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3 Emotions at the Root of Success
Inc.
A study soon to be published in the journal Psychological Science proves that people who are grateful are willing to wait longer for a financial reward. In other words, gratitude creates patience.
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Top Trends from the Architectural Digest Show
Consumer Reports
Despite the rarified air at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show — held March 20-23 this year in New York City — there are plenty of trends that are likely to find their way into mainstream design. Here are five to watch from the editors and market analysts at Consumer Reports.
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5 Pinterest Tips for Small Business Owners
FOX Business
Online pinboard site Pinterest reportedly has more than 70 million users – expert Danny Maloney says small businesses in almost any industry can use the platform to connect with customers. Maloney, the CEO of Pinterest analytics and marketing firm Tailwind, says despite Pinterest’s reputation as a go-to site for women-focused topics like fashion, food and weddings, Pinterest has a little something for everyone.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Sherwin-Williams will present "Seeing Red", a 1 Credit Hour CEU, at Surya Showroom, Tuesday April 8. Click here for more information.

Designers in search of CEU credit should take note of "Understanding Your Value as a Designer: Bigger Fees and Better Clients" with Terri Taylor, ASID, IDS on Sunday morning, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will earn one CEU credit. A light breakfast will be served. The presentation will be given in The Antique & Design Center at Market Square.

Don't forget to sign-up for the Education Tour to London, Sept. 19-24. Click here for more information and to register!

The Interior Design Society's focus in 2014 will be building community and relationships. Learn why IDS is where you belong by clicking here.

Interested in participating in Design for a Difference? Visit and like their Facebook fan page for more updates and information on how to enter! Design for a Difference entry dates are Feb. 1-June 1. Enter at idgcontest.com! Learn more about Design for a Difference by clicking here.

2014 membership cards are currently being processed in the order that renewals were received, beginning with those who renewed as early as August 2013. If you have not already received your 2014 membership card, you can expect to receive it in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience!


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NATIONAL SPONSORS
Hunter Douglas   Sherwin-Williams   Surya   Dream Draper   Ferguson Enterprises   Greenhouse Fabrics   HomeStory   Karndean Designflooring   LHI Designer   PPG Industries   Pratt and Lambert Paints   Sun Delivery  

SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
Cosentino - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Icings, LLC - PID Sterling - Portland, Ore.
Bailey Floors Co. - PID Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
Calico - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Hudson's Furniture - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
Inside Plants, Inc. - PID Sterling - Palm Springs, Calf.
Knoxville Wholesale Furniture - PID Sterling - Knoxville, Tenn.
Long Island Photo Gallery - PID Sterling - Islip, N.Y.
Selective Sculptures Kitchen & Bath Design Center - PID Sterling - Coram, N.Y.
The Ulster Linen Company - PID Sterling - Islip, N.Y.
Wendistry - PID Sterling - Frisco, Texas
Restoration Oak, Inc. - PID Sterling - Glen Cove, N.Y.
Barnes Piano, LLC - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Benjamin Moore - PID Sterling - Mesquite, Texas
FCA Design Center - PID Sterling - Naperville, Ill.
Light Source Lighting - PID Sterling - Plainfield, Ill.
Rudloff Custom Builders Inc. - PID Sterling - West Chester, Pa.
Elite Relocation Group - PID Sterling - Indio, Calif.
Fashion Glass & Mirror - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
The IDS National staff would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of our speakers and to all of you who attended our National Conference. We enjoyed meeting everyone! We would especially like to thank our conference sponsors: Wayfair, LLC.,, International Design Guild and International Market Centers. Be on the lookout for details on our next conference!

CHAPTER NEWS
Congratulations to all of our 2013 Chapter Award Winners!

  • Chapter of the Year: IDS Long Island
  • Outstanding Charity Event: IDS Dallas/Fort Worth and IDS Fort Myers
  • Outstanding Networking Event: IDS Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Excellence in Membership Marketing Communications: IDS Naples
  • Excellence in Programs and Educational Activities: IDS Naples
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.


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How to Tame Your Workers' Wandering Eye
CNNMoney
The job market is finally looking brighter: Recruiters are circling, pay is climbing and companies are scrambling to keep their best employees from leaving.

