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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Staff will be out of the office May 18 – 22 for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 - 20 in Fort Myers, Florida. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.

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
The IDS National Staff will be out of the office May 18 – 22 for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 - 20 in Fort Myers, Florida. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.

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
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.

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
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
It's finally here! Get your .DESIGN domain today from Interior.Design. IDS members will receive 50 percent off their first year with code IDS50 or click the following link: https://interior.design/?coupon=IDS50.

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


5 Modern Outdoor Living Areas
DWELL
It's time to bring your patio furniture out of storage. To celebrate, here are a few stunning spaces for outdoor living.
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8 Cool Kids Rooms Your Children Won't Mind Sharing
Decoist
We all know that sharing means caring, but it can be hard to get your kids to feel the same way about co-habitating a bedroom. We recently stumbled upon a collection of modular, customizable children's bedroom furniture by NYC-based Casa Kids that is so cool it will make your little ones forget their disdain for roommates. Read on for eight Casa Kids cases studies and see how they used their loft beds, bunk beds and Murphy beds in all kinds of configurations to create bedrooms for their smallest clients
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Mind the Business Gap
Interiors & Sources
Designers and educators know that an interior design degree program is only the first step toward becoming a design professional. We continue to learn through practice, from our colleagues, and by ongoing professional development activities. Professional associations play an important role in filling the need for more extensive design business education. Through continuing education courses, conferences, workshops, panel discussions, and publications, professional associations keep members updated on the latest industry trends, developments, and practices, including business models, marketing strategies, and management and HR issues.
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Design in Crisis: How Economic Bust Has Redefined the Value of High Design
Metropolis
The disastrous results of the global economic meltdown cannot be exaggerated, but it is too easy to view the state of affairs in which design now finds itself in a wholly negative light. In fact, the past several years have been a period of productive innovation for manufacturers, developers, and designers willing to extend their reach into unfamiliar territories.
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5 Key Remodeling Trends for 2015
Remodeling
Kermit Baker, senior research fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard, presented emerging trends in the market at the 30th annual Remodeling Leadership Conference. Baker described 2015 as a year in which "spending exceeds its pre-recessionary high." The remodeling market has almost fully recovered from the economic downturn, he said.
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Flipping for Fast Funds: Home Rehab Programs on the Rise
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The housing market is looking strong, and the home rehab segment especially bright. Home rehab, popularly called flipping, is slowly gaining momentum with Americans who want their dream homes to come in affordable prices. Home rehab programs are focused on bridging the gap between good and pricey homes that can hardly cater to the rising demand from upcoming homeowners across the country. These programs are offering solutions to a wide cross section of consumers — from the actual homeowners to investors. The percentage of home flipping around the country has risen by 6.5 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from the previous quarter, according to a survey by Auction.com.
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You Won't Believe This Dramatic Fireplace Renovation
Casa Sugar
The Makerista Gwen Hefner recently realized that when everything in a room is covered in the same veneer, it's hard for any one feature to stand out. Case in point: her wallflower of a fireplace.
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IDS National Staff:

IDS National Headquarters
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High Point, N.C. 27260

Phone: 336-884-4437
Email: info@interiordesignsociety.org

IDS Staff:

Bruce Knott
IDS National Board President
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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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