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5 Passé Home Trends Make a Major Comeback
Yahoo Finance
Avocado-colored appliances and shag carpet were probably a few home trends you happily filed under the label "done." And they may be. But plenty of looks once considered passé are making a huge comeback in homes. They're features buyers covet and sellers are incorporating in their properties. And New York Modern Spaces luxury realtor Bari Lynn, who also has an extensive background in interior design, discusses her top five.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT


Save the Date!
Save-the-Date for IDS National Conference which will take place Jan. 24 – 26, 2014 in Las Vegas. More information will be released as details are confirmed!

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.

Are you the next Designer of the Year? The 2013 Designer of the Year Application Packet is now available. Click here for more details!

Don't forget about the Interior Design Society's 2013 Membership Drive which will run through Aug. 9! Start recruiting new members today to earn your free trip to the 2014 IDS National Conference in Las Vegas.

Click here for guidelines and more information on the 2013 Membership Drive.

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Hermès Wallpaper and Fabric

The iconic leather and luxury goods manufacturer Hermès has been around since the late 1930's and the company prides itself on creating everything in a medium-sized shop in Paris by hand, by a single person. … Today you can find an assortment of Hermès upholstery fabrics and wallcoverings that incorporate iconic motifs like equestrian, travel, and fantasy, all inspired by the various silk scarves that the high end brand is well known for designing.
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Why Your Website Needs to Work Across Multiple Devices
By Mayur Kisani
The majority of today's users consume media on multiple screens — smartphones, tablets and TV. From checking email to surfing to tweeting about a TV show or finding out about a product, your customers are mobile and spend a considerable amount of time on these screens, away from the desktop computer.
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10 Amazing Home Bars
Houzz via Forbes
The home bar has become one of the quintessential bonus rooms in homes today. And while men and women alike are planning and adapting these spaces, it's common to see a masculine influence in their designs. Rich wood, TVs, leather-backed chairs, pool tables and cigar porches are popular features of the modern-day home bar.
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SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners & Affiliate Partners
Environment - PID Platinum - Los Angeles, Calif.
Village Design Group - PID Sterling - Southern Pines, N.C.
AJW & Co. Inc. - PID Sterling - Thousand Palms, Calf.
Anderson Lumber Co., Inc. - PID Sterling - Alcoa, Tenn.
Front Door Fabrics LLC - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
The Shade Store - PID Sterling - Estero, Fla.
Wovenware - PID Sterling - Portland, Ore.
Tropica Designs, LLC - PID Sterling - Acres, Fla.
A&A Granite and Limestone - PID Sterling - Sunnyvale, Texas
D Magazine Partners - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Hadinger Flooring - PID Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
Microseal of Connecticut / Ziegler Preservation Cleaning - PID Sterling - Danbury, Conn.
Natalie's Ncredible Interiors, Inc. - PID Sterling - Lilburn, Ga.
DesignSourceCT, LLC - PID Sterling - Hartford,Conn.
Tufenkian Artisan Carpets - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Bassett Home Furnishings - AP - Farmingdale, N.Y.
Shady Lady Window Treatments - AP - Naples, Fla.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Mark your calendar for the next National Conference which will take place Jan. 24 – 26 in Las Vegas! A vendor showcase will also take place. More information will be posted as plans are finalized. Click here to view our conference page on the IDS website

CHAPTER NEWS
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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Renovated Time Warner Penthouse Returns For $75 Million
Curbed Hamptons
Four years ago, investor Gerhard Andlinger sold the 78th floor penthouse of the Time Warner Center for $37.5 million, and now the new owner (an anonymous entity identified in public records as Southerndown, Inc.) wants to sell the place for twice as much. The sprawling 8,300-square-foot condo has hit the market for a whopping $75 million, more than $9,000 per square foot.

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Designer Paula Smail: Artful Living in 600 Square Feet
Los Angles Times
Walk inside Paula Smail's 600-square-foot apartment in Burbank and you'll be greeted by bold color and texture that strangely doesn't overwhelm.

