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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT

Join tour guide, Deb Barrett, for a webinar with a detailed look at the Interior Design Society's Tour to London Design Week this September!

Webinar Details:
When: May 8 at 11 a.m. EDT
Where to Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7624330644350273537

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The deadline to sign up and pay the deposit for the Education Tour has been extended to May 16. The tour will take place Sept. 19-24. Click here for more information and to register!

ATTENTION all CQRID Certified Designers: Click here for an Important Message Regarding CQRID.

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.


HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
Daryl Pines, IDS Professional, shared tips with My Long Island TV on how to "Add Thousands to Your Home Value with Universal Interior Design." Click here to learn more.

Nicole Yee, IDS Associate and National Board Member, was featured in the San Francisco Gate. Click here to read the article and learn more about her envelope-pushing style!

Kimberly Joi McDonald, IDS Associate and Secretary/Treasurer for the National Board of Directors, was featured in Luxury Las Vegas Magazine April 2014 Edition. Click here to view the article (article begins on p. 29).

IDS Associate, Wendy Lepkoff's 2013 Designer of the Year award-winning entry was featured in Newsday, in an article titled, "Designer rises to challenge in Baldwin kitchen makeover." Click here to read more.


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NATIONAL SPONSORS
Hunter Douglas   Sherwin-Williams   Surya   Benjamin Moore   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
Accent Prone - PID Sterling - Kernersville, N.C.
Bailey Floors Co. - PID Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
Archangel Gallery - PID Sterling - Palm Springs, Calif.
Fabric Quilters & Window Fashions - PID Sterling - Westbury, N.Y.
ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Accetra Arts Ltd. - PID Sterling - Dix Hills, N.Y.
Floor Decor & Design - PID Sterling - Syosset, N.Y.
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
Fabric Quilters & Window Fashions - PID Sterling - Westbury, N.Y.
Bolt Textiles - PID Sterling - San Mateo, Calif.
Closet Factory - PID Sterling - Ft. Myers, Fla.
Focus Sales - PID Sterling - East Meadow, N.Y.
Home & Design - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
Office Worx - PID Sterling - Hauppage, N.Y.
Green Art Plumbing Supply - PID Sterling - Freeport, N.Y.
Lancaster & Associates - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Roze - PID Sterling - Lawrenceville, N.J.

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.


FEATURED ARTICLE
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MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
What's Under Foot for 2014?
By Christina Mogk
As much as people fuss about what color and/or treatment to apply to the walls in their homes, the reality is that your flooring choice is what will ground your space. In some ways, that grounding is what will make or break your room, pulling the rest of the elements together.

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A Look Inside the Home of Steven Volpe, Interior Decorator to Silicon Valley's Elite
The Wall Street Journal
Harvey and Vivian, a Norfolk terrier and a French bulldog with a perilous underbite, are antsy for a walk, braiding their leashes around each other's legs as they encircle the master of the house. It's a Friday afternoon in Pacific Heights, and decorator Steven Volpe is home after four full-tilt days in New York.

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The Unsettling Thing About Ellen
The New York Times
Oh, to be Ellen DeGeneres's decorator. Or her architect. Or her real estate agent. Or even her movers. When the economy is still sputtering and the housing market hasn't fully recovered, these are boom jobs.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
ATTENTION all CQRID Certified Designers: Click here for an Important Message Regarding CQRID.

EDUCATION TOUR

Join tour guide, Deb Barrett, for a webinar with a detailed look at the Interior Design Society's Tour to London Design Week this September!

Webinar Details:
When: May 8 at 11 a.m. EDT
Where to Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7624330644350273537

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The deadline to sign up and pay the deposit for the Education Tour has been extended to May 16. The tour will take place Sept. 19-24. Click here for more information and to register!

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 (www.design-confidential.com). 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!

Tour price includes:
  • 5 nights at the NH Harrington Hall in South Kensington, London, breakfast included, all rooms are double occupancy
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Show passes for Decorex 2014 & 100% Design
  • A VIP Pass for museums and more
  • A 7 day TUBE pass that will allow you to go to the show or anywhere else the TUBE will take you as often as you like
**Airfare and hotel transfers are not included**

Tour Pricing:
IDS Members: $1999 per person (Spouses and significant others will receive member pricing)
Non-Members: $2199 per person
A $500 deposit is due on or before May 16. The remaining balance is due on or before June 1.

