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How to Train Your Brain to Multitask Effectively
Entrepreneur
When you run a small business or startup, everything and everyone demands your attention. Constant distractions are part of the job, but they interrupt your focus. By learning how to multitask effectively amid all those distractions, you can stay on top of your work and increase your productivity.
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Colors to Make Dumbo Blush
The New York Times
When Ryan Foster and Anne Maxwell Foster expressed interest in buying an industrial-style loft in Dumbo, even their real estate agent was surprised. "She was, like: 'Are you sure you like this place? It’s very Brooklyn,'" Maxwell Foster recalled. That's because Maxwell Foster is an owner of Tilton Fenwick, an interior design firm known for its fresh take on a traditional aesthetic. She likes tufted upholstery in brightly colored fabrics, vividly patterned wallpaper and other touches that create a sense of comfort and continuity.
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The 7 Stages of Small Business Success
Small Business Trends
With 28 million small businesses in the U.S., it's hard to be a member of planet earth and not have a personal connection to small business. Small businesses play a critical role in the economy, making them a hot topic of discussion. What's the problem if everyone is talking about small business?
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Introducing JSG Oceana "Fawn" Coloration

JSG Oceana introduces Fawn Coloration, the color choice for granite and marble countertops, to their expanding line of “Hard Roc” glass bathroom & kitchen sinks, and glass tile. “Hard Roc” glass is scratch, stain, and thermal shock resistant. Sinks are IAPMO approved.
 


Tip of the Week:

April 20 is coming all too soon and we are looking forward to you arriving in High Point, N.C., for the High Point Furniture Market. Check out our latest video on all there is to see and do prior to our National Conference, then get settled in at the Greensboro Downtown Marriott for networking, seminars and of course socializing and celebrating! Click here to watch the video!


Designers' Favorite Movie Interiors
House Beautiful
Designers share the movie interiors and sets they love. While some are real locations, others are pure imagination. Either way, sometimes we wish we could stay.
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Frequent New York Times Contributor Looking To Talk To Designers Who Have Designed Homeschool Rooms in a House or on a Property
IDS
I am an education reporter who writes frequently for The New York Times. I am looking for interior designers in the United States who have designed a homeschool room for an article I am working on. I am looking for beautiful examples to shoot and maybe include in the article. Any information, tips, anecdotes, etc. would be wonderful. I can be reached by phone at 347-564-3312 or by email at kylespencerjournalist@gmail.com.
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SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners & Affiliate Partners
Habitat For Humanity International - PID Platinum - Atlanta, Ga.
Pay Anywhere - PID Platinum - Troy, Mich.
Sub-Zero Group East LLC - PID Titanium - Roslyn Heights, N.Y.
Zicana - AP - Westbury, N.Y.
Azar Fine Rugs Gallery - AP - Estero, Fla.
Capital Enterprises - AP - Memphis, Tenn.
Closet Factory - AP - Portland, Ore.
Fixture - AP - Chicago, Ill.
Global Design Dealers, Inc. - AP - Danville, Calf.
Tide-mark Press - AP - Windsor, Conn.
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.
Blind and Shutter Gallery, Inc. - AP - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Fancy Fixtures, Inc. - AP - Jericho, N.Y.
Safavieh Home Furnishing - AP - Glen Cove, N.Y.
The Firehouse Casual Living Store - AP - Charlotte, N.C.
Bradshaw Frame & Gallery Inc. - AP - Portland, Ore.



  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
Enter the Crate&Barrel Designer Custom Challenge

Now through April 15, we’re inviting the professional design community to create a limited collection of custom upholstery. Our favorite three original designs may be featured exclusively in our Crate and Barrel catalog, stores and website and you will receive your designed piece free.

Are you up to the challenge?
For more information, visit: crateandbarrel.com/
CustomChallengeRules

You must be a Designer Rewards Member to enter.
Join Now
Hot, cold, and filtered water

ROHL's new Integrated Faucet Filtration Solution represents a major paradigm shift in the way designers and consumers think about filtered water. This innovative system eliminates a separate filter faucet, has a clean installation, and includes an optional sidespray--providing beauty and functionality in one space-saving design. Filtered water saves you money and protects the environment.
Did you miss the Chapter Leadership 101 Training webinar? Don't worry — you can view it online!
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To find out how to feature your company in IDS Hot Topics and other advertising opportunities, contact
James DeBois at 469-420-2618.