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Getting Fickle Consumers to Buy Into Your Brand
Entrepreneur
While big corporations are struggling to retain customers, startups are seizing the opportunity to steal loyal consumers. Here is how they are doing it.

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Designing for Collaborative Consumers
By Michael J. Berens
If you're young and mobile — and likely strapped for cash — you don't want to be bogged down by a lot of stuff. Need to get across town? There's Bikeshare. Going out of town? Use Zipcar.

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EDUCATION TOUR
London Calling!

Join us on a five night stay in the heart of London, England, Sept. 19-24, to experience one of the top interior design shows in the world - Decorex 2014! You'll also have the opportunity to experience 100% Design, the largest professional trade design show in the U.K. Held at Earls Court, you'll see the latest in today's design world.

The tour will be led by Deb Barrett, Speaker, Trend Strategist, Consultant and Coach, Window Fashion Expert/Design Entrepreneur - owner of Window Dressings, Inc., Design Blogger at Design Confidential. Deb will take you to Decorex as a group where you will have the opportunity to explore the sights and sounds this show has to offer!

Please click here for more information.


UPCOMING WEBINARS
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link!

There are several available webinars by Tobi Fairley, each are worth 0.1 CEU. A new Tobi Fairley webinar was just posted, "How to Determine Your Staffing Needs." This session addresses designers who may be confused about when and how to hire people to handle a portion of the work for their design firm. If you need to know how best to keep your operation "lean and mean" yet still highly productive, this webinar will provide you with helpful information. Join Tobi Fairley for this training on determining your staffing needs and then taking action to get the job done!

Visit the IDS website to learn more!


UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS

Join Terri Taylor for her Presentation "Designing for Dollars 3.0 LIVE!
" at the Sheraton Four Seasons, Greensboro, N.C., April 3 and 4, (High Point market starts on April 5). Additionally … Sacred Money Archetypes VIP Day, April 2. Click here for more information and to register.

WCAA Chicagoland Chapter Hosts Jody Seivert, Renowned Professional Business Coach
Join WCAA for an outstanding educational CEU-accredited seminar with Jody Seivert: Probing and Prioritizing, Pricing and Profitability. You will learn how to best qualify prospects, develop a fool-proof questionnaire, and decipher mark ups/mark downs to increase your bottom line.
When: Friday April 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT
Where: Holiday Inn, 1000 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Click here more information and to register.

Join the IDS Chicago Chapter on April 21 to meet celebrity designer Mark Brunetz and learn how to Clear the Clutter and Design For A Difference! This event is sponsored by IDG and Carlson's Floors, 728 W. State Street, Geneva, IL.

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration, appetizers, refreshments
5:30 - 6:30 Mark's Presentation
6:30 - 7:00 Book Signing

Please RSVP: interiordesignsocietychicago@gmail.com
Click here for more information

Bellacor is sponsoring a free 0.2 CEU Webinar
Crystal Fundamentals CC-101843-1006
April 24 at 7 p.m. Central
Click here to register or call 1-877-688-7039
Click here for more details

Attend NeoCon (in Chicago. June 9 -11), North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, providing over 40,000 architecture and design professionals with nearly 100 CEU-accredited seminars, association forums and top-notch keynote speakers. Discover thousands of innovative products and resources for corporate, hospitality, health care, retail, government, institutional and residential interiors from more than 700 showrooms and exhibitors. Click here for more information and to register.


UPCOMING MARKETS
Get ready for High Point Furniture Market April 5 – April 10! Click here for more information and to register.

American Leather and Ultrasuede will Co-host an Accredited Designer Event That will focus on color research at April High Point Market

Interior designers will earn credit for participating in a High Point Market event co-sponsored by American Leather and Ultrasuede(R). The V.I.P. designer reception and educational presentation on Mon., April 7, begins at 5:45 p.m. in the upholstery manufacturer’s showroom, located on the 5th floor of the Showplace building.

The hour-long presentation, entitled "Boost Your Color I.Q.: Design Intelligence for Client Projects," begins promptly at 6:30 p.m., featuring Sally Augustin, Ph.D., principal, Design With Science. Accreditation for the presentation awarded by the IDCEC equates to .1 CEU credit for participants. Reservations are required for the limited seating event: rsvp@americanleather.com


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Educational Opportunities at High Point Market
Attend the following IDS sponsored events at High Point Market:

Sherwin-Williams will present "Seeing Red", a 1 Credit Hour CEU, at Surya Showroom, Tuesday April 8. Click here for more information.

