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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
We want to hear from you! We are currently working on developing new educational programs for our members and CQRID certified designers. Your input will help us find out what educational formats and topics are most beneficial to you and how we can make improvements for the upcoming year. The following survey should not take more than five minutes to complete. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us better understand your needs and aid in the improvement of our educational programs. You may participate in the survey by clicking here. Thank you for your time.

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 (www.interiordesignsociety.org) and select "My Invoices" from the menu on the left side.

Stay abreast on markets across the country by visiting the IDS Event Calendar. Click here to view it now.

Are you the next IDS Designer of the Year? The 2014 application is now available. This year, the application and submission process are in digital format for the first time ever. 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.



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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
Join the Interior Design Society, New York City Chapter for its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m. EST. Please RSVP by email to IDS_Info@verizon.net. Click here for more details.

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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Your Fast Track to a Fabulous Fall
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
A single strategy will automatically, absolutely, positively increase your interior design business this fall. It will boost your sales, and it will increase your profits. One may refer to this terrific technique as doing your daily dose, and it works like this: You make 10 business-building contacts every workday, every week.

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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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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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CQRID NEWS
We want to hear from you! We are currently working on developing new educational programs for our members and CQRID certified designers. Your input will help us find out what educational formats and topics are most beneficial to you and how we can make improvements for the upcoming year. The following survey should not take more than five minutes to complete. Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us better understand your needs and aid in the improvement of our educational programs. You may participate in the survey by clicking here. Thank you for your time.

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.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Your Fast Track to a Fabulous Fall
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
A single strategy will automatically, absolutely, positively increase your interior design business this fall. It will boost your sales, and it will increase your profits. One may refer to this terrific technique as doing your daily dose, and it works like this: You make 10 business-building contacts every workday, every week.
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12 Stunning Entrance Halls
Architectural Digest
Daisy Fellowes, a Singer sewing-machine heiress, magazine editor and woman of daredevil chic, once declared, "A good hall is a pompous hall." Whether you agree with that aphoristic decree or not, given that the lady owned several stylishly idiosyncratic homes over the years, she was writing from experience. Check out 12 of Architectural Digest's most inspiring entrance halls here.
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The House Collector's Dilemma
The New York Times
The people at the California tourism board should hook up with Eric Jacobson and Roy Luthringer, and plaster the couple's story onto brochures and billboards. After all, who better to convey the promise and dynamism of the Southern California dream than two men who own four homes, no more than two hours' apart, each exemplifying a distinct, alluring way of life?
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Growing Need for Green Renovation Experts
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Market analysis, including Harvard University's Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity, for the housing industry shows that 2014 is a robust year for the home-renovation sector. The rising interest in home renovations is closely linked to the rise in home sales, where these renovations are adding value by increasing home equity. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the industry is showing the highest reading since 2004 and is therefore poised for a positive future.
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'2015 Dulux Colour Forecast' Inspiring Design Professionals to Embrace Color
Dulux via Infolink.com.au
The "2015 Dulux Colour Forecast," aptly named Connection, explores the bonds between the earth, the people, their heritage and creativity in commercial spaces. Connection is represented in the form of four color palettes, inspiring Australian design professionals to embrace color.
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Saved from the Flames, Ready for Love
The New York Times
A couple of years ago, the Flanagan farmstead was so far gone that the local fire department was considering using it as fodder for a training exercise. If that had happened, only the beautifully proportioned broken-down barn would have survived.
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17 Brilliant Ideas to Steal from Fashion Designers' Homes
Elle Decor
Tour the homes of fashion's finest, from Yves Saint Laurent to Diane Von Furstenberg, and discover tips and tools on how to get a piece of their looks in your own home.
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Daniel Libeskind on Design Aesthetics
The Wall Street Journal
It's not every day that you meet an architect concerned with price. "It's easy to make things for the super rich," says Daniel Libeskind, the Polish-born American architect behind Berlin's Jewish Museum and winner of the competition to build the new World Trade Center in New York. "But my philosophy is to make everyday objects of life beautiful, functional and affordable."
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Houzz Survey: Home Decor is a Work in Progress
Professional Remodeler
When it comes to decor, most homes are a work in progress, with homeowners reporting that they are slightly more than halfway to achieving their vision for their home on average, according to the Houzz Decorating Trends Survey of more than 1,700 Houzz users in the U.S. and Canada who are in the midst of, or are planning, a decorating project.
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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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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

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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