All rooms are double occupancy. You will be assigned a roommate unless you have a specific request. Special room rates have been negotiated with the host hotel. These rates will be extended for those who wish to arrive as early as two days before the event starts and up to two days following the event should you want to enjoy more of London.

Click here for more information and to register!


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 IDG on May 8 for a special presentation in Mountain View, Calif., featuring Design Star Season 3 winner, Jen Bertrand's story of her "wild" design career as well as an introduction to her current project for Design for a Difference (www.idgcontest.com) — the first-of-its-kind contest that awards a designer with $25,000 in goods and services to makeover a non-profit in their community. Click here for more information and to register to attend.

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.

Find out how to use sustainability to differentiate your business, attract more customers and grow your bottom line. The Interior Designer Society is pleased to partner with the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) to invite you to join hundreds of thought leaders and innovators for a unique two-day learning and networking experience, SFC NEXT. SFC NEXT will take place in Washington, D.C. June 13-14, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Click here for more details.


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.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Celebrity Bedrooms
ELLE Decor
Whether they spend hours in front of the camera or at work devising the latest fashions, every star needs a chic place to recharge after a long day. From Ellen Pompeo's eclectic haven to Roberto Cavalli's over-the-top bedchamber, the private spaces of these headliners are as diverse as their talents. Take a peek at the stylish bedrooms of some of ELLE DECOR's favorite celebs.
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6 Quick Tips for Fixing a Cash Flow Crunch
American Express OPEN Forum
Ask any small-business owner what business challenge he or she faces on a regular basis, and more times than not you'll get the answer "cash flow." Managing cash flow is a constant struggle for many business owners, and the success or failure of their businesses frequently rides on it.
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Trump Home Teams Up with Dorya for a Luxe Furniture Collection
Architectural Digest
Over the years Donald Trump has evolved his business from a real-estate firm into a full-blown global lifestyle brand. Collections of lighting, bath accessories, and crystal tableware — all created under the Trump Home umbrella —now join a portfolio of high-end residential and hotel properties that stretch from New York to Seoul. True to that international spirit is the latest Trump project: a joint venture with the Turkish design company Dorya. Together the two enterprises have conceived the Trump Home by Dorya furniture line, featuring 50 pieces distinguished by architectonic profiles and sophisticated materials.
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Top 6 Outdoor Design Trends for 2014
By Christina Mogk
The outdoor room or kitchen is not a new idea. Indeed, with all the hype over the past several years about both, outdoor rooms and living areas during the warmer months have become more of an expectation. If you want to expand upon or improve your existing outdoor space, what are some worthy considerations in 2014? Two key trends: low-maintenance and sustainable. Even if you have a green thumb, you want to be able to enjoy your outdoor rooms.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Jennifer Aniston At Home (Architectural Digest)
Dealing with Demanding and Unrealistic Clients (FreshBooks)
5 Top Reasons Why Homeowners Renovate ( By Christina Mogk)

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A Modern Loft Rises in a Onetime Bakery
Houzz
When their children grew up, this couple ditched their suburban lifestyle for a more urban, walkable one in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. They bought a loft-style condo in an early-1900s building that once housed the industrial bakery for the National Biscuit Company (later known as Nabisco); the building was converted to residences in the 1990s.
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Designing a Festive Dining Room
The Wall Street Journal
It is a rare sit-down dinner that holds guests' attention from appetizer to dessert. In those less captivating moments, according to San Francisco-based designer Jay Jeffers, "the eye has to have places to explore." This dining room, which Jeffers created in a 1913 Presidio Heights townhouse, offers visual nourishment from any perspective.
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Honda Is Designing Houses, Because Cars And Homes Will All Be Part Of The Smart Grid
Fast Company's Co.Exist
In the future, auto companies won't just build cars. They'll build cars that are part of the energy infrastructure, providing backup storage for the solar panels on your roof and reinforcing the wider electricity grid. They could even play a role in developing smart homes and technologies. You can see as much from a prototype smart home recently opened by Honda in California.
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Skype Introduces Free Group Video Calls for Up To 10 People
Small Business Trends
Your next video conference on Skype may now be free. Skype announced this week that its Skype group video calls service is now free for up to 10 participants on some platforms. Prior to this, group video calls on Skype had been available only if one participant had a premium membership ranging from $4.99 a month to $8.99 for a single day pass. Skype launched the Skype group video calls service for premium members back in January 2011, The Next Web reports.
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