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Linda Baker of Baker Design Group announced as one of D Magazine's Best Designers 2017
Baker Design Group has been the recipient of numerous Dallas and Texas ASID awards—11 in 2016, five in 2015, and a quadruple 2014 ASID award winner.
Bauer/Clifton Interiors honored at Seattle Design Center's annual gala
Bauer/Clifton Interiors was recently recognized at LIMELIGHT: The 17th Annual Northwest Design Awards (NWDA) Gala, taking home a trophy for first place in the Most Innovative Design Component category with its "Woven Reclamation."
Nicole Yee's IDS Doty winning bathroom featured in This Old House
Check out the IDS Doty winning bathroom (first place $30,000 above) is featured in the Jan./Feb. issue of This Old House Magazine. Nicole Yee is the designer of this winning bathroom.
Congratulations to Sights-N-Sounds!
They have won the Best of Long Island 5 out of 6 years, and we are very proud of this accomplishment as the voting is done by Long Islanders. The contest has grown through the years, and their customers have showed up every year to vote for them!
Behind Her Brand
By Ruthie Staalsen, DecRenew Interiors
"Behind Her Brand" takes you on journeys of real life lessons, obstacles, think tank processes, disappointments and the victories of 12 successful female entrepreneurs who turned their brands into catalysts for their business successes. You will learn power moves on how to take your brand from zero to hero. Be prepared to be swept off your feet with their stories. Ruthie Staalsen shares her story about her childhood experiences overseas and how that molded and shaped her for her successful interior design business.
Trade Affiliations and Why They Matter
By Julie Schuster, President — Interior Design Society, New York City chapter
What do you do when the going gets tough? Where do you find strength, creativity and stamina when you feel like you’re running on empty? As an interior designer working in New York City, I’ve been thinking a lot about my answers to these questions of late, and I keep coming back to the groups I belong to – the colleagues and friends that have emerged from them, and the amazing work I see from the companies I do business with. No one gets involved in creative endeavors like interior design because it’s the “easiest path to make a living.” We do it out of love. Out of passion. Because we want to share our gifts by creating beauty in our living spaces and enriching the lives of our clients.
Business by Accident or by Design?
Some designers love goal setting and thrive on reaching lofty standards. They bask in the glow of their creative and financial accomplishments.
While other designers have great difficulty and hold many fears around making a commitment to their business and personal success.
They want to make an impact, they want to share their creativity with the world, but they struggle with the fear of failure.
Click here to read more!
Designer and New York Chapter President, Julie Schuster, keeps active in the design community. One of her functions is serving as Brand Ambassador for Robern Bath Cabinets and Vanities. Her recent contributions were featured in the company's new "Vanity Tops" brochure, released for KBIS 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
Olamar Interiors is the grand-prize winner from the Sustainable Furnishings Interiors Design Contest
On Oct. 21, SFC celebrated 10 years of serving the furnishings community.
The organization's second decade started in the same space where it all began in the fall of 2006. The celebratory review, MC'ed by Libby Langdon, included exciting announcements, stirring speeches, and a great party on the top floor of the Union Square Building.
Sean Sullivan of Hearst Design Group announced the winners of #GetYourGreenOn Design Competition:
- Paola McDonald, Olamar Interiors — 2016 Grand Prize Winner
- Dann Foley, Dann, Inc. — 2016 Category Winner: Outdoor Spaces, $30,001 & above
- Robin Wilson, Robin Wilson Home — 2016 Category Winner, Shared Spaces, $30,000 & below; Rachel Winokur, Rachel Winokur Interiors - 2016 category finalist
- Sheree Vincent, Fusion Designed — 2016 Category Winner, Shared Spaces, $30,001 & above; Dann Foley, Dann, Inc.-2016 category finalist
Nicole Arnold Interiors Honored by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas at Annual 2016 Legacy of Design Awards
Nicole Arnold Interiors garnered two awards in the residential category: Bathroom (under $30,000), 2nd Place, and Bathroom ($30,000-$50,000), 2nd Place.
