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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
You are invited to nominate any home accents manufacturer, retailer, sales rep, product designer or interior designer that you feel does an excellent job in their category for the 26th ARTS Awards. Self-nominations are not allowed – this is a peer nomination program. ARTS Awards is produced by ART, the home accents association and the Dallas Market Center. You do not have to be a member of ART or an exhibitor or buyer at the Dallas Market Center to participate.


Attention Designers:

Casual Living magazine needs your help to identify the trends in outdoor spaces. The results will be published in the August 2014 issue. Questions about the survey may be directed to Research Analyst Stephanie Nickell, 336-605-1096 or snickell@progressivebusinessmedia.com.

At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter your name for a chance to win one mini iPad, worth $299.

Click here to complete the survey.

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


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Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams - PID Sterling - Manhasset, N.Y.
Packard Cabinetry - PID Sterling - Sea Cliff, N.Y.

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.


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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.

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How Women Can Get The Careers They Want Without Compromising Their Well-being
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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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Bette Midler's Lush Manhattan, New York, Penthouse and Garden
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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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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.

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.


AWARD OPPORTUNITY
You are invited to nominate any home accents manufacturer, retailer, sales rep, product designer or interior designer that you feel does an excellent job in their category for the 26th ARTS Awards. Self-nominations are not allowed – this is a peer nomination program. ARTS Awards is produced by ART, the home accents association and the Dallas Market Center. You do not have to be a member of ART or an exhibitor or buyer at the Dallas Market Center to participate.



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How You Can Use Instagram in Your Business
Business 2 Community
Social networking has created a wealth of opportunities for business owners. Facebook and Twitter make it quick and easy for them to get their message out to their audience, wherever they may be. But the world of social networking is constantly evolving, so it’s important to keep up. Relatively new networks such as Instagram offer even more opportunities for marketers.
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Interior Designer Juan Pablo Molyneux: The Patron Saint of Lost Arts
The Wall Street Journal
The Chilean designer Juan Pablo Molyneux is showing me around his château at Pouy-sur-Vannes on a chilly afternoon under a dove-gray sky. This is where he will retreat from his home and studio in Paris's Marais district when he takes a break from the palatial projects that are his bread and butter. Pouy is a nearly two-hour drive southeast, near the old town of Sens, although Molyneux swears he can make it in an hour and a half in his Rolls.
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Balancing Rustic and Glam in North Carolina
Houzz
When a young couple moved into this Tudor-style house in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, he was really happy with the rustic finishes, but she was looking to glam them up a bit. They also needed items that could stand up to their 1-year-old and their three dogs, and to getting a little rowdy with their friends when relaxing and having beers together.
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7 Best Apps for Tracking Business Expenses
American Express OPEN Forum
When your work days are jam-packed, it's easy for you and your employees to procrastinate the vital task of tracking expenses. Recording what you spend is critical to success, though, because it directly affects your bottom line.
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Top 3 Interior Design Project Challenges
By Christina Mogk
While most people do not appreciate being clumped in with mass generalizations, there are times when there is some comfort to knowing you are not alone — particularly when it comes to challenges you might be facing. In this case, we are talking about the most common dilemmas homeowners face when working on a home renovation or design project. If your first guess is related to budget or money, think again. According to studies, most struggle with nonbudget issues. Help them with the following three dilemmas, and closing will become that much easier.
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10 Tips for a Chic, Pet-Friendly Home
Decor and You
Introducing fun loving four-legged friends to your family does not mean you will have to sacrifice any of your home's style. In fact, with a small amount of planning you can create a beautiful and chic space that is also 100 percent pet-friendly. Check out these 10 tips to creating a stylish home that not only provides solutions for those less-than-desirable aspects of owning a pet, but also doesn't sacrifice your pet's comfort.
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Using Your 5 Senses To Jump-Start The Creative Process
Fast Company
We don't work in a vacuum. Our environment feeds into the work we produce--particularly when that work is creative by nature. So how can you use all five senses to stimulate and maximize your creativity and focus?
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Sherwin-Williams Predicts Optimistic 2015
Sherwin-Williams
The Sherwin-Williams colormix 2015 collection tells optimistic color stories that reflect a brightened outlook and adventurous spirit for the year ahead. "We're seeing a more cheerful approach to design and have forecasted colors that will provide a range of inspiration for designers to create fresh, joyful interiors," said Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams.
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