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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!

This year, the Interior Design Society's focus is on building community and relationships. Learn why IDS is where you belong by clicking here.


HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
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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NATIONAL SPONSORS
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New Partners in Design
Kravet Inc. - PID Sterling - Bethpage, N.Y.
KSA Bahareque - PID Sterling - Coconut Grove, Fla.
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
The IDS Chapter Awards will be released in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for the application!

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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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.

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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.

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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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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.


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Architectural Digest Remembers: Lauren Bacall
Architectural Digest
Lauren Bacall was the leading lady no one expected. At 19 she was cast opposite Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not (1944), an impossibly young (and glamorous) foil to Bogart’s jaded, steely resolve. And, of course, who could have predicted that Bogie, still married to Mayo Methot at the time, would be so slain by the arched brow and mischievous glance of someone 25 years his junior?
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Being Your Own Boss: Tips for Time Management
Professional Remodeler
Having your own business can be very rewarding — but also tiring. CEDIA offers tips on how to schedule your business for the short term and the long term.
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A Modern, Beautiful Interior in Silver Lake That Goes Great with Kids
Los Angeles Times
When Debra Chow chose to update the interiors of her 1929 Spanish house in Silver Lake, she knew she wanted a livable, contemporary space that was family-friendly for herself, her husband, Josh Huang, and their two young daughters. "I want my home to be beautiful," Chow said, "but I don't want it to be precious."
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At Home With Jonathan and Drew Scott
The New York Times
Jonathan and Drew Scott, the identical twins better known as the "Property Brothers," after their hit home-renovation show, have for the last several years lived not in Vancouver, where they grew up, or Calgary, where they began buying and flipping houses as college students, or even Toronto or Los Angeles, where they spend months at a time filming, but here in the desert, where the temperature on a recent morning was a very un-Canadian 108 degrees.
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Trusting Your Gut Is Never More Important Than When Picking Your Team
Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs, invested in hiring the right team, spend a lot of time interviewing prospective candidates. … The one-on-one is an opportunity for the CEO to get to know the candidate and vice versa. It is your best insight into who might join your carefully-organized team. Here are the key elements that guide the questions every entrepreneur should be asking during the final interview.
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Get Rid of Regret and Focus on What's Ahead, Instead
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
The dog days of August afford you the opportunity to figure out where you are with your design business or career, and where you want to go. But as you take stock, take care. Be careful not to dwell on past disappointments.
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Interior Design's All-Black Mood
The Wall Street Journal
Long the domain of fashionistas and angsty teenagers, head-to-toe black has become the answer for design companies looking to resolve a recurring quandary: how to make classic pieces feel new again. Reissued in the shadiest shade, iconic chairs, lamps and more are gaining a chic new gravitas.
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3 Reasons You Should Let Yourself Get Distracted
Fast Company
Sir Isaac Newton wasn't in his laboratory when he discovered the law of universal gravitation. If you believe the fable, he was relaxing in the countryside, and whether or not an apple fell on his head what matters is that he was taking a break when the realization hit him.
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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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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

Melanie Hylton x224
Education Coordinator

mhylton@interiordesignsociety.org

Lauren Luppino x 225
Membership Coordinator

lbranson@interiordesignsociety.org

Della Swider x 223
Benefits Coordinator
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org


 

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