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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.
Samuel and Sons - PID Sterling - New York, N.Y.
LeRan - PID Sterling - Grapevine, Texas
Woodstock Architectural Products - PID Sterling - Las Vegas,Nev.
Benjamin Rugs and Furniture - PID Sterling - Farmingdale, N.Y.
Francesco Molon - PID Sterling - Estero, Fla.
Grout Line Solutions NY - PID Sterling - Farmingdale, N.Y.
Ventura Builders Inc. - PID Sterling - Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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 application will be released in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for its release!

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


The Elastic Interior
The New York Times
It's a common enough dream for those who live in cramped urban spaces: Suddenly you notice a door you never realized was there and beyond it a room you didn't know you had — or maybe an entire wing of your home, just waiting to be occupied.
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How To Tackle A Rare Case Of Too Much Crown Molding
ELLE Decor
By brightening-up the trim and filling in the gaps with contemporary gilded wallpaper, husband-and-wife design duo Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller transform a stodgy room into a vibrant library.
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Hot Off the Press: 16 New Design Books Kick Off the Season
Editor at Large
Fall's arrival brings not only the pumpkin spice latte but also a deluge of design books. Nearly 50 books hit shelves last fall and this season will prove equally abundant with new titles.
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Is Standing Out a Problem? Discover the 'Only' Solution
By Fred Berns
Why you? That's the question on the minds of everyone you seek to influence. How well you answer that question determines how successful you'll become in your interior design career and business. Fact is, it's never been easier to get elsewhere the design services and products that you provide. So what makes you special?
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How Your Interior Design Is Influencing Your Subconscious
Freshome
Usually when we discuss interior design, we talk about the aesthetic aspects, but that's only one piece of the puzzle. An area that's not always taken into consideration is the philological effect of interior design on your subconscious.
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Cut Down on Paperwork and Emails With These Streamlined Apps and Tools
Mashable
If you've ever had to download a PDF from an email attachment, convert it to an MS Word doc, export half of the information to Excel and then send three different forms of the same information to six different team members (in slightly different variations, of course), you know how exasperating a lack of workplace efficiency and agile technology can be.
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Details Make the Difference in 700 Square Feet
Houzz
Randall Reynoso and Martin Camsey were remodeling their Monterey-colonial-style home in Sacramento, California, when life intervened. Reynoso, who works in banking, was transferred to his company's San Francisco office. Realizing he would need to be in the City by the Bay four days a week, he and Camsey started looking for a home there.
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7 Strategies to Write a Speech with Ease
Business 2 Community
Question: What's the hardest part of writing your speech? The results of this informal poll from LinkedIn revealed the biggest block to writing a speech is (drumroll please): Starting.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Your Fast Track to a Fabulous Fall (InteriorDesignBusiness.net)
Saved from the Flames, Ready for Love (The New York Times)

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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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