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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The Interior Design Society's focus in 2014 will be building community and relationships. Learn why IDS is where you belong by clicking here.

HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
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NATIONAL SPONSORS
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New Partners in Design
JOYCE - PID Platinum - Palm Springs, Calif.
Oriana's Design Finder - PID Platinum - Manhasset, N.Y.
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
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Brendan Bass Showroom - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
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Carlson's Flooring - PID Sterling - Geneva, Ill.
Pirch, Inc. - PID Sterling - Rancho Mirage, Calif.

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
Roger Thomas to speak at June 18 IDS event — The Interior Design Society Las Vegas Chapter and Las Vegas Design Center will host The Hotel as a Luxury Residence, presented by Roger Thomas. The event will be June 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Las Vegas Design Center, Building A Atrium, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway. Click here for more information.

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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170-Year-Old House Becomes Home to a Young Family
Design Sponge
Six years ago when Jill and Aaron Baker decided they were ready to invest in a home, they hunted all over Brooklyn, New York. They were actually in the inspection stage of purchasing a Brooklyn co-op when they stumbled upon this 1840s home within the Palisades Historic District in Rockland County, New York.

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20 Modern Bedroom Designs
Small Business Trends
The amount of people using Pinterest continues to grow. And if you've been maintaining your Pinboards, you'll want to share your work with readers on your company's website. Luckily, there are quite a few plugins that allow you to share your Pinterest work on your WordPress site.

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20 Pinterest Plugins For Your WordPress Site
Small Business Trends
The amount of people using Pinterest continues to grow. And if you’ve been maintaining your Pinboards, you’ll want to share your work with readers on your company’s website. Luckily, there are quite a few plugins that allow you to share your Pinterest work on your WordPress site.

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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 WithIt members from throughout the home and furnishings industries for the 2014 Professional Conference Aug. 11-13 in Atlanta! The two-day program at the Marriott Buckhead offers industry professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, develop leadership skills and connect with industry peers. Titled "The Art and Science of Leadership," the 2014 event presents accomplished leaders from a variety of industries to inspire and educate attendees. The program will help attendees identify, value and cultivate leadership attributes that are an art – like building rapport, influencing others and learning to "listen to your gut" – as well as those leadership attributes that are more of a science –like learning effective techniques for networking, managing time and priorities, and negotiating effectively. Click here for more information.

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.

Roger Thomas to speak at June 18 IDS event - The Interior Design Society Las Vegas Chapter and Las Vegas Design Center will host The Hotel as a Luxury Residence, presented by Roger Thomas. The event will be June 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Las Vegas Design Center, Building A Atrium, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway. Click here for more information.

Attention: Designers/Decorators/ Workrooms and Installers - June 19 at 9:30 a.m. KDR Designer Showrooms at 11660 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 Will host an informative Seminar IDS .1 CEU on Window Safety By Margi Kyle ASID, IDS, WCAA, WITHIT, DCI, CAUS Along with a demonstration of FashionWand.com and the New Ring Lock™- Keeping our infants safe-one window at a time! RSVP to Chrissy Neese by June 12 at 336.228.6000 or CNeese@safetshade.com.

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.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
America's Window Covering Buying Network is looking for a National Sales Manager in the Chicagoland area to utilize their knowledge of the "Window Covering" industry and work in a sales driven/goal orientated environment. A strong sales background is required to recruit new members, and build long lasting relationships with current members to upgrade their purchases throughout the year. This role is critical to the organization because they are the point of communication and negotiations with the suppliers and members.

The perfect candidate that joins the team and strives for excellence each day, will receive the benefits of flexible work hours, overseeing the Regional Account Reps, an assistant to help with daily tasks and communication, traveling for trade shows, a sophisticated CRM database to help manage customer accounts, and commission bonus potential.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


How To Design a Bedroom that Grows with Your Child
Freshome
Kids are notorious for changing their personal tastes from minute to minute. And, that's okay — it's all part of the fun of growing up.However, when it comes time to decorate their rooms, constantly updating the décor to reflect those ever-changing tastes can be exhausting, not to mention expensive.
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Bette Midler's Lush Manhattan, New York, Penthouse and Garden
Architectural Digest
Bette Midler, the showbiz force of nature also known as the Divine Miss M, is spellbound by artisanal footnotes, those subtle details that are testaments to the human touch. Finely spaced stitches that secure a delicately ruffled lampshade to its metal skeleton. Fingerprints that bear witness to the intimate relationship between a potter and his clay.
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How Women Can Get The Careers They Want Without Compromising Their Well-being
Fast Company
We hear all the time about the struggle women face in getting to the top in their careers. We know it can be a hard push, with long hours, the double shift, competing demands, and the bias that can exist in workplaces. And we know that many women are saying that it's just all too hard, so they are sidelining themselves, starting their own businesses, or opting out all together.
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Interior Design Fees: Get Out of Your Own Way
Interior Design Business
One person may be holding you back from doubling your income as a design professional. That person isn't a competitor or a customer. That person is you. Design professionals can be — and too often are — their own worst enemies.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

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Unraveling the Professional Designation Paradox
By Michael J. Berens
Certifications and other forms of professional credentialing are the Jekyll and Hyde of the interior design world. By some accounts, these designations demonstrate a designer's professional knowledge and achievement, and they help designers to stand out in the marketplace from their less-qualified competitors. Others say they are essentially worthless because consumers don't know what they represent — and for the most part don't care. Although they may appear to be contradictory, it may be that both perspectives are valid and, in fact, complementary.
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Pretty in Pink: Color Trend
3rings
In line with Pantone's Color of the Year 2014, Radiant Orchid, pink has been a prominent color at this year's trade shows and product launches. In particular, we've noticed the shade being used to create slender side tables that play with geometry, lightness, transparency and layers.
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The New Way To Decorate With Black & White
ELLE Decor
Looking for a fresh take on classic black and white? Take a cue from these eight designers and pair the duo with an unsuspecting but totally chic hue: Brown.
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The Rising Demand for Futuristic Smart Homes
By Archita Datta Majumdar
In the summer of 2004, moviegoers were wowed with the glimpse of a smart home in the Will Smith blockbuster "I, Robot." But it was still a sci-fi wonder at the time, so we applied our usual suspension of disbelief to go on enjoying the movie. Today — just 10 years later — homeowners are actively looking at smart homes as a "must have" for their families.
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How Do Colors Affect the Quality of Our Sleep
My Home Decoration Ideas
If you want to enjoy a quiet, sweet sleep, your solution is color. Specifically the color blue. A new poll conducted in Britain, showed that a blue bedroom can guarantee you a full eight hour sleep and waking up with a happy, positive attitude.
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