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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
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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Nicole Arnold Interiors Honored by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas at Annual 2016 Legacy of Design Awards
Nicole Arnold Interiors garnered two awards in the residential category: Bathroom (under $30,000), 2nd Place, and Bathroom ($30,000-$50,000), 2nd Place.
This has been a stellar year to-date for Nicole Arnold Interiors. In addition to the ASID Texas Legacy awards, the firm received the 2016 ASID, Dallas Design Community’s “Design Ovation” project award. Arnold also garnered leadership and project awards from The Interior Design Society (IDS) and was selected as one of the top 20 best interior designers by Freshome, a noted online magazine that focuses on interior design and architecture. Most recently, the firm placed 2nd in the 2016 Addison Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Interior Designer.
For more information, click here.
“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
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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.
|The Plumbing Place, Inc. - Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
|Window Covering Solutions - Sterling - Portland, Ore.
ART and IDS Combine Their 2017 Conferences
Inaugural partnership conference set for May 18-21, 2017
ART, the creative home-furnishings network, and the Interior Design Society will hold their first combined conference on May 18-21, 2017 at the Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This inaugural partnership will feature programming for joint general sessions and social events as well as workshops and seminars that are specific to the two unique memberships.
Solving Your Money Challenges ...Once & For All!
Hosted by Terri Taylor, ASID and Design Biz Blueprint
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
10:00 am PT, 11:00 am MT, 12:00 pm CT, 1:00 pm ET
Click here to learn more about this F-R-E-E Webinar & save your seat!
During this Webinar, you'll discover ...
INCLUDES 30 minute LIVE Q&A to ask questions about YOUR BUSINESS!
- How to stop suffering from money drought and step into the abundance that is rightfully yours by reframing your relationship with money forever
- 4 strategic tips on up-leveling your pricing for an income breakthrough today
- The key mistakes to avoid when presenting your new pricing
- Exactly what to say (word-for-word script) of what to say to transition your current hourly clients into your new fees so you feel confident, relaxed and prepared!
Design Biz Summit 2016 — Mastering Your Time and Money Mindset
IDCEC approved — 15 CEU training
Terri Taylor ASID, IDS
Design Biz Blueprint
2016 Design Biz Summit - Mastering Your Time and Money Mindset is happening in beautiful Vail, Colorado on October 28 - 30th 2016. This event is where you'll transform your hidden limiting thinking that's holding you back and create powerful new beliefs to propel you into new levels of abundance, remodel your business with done-for-you simplifying systems that give you back your time and freedom, and build an even stronger network of support with like-minded designers.
Space is limited and more information is available here.
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.
By Faye Williams
Railing is essentially the frame to your outdoor space, so it's important that you find the perfect color and design style to suit your backyard. Whether your home has a rustic appeal or you prefer the minimal lines of cable and wire railings, choosing the right one will create a beautiful design accent to your deck. These tips will help you choose a sturdy and easy-to-maintain railing that matches the style and function of your home and is sure to help personalize your outdoor space.
Even though fall is in the air, spring is on Pantone's mind. As the color authority for the design industry, they have to work several seasons ahead to stay on top of trends. That's why they decided to reveal the upcoming hues for spring 2017 at the end of New York Fashion Week. The results? Let's just say color is going to be bold and bright next year.
When remodeling a kitchen, selecting countertops, cabinets, hardware and other high-impact items is often prioritized, while kitchen lighting is left for the end or tacked on as an afterthought. Any designer will tell you, though, that lighting is essential to every space, especially a functional one like the kitchen.
Truth be told, I'm not a fan of the accent wall. But if you insist on giving this trend a try, here’s how to do it in a fresh way.
By Lloyd Princeton
Each designer has his or her own unique vision and talents. Design businesses, on the other hand, have a lot in common, especially the back office operation. Why duplicate efforts? Share the load with another designer. That allows you to spend more time doing what you do best. These are difficult times for many sole practitioners and smaller firms. They just are not getting the volume or level of projects they're accustomed to. That's putting a financial strain on their businesses.
The Weekly Review
A simple way to add luxury to your interiors is with rich jewel colors. Think amethyst, sapphire navy, emerald green and bold rust tones. Use in bursts with statement pieces to bring any living space to life. Shelley Boyd, of Boyd Blue, gives us her top tips on introducing jewel colors into your interiors.
Ace Hardware, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, revealed fall's must-have design and paint trends, courtesy of Ace's Design Experts Nathan Fischer, Katie Reynolds and Julie Richard. This season's trends combine the crisp, soothing essence of autumn foliage with soft pastels to help consumers bring outdoor-inspired colors into their homes.
A bountiful flower arrangement on the dinner table is a party planner’s go-to. “The centerpiece is often the starting point for an entire party concept — it’s the easiest way to add wow factor to a table, and can help decide the direction of all other decorative details,” says lifestyle blogger Camille Styles. But blooms can make a sizable dent in your budget and prompt sneeze attacks the minute you sit down. If that’s the case, a bare table isn’t the only option. Styles is a big believer in switching it up with unexpected elements.
The end of summer is always bittersweet. But it’s also a fresh start — the beginning of autumn's glow, watching leaves turn and establishing routines as kids go back to school. That makes it the perfect time to hit the refresh button on your home. So how can you get your house ready for the season while staying on trend? Help welcome guests this holiday season with a few curb appeal-boosting tips from the window and door experts at Pella Windows and Doors.
Stripes are becoming very trendy in everything from fashion to design. Click through the slideshow of different ways to use stripes in your interior design.
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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