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Complete Design Success University's 6th Annual Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey by February 28 and founders Gail Doby and Erin Weir will give you 50 percent off their brand new Business Assessment (which identifies which of the seven most common business-related problems you're facing and generates a customized report detailing how to fix those problems) AND free access to the Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Perks Program which gives you great deals on everything from travel to auto purchases and clothing to gifts! Begin by clicking here.
We are pleased to welcome The Shade Store as a new Diamond sponsor of IDS. Click here to learn more about The Shade Store and its custom window fashions.
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 exclusive IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception (May 18) 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 Feb. 27. Click here to download the application
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 a webinar March 3 - 19 on Lighting Solutions with Randall Whitehead: http://www.sustainablefurnishings.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=234
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. Please contact Della Swider at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 or email email@example.com with any questions.
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 224 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 within 3 - 4 weeks of the IDS National office receiving your payment. We thank you in advance for your patience!
If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please contact IDS Executive Assistant, Kelly McCallum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-884-4437 ext. 224 (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.
Pet ownership is increasing. Here's a sampling of homes that are way ahead of the curve, with the kinds of details that dog and cat owners will fall in love with — like showers next to outdoor areas (no muddy paw prints in the house) and lots of storage.
Are You Closing Your Eyes to the Profit Potential in Your Past Customers?
In order to get more sales and profits from past customers, you must commit to creating "Customers For Life." It requires you to think of every customer in terms of what they can do for you today, and also what your relationship with that customer can provide in the future. This means no more "love 'em and leave 'em." You must show them how much you appreciate them, request their feedback, and have a system in place for keeping in touch with them.
When Entrepreneurs Should Give Themselves a Raise
There's a pretty common stereotype of a tech entrepreneur these days. The idealized startup founder is young, unassuming, even a bit scruffy. More importantly, his or her success is often attributed to unwavering sacrifice, including keeping personal paychecks low and reinvesting every available penny.
Why Are Advertisers Flocking to Interior Design Blogs?
There's been an interior design blog boom in recent years, and it's difficult to tell whether it was caused by increased advertiser interest or preceded it. These days, there are hundreds of such blogs. Because these blogs focus on home improvement, a multibillion-dollar industry, it shouldn't be all that surprising that brands have come knocking.
Tin Tiles Create a Striking Accent Wall
There's no rule that says ceiling tiles are only allowed to dance on the ceiling. "My client loved masculine industrial style, but at the same time, he wanted his bedroom to feel really comfy," says interior designer Nina Magon. Working within a fairly small budget, the designer had the big idea of creating a unique headboard wall using inexpensive ceiling tiles.
More Affordable Interior Design Moves Online
Interior design has always been a luxury, reserved for a top tier of clients who pay thousands to outfit a space in their personal style. Start-up Laurel & Wolf is seeking to change that, and offer quality design services to the masses, virtually.
8 Ways Luxury Is Being Redefined
The idea of luxury in hospitality is being redefined. Instead of invoking images of gilded doorways and butlers, it's now more about comfort and authenticity. Here, according to a panel of top hotel thought leaders, is how the luxury hotel and luxury guest are changing.
1960s Silver Lake Home Retains Aesthetic of Architect Raul Garduno
Los Angeles Times
In a moment of exasperation, Ileene Bernard told her husband, Herb: "If we don't get this house, it's the last house that I'm going to look at for us." Herb now jokes that he "should have seized that opportunity" to halt their yearlong challenge of house-hunting. He didn't even like the house. "I fell in love with the house, but Herb did not like it," Ileene says. But he gave in, and since 1966 they have not just lived in the house but have been devoted to maintaining the original design by architect Raúl Garduno.
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