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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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“Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America,” available in bookstores since August 28, 2016, features the home of Little Rock interior designer Shayla Copas. Her beautiful living room graces the cover of this unique 256-page book. Also featured, are homes of 22 leading designers, including Christopher Radko (of vintage ornament fame) and Joe Ruggiero (host of HGTV’s Homes Across America). Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions usually seen only by family and friends. “I am honored to be included among so many talented designer across our nation”, Copas said. “I am looking forward to the launch party which will take place at the Governor’s Mansion on November 1, 2016 at 6 pm. That night a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be given to Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. We are pleased that Wordsworth in the Heights and At Home in Arkansas has partnered with us to promote the book and help the CAC’s.”
Readers of “Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America “ will be inspired by decorating strategies that include unique color schemes which venture from traditional red and green to soft palettes of blues and golds. They will note Shayla’s skill for unifying exterior and interior decor. Shayla and other designers reveal personal preferences (lots or little glam, vintage or contemporary ornaments, less-is-more or more-is-much-better philosophies). An Architectural Digest Top 100 designer shares her own ingenious d-i-y recycling of broken ornaments. Many share tips for decorating the tree and caring for much-loved ornaments. All graciously share family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions.
For more information on the VIP book signing party on November 1st contact Copas at 501-258-7396.
“Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America,” by Schiffer Publishing, (ISBN-10: 076435163x; isbn-13: 978-0764351631) is available now for pre-publication order on amazon.com.
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
Cosentino North America
Objects Art and More
Stemper & Associates
The Kaleidoscope Partnership
United Supply Company
Rugs that Fit
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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.
It's no secret that certain colors make a tried-and-true design statement: Black-and-white rooms never go out of style, red rooms command attention, and green spaces are practically guaranteed to help you put your feet up and relax. But according to a report from Zillow Digs, there are four paint colors that make real estate pros nervous – and for good reason. When the real estate site evaluated more than 50,000 photos of recently sold homes, it found that houses with rooms painted certain colors fetched less than their estimated prices.
Watertown Daily Times
Design trends come and go, but is midcentury modern forever? The minimalist movement that first swept through U.S. suburbs in the 1940s and '50s has gone through so many streaks of popularity over the years that it’s beginning to feel like a design staple. The current craze, which has lasted nearly two decades, is so overwhelming that midcentury modern dominates nearly every corner of the retail market, from Craigslist to West Elm to Sotheby’s.
What does the typical 2016 kitchen look like? Which trends will date and which will stand the test of time? We consulted the experts to ensure your next kitchen is as stylish and timeless as it can be ...
In his book "The Four Elements of Design," author Vicente Wolf examines each of the forces — earth, air, water and fire — separately to show us how they can be conjured up by color, pattern, room design, furniture choices and more. Wolf is a top designer, and has the talent to mix these forces to give a home its unique stamp, one that speaks to the personal lives and loves of its owner(s).
By Fred Berns
Show your best before you discuss the rest. That's the selling strategy of some of the most financially successful interior design professionals. They talk about and showcase their highest end products and services at the outset, before rolling out lower-priced alternatives. Theirs is a "save the best for first" sales philosophy. It's a contrarian sales approach, a stark contrast to the far more common practice in the design industry of catering first and foremost to a client's budget.
Drew Barrymore is extending her reach way beyond Tinseltown. In the spring, she rolled out a Rose collection, and now in partnership with Shutterfly, the star, just introduced a new line of home decor items. Here we show some of our favorites from the line, called the Drew Barrymore Home Collection, which is distinguished by colorful textiles and a light-handed sense of design whimsy. To celebrate the launch Barrymore also shared some of her favorite home decorating tips. Here’s what the actress recommends for a chicer home.
Kitchen & Bath Design News
Sherwin-Williams has selected Poised Taupe (SW 6039) as the 2017 Color of the Year. The color indicates an overall desire for neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together, creating versatility. “Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.
Wine drinkers aren't the only ones saying #YesWayRosé. Consumers across many categories are raising a glass to the trend. Home decorators, fashion designers, candy companies and even tech businesses are onboard with the vino-based craze and are a big reason why everything from email marketing campaigns to boutiques are coming up rosey.
The Fayetteville Observer
This fall, decor continues to move in a more easygoing direction, with welcoming hues, softer profiles, and a comfortable mix of materials and styles.
For those with a flair for the dramatic, there's room for that too.
You already know what it's like for a celebrity to buy a home. But what about the good stuff that comes after — the decorating, designing, painting, and primping? Cosmopolitan.com recently spoke with four interior designers whose clients range from musicians to movie producers. Speaking under the condition of anonymity (so the identity of the celebrity who requested to have a gold-leaf garage will forever remain a mystery), here's what the experts revealed.
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