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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Monday, May 13 is the final day for advanced registration for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 - 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. All on-site registrations will incur a $50 fee. 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. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.

Click here to learn more about the exhibitors at the IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception (May 18) at IDS National Conference.

IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here to learn more.

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.

CALL FOR CASTING CO-HOSTS - INTERIOR DESIGN EXPERTS & REAL ESTATE EXPERTS
Relativity Television is seeking the next big name in interior design to co-host a new series! It's from the creator of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," and couples will compete in a series of renovation challenges to win a house! This is for a major broadcast network … straight to series...airs in July!

IDEAL CO-HOST CANDIDATES
  • Impressive credentials that qualify the designer or agent as an expert beyond simply being a paid professional (for instance*, running a top firm, awards, notable speaking engagements, recognized by reputable media/publications, featured TV appearances, etc.)
  • Big, bold, interesting, dynamic and/or sassy personality and a strong point of view!
  • On-camera experience is helpful, but not required
*These are simply for a point of reference and not necessarily the specific accolades a designer or agent needs to have. We welcome people to convince us they are the do-all end-all of design or real estate!

A NOTE ABOUT LOCATION:
It films in Atlanta, GA, for two months, starting late May, but my understanding is that the design talent will only have two shoot days each week. They do not need to be based there.

TO APPLY: Email Gina Marks (Casting Producer, Relativity Television) at gina.marks@rtvshows.com with brief description of background/career highlights and areas of expertise, contact information, a photo, website and links to any video if available. Also, include a brief note about why you are the best choice for this opportunity!


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NATIONAL SPONSORS
Lumens Light + Living   The Shade Store   Fandeck   The Design Network   Cosentino North America   Hunter Douglas   Sherwin-Williams   Surya   Benjamin Moore   Company D, LLC   Dream Draper   Ethan Allen   Ferguson Enterprises   Hansgrohe   Karndean Designflooring   LHI Designer   Naula   Pattern Pod   PPG Industries   Pratt and Lambert Paints   Rowley Company   Sheer Industries   Top Level Design   transFORM   United Supply Company  

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SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
Architectural Systems - PID Sterling - New York, N.Y.
Aria Stone Gallery - PID Sterling - Dallas, TX
Heatherwood Studios - PID Sterling - Manorville, N.Y.
Fine's Gallery LLC - PID Sterling - Bonita Springs, Fla.
Lefroy Brooks - PID Sterling - New York, N.Y.
Metropolitan Home Hardware & Bath LLC - PID Sterling - Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Final Touch - PID Sterling - Deer Park, N.Y.
Alltimate Services Group - PID Sterling - Cape Coral, Fla.
Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing - PID Sterling - Naperville, Ill.
Rug Renovating - PID Sterling - East Orange, N.J.
Lindsey Blinds ETC - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
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.
Bottega Stone - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Floor Coverings International - PID Sterling - Indian Trail, N.C.
JB Woodwork - PID Sterling - Dallas, TX
Hansen Steam Way - PID Sterling - Seiverville, Tenn.
Semihandmade - PID Sterling - Palm Springs, Calif.
Sergenian's Floor Coverings - PID Sterling - Madison, Wis.
Arteriors - PID Sterling - Carrollton, Texas
Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes - PID Sterling - Carol Stream, Ill.
Flooring & Carpet Warehouse - PID Sterling - Coram, N.Y.



UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Monday, May 13 is the final day for advanced registration for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 - 20 in Fort Myers, Florida. All on-site registrations will incur a $50 fee. 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. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.

IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here to learn more

Thank you to our generous Red Carpet Conference Sponsor, Sherwin-Williams!

Click here to learn more about the exhibitors at the IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception (May 18) at IDS National Conference.


CHAPTER NEWS
On Thursday, Oct. 8, Designerlebrity creator, Barbara Viteri will interview DIY's Million Dollar Contractor, Stephen Fanuka "Contractor to the Stars" for this year's Interior Design Society Long Island Chapter Design Show. Click here to learn more.

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
Join ART for a webinar on social media - May 6 at 2 pm EST.





How To Increase Event Attendance Using Social Media - Christi Tasker, Puttin Out
Learn how to pack out your showroom, special events or store for the events that you spend hours planning. Join NBC Social Media Expert and gift + home public relations guru, Christi Tasker to discover 5 methods to easily promote your events online through social media. With this valuable knowledge your event attendance could more than double. You'll learn about solutions and case studies with proven track records of success. Mark your calendars for this must see seminar.
Click here to sign up.

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
Thank you to those of who you attended IDS National sponsored educational seminars and events at April Market. We enjoyed seeing you!

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 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


Could Japanese Design Be the Cure for Your Tech Addiction?
The Wall Street Journal
Over the past few years, the ubiquity of chilly digital screens in our lives — and the idea that you can tap, swipe and pinch-and-zoom your way to perfectly calibrated bliss—has led designers and their clients to crave more sensual objects: the handmade, the organic, anything more satisfyingly touchable than a smartphone.
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18 Architects and Interior Designers on Their Favorite Rooms of All Time
New York Magazine
Seeing a really spectacular room — whether in a photograph or in person — can be a transformative, full-body experience. That is especially true when what you do for a living is design rooms. Some top architects and designers share their favorite spaces.
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Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Pop Up Shop In Chicago
ELLE Decor
Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle site goop strives to bring its readers the best in everything from food and shopping to mindful living, and now Chicago fans of the site can shop Paltrow's picks in person. The goop pop up shop at the Waldorf Astoria is open to the public from April 25 until May 10, giving Chicagoans the chance to browse select goop-approved pieces from brands such as Heather Taylor Home, 3.1 Philip Lim and Stella McCartney. The pop up shop itself is as stylish as the curated pieces within its walls, as Kara Mann designed the space to reflect goop's dedication to living your best life.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Qualifying Potential Clients on the First Phone Call (Design Biz Blueprints)
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How Scary Is Your Cash Flow? (Design Success University)

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Is Your Interior Design Website Optimized for Mobile?
Interior Desig+n Community
You may have a love/hate relationship with your interior design website. Just when you seem to get things under control, something changes, and you need to change the whole thing! The latest change you need to know about is Google adjusting its algorithm to serve up mobile optimized sites first. Does this mean your site will disappear and you won't get traffic at all? No. But it does mean you need to work on this as soon as possible.
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Interior Motives: A Documentary Finds Link Between Fashion and Décor
Forbes
Fashion and interior design are closely linked; one informs the other, and vice versa. A documentary, titled Interior Motives, is currently being produced to explore this fashion-decorating relationship.
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Planning and Designing a Plant-Based Kitchen
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Among the many segments in the home, the kitchen seems to be a particular focus for designers and homeowners alike. A study of the various trends outlined by experts shows that the prevailing propensity is toward natural decor and simple lines, both of which are wonderfully achieved through a plant-based kitchen. The increasing demand for plant-based kitchens merges two popular themes seen today — trendy decor and the rise of organic living. More homeowners are planning their kitchen with potted plants in mind, which will give them a green kitchen in more ways than one.
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The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.

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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
bknottb@aol.com

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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