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An Osmond Offers Up a Bit of Home
The New York Times
Those who remember Donny Osmond singing “You Are My Sunshine” on the Andy Williams show in 1963 have probably become so inured to life's little curve balls that they won’t be surprised to learn that the popular entertainer, now 55 and a grandfather several times over, is about to release a housewares collection with his wife, Debbie. Everyone else, take a moment to compose yourself. Donny Osmond Home will kick off in January with 1,000 items, including furniture, lights, rugs, bedding, dinnerware, bath accessories and home-improvement tools.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT


Registration is now open for IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success," Jan. 23 – 25, 2014 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker. Visit the IDS Conferences page for more information and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION.

The entry deadline for Designer of the Year applications is quickly approaching! All entry and payment forms must be received at the IDS National Office by 4 p.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Visit the DotY page on the IDS website for more details.



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Painting the Floor Creates Separate 'Rooms' Without Walls
Los Angeles Times
Interior designer Emily Henderson said she felt blessed with a blank canvas when she was asked to design a workspace for her friend, designer and blogger Joy Cho. But Cho's 1,200-square-foot Hollywood office was not without its challenges. She needed the open space to be multifunctional, acting as a design studio, blog studio, photo studio, administrative office and meeting area for clients of her company, Oh Joy!
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3 Ways to Score Free Publicity for Your Small Business
YFS Magazine
Are you totally stumped when it comes to getting publicity for your business? Relax — you're not alone. If you're looking for creative ways to get media coverage for your brand while contributing value to your community, try these three tips to get free publicity for your business.
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Fall Design Trend: Neutrals and Organics
Dwell
This fall, the editors at Dwell are loving neutral and organic tones. A slideshow offers a glimpse of some of the Dwell homes that really capture the concept of this trend, and the editors offer recommendations for incorporating neutrals and organics into your own home.
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Ferguson Enterprises - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
The Shade Store - PID Sterling - Estero, Fla.
Capel Rugs - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Registration is now open for IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success," Jan. 23 – 25 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, Founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker.

Sponsored by International Design Guild, celebrity designer Mark Brunetz will kick off IDS National Conference as the opening speaker. In addition, he will be the guest of honor at an exclusive VIP Reception and emcee at the Awards Dinner.

Click here for more information on National Conference speakers.

Click here to for more information on 2014 National Conference and registration.

Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION


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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Mario Buatta: The Beauty of a Bad Pun
The New York Times
Mario Buatta is perhaps the only decorator people outside of the Palm Beach-Upper East Side-Southampton axis could actually name: the longtime purveyor of English country style, otherwise known as the Prince of Chintz, who was once memorialized in a suit of that fabric on the cover of Manhattan Inc., and as a floral lampshade by Absolut Vodka. But he is nonetheless late to publishing.

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Industrial Chic
styleture
Whir, zing, clang, crash! With a riveting retro vibe and a modern metallic look, "Industrial Chic" design is a hot new trend that’s here to stay. Exposed gears, unrefined piping and weathered finishes are just a few of the elements that comprise this edgy aesthetic. Infusing a factory-like look into your home doesn’t have to leave you working overtime.

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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's Los Angeles Home
Architectural Digest
First, a caveat: Anyone expecting the home of supermodel Gisele Buündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to be a lavish pleasure dome replete with sultry sirens and gridiron gods cavorting around the pool is in for a serious letdown.

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UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
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 entry deadline for Designer of the Year applications is quickly approaching! All entry and payment forms must be received at the IDS National Office by 4 p.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 30. Visit the DotY page on the IDS website for more details.

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.

MEMBER BENEFITS
Dream Draper by Evan Marsh Designs has extended a 5 percent discount on all purchases to IDS members. This discount is exclusively available to IDS members. Members must log in on the IDS website in order to take advantage of this discount.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Athletes At Home
Architectural Digest
Basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson and his wife, Cookie, wanted a laid-back, welcoming feel for their family's seaside getaway in Southern California. Designer Michael Kreiss chose off-white sofas and blue accents for the family room and adjacent terrace to echo the sand and sea just beyond.
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Building Trust: 5 Tips to Establish Your Credibility for Business
Small Business Trends
In the age of the trust economy, credibility has become everything. That includes your personal credibility, the credibility of your brand, your business, your products and services and of everything else you do.
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This Colorful Home Proves That 'Kid-Friendly' Can Still Be Cool And Stylish
The Huffington Post
Good design doesn't have to be off-limits, and that's what Michelle and David Kohanzo proved in the October issue of HGTV Magazine. They created a fabulous and kid-friendly home in Barrington, Ill., for their young family of six that's comfortable, colorful, durable and most of all — fun.
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Using Quora For Business
By Mayur Kisani
If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you should know about Quora. Founded by two former Facebook employees, Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever, this easy-to-navigate Q&A site has been growing considerably and generating a lot of buzz. Quora offers a platform for businesses and their marketers to execute a variety of marketing tactics and strategies to grow their business. Read on to learn how.
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Eastern Promises: Lisa Pomerantz's Manhattan, NY, Home
ELLE Decor
After renovating a townhouse in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, Lisa Pomerantz figured she and her family were set for life. That massive undertaking entailed moving out of their home for more than a year, a process that neither she nor her husband was eager to repeat.
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Need a Personal Assistant? Try These 4 Apps
Inc.
Personal assistant's are great; they keep track of everything from your contact list to favorite meals. And these days, your personal assistant fits in the palm of your hand. Here are four voice-activated smartphone assistants from the next generation of app creators.
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How to Live Well in Just 750 Square Feet
The Washington Post
The first thing you notice about Kiera and Michael Kushlan's one-bedroom Kalorama co-op is how they've pulled it together to be both modern and classic. The second is how spacious it seems. The Kushlans, both 29, believe that what you leave out of a room is just as important as what you put in.
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When Mother Nature Meets Your Modern Nature
Houzz
Much like cooking, mixing interior styles can create new and interesting flavors. Consider mixing modern detailing with cabin style. The result is a warm, clean design that allows occupants to focus on the interior architecture and the exterior views.
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20 Amazing Chandeliers
Design*Sponge
Textile designer Bev Hisey's chandelier softens her Hudson blanket and modern stairwell.
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4 Ways To Break Out Of Your Comfort Zone
American Express OPEN Forum
Our society was built on the concept of creating a comfortable life, but that concept is now failing. Why getting uncomfortable is the only way to reach your full business potential.
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