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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
We have recently made some very exciting updates to the IDS membership program effective immediately to streamline the membership application process. We invite you to learn more about these updates to see what steps you should take to get the most out of your membership. Click here to learn about these membership changes.

Learn how you can make an IMPACT in your community through our new charitable design initiative #idsIMPACT. We are pleased to have Make-A-Wish and Dwell with Dignity as collaborating organizations of this program. Click here to see IDS members who are already making an IMPACT!

Calling all U.S. Architects & Interior Designers: Show the innovative and inspiring ways that you have incorporated Hansgrohe and/or Axor products in your recent work.

CASTING CALL: Are you an interior decorator with a breadth of experience renovating, designing and constructing spaces for clients? Does your portfolio boast a unique flavor and je ne sais quoi that is missing from the television landscape? Have you always dreamed of entertaining and educating audiences about the art of interior design? A team of veteran producers (15+ years in the docu-television industry) wants to talk to you!

If you are a seasoned interior designer with a fun & engaging on-screen presence and you are interested in being cast as recurring talent for this series, please contact Simi@sharpentertainmnent.com. Casting is open to independents, couples, siblings, business partners, etc.

It's time for the 2nd Annual HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards! This year, the awards are open to all design professionals & design duos. The open submission period ends on July 15. Now's your time to shine.

Calling all Designers:
Casual Living needs your help to identify the trends in designing for outdoor spaces. The results will be published in the August issue. Your answers will be anonymous and confidential. Responses will be combined with others in the industry to provide a composite view.

Complete the form by going to http://www.researchtodayonline.com/data/CLDesigner15.htm

At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter your name for a chance to win one of three $100 Visa gift cards. Good luck!


HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
IDS Associate, Barbara Gilbert was featured in The Dallas Morning News for her imaginative use of tile. Click here to read the full story.

Read the following press coverage of the 2014 IDS Designer of the Year awards:

K+BB (Kitchen & Bath Business)

California Home + Design

Home Accents Today

Furniture World


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SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
Hidell Fine Decorative Hardware & Plumbing - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Fiber Seal of Charlotte - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Fine's Gallery LLC - PID Sterling - Bonita Springs, Fla.
Creative Habitats - PID Sterling - Fanwood, N.J.
Nabers Interiors - PID Sterling - Memphis, Tenn.
New York Shower Door - PID Sterling - Freeport, N.Y.
Flooring & Carpet Warehouse - PID Sterling - Coram, N.Y.
Ceramic Matrix - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
The Other Side of Art - PID Sterling - Coram, N.Y.
Broadway Carpets Inc. - PID Sterling - Knoxville, Tenn.
Copper Creek Construction - PID Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
PBS Contractors - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.



UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Please take a moment to complete a brief 5-question survey to assist us with future conference planning. Click here to begin the survey.

We had a wonderful time at 2015 IDS National Conference! Thank you to all attendees for joining us. We hope you learned a lot! Visit the IDS National Facebook page to view photograph highlights of the awards dinner concluding IDS National Conference.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Designer of the Year Awards! Click here to view a complete list of award recipients.


Thank you to our generous Red Carpet Conference Sponsor, Sherwin-Williams!


CHAPTER NEWS
Congratulations to the 2014 IDS Chapter Award Winners:

  • Chapter of the Year (Large): IDS Long Island
  • Chapter of the Year (Small): IDS Las Vegas
  • Outstanding Charity Event: IDS Sarasota & IDS Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Outstanding Networking Event: IDS Fort Myers
  • Excellence in Membership Marketing Communications: IDS Naples
  • Excellence in Programs and Educational Activities: IDS Chicago & Suburban
Click here for more information on the 2014 Chapter Awards winners

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.

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
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
Want to grow your Interior Design Business? Join Design Campus Live and International Market Centers for a FREE Two–Day Design Summit during the Las Vegas Summer Market. Click here to register.

If you're attending NeoCon, be sure to visit IDS National Executive Director, Snoa Garrigan at our booth located on the 7th floor in space #4012.

Stay abreast on markets across the country by visiting the IDS Event Calendar. Click here to view it now!


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Designer of the Year Awards! Click here to view a complete list of award recipients.

We are pleased to announce the distinguished judging panel for the 5th annual IDS Designer of the Year competition. Click here to learn more.


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
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.

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


Demand Grows for Senior Interior Designers
Design Management Company
Senior interior designers are in hot demand at the moment. A&D firms that scaled back their staffs following the Recession are once again hiring as business picks up. They are especially interested in senior designers, who can hit the ground running.
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Martha Stewart Opens the Doors to Her Historic Maine Estate
Architectural Digest
Anticipation is one of the signal pleasures of visiting Maine. It’s a state tucked so deeply into the farthest reaches of the American Northeast that getting there can feel like an old-fashioned journey, even in this age of planes, trains, and automobiles. That feeling is amplified when the final destination is not just Maine but Skylands, Martha Stewart’s summer place on remote Mount Desert Island, where my son, Christoph, and I spent a long weekend last summer.
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9 Interior Designers on Kitchen Seating Must-Haves
The Huffington Post
Spacing, layout, function and durability -- these are all points to consider when it comes to kitchen seating. For some, flexibility is a must, while others want a social space that is comfortable for guests and hosts alike. No matter your needs, nine interior designers share their tips for creating the perfect seating in the kitchen.
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6 Virtual Home Decorating Services Redefining The Interior Design Industry
Design & Trend
The landscape of interior design is rapidly changing due to the immediacy and accessibility of services provided by the Internet. More and more individuals, specifically millennials, have a growing interest in enhancing and investing in their home environment. However, they are also bothered by the limited time they have to implement those desires.
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16 Dreamy Celebrity Bathrooms
ELLE Decor
With flourishes from sleek, stone surfaces to dramatically patterned wallpapers and luxurious soaking tubs, these bathrooms are as stylish as the celebrities they belong to.
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Interior Design Trending Toward Casual Relaxation
The Associated Press via Fredericksburg.com
It's a difficult compromise: Many of us want our homes to look as stylish and carefully designed as the ones we see in decorating magazines. But we also want them to be comfortable and easy to enjoy. "A relaxed lifestyle is something people want more and more, and their homes are reflecting that," says New York City-based designer Young Huh.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Decorating With Amped-Up Floral Patterns (The Wall Street Journal)
Marvelous Movie Kitchens (Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC)
8 Of A Kind: The Most Fabulous Interior Decorating Books To Inspire Your Lifestyle (Design & Trend)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


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IDS National Staff:

IDS National Headquarters
164 S. Main St, Ste 404
High Point, N.C. 27260

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

IDS Staff:

Bruce Knott
IDS National Board President
bknottb@aol.com

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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