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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
Did you miss the Chapter Leadership 101 Training webinar? Don't worry — you can view it online!
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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.
Oprah Winfrey Remodeling Santa Barbara Mansion: See Inside! (US Magazine)
Renovation, Remodeling to See Banner Year in 2013 (The Record)
Clear Staircases: A Real Glass Act (Houzz)
20 Inspiring Scandinavian Design Interior Spaces (Inthralld)
Ralph Lauren Brings Bohemian Chic to Home Furnishings (Architectural Digest)

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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    7 Habits of Great Small Business Owners (Forbes)
Stripes, Stripes, Stripes! (New York Interior Design Blog)
Inside Highclere Castle, Real-Life Muse for 'Downton Abbey' (Forbes)
11 Ways to Increase Repeats and Referrals (Professional Remodeler)
A River Runs Through … the Home (The Wall Street Journal)

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Next Generation of Style: When Design is the Family Business
ELLE Decor
Jobs like "app designer" and "video game producer" may be trendy career paths, but not every recent graduate is determined to live in the cloud. Young designers are devoting themselves to carrying on their families' established brands, creating artisanal and luxurious home furnishings. Armed with tablets and iPhones, these tech- and fashion-savvy entrepreneurs are preserving tradition while pushing it forward.
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How to Raise Your Prices Without Playing the Blame Game
Entrepreneur
Almost every day you experience higher prices at the grocery store, gas pump and a range of other places. From time to time, the government requires you to increase employee wages. Why are you the only one not raising your prices? You may say, "My business is so competitive, and it's all price driven." Most companies make that claim. Your competition may be unwilling to ask for a higher price, but it doesn't mean you should be.
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Working Wallpaper Into Your Closet
The Wall Street Journal
Dara Caponigro keeps her love for wallpaper in the closet— quite literally. Instead of covering her dining room in toile, the editor-in-chief of the lifestyle magazine Veranda pastes up patterns in those hidden, often neglected spaces reserved for receiving coats, cashmere and wellies. Having wallpapered seven of the nine closets in her Riverdale, N.Y., home, from those in her children's bedrooms to the one in the front hall, she recommends the strategy as a low-stress way to take design risks. "I tend to be a minimalist when it comes to pattern and color," said the mother of two, "so using wallpaper was pushing the envelope for me.
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The Versatility of Cork
deco
For many years, cork was associated with bottle stops and worthy but dull flooring. Not anymore. Now it's the design-friendly, eco-friendly material of the moment, and it's banishing any unpleasant memories of yesteryear.
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A Georgetown Stable Recast for Family Living
The Washington Post
When Colman and Richard Riddell bought a tiny Georgetown house that was once a 19th-century stable, they knew they were becoming the latest caretakers of a curious piece of history. The 1,700-square-foot home began life in the 1850s as the carriage house and stables for the mansion next door. The red brick property, tucked beside a quiet alley, was converted into a two-story, three-bedroom residence in 1923. Over the past 90 years, residents have left clues behind: terra cotta religious tiles, red and green stained glass windows and two second-floor Juliet balconies that open into a double-height living room.
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Are you ready to make a commitment to your professionalism?

The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.

For more information visit www.cqrid.org.



10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Small-Business Attorney
Entrepreneur
When you hire an attorney, that professional will be handling some of your company's most sensitive legal issues so it's important to hire someone you feel comfortable working with. "A good attorney is also a counselor at law," says Ed Leach, a small-business attorney in Charlotte, N.C., and former district office attorney for the Small Business Administration. "When you have a relationship like that with somebody, it's got to be a trust relationship."
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Eliminate 1 Big Time Waste
Design Biz Blueprint
Setting boundaries with your clients around your available time is one of the most important changes you can make in your business. In your Letter of Agreement, it is important that you are specific about what tasks are included, and that you remind your clients of this when needed.
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Modern Venice Home Designed for 2 Couples with Space to Share
Los Angeles Times
Architect Don Dimster and his brother, filmmaker Dennis Dimster, lived together for more than a decade, migrating among a 1924 bungalow on Electric Avenue in Venice that they renovated, two apartments in back of the house as well as a pair of cottages on San Juan Avenue they also fixed up. "It was a bit like the musical chairs game — only with houses," Don Dimster said. So it wasn't a surprise when the brothers moved together into new 3,800-square-foot Venice digs designed by Don — only this time with their wives, Lisa and Noreen.
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Study Says Designers Control the Outdoor Market
Interior Design
Interior Design's latest outdoor product survey reveals how designers tap into the potential of outdoor spaces. When it comes to calling the shots on specifying outdoor products on a project, designers are by far the final word: 86 percent have direct involvement in product choice.
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7 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers Today
Inc.
Want your tweets to reach more potential customers? New research offers plenty of simple suggestions you can implement today. Social media is an awesome way for small businesses to connect with potential customers, but it's only effective if people are actually listening and sharing your content. A presence isn't enough — what you need is followers. How do you get them?
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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


Della Swider
Members Benefits
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org

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Greenhouse Fabrics Surya Luxe Home LLC Sherwin-Williams Hunter Douglas  
 

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