This has been a stellar year to-date for Nicole Arnold Interiors. In addition to the ASID Texas Legacy awards, the firm received the 2016 ASID, Dallas Design Community’s “Design Ovation” project award. Arnold also garnered leadership and project awards from The Interior Design Society (IDS) and was selected as one of the top 20 best interior designers by Freshome, a noted online magazine that focuses on interior design and architecture. Most recently, the firm placed 2nd in the 2016 Addison Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Interior Designer.
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Country Floors Announces 2nd Annual Tile Design Challenge!
New York Chapter President, Julie Schuster, will be a part of this year's adjudication panel for the Country Floors Kitchen & Bath Tile Design Challenge, to be held on April 27, 2017 in New York. Country Floors will be making a donation to Housing Works NYC on behalf of the Challenge at the awards ceremony. Enter today!
Learn how you can make an IMPACT in your community through our new charitable design initiative #idsIMPACT. We are pleased to have Make-A-Wish and Dwell with Dignity as collaborating organizations of this program. Click here to see IDS members who are already making an IMPACT!
Molloy student wins 'Swatched 2016'
Front: Marie Byrne; 1st Row: Nicole Garofalo, Michell Synnott, Irina Nikolaenko, Pat Barry, Mary Weidenhoft, Donna Stalworth, Ellen Miller, and Kristen DePiero; 2nd Row: Lorretta Zontini, and Jill Edwards
Ten students from the IDS Molloy Student Chapter were involved in a design completion/game along with interior design professionals in an event hosted by IDS Long Island on Oct. 6 called "Swatched 2016." This wonderful event featured celebrity judges, a fundraiser for charities and was covered by the media.
Participants were given four materials and were asked to put together a design board in one hour. Students from the Student Chapter prepared for the contest by getting together on their own during the summer to hold practices. After the practice sessions, pictures of the boards were sent to Marie Byrne, Chapter Faculty Advisor, for an anonymous critique. They were very enthusiastic throughout the entire experience. As it turned out, one of students from the IDS Molloy Student Chapter, Jill Edwards was the winner in the student category.
All IDS members receive a complementary subscription to Window Fashion Vision. Click here to subscribe.
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
Lexington Home Brands
Lumens Light + Living
The Shade Store
Cosentino North America
Objects Art and More
Stemper & Associates
The Kaleidoscope Partnership
United Supply Company
Rugs that Fit
ELK Group International
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|New Industry Partners
|Joybird Furniture — Platinum — Commerce
|Miller Paint Company — Titanium — Portland|
|M / R Design Lab — Sterling — Las Vegas
|John Neitzel Photography — Sterling — NYC|
|Designers Wholesale Workroom, Inc. — Sterling — Naples
|Andrew Roby General Contractor — Sterling — Charlotte|
|Kuzu Rug — Sterling — Palm Desert
|Style Design Showroom — Sterling — Palm Desert|
|Tree & Floral Design Inc. — Sterling — Portland
|Finic — Sterling — Portland|
|Audio Den — Sterling — Lake Grove
|Beyond Windows — Sterling — East Northport|
|Design Services Sarasota — Sterling — Sarasota
|Ridgefield Supply Company — Sterling — Ridgefield|
|Cambria — Sterling — Bethpage
|The Purple Door — Sterling — Tega|
|Fiber- Seal Desert Inland Empire — Sterling — Palm Springs
|Cella Design — Sterling — Knoxville|
|International Carpet Showcase — Sterling — Jericho
|Authur Barry Designs — Sterling — Portland|
|Creative Portraits by Sharon — Sterling — Sarasota
|Sorelle Gallery Fine Art — Sterling — New Canaan|
|Tile America — Sterling — New Haven
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.
Information on CEU change for IDS Associate members
As of January 1, 2017, IDS Associate members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. Please make note of the following helpful information regarding CEUs and CEU filing to maintain your Associatel level membership in IDS.
IDS bylaws and policies require Professional and Associate members to meet the continuing education requirement. The IDS continuing education requirement is separate from any mandated continuing education requirement in your local jurisdiction. Check with your state regulatory board for requirements.
