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National Interior Design Society Selects New Executive Director
Jenny Cano to Lead National IDS Boldly into Exciting New Phase
The National Interior Design Society (IDS) is pleased to announce its new Executive Director Jenny Rebecca Cano. Cano was selected to lead IDS during this pivotal and exciting time as the organization is poised for major rebranding efforts, membership surges, and a bold new vision.
"It is an honor to join the Interior Design Society. This is an amazing opportunity to work with an organization that not only has a strong impact on the interior design industry, but also our community at large. I am looking forward to the important work ahead," says Cano.
National IDS President of the Board of Directors Jan Cregier says, "We are ecstatic to work with Jenny due to her membership and marketing experience, enthusiasm and overall vision to help transport IDS to the next level and beyond."
Click here to learn more about Jenny.
On behalf of the National IDS office and board of directors, it is with great sadness to let you know the passing of Dot Greenlee. Dot was the past President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter and worked tirelessly with Dwell with Dignity and Jonathan's place, part of their chapter charity projects. Under her leadership, the Dallas chapter won their first chapter of the year award. Dot had her own business, Dorothy Greenlee Designs, in Dallas, Texas, and was recently named IDS National Designer of the Year in the Dining Room category in April. Our sincere condolences to her family, friends, clients and fellow IDS members. Besides Dot's work ethic, she will be missed for her genuine personality and friendly smile. Dot, you will be greatly missed.
IDS National Board of Directors, President
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!
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IDS National Board Member, Katya Waff Grisaffi & C&R Design Build wins prestigious Chrysalis Award. Continuing to set new standards of professionalism, 84 remodeling companies from across the United States were named winners at the 2016 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.
Julie Schuster, IDS Professional, was recently a guest on the Million Dollar Decorating podcast which hit the #1 spot on iTunes "New and Noteworthy", in the Arts section, and was named in the top 100 across all 300,000 podcasts on iTunes. Click here to listen to the podcast episode.
Take a look at IDS Associate, Amy Yin of Short Hills, NJ in the news! Click here to read more. (link to: http://www.amyyininteriors.com/news.php_. Additionally, a kitchen designed by Yin was selected to be on the cover of NKBA's latest printing of their Kitchens & Baths Planning Guidelines and Standards.
The #idsIMPACT Awards were featured in an article in Associations Now. Read the full article to learn more about the awards, the full scope of the initiative and why IDS believes in giving back to your community.
IDS Professionals Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors’ project was featured in Alaska Home Magazine. The project is a farmhouse chic entry way/foyer that also won a first place 2014 IDS Designer of the Year award. Click here to read the article.
Read the following press coverage of the 2015 IDS Designer of the Year awards:
K+BB (Kitchen & Bath Business)
Home Accents Today
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
Lexington Home Brands
Lumens Light + Living
The Shade Store
The Design Network
Cosentino North America
Company D, LLC
Objects Art and More
Stemper & Associates
The Kaleidoscope Partnership
United Supply Company
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|New Industry Partners
|California Closets - Sterling - Dallas, Texas
|Capel Rugs - Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
|Dunn Edwards Paint - Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
|Masonite - Sterling - Tampa, Fla.
|Omicron Granite & Tile - Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
|Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Sterling - Naples, Fla.
|Schwartz Design Showroom - Sterling - Stamford Conn.
|The Desert House - Sterling - Cathedral City, Calif.
|The Plumbing Place, Inc. - Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
|Window Covering Solutions - Sterling - Portland, Ore.
Thank you to everyone who attended IDS National Conference in Dallas! A big thank you to our conference sponsors: Jenn-Air, Arteriors, Dallas Market Center, Dann Foley Inc., Global Views, In-Detail, Robert Allen, Studio A Home and media partner Architect’s Newspaper. Take a look at the photos from the awards dinner on our Facebook page!
You're Invited To the Colormix 2017 Color Forecast Event
The state of color has never been more restless. New spirituality, cultural flux, feisty self-expression and soulful nostalgia are combining to paint an emerging portrait of our shared future. It's time to reserve your spot!
AIA & IDCEC-approved CEUs at Lefroy Brooks on: Feng Shui
By Feng Shui expert Julie Schuster
Two sessions offered:
Feng Shui & Interior Design
When: Sept. 14, 9-9:30 a.m.
Location: Merchandise Mart, Suite 117
Feng Shui & Materials
When: Sept. 14, 3:30-4 p.m.
Location: Merchandise Mart, Suite 117
Registration and RSVP required for these sessions. Click here for more information.