Designers in search of CEU credit should take note of "Understanding Your Value as a Designer: Bigger Fees and Better Clients" with Terri Taylor, ASID, IDS on Sunday morning, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. Attendees will earn one CEU credit. A light breakfast will be served. The presentation will be given in The Antique & Design Center at Market Square.


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Visit the IDS National blog to view photographs of the DotY Award Winners' designs by clicking here.

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Designer of the Year Award Winners!

Click here for a complete list of winners.


IDS BUYERS' GUIDE
The IDS Buyers Guide is live! To find preferred IDS vendors, look for the IDS logo in their listing. Click here to view the IDS Buyers Guide.

MEMBER BENEFITS
In 2014, IDS will be issuing new membership cards. Similar to a credit card, these cards are much more durable. Due to the change in how our membership cards will be made, there will be a $10 replacement fee (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.


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How I Landed My First Interior Design Jobs
Designer MarketPlace
Linda Merrill, an award-winning residential interior decorator based in Massachusetts, writes: "I am one on the long list of interior decorators who decided mid-career that I needed to pursue a more creative professional life. So, in my mid-thirties, after working as business manager for an opera company and as a senior financial manager in public television, I considered my options and decided to investigate a career change. I enrolled in design school and took night classes."
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Interior Designer Charlie Ferrer's Showroom Apartment
The Wall Street Journal
When Charlie Ferrer moved into his prewar, 1,000-square-foot Manhattan apartment in 2013, he was not only establishing his first residence in the city after half a dozen years in Los Angeles. He was also launching his solo venture as an interior designer and furniture dealer — using his apartment as a quasi-showroom for custom-made pieces from a growing stable of designers.
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How to Survive in a Competitive World
Entrepreneur
Truth is, the business world is risky business. It isn’t for the thin-skinned, the weak-minded or the faint of heart. And if you fit one of those colorful descriptors, sooner or later, you’re probably going to get weeded out of the entrepreneurial gene pool.
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Mario Buatta on 50 Years of Interior Design
Los Angeles Times
In the old-money-obsessed 1980s, Mario Buatta was one of the go-to designers for the rich and famous. His love of English country decorating and glossy floral fabrics earned him the title "The Prince of Chintz." And in an era defined by Belgian gray and industrial furniture, Buatta's sumptuous spaces are being re-examined by younger designers as an antidote to 21st-century minimalism.
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Wanna Get Happy? Forget Therapy and Put Your Money Into Remodeling
Texas Traveler
In its Home & Happiness Survey, Houzz discovered that people who recently remodeled or redecorated are happier and more relaxed. Of the more than 6,000 homeowners surveyed, a whopping 9 out of 10 agree with that statement. Nearly one-third (31 percent) also entertain more often post-renovation.
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Increase Your Facebook Reach Without Paying for Advertising
By Mayur Kisani
It is getting harder and harder for businesses on Facebook to reach their audiences. According to Facebook, it is due to the increase in the amount of content, the increasing number of businesses building a presence on the site and an effort to crack down on spam. But many also believe that Facebook has decreased the reach of pages in order to make businesses pay for promoted posts and advertisements, thus increasing revenue for Facebook. So just like everything online, there are a few ways that might help increase your reach on Facebook without having to pay for promoted posts or ads.
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Secret Chic! Hidden Rooms We Love
ELLE Decor
What's better than a stylish room? One that's tucked away for only a few special people to see …
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Pink Is the Navy Blue of India
Remodelista
What is it about pink? You go through life not thinking about the color at all — you decorate a house in neutrals, painting the walls a pale shade of ash, buying a brown sofa, reupholstering an armchair in a flax - colored linen. And then one day, you catch a glimpse of just the right shade of deep peony, and you realize that you have been living a beige lie.
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Destination Design: The 2 Takomas
The Washington Post
The citizens of Takoma Park are known for their devotion to their city and to their small downtown strip of free-spirited businesses. Many shops have been around for decades, helping to furnish the town's Victorians and bungalows with global treasures and vintage finds.
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