IDS members must utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to file CEUs. Each IDS member must create a free account through IDCEC. Once you have created your IDCEC account, you will receive a unique IDCEC number to login into the IDCEC website (your IDCEC number is different than your IDS member number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record for you under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up-to-date. At the end of each CEU cycle, you will be required to submit your IDCEC report to the IDS National office to verify that you have fulfilled your CEU requirement.
IDS may grant an adjustment to the requirement for individuals experiencing poor health, certified by a physician; a specific physical or mental disability, certified by an appropriate health care professional; extended duty with the armed forces; or for extreme hardship, which, in the board’s judgment, makes it impossible for the member to comply. Requests for an adjustment to the continuing education requirement must be made at least two months (by October 30) prior to the end of the current reporting period.
At the end of a reporting period, members who have failed to meet the CEU requirements will be subject to a non-compliance fee ($10 per CEU). Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement, including payment of the noncompliance fee, may be subject to devaluation of Professional membership.
Tobi U offers Tobi Fairley’s signature foundational courses on the business of design in an online format! They include the best of Tobi’s tools and techniques that have transformed design businesses across the country and you can now earn up to 0.8 CEUs.
Tobi U courses are set up in 2 bundles:
The content for each module includes videos, webinars, podcasts, and downloadable PDFs. Click here to get started today!
- Semester One – The Essentials
Created for designers at any experience level, these 8 modules focus on the essentials for your business, including branding, niche strategy, financials, time management, selling your services, and marketing.
- Semester Two – The Solutions
Building on Semester 1's courses, the 8 modules in this semester offer next-step solutions for finding your ideal client, charging what you’re worth, building processes and systems, perfecting presentations, and getting published.
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.
If you have not yet paid your 2016 membership dues, you will no longer be able to login to pay them online. Please call IDS Membership Manager, Della Swider at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 to reinstate your membership for 2016.
If you are an active member of IDS National, join our closed Facebook group to connect with members across the country! Click here to join the group.
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 are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please email 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.
Similar to fashion, interior design is always one step ahead and we already know what colours will trend in 2018. The Pantone colour predictions for next year have been revealed on Elle Decor and there are lots of bright, vivid tones including Cornsilk Yellow and Holly Berry Red.
By Michael J. Berens
Rising home prices and sales of existing homes have boosted recent remodeling activity, while major life-stage events for the nation's two largest demographic cohorts will continue to drive demand in the next decade. Those are the findings of two recent analyses by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. As the nation's housing stock undergoes a gradual transfer of generational ownership, remodelers can expect sustained but fluctuating growth for the foreseeable future.
The Baltimore Sun
Malleable and gorgeous, copper has long been a popular material for everything from tables to sculptures. It shimmers like a shiny penny when new and gracefully ages to the cool green patina of the Statue of Liberty. Shops and makers have taken note as its popularity has grown in home decor.
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.
By Susan Mulholland
We have all heard that volunteering is good for your soul. It helps us create a connection that is outside of ourselves. Volunteering is all about sharing our gifts. If our gift is being a designer, why not share it with others who may not realize that what we do isn't just for those who have big pocketbooks? Our talents go way beyond picking paint colors and accessories. Our knowledge of interior materials as well as space planning and furniture can make a big impact on the lives of others.
Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon is looking at expanding its physical presence with appliances, furniture, and potentially electronics, and is considering using VR or augmented reality tech to help customers visualize their products, according to a report by The New York Times.
By Lloyd Princeton
In times of uncertainty or negative growth, it makes sense to keep staffing to a minimum and draw on freelance or outsourced help when and if needed. When business begins to pick up, however, often the smarter strategy is to add staff in order to keep up with increased demand. Yet some potential clients I speak with still remember the sting of having to lay off employees during the last recession and are reluctant to staff up their firms again.
Los Angeles Daily News
H.D. Buttercup is putting the spotlight on five emerging interior designers. The public is invited to see their work and to find inspiration from their creativity.
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