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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
IDS Executive Director, Snoa Garrigan was interviewed for a piece in the July 2015 issue of Residential Lighting Magazine. Click here and visit p. 22 to read the article.

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.

An award-winning production company is looking for passionate DIYers in home design and renovation. We’re seeking vibrant families, duos or teams who have a talent for transformation. Whether your team renovates entire houses or individual pieces of furniture, we want people who work with affordable budgets. We are especially interested in featuring talent who works in places with unique quirks and characteristics. We want people who earn their living using their creativity to makeover their surroundings and/or community.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website at www.JSCasting.com. If you have any questions or require further information, please email us at CastingDesignShowTalent@gmail.com.

Michigan State University is investigating the built environment's professional cultures. What makes each of our professions unique and where to we share attributes or values? The data will be used to prepare students for productive mindsets on multidisciplinary and collaborative teams. If you would like to participate in this study, a 10 minute, online survey can be found by clicking here.


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.

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:

Home Fashion Forecast

K+BB (Kitchen & Bath Business)

California Home + Design

Home Accents Today

Furniture World


CONNECT with IDS ONLINE
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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   The Kaleidoscope Partnership   transFORM   United Supply Company  

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SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
Full Color, Inc - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Grace Howl Art Gallery - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
Naples Kitchen & Bath - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
Snapdragon Stage and Design, LLC - PID Sterling - Bradentin, Fla.
Annamarie Amore Interiors, LLC - PID Sterling - Orange, Conn.
Celedore Fine Wallpapers - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
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
ART Education Series:
Thursday, Aug. 6 - 1 p.m. EDT - Top 5 Reasons Your Small Business Is Struggling, Shelia Butler. Release date for on-demand viewing is Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. - The viewing link will be available on this date from the ART website events page. This is session 2 from Shelia Butler in the ART Education Series.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 - 2 p.m. - EDT - Live Webinar - How To Use Hashtags (Properly). This is session 3 presented by Christi Tasker in the ART Education Series. For an overview of the session, to go this link: Registration is required for sign in credentials.

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.

Attend the following upcoming ART events!

Las Vegas Market:


Sunday, Aug. 2 - 4 p.m. - Industry Mixer hosted by Phillips Collection. Building A - 202. All home décor industry attendees are welcome.

Monday, Aug. 3 - 6 to 8 p.m. - Up on the Roof Fundraiser for Gift for Life - Worldview on B16 - Proceeds benefit Gift for Life and DIFFA. Tickets are $25 and available in advance online or at specially designated kiosks during market. Hosted by Las Vegas Market.

NY Now – New York Market @ Javits Center:

Sunday, Aug. 16 - Noon - Javits 1A-02-03 - Content Marketing 2.0 - Buyers Have Changed. Has Your Marketing? – Shelia Butler. A digital presence impacts your clients and your bottom line… In order to survive – and thrive – your marketing practices need to evolve to meet ever-changing buyer behaviors! Join consultant Shelia Butler, host of To The Trade Radio and former co-owner of Aiden Gray Home, and learn how to reposition content marketing to nurture, build and attain long lasting buyer relationships. Registration is required.

SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, Aug. 26 – 10 a.m. – EDT - Dine and Design – Atlanta, Americas Mart – CEU Course, Lunch and Showroom Tours. 1 hour credit – The History of Lighting - Past to the Present – presented by The Littman Brands, Kellee Hammond. Sponsored by ART & The Littman Brands. Hosted by AmericasMart. Registration will be available in early August.


Don't Underestimate the Value of Being There


Join Soft Design Lab‘s Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel for their VIP #HPMKT Experience to High Point Fall Market* in cooperation with High Point Market Authority. If you have never been to High Point Market or have not attended the last four markets, you are qualified to join our exclusive Buyers VIP Tour. We are excited to share an extraordinary week of events with you which will include:
  • A pre-market, informational webinar to get you ready to go
  • Accommodations at Sheraton Four Seasons Greensboro, N.C.; double-occupancy
  • Private welcome dinner and trend presentation at the exclusive, members only, String and Splinter Club courtesy of the High Point Visitors Authority
  • VIP market survival kit
  • Exclusive design destinations and insider access to showrooms and ateliers across High Point
  • Daily educational event schedule
  • Private Farewell Dinner at Green Valley Grill
  • Countless social and networking opportunities, VIP party invitations, concerts and much more!
This is the only way to visit the most exciting home furnishings trade show in North America. We will take care of all of the planning, so you can concentrate on the show, buying and having a great time! Visit Soft Design Lab for more information. Register by July 31 to take advantage of our early bird special.

Got questions? Email Deb at deb@softdesignlab.com.

* High Point Spring Market Dates: Saturday, Oct. 17 -- Thursday, Oct. 22

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.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Positions Available at Lowe’s Immediately Across the U.S.
In-Home Sales Professionals
Specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design

The Project Specialist Interiors (PSI) is a salary plus commission sales and design position that executes the Lowe's interior selling model.

Preferred Qualifications
-2 years of in-home, residential commission-based sales experience
-2 years experience in a design job requiring kitchen and/or bath design
-2 years working in a team collaboration setting

**Competitive Base Salary and Commission**
Plus Bonus Potential


TO BE CONSIDERED IMMEDIATELY,

Follow these directions to apply:

Click on Apply Now Link,

Select State and City
Type PSI in Keyword Search

Apply now

Please Spread the Word!
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If you have any questions, please contact Harrison George at 312-915-5215


INDUSTRY NEWS


Pinterest Marketing for Interior Designers
PinkCloud Solutions, Inc.
Is Pinterest marketing a part of your design firm’s business development strategy? If you answered no, you are neglecting a ton of potential business. Pinterest can be very valuable to your interior design business and is a great way to interact with your target audience. Here are some tips to increase the effectiveness of your Pinterest marketing.
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Interior Designer Bunny Williams on Dogs and Elegance
The Wall Street Journal
"I am always slightly suspicious of people who don't like dogs in the house," said the New York City-based interior decorator and author Bunny Williams, who is also mother to six rescued mutts. If you pay attention, she said, pooches will "always show you the coziest places in the house to curl up." Williams's fondness for her four-legged friends is consistent with her stature as a relaxed traditionalist.
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7 Hot Kitchen Design Trends
COCOCOZY
COCOCOZY discusses seven hot kitchen design trends. High end ideas for inspiration in your home. For instance, concrete. With the whole industrial design trend in full boom, a kitchen with a concrete walls can complete the look.
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Pottery Barn to Launch Collection by Designer Ken Fulk
Architectural Digest
Designer Ken Fulk refers to his San Francisco studio as "the magic factory," and now he's poised to bring his particular brand of enchantment to a wider audience when his line for Pottery Barn launches on Aug. 12. The 60-item Ken Fulk Collection, Pottery Barn's first designer collaboration, is inspired by his love of entertaining, travel, and his three golden retrievers: Delilah, Duncan, and Hubbell.
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Achieving the Most from Regenerative Design
Design Quarterly
Thanks to new research, innovation, and technology, it is clear that designers can do even more to minimize damage to the environment. They can use their work to improve the environment through what is known as regenerative design. Regenerative design is when the building itself can be used as a catalyst for positive change, allowing natural systems to become stronger or more resilient.
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Interiors Are Singing the Blues … and Mustards
Canadian Interiors
According to folks in the know, 2015 is the year of blue and mustard. Every hue of blue is showing up in fabrics, interiors, carpeting, and furniture. Mustards are trending globally, too, appearing in ethnic textiles from around the world.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Are you ready to make a commitment to your professionalism?

The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.

For more information visit www.cqrid.org.



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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