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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Office is currently in the process of issuing 2015 membership invoices. Please note that you have until Dec. 31, 2014 to remit a payment for your dues in order to avoid a lapse in membership. You have the option to conveniently pay your membership dues online. Login to your member portal on the IDS website and select "My Invoices" from the menu on the left side.

Are you the next IDS Designer of the Year? The 2014 application is now available! Click here to learn more about the competition and how you can enter.

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

Create your personal platform for sharing videos, pictures and projects with The Design Network (TDN) community! Whether you’re a home enthusiast or design professional, TDN knows you've got great things to share. What better place to do it than your own TDN Channel? Simply sign up to create your profile and then click "Create a Channel." Here, you'll upload your photo, add links to your social media, website or blog (it's all about sharing!) and top it off with a unique tag line that says something special about you or your design philosophy. Click here to learn more and to create your channel.

The Interior Design Society's focus in 2014 will be building community and relationships. Learn why IDS is where you belong by clicking here.


HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
Monique Duarte, IDS Affiliate, was featured in Moxie Woman Magazine for her design project called Project Annalee. Click here to view the article on pp. 48 – 50.

Wendy Lepkoff, IDS Associate, wins Decorator Madness competition, an interior design contest to makeover the home of Superstorm Sandy victims. Click here to read more.


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New Partners in Design
Kravet Inc. - PID Sterling - Bethpage, N.Y.
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Leather Gallery and Bedding Center - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
Metro Blinds, Draperies and Shutters - PID Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
OMG Shower Doors - PID Sterling - Copiague, N.Y.
Samuel and Sons - PID Sterling - New York, N.Y.
LeRan - PID Sterling - Grapevine, Texas
Woodstock Architectural Products - PID Sterling - Las Vegas,Nev.

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.


FEATURED ARTICLE
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Infant Chic
The New York Times
Nursery Works is introducing a collection of cribs it claims is unique in the annals of infant bed design. No one "does the kind of experimentation with materials and design you see in the adult furniture world," said Matthew Grayson, the senior designer for Nursery Works. "We wanted to be the ones to push the limits."

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10 of Our Best Email Marketing Articles for Small Business
Small Business Trends
If you think that email marketing is dead, think again. With most online businesses making most of their money from their email followers, it's clear the approach is still quite vital.

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Want People to Support Your Ideas? Conquer Their Fears
Inc.
Fear of failure: Think of what you're asking from others. You want them to invest time, effort, and maybe money into a project whose outcome (no matter how certain success seems to you) is uncertain to them.

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CQRID NEWS
Don't forget that 0.8 CEUs must be completed by Dec. 31, 2014. If you have any education-related questions, please contact Melanie Hylton at mhylton@interiordesignsociety.org.

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 MARKETS
Registration is now open for High Point Fall Market, Oct. 18 – 23. Sign up for your passes today!

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Are you the next IDS Designer of the Year? The 2014 application is now available! Click here to learn more about the competition and how you can enter.

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Designer of the Year Award Winners! Visit the IDS National blog to view photographs of the DotY Award Winners' designs by clicking here.


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
If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please contact IDS Benefits Coordinator, Della Swider at dswider@interiordesignsociety.org or call 336-884-4437 ext. 223 (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 OPPORTUNITY
Kitchens by Clay Cabinetry Sales and Design in Naples, Florida is expanding their expert team. They are in search of experienced, professional Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry Sales and Design Consultants with enthusiastic, professional attitudes to join their design firm. This is a fast paced environment with high rewards. Click here for more information.

INDUSTRY NEWS


Elton John and David Furnish's Beverly Hills House
Architectural Digest
Given musician Sir Elton John and film producer David Furnish's reputation as savvy collectors of contemporary art, one could be forgiven for assuming that the swing set on the front lawn of their new Los Angeles house is actually some installation by an up-and-coming artist — perhaps a discovery made during John's recent concert tour. But it's a mistake to assume anything about this pair.
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It All Started With a Rug
Houzz
When Rena Thiagarajan moved from Chicago to an apartment at the top of Russian Hill in San Francisco, she had only a mattress and a dresser. Though most people would consider finding a sofa to be the obvious next step, Thiagarajan began to hunt for the perfect rug. An avid textile lover, she wanted something unique and with a storied background that she could decorate around.
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6 Ways to Boost Your Business Instagram Account
Business 2 Community
Instagram continues to be one of the hottest social media platforms. Brands and businesses of all industries are taking notice and are looking to get into the action, finding the Instagram community another way to connect with their audience. If you're looking to get started with this photographic group of users, here are six ways to you can make incredible images on Instagram.
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Uniting Smart Home Technologies: Who Will Rule the Roost?
By Michael J. Berens
For decades, scientists have pursued a "unified theory of everything," a cohesive explanation that would encompass all physical phenomena, from subatomic particles to the entire cosmos. Now the race is on in the smart home industry to develop a unified "Internet of everything," a system that will allow smart products of all kinds — from home heating and security systems to Crock-Pots and baby monitors — to communicate with one another and a central control panel.
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Tour This Shabby Chic Victorian Home
Country Living
Very nearly everything in Michelle Joy's home has been repurposed or reimagined through the lens of her loving and highly creative eye. Her diverse talents — from flower arranging to bargain hunting to interior design — come together in the charming Carpenter Gothic home she's renovated from top to bottom on a bare-bones budget.
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An Unbelievably Beautiful 'Backwoods Versailles' Estate
ELLE Decor
Beavers are unreliable. Who knew? Not Benoist Drut, who fell in love with a 35-acre parcel of land in part because it featured an idyllic little pond, beside which he planned to build a weekend house. Shortly after purchasing the property, Drut drove the two hours from New York City only to discover that "the busy beavers," as he calls them, had completely disappeared — along with the pond formed by their dam.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Creating Your First Interior Design Portfolio (WSI Designer MarketPlace)
5 Comfy Decorating Styles That Say 'Welcome!' (Houzz)
Tommy Hilfiger's Vibrant Miami Home (Architectural Digest)

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White On White in Nantucket
Design*Sponge
The first time artist Paula Madonna walked through this Siasconset, Nantucket home, it was staged with the seller's furniture – part traditional/part antique with dark furniture and lots of shiny chrome. It wasn't her style at all, but she could envision how her art and beachy decor could transform the place.
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6 Ways Your Brain Tries To Kill Your Ideas And How To Fight Them
Fast Company
The main thing is that idea glimmers need nurturing, which can be hard to do. When ideas are still developing, they can feel embarrassingly incomplete or tough to explain to others. What if my little glimmer is misunderstood or turns out to be nothing at all?
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Better by Design: Shared Spaces
CNN
From offices and schools to restaurants and transit stations, most of us inhabit dozens of shared spaces every day without giving them much thought. They're functional places, usually built to accomplish a single purpose.
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Membership Coordinator

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Della Swider x 223
Benefits Coordinator
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org


 

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