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The 2016 IDS Designer of the Year application is now available!
We are proud to announce the opening of the 2016 Designer of the Year Awards submission period. This year we are excited to have a new website for submissions, making it easy to enter. We also have new categories to offer a wide variety of entry options and more ways to win.
Winning a DotY Award creates a sense of accomplishment, recognition and increases your credibility, helping you to become a more desirable designer. Submissions will be accepted until January 31, 2017. Entries must represent projects completed between December 2, 2015-December 31, 2016.
Click here to enter.
Thinking about coming to High Point Market in October? Spend six days/ five nights with Soft Design Lab’s market experts, Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel. They’ll take care of all of the planning and logistics, so you can concentrate on the show and having a great time. They’ll guide you through the ins- and- outs, and sometimes overwhelming High Point Market. It’s a must- do to increase your revenue, maximize your product mix and build your brand.
#HPMKT Experience — Soft Design Lab
Soft Design Lab ‘s Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel -The VIP High Point Market Experience (#HPMKT) this Fall October 16-21, 2015. #HPMKT
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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|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.
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|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.
Not only are rugs and window treatments functional, but they provide layers of pattern, texture and color. Going for a neutral look? Pair a beautiful jute rug with a rich brown geometric curtain for warmth. Love a coastal vibe? Incorporate the blues and greens of the ocean with a Persian rug and nautical navy curtains. Whatever style or color scheme you are looking for, the Houzz Shop has the rugs and drapes to complete your space.
Faux fur: It's so cozy. It's so welcoming. And right now, it's on its way to becoming a toasty hot interior design trend.
As the luscious material trends on the runway this fall, interior designers say it's also appearing more and more in homes. Why? As the design world takes a turn from cold contemporary to cozy opulence, designers use it for its luxurious yet inviting nature.
There’s been a sea change in the design world over the last few years when it comes to neutrals. Taupes, khakis, and other forms of beige have fallen to the wayside in favor of a new favorite tone: gray. With the calmness of a blue, warmth of a tan, and subtlety of a cream, gray is a versatile color that works well in both traditional spaces and über-modern ones, and is as useful as the backdrop to an eclectically outfitted home as it is the base for a minimal one. But with infinite shades to choose from, it can be hard to find the right hue. AD asked three designers for their top dos and don’ts when it comes to using gray.
Bigger is better. You've heard this maxim before, but it's never been more true than when it comes to interior design trends in windows and doors. Large, glass-paneled doors, measuring up to 60 feet tall and beyond 45 feet wide, are becoming the popular choice for homeowners. This expansive display of glass is particularly common on the West Coast and in mountain areas where blending outdoor and indoor living spaces makes sense. "These go beyond regular patio doors," says Jon Phelps, public relations and brand content manager at Andersen Windows, a leader in the industry for over 110 years. "You’re literally opening up the side of your house."
Joe Clark works with Mark Dalton at Mark Dalton Inc. and Chic on the Cheap Sarasota Inc., both Sarasota-based interior design firms. Here’s what he’s loving right now.
"As designers, we are inspired by the world around us. As we take in all of this inspiration, we find ways we can translate them into design. Here are just a few of our favorite things."
By Susan Mulholland
Why is this a question that seems never to go away? Even among members of the profession, the debate over what we call ourselves seems to be a source of turmoil. The fact is many of us who are practicing the art of interior design are both. Interior decoration or décor has been around as long as humans have been seeking shelter. So why is decorator vs. designer such a big deal? Maybe because of how each title is perceived.
New super smart and super strong surfaces are helping to lengthen the shelf life of everyday interior products while also cutting down on material use, waste, and energy consumption. From nanotechnologies to connected countertops, here we look at how manufacturers are incorporating new enhanced materials and surface finishes into everyday interiors.
Traditional design wisdom says dark walls make a space seem smaller. We’ve never been believers in following rules just because they’re rules, but even we can admit that blue can shrink a room when wielded incorrectly.
Do it right, however, and your home won’t look like it was zapped by the laser beam from "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids." Because no man should be taking style cues from Rick Moranis.
Blue can be used to create a clean and serene space.
Schlage hardware's in-house design team led by Manager of Industrial Design, Ted Roberts, is projecting an evolution in existing design directions that will significantly impact furniture and casegoods, interior fixtures and even major appliances through 2017.
Not just sisters, but identical twins. Not just elegant beauties, but former models that walked the runways of — and lived in — Milan. Its these characteristics, plus interior design degrees from FIT, keen eyes for the distinct yet timeless, and personalities that adapt well to a range of clients, including photographer Patricia Amador, that have led Jayne and Joan Michaels to build their successful firm, 2Michaels. Here’s what else makes them tick.
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.
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