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Gardening with Window Views in Mind: 4 Tips From a Design Pro
Los Angeles Times
A tuft of poppies growing underneath a streetlight in the Hollywood Hills, Calif., blasts unexpected color along the sidewalk, but the real surprise rests behind the tall ficus hedge, inside Judy Horton's 1925 cottage.

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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, "Real Tactics for Reaching Your Ideal Client". This session will give you key strategies for establishing your expertise and credibility, selling yourself with confidence, and maintaining profitable relationships with your Ideal Client. Visit the IDS website to learn more!


IDS MEMBER BENEFITS
Front Door Fabrics in Charlotte, N.C., now offers product discounts to IDS members. Visit the IDS website for more information on how to take advantage of this offer!

IDS members can take advantage of discounts on carpets/area rugs from Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.

Qualified designers can register with Environment Furniture as part of their Trade Program which allows a 15 to 20 percent discount depending on purchase amount.

These discounts are exclusively available to IDS members. Members must log in on the IDS website in order to take advantage of this discount.


UPCOMING MARKETS
High Point Market will take place Oct. 19 – 24. IDS will host seminars in High Point, N.C., in conjunction with October 2013 Furniture Market. Speakers will be announced as soon as we have confirmation.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The 2013 Designer of the Year Application packet is now available!
Visit the IDS website for more information on how you can enter.


Congratulations to the 2012 Designer of the Year Award Winners!

Be sure to take a look at the IDS National blog for before and after photos of our Designer of the Year Award winners in each category! Click here to view photos on the IDS National Blog.


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INDUSTRY NEWS


Use Trim to Modernize a Traditional Home — or Vice Versa
Houzz
In the same way a pair of earrings or the right watch can change the impression we give off with an outfit, a home's trim can give a modern twist to a traditional home or add a cozy, traditional feeling to a more contemporary space. The color, shapes and little details of window, door and baseboard trim can help a room bridge eras and gain flexibility and appeal.
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Designing a Room: Where to Start?
Furnitureland South
Inspiration can come from anywhere. It could be found through traveling, looking through magazines, watching TV, reading blogs, or even just going outside and grabbing the inspiration from the natural forms found in nature.
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7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Productivity
Inc.
We're always complaining about how little time we have and how overwhelmed we are. We whine about all the interruptions and communication overload. We spend all sorts of time reading books and searching for ways to improve our time management and personal productivity. … Get this: Most of your productivity drain is your own doing.
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How to Restore a Mystery House
The New York Times
A Beaux-Arts trained architect, Ernest Flagg (1857 to 1947) designed the Singer Building in New York and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., among other commissions, before devoting his career to small houses. He was an apostle of efficient design, reviling cellars as hellholes of dampness and attics as reservoirs of junk. His gabled roofs had dormer windows at the ridgelines to draw up air for passive cooling, and his interiors were cleared of any cavities that wasted building material.
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Building Customer Loyalty the Hard (And Only) Way
Forbes
Don't say "yes" too automatically. Putting the customer at the center is a more complicated, subtle, and arduous adventure than it sounds. But it's worth it.
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A Sleek New York Apartment with Pops of Color
Architectural Digest
Just like nature, decorators abhor a vacuum. What professional can see a void and not want to fill it, if only sparely? But imagination also needs a challenge — a problem to solve, constraints to overcome — to really get creative sparks flying. So a couple of years ago, when Morris Gad, a New York diamond dealer, and his wife, Fran, approached Jennifer Post about outfitting their recently purchased Manhattan pied-à-terre, the designer was intrigued.
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10 Fresh Summer Bedroom Ideas To Steal
Homedit
obody is saying that you should completely renovate and redecorate your home each time seasons change but it can be very refreshing to add a few new touches to some of the rooms in your house. For example, summer brings many major changes and you can get some inspiration from nature itself in order to give your bedroom a more cheerful look.
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15 Relaxed Rooms for Summer Living
House Beautiful
From a sunny yellow dining room to an outdoor kitchen, get ideas for easy, inviting decorating. Seahorses from a garden antiques are the wow factor in the dining room of a Hamptons cottage decorated by Leslie Klotz. The vision for the cottage was "to make it feel like a bright beachy cottage in summer, and warm and comfortable in winter," Klotz says.
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