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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Calling all designers and industry partners in the DC Metro area! IDS is launching a chapter in your area on June 25 from 6 – 8 p.m., hosted by our National Sponsor Cosentino. Click here for more information. Please send your RSVP to kmccallum@interiordesignsociety.org.

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.

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 Associates, Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer Clifton Interiors were featured in the Juneau Empire for taking home several Designer of the Year awards at this year's awards ceremony. Read the full article by clicking here.

IDS Associate, Tanna Edler of Tanna By Design was featured in The Herald Business Journal for her first place Designer of the Year award-winning bedroom. Click here to read the full article.

IDS is proud to share that Julie Schuster, president of Interior Design Society, New York City Chapter was featured in The Editor at Large. Read the full article where Julie shares basics of feng shui, how designers can implement the practice, and where they can go to learn more: http://editoratlarge.com/articles/5353

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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NATIONAL SPONSORS
Lumens Light + Living   The Shade Store   Fandeck   The Design Network   Cosentino North America   Hunter Douglas   Sherwin-Williams   Surya   Benjamin Moore   Company D, LLC   .design   Dream Draper   Ethan Allen   Ferguson Enterprises   Hansgrohe   Karndean Designflooring   LHI Designer   Naula   Pattern Pod   PPG Industries   Pratt and Lambert Paints   Rowley Company   Sheer Industries   The Kaleidoscope Partnership   transFORM   United Supply Company  

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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
Calling all designers and industry partners in the DC Metro area! IDS is launching a chapter in your area on June 25 from 6 – 8 p.m., hosted by our National Sponsor Cosentino. Click here for more information. Please send your RSVP to kmccallum@interiordesignsociety.org.

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.

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.

Click here to learn more about the distinguished judging panel for the 5th annual IDS Designer of the Year competition.


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


5 Reasons Your Interior Design Firm Is Losing Revenue
PinkCloud
Failure to manage and record your time properly may be costing you money. Here’s why.
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Aromas Are the New Frontier for Interior Design
New York Observer
Hotels have scented their lobbies, elevators, and other public spaces for years. In the past, housekeepers at luxury properties would refill hidden, thimble-sized, clay oil dispensers. Now scenting is high-tech, involving building engineers and motorized compressed cartridges. Lately, hotels, airlines, and amusement parks are using less ubiquitous, more bespoke fragrances, and savvy guests are picking up the scent. Literally.
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Strong Student Housing Market Produces New Décor Styles
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The student housing market is looking stronger and stronger. What naturally ensues from this growth is demand for better and nicer interior décor for the sector. Traditionally, student housing décor has always meant low-budget projects. But professionals are giving it another look thanks to the rapid growth of the industry. Let's take a look at the predominant décor trends that are ruling this young sector.
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11 Ways to Get Tedious Tasks Off Your Plate
Small Business Trends
No matter how good you are at delegating, there will always be menial tasks clamoring for your attention. But updating spreadsheets shouldn’t derail your entire day when you have a business to run.
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Design Accountability: When Design Research Entangles Theory and Practice
International Journal of Design
When design research builds on design practice, it can contribute to both the theory and practice of design. Research faces several tensions that it must negotiate successfully in order not to lose its character as research. The crux of practice-based design research is that, where classical research is interested in singling out a particular aspect and exploring it in depth, design practice is characterized by balancing numerous concerns in a heterogeneous and occasionally paradoxical project.
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5 Tips to Enlist Other People to Do Your Marketing for You
Design Success University
Most interior designers are so busy working on client projects and managing their business that marketing often ends up on the back burner. When that happens, sometime in the near future, your phone will ring less often. What if you could get someone else to do your marketing for you?
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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IDS National Board President
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Snoa Garrigan x 222
Executive Director
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Lauren Luppino x 225
Marketing and Communications Manager

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Membership Manager
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org

Kelly McCallum x 224
Executive Assistant
kmccallum@interiordesignsociety.org



 

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