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My Houzz: An Artistic Life Fills a 150-Year-Old Home
Houzz
Patricia Gelman's 150-year-old beachside home is equal parts living space, studio, classroom and community gallery. The Paris-born artist uses her spacious rental to refinish and showcase flea market pieces from around the world, teach her gold- and silver-leaf techniques, and host biannual exhibits featuring other local artists. This mix of creativity, education, community and travel gives her interior a sophisticated but accessible style.
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Trend Alert: Indigo
ELLE Decor
This deep, rich — dare we say moody — blue is once again a favorite, showing up in a range of vibrant new guises.
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4 Powerful LinkedIn Tips To Generate Sales
Small Business Trends
Many people think of LinkedIn as just another social networking tool that lets them connect with people who share their career interests. Those in the know, however, can take advantage of powerful LinkedIn tips to generate sales.
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Sustainable Flooring: It's Paper
Portland Tribune
When people replace their home flooring, one of the first steps is parking a dumpster in front of their house. But Texas transplant Lisa Raymer has devised a creative way to make beautiful floors without tearing out the old one.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT


The High Point Design Center presents Designer Appreciation Day
The High Point Design Center presents Designer Appreciation Day which will take place September 11, 2013 in High Point, N.C. Click here for more details and to register to attend.

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!

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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NATIONAL SPONSORS
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New Partners & Affiliate Partners
Environment - PID Platinum - Los Angeles, Calif.
Village Design Group - PID Sterling - Southern Pines, N.C.
Ferguson Enterprises - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
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.
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

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.



FEATURED ARTICLE
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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, "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
High Point Design Center will host Designer Appreciation Day on Sept. 11. For more information on this event, and for registration details, click here.

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.

The following presentations are confirmed:
  1. 1. Colormix 2014 Drawing influences from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions, Sherwin-Williams introduces Colormix 2014, which captures colors that inspire creativity and design in today's world. The four-palette collection provides design professionals with a guide to help them define the moods they want to create and select colors for projects. (0.1 CEU credit)
    Speaker: Carolyn Noble
    Building: Showplace
    Location: Surya Rugs Showroom – 4100
    Date: Oct. 22 Start time: 2 p.m. End time: 3 p.m.
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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.


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.

TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    5 Passé Home Trends Make a Major Comeback (Yahoo Finance)
10 Amazing Home Bars (Houzz via Forbes)
Designing a Room: Where to Start? (Furnitureland South)
Why Your Website Needs to Work Across Multiple Devices (By Mayur Kisani)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Marble: Luxury in the Raw
The New York Times
For many, Kelly Wearstler's name brings to mind a style that might be described as "Hollywood glamour," an aesthetic that involves the liberal use of mirrors and brass, black and white, and pops of color. But don't get the wrong idea: the Los Angeles designer has a down-to-earth side, too. She loves marble.
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The Price is Right: How to Competitively Price Your Product or Service
American Express OPEN Forum
In the life of every entrepreneur, you have to decide how to price your product or service. If you make things too expensive, you'll lose customers. If everything is too cheap, you'll lose money. So, how do you figure it all out?
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Fringe Benefit Plans: Valuable Planning Tools for Your Business
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
As authors of a number of books on financial planning, David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA, have had the opportunity to speak with hundreds, if not thousands, of business owners and executives. Nearly all of them — including interior designers — want to pay less in taxes and earn more in profits. Fortunately, both qualified retirement plans and fringe benefit plans can help you address these challenges in significant ways.
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The New Kitchen Design Trend: Wood Minimalism
The Wall Street Journal
It is no mystery why white-painted cabinets are so ubiquitous — installed in 67 percent of kitchens completed in America in 2012, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association. The non-color guarantees airiness, connotes cleanliness and generously reflects light. "White cabinets are brighter and more cheerful — coveted attributes in cities such as New York, where kitchens often face courtyards and lack natural light," said Manhattan-based designer Elissa Cullman, whose clients favor the look. And fans of modern-style cabinetry, with its signature flat-front door, have the widest variety of pre-finished design options if they stick to standard white.
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Have E-Books Deleted the Home Library?
Designer Marketplace
The rise of electronic publishing, e-readers and online information consumption is forcing designers to rethink how the home library is used.
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Celebrity Pools
Architectural Digest
A new photo gallery celebrating one of Hollywood, Calif.'s, most inevitable couplings—swimming pools and movie stars.
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Couple Downsizes In Space But Not Storage
The Washington Post
The Challenge: Sherri Kohr and her husband recently downsized to a two-bedroom condo in Arlington. Though they got rid of a lot of things during their move, they still need more storage in their asymmetrical master bedroom.
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Northern Star
ELLE Decor
When Glenn and Susan Lowry build a new house as part of a lakeside family compound in Canada, they add a jolt of contemporary design energy—but the vibe remains as sporty and laid-back as ever.
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Escena Palm Springs: SoCal's 1st Modern Tract Houses in Decades
Los Angels Times
Architect Anthony Poon and developer Andrew Adler open a wire-bound inspiration notebook to a page with a series of images. The first shows an iPhone with the word "minimal" underneath. The second shows a streamlined sofa labeled "modern." The third is a Prius with the notation "green." The images are connected with plus symbols, so the series reads like a question: iPhone + modern sofa + Prius = ?
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Northern Star
ELLE Decor
When Glenn and Susan Lowry build a new house as part of a lakeside family compound in Canada, they add a jolt of contemporary design energy—but the vibe remains as sporty and laid-back as ever.
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Benefits Coordinator
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