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, IDS Professional members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. Click here to read more about the updated CEU Filing Policy.
Tobi U offers Tobi Fairley’s signature foundational courses on the business of design in an online format! They include the best of Tobi’s tools and techniques that have transformed design businesses across the country and you can now earn up to 0.8 CEUs.
Tobi U courses are set up in 2 bundles:
The content for each module includes videos, webinars, podcasts, and downloadable PDFs. Click here to get started today!
- Semester One – The Essentials
Created for designers at any experience level, these 8 modules focus on the essentials for your business, including branding, niche strategy, financials, time management, selling your services, and marketing.
- Semester Two – The Solutions
Building on Semester 1's courses, the 8 modules in this semester offer next-step solutions for finding your ideal client, charging what you’re worth, building processes and systems, perfecting presentations, and getting published.
Thank you for joining us at the IDS sponsored events this Market. We enjoyed seeing and meeting current and prospective members and look forward to seeing you again in High Point this October!
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD|
Congratulations to the 2015 Designer of the Year Award recipients! To view a complete list of winners, visit www.interiordesignsociety.org/dotyawards.
Congratulations to the 2015 #idsIMPACT Award recipients! To view a complete list of winners, visit www.interiordesignsociety.org/impactwinners.
Learn more about the elite judging panel for the 2015 Designer of the Year competition.
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.
If you have not yet paid your 2016 membership dues, you will no longer be able to login to pay them online. Please call IDS Membership Manager, Della Swider at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 to reinstate your membership for 2016.
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.
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 are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please email firstname.lastname@example.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.
The Olympic Games have ended and the media attention has shifted, leaving behind the eternal essence of Brazil: vibrant people, beautiful beaches and, maybe less well known, a great sense of design. Below are 14 of the most exciting Brazilian product designers to keep your eye on.
You'd be forgiven for mistaking retail maven Laure Heriard Dubreuil and her artist husband Aaron Young's 1850s East Village rowhouse for one in Paris. First, there are the furnishings, a carefully curated mix of vintage pieces that feels as if it has been lovingly collected over a lifetime spent in the city's best flea markets. Then there's the unapologetic use of color. "Laure is all about sunshine and color and wants things to be vibrant," says designer Christopher Osvai, who helped Heriard Dubreuil articulate her vision. The result is a home that feels effortlessly chic and sophisticated, like the woman herself.
Think on a grand scale to lend your walls the personality they need to dazzle. From whimsical murals to barnwood walls, check out these ideas.
Consider it the grown-up version of a rainbow: Our new favorite home trend is an iridescent finish that conjures waves of color and looks different at every angle. The aesthetic first took shape at at last year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. From Tom Dixon’s moody Oil collection to Patricia Urquiola’s opalescent-treated glass tables for Glas Italia, everyone was seeing rainbows at the show. By now, the trend has made its way stateside and cropped up in a number of new products. Whether you’re opting for a fully luminous table setting or just an accent piece, these nine items will add a little shine to your style.
By Lloyd Princeton
During the period of "conspicuous austerity" resulting from the Great Recession, consumers were reluctant to make new purchases or undertake larger remodeling projects. Designers had to adjust to the "new normal," which meant relying more heavily on design and consulting fees in a more competitive market. Now, the pendulum has swung back in the other direction — but with one major difference.
Smart design decisions can make the difference between fitting the toilet, the sink and the shower into your existing bathroom or having to expand. And once you fit all that stuff in, you certainly don't want it to feel stuffed to the gills. Here are eight ways to accommodate everything you need in a compact bathroom while making it feel more expansive.
Design is the product of the mind and the hand. What does design look like, though, when it's performed by the subconscious, and realized not by human hands, but by an algorithm?
These are the questions that Toronto-based industrial designer Nate Asis's latest project, the Digital Hand, asks. Hooked up to Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect controller, it's a tool for designing furniture and home objects with your body's motions, not through direct manipulation with your hands.
For some, few luxuries are greater than the at-home bar. Whether your dreams involve hosting lavish parties, watching the Olympic Games at a home sports bar or simply having a regular place to mix your six o’clock martini, these new additions to the home bar photos on Houzz may inspire you. Here are the 15 most popular home bars on Houzz from April through June 2016, measured by the number of people saving photos to their ideabooks.
Hey, 2016: You're looking mighty stylish. Click through to see the show-stopping styles Elle Décor is most excited about. From heated foyer floors to the formal dining room comeback, see what is influencing design this year.
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The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.
For more information visit www.cqrid.org.
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