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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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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.
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Professional Hanging Solutions - PID Sterling - West Islip, N.Y.

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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5 Things That Take a Room from Good to Great
Apartment Therapy
Have you ever looked at a room in your home and thought "it needs a little something else" — but not quite been able to put your finger on what? If so, then this post is for you. In the same way that the right accessories make any outfit better, these five things will take any room in your home from good to great.

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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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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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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!

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


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
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.

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.


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT MARKET
IDS will be sponsoring the following free educational events during High Point Market:

Name: Terri Taylor — "How to Price and Profit From Interior Design Jobs in Today's Market"
Date: Monday, Oct. 20
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: 220 Elm — Leif Petersen, Inc., Showroom 328

Terri Taylor will explain the concepts and strategies to help designers develop a business where income flows freely, and business systems and marketing support solid business practices and creative expression. This event is sponsored by IDS and is worth 0.1 CEUs through CQRID and IDCEC.

Name: "Color and Paint in Environments for the Aging" with Lauryn Preller of Benjamin Moore
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 21
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Antique and Design Center — Lecture Room

This presentation will provide an overview of the changes in color perception among the elderly as a result of aging or disease, with discussions of appropriate color use and application. This event is sponsored by IDS and is worth 0.1 CEUs through CQRID and IDCEC.


IDS BUYERS' GUIDE
The 2014 IDS Buyers' Guide is live. 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.

MEMBER BENEFITS
The IDS National Office is currently in the process of issuing 2015 membership invoices. Please note that you have until Dec. 31 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.

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


Lure Them with Your Lead
InteriorDesignBusiness.net
Fred Berns writes for InteriorDesignBusiness.net: "I was a rookie reporter years ago for a Milwaukee newspaper when one day a senior editor called me in for a story conference. As I listed the events I planned to cover that week, he suddenly slammed his fist on the desk. 'Berns, don't give me that crap,' he shouted. 'Give me your lead story!'"
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7 Adaptable Designs for Storage in Small Spaces
Architizer
For the typical urban dweller, clever storage and space efficiency are essential to a functional interior. These small spaces each make the most of their square footage through reconfigurable storage design able to adapt to the capacity constrictions of city residences.
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Try This New Interior Design App for Your Next Decorating Project
Architectural Digest
It's a conundrum every decor lover knows well: After a long search, you finally spot the perfect love seat, lampshade, curtain or credenza, but it's in your favorite coffee shop — or museum, hotel lobby or any other nonshoppable place. What to do?
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Design Insights for More Livable Kitchens
By Michael J. Berens
Kitchen renovations top the list of home remodeling projects, and for good reason. The kitchen is the hub of the household, the place where families and friends come together, the place where meals are transformed into wonderful memories of tempting aromas and tasty, comforting cuisine.
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5 Things That Take a Room from Good to Great
Apartment Therapy
Have you ever looked at a room in your home and thought "it needs a little something else" — but not quite been able to put your finger on what? If so, then this post is for you. In the same way that the right accessories make any outfit better, these five things will take any room in your home from good to great.
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3-D Printing Rescues Frank Lloyd Wright's Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Design Milk
Did you know the largest architectural enclave of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's work in the world is located on a Floridian college campus? Collectively known as the Child of the Sun, all 12 buildings on the campus of the Florida Southern Colleges were designed by Wright as a "harmonious whole expressing the spirit of the college free from grandomania." And now, decades later, 3-D printing is helping preserve this National Historic Landmark to the standards and original vision of its architect.
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How to Use Your Intuition for More Fun, Flow and Money in Your Business
Design Sponge
Following your gut and intuition in business is never an easy venture. With all of the insecurities and fears that come with running the show, people naturally begin to second guess themselves. But what if that didn't have to be the case?
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9 Rooms to Make You Rethink How You Gather Around the Table
Elle Decor
For the dining area of his family's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side in New York, Philip Gorrivan designed a banquette upholstered in a boldly striped Romo linen and a pair of limed-oak tables; his collection of European drawings from the 17th through the 19th centuries is hung salon style.
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Where Do You Find Color Inspiration?
Apartment Therapy
Few people would say their favorite color is white, yet that's just the hue of so many of walls — even for those people free to paint the walls any color they want. The challenge: finding a color you love and committing to that color. But where do you find color inspiration?
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US Housing Market Hitting Slowest Period of Year
By Archita Datta Majumdar
As per the latest Trulia report, the U.S. housing market is headed for its slowest period of the year. Online search indicators have shown that the peak the housing industry enjoyed until early summer has shown signs of decline. Since July, the market has dwindled to below-average sales.
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How to Decorate a Room Without Putting Everything in Front of the TV
The Huffington Post
People are creatures of habit, and there are few times this has proven truer than when trying to incorporate a TV into decor. It almost always takes center stage. But just because the majority of people choose to make the boob tube the focal point of a room — 52 percent of homeowners admitted to Houzz that they have televisions in their bedroom — doesn't mean you have to go with the crowd.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Your Fast Track to a Fabulous Fall (InteriorDesignBusiness.net)
12 Stunning Entrance Halls (Architectural Digest)
17 Brilliant Ideas to Steal from Fashion Designers' Homes (Elle Decor)
Your Fast Track to a Fabulous Fall (InteriorDesignBusiness.net)
Saved from the Flames, Ready for Love (The New York Times)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Are you ready to make a commitment to your professionalism?

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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