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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 – 20 in Fort Myers, Florida. 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 (please note that IDCEC CEUs are currently pending). Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.
Click here to learn more about the IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception at IDS National Conference
Click here to learn more about IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities
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.
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
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.
Click here to view a list of IDS members who have won Houzz Awards.
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REGISTRATION IS 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 (please note that IDCEC CEUs are currently pending). Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.
Click here to learn more about the IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception at IDS National Conference.
Click here to learn more about IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities
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.
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.
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.
Sustainable Furnishings Council is offering the following upcoming webinars:
Feb. 19 – Webinar on Waste Reduction
March 3 - 19 – Webinar on Lighting Solutions with Randall Whitehead
FEB. 25, 2 P.M. ET
LED Lighting 201: ABCs of LED Lighting - 2015 Update
This free one-hour course is a comprehensive summary, overview and update of LED and Solid State Lighting technologies. Emphasis is on the basic facts of how LEDs and Solid State Lighting perform as sustainable and energy-efficient products. Participants in the course will learn about which LED technologies are currently available in the marketplace, and they also will learn how to make decisions when making judgments about alternative LED products. The course will be of interest to anyone with an interest in how LED is reshaping the world of lighting design.
Direct registration link for Feb. 25 webinar: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1051538
This seminar complies and offers:
AIA/CES LU (HSW) 1.0 Learning Unit
IDCEC (IIDA/ASID/IDC/IDS) 0.1 CEU
NKBA 0.1 CEU (self-reporting)
NARI 0.1 CEU
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link!
Visit the IDS website to learn more!
Sustainable Furnishings Council is hosting the following events at High Point Spring Market:
SFC "Sustainable Style" Progressive Breakfast Tour at HPMKT (FREE Admission) on Mon., April 20, 8:30am – 12:00 pm. Click here for more information
Sustainable Furnishings Council will offer live classes for GREENleader Certified Sustainability Training (6 CE Hours) at High Point Market on Earth Day (April 22). Early Bird Registration of 50 percent off ends Feb 27. 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.
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:
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.
- 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
Got questions? Email Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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.
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.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
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.
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.
Concrete Decor magazine, the concrete industry's premier magazine for all things decorative concrete is offering IDS members the chance to subscribe free to their magazine. Click here to read their current issue that features an article about how decorative concrete is carving its way into the design community.
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 email@example.com 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.
Getting A Budget
Design Biz Blueprint
Many clients really don't know what the project they want will cost. But if you don't have a clear understanding of their budget and expectations, you haven't done your job. You can get a budget from a client in about 15 minutes in the first meeting if you know how to ask the right questions.
Why Creative People Have Messy Homes
At long last we finally have an excuse for all those paper piles, cobwebs and clutter — behind all that chaos is a creative mind at work. There is an entire industry built on helping people get organized — even television shows that feature the extreme clutter of hoarders. But is it possible that these messy people are just too busy being creative, hopping from one originative idea to the next —with no time in between to clean?
Go Bohemian in the Bedroom
Interior Design Pro
More than any other interior design concept, Bohemian can be a lifelong obsession for a well-balanced theme. The idea centers on specific memories and tastes, seemingly eclectic, and collected piece by piece rather than simply put together over a few weeks. Colorations enact a whimsical collaboration of bold and subtle, with textures ranging from soft fabrics to outrageous wood scrolls with rich depth. Bohemian is a very intimate portrayal of yourself, and putting it all together in one room can be quite a challenge.
Making An Entrance: 20 Inspiring Entryways
Los Angeles Times
A home's entrance can make a statement courtesy of distinctive architecture or arresting decorative elements. Here, we offer samples of both from past Homes of The Times profiles.
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
Don't Neglect the Personal Touch
Design Management Company
To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question. With so many social networking channels, interior design blogs, and designer directories available, where should you be putting your marketing time and efforts? Social media and online marketing can be effective tools to attract potential new clients, but they are no substitute for personal contact when it comes to developing and maintaining client relationships.
Ready or not? Mixed signals from the millennial home market
By Michael J. Berens
The latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor shows employment among 25-to-34-year-olds reaching its highest level since the end of 2008. That news set off another round of industry speculation: Are millennials finally ready to buy their first home, or are predictions of a rebound in the first-time housing market a bit premature? Experts and insiders don't agree. Here's why.
Design Ideas From 21 Much-Loved Rooms
There are just some rooms that make your eyes light up as soon as you walk into them. Whether it's full of sunlight and comfortable furniture or impresses with the way it handles and organizes myriad things for everyday life, a single well-thought-out room in a home has the power to stick with you long after you leave it. In our Room of the Day series, we seek to profile such spaces. Here's a collection of some of the most popular rooms featured on Houzz.
Defining the Science of Design
Interiors & Sources
As we continue to track ROI, communicate "value per square foot," and standardize our metrics on productivity, healing, and engagement, it is clear that the demand for systematic, quantifiable proof of the value of design is on the rise and here to stay. But relying on empirical evidence alone — the stuff of observable science — can lead design down a dangerous path. Designers are not actually scientists, nor are most of their clients, and well-intentioned teams run the risk of practicing a sort of pseudoscience.
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