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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!

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.
Brendan Bass Showroom - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Hayman and Summers - PID Sterling - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Marlin Art - PID Sterling - Deer Park, N.Y.
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.
Summer Classics Charlotte - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.

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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Designing a Festive Dining Room
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It is the 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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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.

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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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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!

The deadline to sign up and pay the deposit for the Education Tour has been extended to May 16th. 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


5 Ways to Get People to Remember You (And Your Company)
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Being memorable is essential for every entrepreneur — after all, people won't fund you or buy from you if they don't even remember you exist. Here are five ways to ensure you're making a strong and lasting impression.
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Darryl Carter Designs a Room at the Kips Bay Show House in Manhattan, NY
The Washington Post
Darryl Carter established his own design firm in 1998. Since then, the native Washingtonian has written two design books, created a paint line for Benjamin Moore and opened a store in Shaw that bears his name. He recently added another major career milestone. Carter unveiled his first room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, an annual tradition since 1973. He was one of 22 designers selected for the prestigious display that began its month-long run at the historic 1884 Villard Mansion.
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Stencil Your Ceiling for a Luxurious Look
Houzz
The next time you walk into a room, look up. You will probably see a sea of white. But you could go big, bold and graphic with a stenciled ceiling. … But for the adventurous homeowner, stenciling a ceiling can elevate a design more than any wall treatment.
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8 Ways to Design with Plywood
dwell
Architecture gets expensive, so these homebuilders put their creativity to work by designing with plywood. Here's how they saved a buck on materials without looking, well, cheap.
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5 of the Best Young Designers
The Wall Street Journal
Design is a bit like Hollywood. Everyone knows the stars by their first names; the rest continue to work in semi-obscurity. "It's extremely hard for anyone new to break into the industry," says Italian designer and architect Rodolfo Dordoni, famous for his best-selling Lumiere light for Foscarini, which is sold world-wide. "Even at my age, I still find it tricky and disappointing when a product doesn't get taken up by a company or sells poorly."
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Stop What You're Doing And Fall For These 5 Outdoor Fireplaces
ELLE Decor
Is your backyard missing this summer essential? At actress Courteney Cox's Malibu home, a custom-made banquette surrounds a teak-and-steel lava-rock fire pit.
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5 Tips for a Killer Twitter Bio
Interior Design Community
Twitter, the land of a very few words, keywords and hashtags, it takes very fine tuned writing styles and creativity to make 160 characters interesting. Writing a brief twitter bio has become an art form like writing a beautiful verse or a Japanese Haiku. You have to present your best self in a concise manner something people find really hard to do.
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7 Magic Words (And 10 Negotiation Ideas) For Entrepreneurs
Forbes
Of all the skills we teach prospective entrepreneurs, there’s an element missing. Where in our MBA or business preparedness programs do we talk about the skills of negotiation? Um … with the exception of sales training, which is highly focused on negotiation, perhaps the answer is never.
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