these ideas may require a long-term savings account, while others require only a quick trip to the home improvement store and a few hours of a semicrafty homeowner's time. Here are 10 of the most clever door intervention ideas spotted around Houzz.
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Frank Gehry's Schnabel House, Back in Spotlight
Los Angeles Times
Traffic has been spiking for our 2010 photo gallery on Frank Gehry's Schnabel House, the Brentwood landmark whose owner set out to "take this gorgeous piece of art that happens to be a home" and give the 1980s design some 21st century technology — all with Gehry's blessing.
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20 Interior Designers Transform a Historic Mansion: Inside the Villa de Luxe
CultureMap Houston
We can only imagine what renowned architect William Ward Watkin would think today if he joined the throngs touring his 1920 Italian Renaissance creation in Shadyside. With the talents of 20 top interior designers at work in the historic home, we think he would approve for the most part.
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Back in the Day
Elle Decor
ELLE DECOR has a long history of championing young talent. Here are five star designers we published years before they were household names.
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9 Ways to Forge Better Partnerships
Inc.
Business success usually demands partnering with other people and other firms to get big things done. Some partnerships are formal, like outsourced supply chains, while others are less formal, as when salespeople from different firms partner to win a complex opportunity. It's thus in your interest to know exactly how to ensure that your partnerships, both formal and informal, remain healthy and happy, as well as highly likely to result in mutual success.
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IDS National Staff:

IDS National Headquarters
164 S. Main St, Ste 404
High Point, N.C. 27260

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

IDS Staff:

Anna Mavrakis
IDS National Board President
tnldesign@aol.com

Snoa Garrigan, x 222
Executive Director
shuffman@interiordesignsociety.org

Valerie Daniel, x 224
Education Coordinator
vdaniel@interiordesignsociety.org


Member Sales Representative
membership@interiordesignsociety.org

Members Benefits
idsbenefits@interiordeisgnsociety.org

National Sponsors
Greenhouse Fabrics Surya Sherwin-Williams Hunter Douglas  


 

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