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We are pleased to announce the distinguished judging panel for the 5th annual IDS Designer of the Year competition. Click here to learn more.
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 IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception (May 18) at IDS National Conference. Please note that space is limited.
Click here to learn more about exclusive IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities.
CASTING CALL: A new home renovation show is seeking designers and builders to be its experts/hosts. The casting is nationwide and the casting agency is seeking highly skilled, outgoing and cutting edge designers and builders to be part of the program. Click here for more information.
IDS Associate, Wendy Lepkoff of Wendy Interiors was selected as a winner of Decorator Madness to help a family redecorate their home affected by Superstorm Sandy. Click here to see the full story.
IDS Associate, Kimberly JOI McDonald of Designing JOI, LLC shared her insights in an article titled, "Catering to Millennials" published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Click here to read the full article.
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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 NYC area designers: Join IDS NYC Chapter on March 18 from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. for "Conversations and Education." Click here for more information and to register.
Thank you to those of who you submitted entries in the 2014 Chapter Awards. We will be announcing the winners on May 20 at the Awards Dinner concluding IDS National Conference. We hope to see you there!
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.
Effective Jan. 1, IDS Professional members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. The current reporting period is from Jan. 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2015. Click here to read more about the updated CEU Filing Policy.
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
Take Ten webinars, with Jackie Von Tobel and Deb Barrett, are live webinars held bimonthly. Take Ten is designed for busy professionals wanting to focus on the profitable soft furnishings niche. Each Take Ten features a narrowly focused topic, so you can get your inspiration and information in bite size pieces in just 10 minutes. Twice a month our community gets a live webcast and twice a month they get an e-book takeaway packed with tips and tricks.
Take Ten Webinars
Take Ten: Creatives and Their Spaces
Fri., March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
We're always inspired by the movers and shakers and design visionaries. We'll share with you our picks of the people you should keep your eye on. They're shaping the way the world looks and how we live.
Take Ten: First Look at High Point Spring Market
Fri, May 1, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Jackie and Deb give you the first look at new soft products, collections and services launched at High Point Market. Plus, we might even throw in a couple of surprises from our SDL Buyers Tour.
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link!
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Join Accessories Resource Team (ART) and IDS at High Point Market on Saturday, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. - C-229 in the Fine Art Lamps Showroom. Allison Paladino Interior Design & Collections will make an appearance for the launch of her new lighting collection.
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 email@example.com
* 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.
We are pleased to announce the distinguished judging panel for the 5th annual IDS Designer of the Year competition. Click here to learn more.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Thank you to those of who you submitted entries in the 2014 Designer of the Year Competition. We will be announcing the winners on May 20 at the Awards Dinner concluding IDS National Conference. We hope to see you there!
Click here to view a list of 2013 IDS Designer of the Year Award Winners and projects.
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.
Pantone Reveals 2016 Color Trends for Interiors
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Pantone Color Institute unveiled its annual trend forecast for interiors during the International Home & Housewares Show. Pantone View Home + Interiors 2016 – Innovation and Impact includes nine key palettes, plus individual color and material direction, for home furnishings and interior design in 2016.
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One of the hardest things about self-employment comes during tax season. The process of filing taxes on self-employment income can become complicated, so it's important for self-employed taxpayers to understand the IRS's requirements.
A Sanctuary for Mom
"What's so great about this project is that the homeowner wanted to do something for herself; so often women and mothers don’t ever get around to that, and it's important," says interior designer Kelly McGuill. After a big life change — her eldest daughter’s leaving for college — her client was ready to make some changes around the house. A little like putting the airplane oxygen mask on herself first, she started with her own bedroom, which felt too large, kind of empty and not pulled together. With McGuill's help, she now has a calming retreat where she can put her feet up, read, unwind and start plans for redecorating other rooms in the house.
Ted Baker Turns Its Hand to Interior Design
Not content with producing quirky jackets or floral cut dresses, British clothing brand Ted Baker has made a move into interior design with 'Ted styled' apartments. The firm said on it had signed a deal with property group THAT BCL, majority owned by Ted Baker's founder and CEO Ray Kelvin, to provide a trade mark licence and design services for the development of apartments in Bournemouth, southwest England, in return for a 250,000 pound ($377,000) fee.
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3 Interior Design Tips for Building a Stellar Purchasing Apparatus
In theory, purchasing should be simple: You put in an order, mark it up a bit for clients, and wait for that order to arrive. In reality, purchasing can quickly turn into an enormous time-suck. Here are some tips for keeping the beast at bay.
Affordable Interior Design Pushes the Remodeling Industry Forward
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The improving economy and a steadily growing housing market have contributed to the growth of the interior design industry, helping old businesses consolidate their finances and new ones to sprout up as well. Homeowners who held off major decisions about renovations have shown more enthusiasm in recent months. New home sales have also risen, and with them comes a demand for interior design that will help sell them faster. One particular trend that is manifesting itself strongly among all this growth is the rise of affordable designs.
Innovations Underfoot: 5 Trends in Flooring
Combining time-honored patterns and craft techniques with new technology, flooring brands are offering customers a greater quality and choice than ever before. Interior Design magazine takes a look at the innovations taking place beneath our feet.
6 Ways to Get Cool with Color, Without Painting
Conventional wisdom says paint is the easiest, least expensive quick-change artist in a homeowner's tool box. The other new wisdom? If a dose of trend is what you need to make your place feel updated, adding color is still a solid place to start, even if you stick to a low-commitment approach. Here are alternatives to inject 2015 colors without painting, then repainting when new palettes debut.
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