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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
We are pleased to announce the distinguished judging panel for the 5th annual IDS Designer of the Year competition. Click here to learn more.

Don't forget to register for 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. Attendees will earn 0.4 CEUs through IDCEC. If you are an IDS Professional member, this will fulfill your annual CEU requirement for 2015. 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 extremely limited.

Click here to learn more about exclusive IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities. .




GETTING PUBLISHED
IDS Professional, Melanie Crabtree was featured in Charlotte Home & Garden magazine for a kitchen remodel she recently completed. Click here to read the article.

IDS Associate, Wendy Lepkoff of Wendy Interiors, along with IDS Student member Brenda Moskowitz were selected as winners 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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The Wood Floor Gallery - PID Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
DeVance AV Design - PID Sterling - Carrollton, Texas
Quarry Kitchen & Bath - PID Sterling - New York, N.Y.



UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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. Attendees will earn 0.4 CEUs through IDCEC. If you are an IDS Professional member, this will fulfill your annual CEU requirement for 2015. 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


CHAPTER NEWS
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.


CQRID NEWS
Attend IDS National Conference May 19 – 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. to earn 0.4 CEUs through IDCEC. This will fulfill the annual CEU requirement for 2015 for IDS Professional members. Visit the Conference page on the IDS National website for more information and to register.

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.


UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
All-Star Roster of Design Professionals and Business Strategists Lead May 2015 Interior Design Summit, created by Design Success University's Gail Doby and Erin Weir. Click here to read 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.


UPCOMING WEBINARS
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: 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, they 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! Visit the IDS website to learn more!


UPCOMING MARKET EVENTS

IDS and Surya will co-host Sherwin-Williams Colormix™ 2015 – Optimistic Odyssey at April Market. This event will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 – 11:00 am in the Surya Showroom (Showplace 4100).
Take a visual journey and gain inspiration for your design projects as Carolyn Noble of Sherwin-Williams presents stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research supporting the 2015 forecast for color and design trends. Explore the drivers influencing future trends, including global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors with specific information on this year's four dominant color stories. (0.1 CEU credit)


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.

The Interior Design Society is co-hosting an educational seminar with with Lloyd Princeton at the Burton James and Fremarc Designs Showroom. Details are included below:

Speaker: Lloyd Princeton
Seminar: Building a Brand: 411 on Marketing
It's not always easy to differentiate one design business from another, unless steps are taken for active marketing. Another problem lies with the belief that getting published will make a career. Marketing is comprised of many elements including Public Relations, Direct Marketing, and the Internet. Rather than wait for referrals, designers will learn how to create new business!

Date: Monday, April 20
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (lunch to follow)
Where: Burton James and Fremarc Designs - 310 N. Hamilton St., Suite S101

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:
  • 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
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.

Got questions? Email Deb at deb@softdesignlab.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.


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
We are pleased to announce the distinguished judging panel for the 5th annual IDS Designer of the Year competition. Click here to learn more.

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.


IDS BUYERS' GUIDE
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.

MEMBER BENEFITS
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 kmccallum@interiordesignsociety.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.


INDUSTRY NEWS


A Makeover, With Monsters
The New York Times
Gilbert Gottfried doesn't remember his parents ever owning furniture that matched. Thus, as a child growing up in Brooklyn, he found it strange to visit people whose sofa had even a nodding acquaintance with their easy chair or lounger. When the gravel-voiced comedian and actor was old enough to move to his own place, a two-bedroom rental in Chelsea, he outfitted it with a motley assortment of curbside castoffs.
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How to Create an Interior Design Contract
PinkCloud
Your contract is key. We hope you cover the (boring) legalities, but just as much as it protects you legally, your contract also lays the foundation of your relationship with your client. It sets guidelines. A good contract leaves nothing to chance, and leaves your client feeling secure.
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Bringing Luxury to Laundry
Interiors by Jacquin
Need a reason to get excited about doing laundry? How about a chic and spacious laundry room! These laundry rooms help me to remember that doing laundry can be luxurious, or at least a pleasant experience, if you're in the right setting and using the right tools! A well-designed laundry room along with luxurious laundry detergent and top of the line fabric softener will do the trick!
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    As Faux as It Goes: Advice from British Decorator Nicky Haslam (The Wall Street Journal)
The New Moody Blues of Home Décor (Los Angeles Times)
Simple Ways to Master the Art of Networking (TIME)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Affordable Interior Design Pushes the Remodeling Industry Forward
By Archita Datta Majumdar
There is a bright sun on the horizon for interior designers. 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.
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When Neuroscience, Psychology, and Interior Design Meet
Interiors & Sources
Every element of a built environment can have a considerable positive or negative impact on our state of mind and emotional well-being, or so we like to think. But how can we prove it? That's where evidence based design comes into play. Fortunately, as research on the psychological and neurological impact of certain design elements is constantly being enhanced, designers are more equipped than ever with objective facts to back up their seemingly subjective choices.
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Refresh Your Creative Services Resume in 30 Minutes
The Creative Group via How Design
When it comes to your resume in the creative field, remember to go big or go home. These resume tips will help you revamp your resume in 30 minutes or less.
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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:

Bruce Knott
IDS National Board President
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Snoa Garrigan x 222
Executive Director
sgarrigan@interiordesignsociety.org

Lauren Luppino x 225
Marketing and Communications Manager

lluppino@interiordesignsociety.org

Della Swider x 223
Membership Manager
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org

Kelly McCallum x 224
Executive Assistant
kmccallum@interiordesignsociety.org



 

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