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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
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.

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.

IWCE 2016 Call for Presentations
Your experience and perspective can help shape the window fashions industry as we move into the next phase of influence and growth. Share your insights at the IWCE (International Window Coverings Expo), Jan. 19-21. Please submit presentation ideas for consideration by June 12. Conference speakers have the opportunity to reach thousands of industry insiders at this important annual event. Your ideas can make a difference.

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Window Covering Industry Launches "Best for Kids" Program; New Safety Program to Help Consumers and Retailers Easily Identify Products for Homes with Young Children. Click here to read more.


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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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 Design Tech Summit presenters at IDS National Conference.

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
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


Island Style Tips for Your Home, Just in Time for Warm Weather
The Washington Post
You may not live in the Bahamas, but you can still enjoy some beach vibes in your home. Here are tips from our recent Home Front chat with designer and author India Hicks. Start with a neutral base. "I always say that with the kaleidoscope of color on the outside of a tropical home we try to keep the inside more muted," Hicks said.
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Durability Is the New Luxury
Interior Design
The way we are living in our own homes has changed. One of the biggest components of this evolution is a change in the way we use fabrics and furniture in our homes. How can these fabrics enhance our designs while providing a level of performance that will make our clients happy and their homes more livable?
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30 Home Decor Rules That Were Made To Be Broken
StyleCaster
Over the years, home design experts have come up with a coterie of rules—ceilings have to be white, furniture looks best against the wall, the list goes on — and on. But if you take a look at some of the most beautiful interior spaces, what's immediately apparent is that many — if not all — of these so-called decor rules are made to be broken
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Use 'Cost' to Close Interior Design Sales
By Fred Berns
When it comes to pricing, most interior design professionals focus only on what it costs prospects to hire them. In contrast, savvy designers focus on what it will cost prospects if they don't. Chances are you periodically encounter price procrastination when presenting your cost to prospective buyers. They tell you that they want to "think about it" or talk it over with their spouse, or perhaps "get back to you tomorrow."
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4 Tips to Improve Your Design Practice
Interiors & Sources
Growing a small business is no easy task. These four tips from Lloyd Princeton, founder of Design Management Company, will put you on the right path.
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How to Decorate a Long, Narrow Room
Houzz
When you're clicking through images of gorgeous rooms to gather inspiration for your home, does it sometimes seem as though the ideas will work only in large or pleasingly proportioned rooms? The truth is, when a room is well designed, we don't notice when it's awkwardly shaped. Here, three interior designers share their tips for dealing with a common type of awkward space — a long, narrow room.
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Like Uber for Interior Design
Technical.ly Philly
As they worked toward getting their design degrees at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., three women had a nagging feeling: They just weren't excited to enter the interior design industry. It was outdated, it wasn't affordable, and it lacked the instant gratification that millennials have come to expect. So they built their own interior design firm, a startup that blends the accessibility of "fast fashion" and the on-demand aspect of Uber.
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IDS National Board President
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Marketing and Communications Manager

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Della Swider x 223
Membership Manager
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org

Kelly McCallum x 224
Executive Assistant
kmccallum@interiordesignsociety.org



 

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