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Organic Chemistry
Architectural Digest
"We treasure things that are made by time," says Axel Vervoordt, offering as good a summary as you'll get of the antiques dealer and interior designer’s celebrated style — which favors muted tones, weathered surfaces, richly patinated antiques, and a mix of ancient and modern artworks that share abstract, universal qualities. Among the world’s most influential tastemakers, Vervoordt is fond of sagelike aphorisms. Another one: "There are no rules to what we do — it comes from the heart."
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT


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

Join us for IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success." Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION, Jan. 23 – 25, 2014 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker. More information will be released as details are confirmed. View the IDS Conferences Page to stay informed.

Are you the next Designer of the Year? The 2013 Designer of the Year Application Packet is now available. Click here for more details!



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Trend Alert: Studs and Rivets
ELLE Decor
Grommets, studs, and other metal accents are imbuing fashion and the home with an industrial edge and a tough, chic sheen.
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3 Ways to Attract Grateful Customers
American Express OPEN Forum
Most businesses don't tend to think of customers as grateful. Satisfied, sure. But grateful? Yet if you truly want your business to succeed, the fact is that satisfaction may not be enough, and you need to start thinking in terms of gratefulness.
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Fort Worth , Texad, Design Pro is Laura Bush's Go-To Decorator
The Dallas Morning News
When the George W. Bush Presidential Center — with the Presidential Library and Museum, plus the Bush Institute — opened on the University Park campus of Southern Methodist University in early May, it marked the seventh project on which Fort Worth,Texas-based interior designer Ken Blasingame had worked with the Bush family. Over the years, he has become Laura Bush’s go-to decorator. Blasingame first met George and Laura Bush in 1989. They were introduced by mutual friends and the Bushes hired Blasingame to do some work on their home in Dallas.
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New Partners & Affiliate Partners
Decadent Avenue Fine Furnishings - PID Platinum - Memphis, Tenn.
Bernadette Schaeffler Collection LLC - PID Titanium - Dallas, Texas
O'Guin Decorative Arts - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
Architectural Blue - PID Sterling - Palm Springs, Calif.
MicroSeal of the Midsouth - PID Sterling - Cordova, Tenn.
Suncoast Audio Video - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
Walker Zanger - PID Sterling - Estero, Fla.
CW Designs LLC - PID Sterling - Fort Myers, Fla.
Glass Recycled Surfaces - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Good's Home Furnishings - PID Sterling - Pineville, 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.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Join us for IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success.” Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION, Jan. 23 – 25, 2014 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker.

A vendor showcase will also take place. More information will be posted as plans are confirmed. View the IDS Conferences Page to stay informed.


CHAPTER NEWS
The 2013 IDS Chapter Awards application is now available. Download your application today!

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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8 Ways to Style a Summer Fireplace
CasaSugar
There's hardly ever an occasion to light a fireplace during the summer months, but that's no reason to ignore this focal point of your living room. Instead of dreaming about a crackling fire, make the most of your fireplace in this current season with these tips.

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Effect of 2013 Social Media Trends on Your Business
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Lately, our office has been abuzz with social media trends. Facebook fatigue and the release of Instagram video are drastically changing the landscape of social media. Staying on top of the latest social media trends allows you to connect with your customers on a personal, emotional level.

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Interior Designer Nate Berkus Sells Off New York City Duplex for $5 Million
Curbed National
Designer Nate Berkus has sold his New York City "dream home," just nine months after it featured in a full spread in Architctural Digest. Alexander Gilkes, a co-founder of the online art bazaar Paddle8, paid $4.95 million for the Greenwich Village duplex, which is set inside a pair of combined townhouses, in an off-market deal.

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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.

Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman will host Factory Tours at High Point Furniture Market. Click here for more information.

Tobi Fairley Adds Five Events to Her 2013 Line-Up: Amazing intensive programs and one-day classes on tap.

Renowned interior designer and business consultant Tobi Fairley has added five incredible interior designer events to close out the second half of 2013. The events range from three (3)-day intensive programs to one-day classes.

Click here for the fall/winter line-up.


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
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. 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
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Click here for more information.


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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY


Decadent Avenue (Memphis, Tenn.) is in search of an Interior Design Sales Consultant that will be a self-motivated entrepreneur who has an eye for color, design and home furnishings, as well as the ability to sell design and build rapport with clients to keep them coming back. The designs include space planning, fabric coordination, product selection and overall project design. Successful execution is evidenced by developing individualized designs and achieving sales goals.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Demonstrated ability to practice residential interior design including the ability to design and create projects using technical and creative skills in color and space planning.
  • Entrepreneurial attitude and approach with demonstrated strong design and furniture sales experience, customer service, communication and organizational skills.
  • (4) year Interior Design degree is a plus.
Please email resumes to info@decadentavenue.com



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INDUSTRY NEWS


A New Home Décor Magazine, But Why?
The New York Times
This month, Milieu, a quarterly magazine about home décor, will make its first appearance on newsstands, showcasing international houses and gardens the old-fashioned way: on thick, glossy paper. Its founder and chief editor is Pamela Pierce, 63, an interior designer in Houston who is embarking on her first publishing venture. Speaking to a reporter recently, she sounded self-assured, but didn't shy away from the word "crazy."
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She Used Her Gut Instincts
The New York Times
For 12 years, Nicole Juday and her family lived across the street from a derelict 19th-century house that was the despair of the neighborhood. It wasn't abandoned, but it may as well have been. A fire had destroyed much of the second floor, and raccoons were living in the attic.
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Designer Secrets for Small Spaces
House Beautiful
From forgoing the coffee table to putting a sink outside the bathroom, here are 10 clever decorating ideas and tips for how to decorate a small space.
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27 Free Invoicing Tools for Businesses on a Budget
Mashable
Keeping track of your finances is one of the most important aspects of managing a business, and invoicing tops that list. Producing professional, timely invoices for your clients and customers will ensure that you make a positive impression, and enable you to maintain a firm grip on the financial state of your business.
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10 Tips for Creating a Well-Designed Bathroom
Dwell
Great bath design succeeds when people think about how they want to live and function in their private sanctum. Everything is critical to the vision the owner/design professional wants to create in this very personal space.
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Dark, Dusty and Inspired by the Old World? Not These Modern Wine Cellars
The Globe and Mail
Every wine cellar tends to turn out the same: dark, dingy, filled with oak or some other rough wood — and that makes no sense to Robert Cameron, a certified sommelier and interior designer who specializes in statement wine cellars.
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Let Your Customers Come Up With Content For Your Marketing Efforts
By Cindy Woudenberg
These days there is a tremendous amount of content available to your customers and prospects online. That makes it essential for you to engage in and play in the marketing space of social media, online public relations, blogger relations, and article and email campaigns. The onslaught of information for customers has now forced businesses to become even more creative, engaging and entertaining. You literally have to fight for your brand online, and engage with a new breed of customer.
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26 Ingenious Ideas For Your Home
Design Sponge
One of the great perks of working at Design Sponge is being able to look into people's beautiful homes and see all of the crazy, wonderful, and simply ingenious ideas they come up with. Here are 26 brilliant ideas, gleaned from some of our favorite spaces, that will simplify your life, satisfy your budget, and add flavor to your home.
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10 Stylish Options for Shower Enclosures
Houzz
A shower is one of the first things you notice when you step into a bathroom, so make sure your enclosure not only matches your style but also accentuates your bathroom. We've all seen or lived in a home with the ever-so-famous enclosure framed in polished brass, but there are tons of other options with which to surround your shower.
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