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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Save-the-Date: the next IDS National Conference will take place in May 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida.  More details will be released soon!

The 2014 IDS Designer of the Year entry packet will be released in the coming weeks. Those of you who are planning to enter, be on the lookout!

We are excited to announce that The Design Network has joined IDS as a Diamond level sponsor!

Please note that the IDS National Office will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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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NATIONAL SPONSORS
The Design Network   Hunter Douglas   Sherwin-Williams   Surya   Benjamin Moore   Company D, LLC   Dream Draper   Ferguson Enterprises   Greenhouse Fabrics   Hansgrohe   HomeStory   Karndean Designflooring   LHI Designer   PPG Industries   Pratt and Lambert Paints   Sheer Industries   Sun Delivery  

SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
ProSource of Charlotte - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Carlson's Flooring - PID Sterling - Geneva, Ill.
Pirch, Inc. - PID Sterling - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Art Dimensions Inc. - PID Sterling - Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams - PID Sterling - Manhasset, N.Y.
Packard Cabinetry - PID Sterling - Sea Cliff, N.Y.
Carolina Shutter & Blinds of Charlotte - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Knoxville Noland Co. - PID Sterling - Knoxville, Tenn.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Save-the-Date: the next IDS National Conference will take place in May 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. More details will be released soon!

CHAPTER NEWS
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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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.

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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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Using Your 5 Senses To Jump-Start The Creative Process
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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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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.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The 2014 IDS Designer of the Year entry packet will be released in the coming weeks. Those of you who are planning to enter, be on the lookout!

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.



INDUSTRY NEWS


The House That Google Built
Leader-Post
At nine months pregnant, Christina Dennis was sewing floor-length drapes, coating bar stools with homemade turquoise chalk paint and staging her kitchen for photographs worthy of a home decor contest. Her determination exemplifies how the mother of three young girls doesn't let a tight schedule or tight budget interfere with creating a beautiful space for her family.
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World Cup Host Brazil Scores with These Vibrant Home Decor Designs
The Globe and Mail
"Brazil is really in vogue at the moment," says Lissa Carmona, chief executive officer of Etel Interiores, one of the country's most prestigious modern and contemporary furniture companies. Brazil's design history stretches back less than 100 years: The Modern Art Week, a festival held in Sao Paulo in 1922, triggered a widespread interest in modernism.
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Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again
Entrepreneur
Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That's why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. They come pre-programmed with our brains.
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Millions of Millionaires: Who Are They?
By Michael J. Berens
While middle-class families have seen their incomes stagnate, the rich have been getting richer. Both the well-off and the wealthy have experienced substantial increases in assets over the past several years. For interior designers looking to market their services to these wealthy clients, some recent reports offer valuable insights. Despite an overall weak economy, the number of households with NIPR assets of $1 million or more reached a record high of 9.6 million in 2013, according to a recent report. That's 600,000 more than in 2012.
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Outdoor Furniture for the Summer of 2014
The Washington Post
Recently, a pair of homeowners approached landscape designer Gina Benincasa and told her that they were sick and tired of replacing their outdoor furniture every few years. "Build us something that will last forever," they said. For these clients, a stone bench and granite-topped table were the solution to a common challenge: choosing outdoor furniture that can weather the dog days of summer — and beyond.
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9 Stunning Ways To Show Off Black And White
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The graphic impact of black-and-white schemes never loses its appeal, and the combo works in rooms both haute and humble.
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A Tour Of Richard Branson's Rockin' Moroccan Resort
Forbes
The British billionaire takes Forbes senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg around his hidden retreat in the shadow of North Africa's Atlas Mountains.
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Latest Housing Trends Reflect Larger Generational Shifts
By Michael J. Berens
Depending on who you want to believe, Americans either are continuing the recent trend of flocking to the cities or they are starting to migrate back to the suburbs. Both scenarios appear possible according to recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The reason? Improvements in the economy are aligning with major life-stage shifts in the adult population that impact housing choices. In other words, boomers are downsizing, Gen Xers are maturing, and millennials are looking for their first career jobs.
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How Social Media Can Reinvent Your Staid, Old Sales Tactics
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Homepolish: A Designer and Techie Bring Upscale Design to the Masses
American Express OPEN Forum
Bridging tech savviness with an eye for design, New York City-based startup Homepolish is on its way to making the interior design process affordable and hassle-free.
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