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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Board is accepting nominations for the position of National Director. Several positions will be open as some current Directors rotate off the board. If you are interested in serving please fill out an application for board service and return it to IDS Executive Director, Snoa Garrigan at sgarrigan@interiordesignsociety.org by Nov. 14. New Directors will be voted on at the December Board Meeting and newly elected Directors will start their service on Jan. 1. We invite you to join the Board and serve your organization. Click here for Board Service Application.

The Interior Design Society's annual membership drive is taking place Oct. 1 – Dec. 12. Click here to learn how you can earn free conference admission to 2015 IDS National Conference in Fort Myers, Florida, a free year of membership or half-priced 2015 dues!

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.

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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GETTING PUBLISHED
IDS Associate, Tanna Edler, of Tanna By Design, was recently featured in Bellingham Alive. Check out her project by clicking here.

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NATIONAL SPONSORS
The Design Network   Fandeck   Hunter Douglas   Sherwin-Williams   Surya   Benjamin Moore   Company D, LLC   Dream Draper   Ethan Allen   Ferguson Enterprises   Hansgrohe   HomeStory   Karndean Designflooring   LHI Designer   PPG Industries   Pratt and Lambert Paints   Sheer Industries   Sun Delivery  

SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
Workroom Creations - PID Platinum, - Port Washington, N.Y.
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.
LaMantia Gallery - PID Sterling - Northport, N.Y.
ArtyZen Studios - PID Sterling - Dix Hills, N.Y.
Fiorano Tile Showrooms - PID Sterling - Manhasset, 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
The Sarasota Chapter of the Interior Design Society is Hosting Its Fourth Annual "Party On The Pass" on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 6 - 10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased on the IDS website at www.idssarasota.com. Click here for more information.

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.



FEATURED ARTICLE
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New Apps to Aid in Home Design and Renovations
Reuters
Home owners and renters looking to redesign or renovate can turn to new apps to help simplify the process and get the job done sooner and more efficiently.

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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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Step Inside the High-Stakes World of ABC's Scandal
Architectural Digest
The offices at two of Washington’s most powerful addresses—K Street and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and Pope’s residence are created by production designer Corey Kaplan (The X Files and Cold Case) and set decorator Barbara Cassel (Vegas).

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CQRID NEWS
Don't forget that 0.8 CEUs must be completed by Dec. 31. If you have any education-related questions, please contact the Education Department at education@interiordesignsociety.org.

UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
IDS has joined nearly twenty associations and industry groups as Supporting Organizations for Design & Construction Week, joining forces for the second annual gathering of the largest-ever residential construction exposition in the nation. Supporting Organization members will enjoy discounted registration for the event. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.

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.


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT MARKET

Author, speaker, educator and interior designer, Mitzi Beach, who has her Masters in Interior Design and is NCIDQ and CAPS certified, is America's No. 1 Expert in the housing and interior design issues facing the USA's 80 million boomers. She has developed a 4 hour HSW IDS, IDCEC and NKBA approved CEU course called #BoomerSmarts: Designing and Selling to America's Richest Demographic. This event will take place on Monday, Oct. 20 from 2 - 6 p.m. The cost is $250 for the 4 hour CEU. Click here to learn more and to register.

Name: Leslie Carothers – "Innovations in Interior Design + Architecture"
Date: Saturday, Oct. 18
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Market Square - Antique & Design Center Lecture Room - Historic Market Square Mezzanine

Presented by Leslie Carothers, CEO and founder, The Kaleidoscope Partnership. Buildings that heal themselves, expanding small home experiments, new design tools beyond augmented reality … come and learn via video clips, what innovations in architecture + interior design are coming down the pike in the next 5 years, and what they might mean for your manufacturing, retailing and/or interior design business! Leslie Carothers is the CEO and founder of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, branding consultancy and social media agency for the furniture and interior design industry. Social media clients have included Cargill's BiOH Polyols division, the Meredith Corporation, publishers of Better Homes and Garden magazine, Traditional Home magazine and many others, The Curtain Exchange, Olioboard, The New Traditionalists, Hadley Court, New Canaan Kitchen Design, owned by Kitchen Design Network co-founder, Rebecca Reynolds, Susan Serra, The Design Network, Mitzi Beach and many others. Sponsored by The Kaleidoscope Partnership www.tkpartnership.com. A light breakfast will be served.

IDS will be sponsoring the following free educational events during High Point Market:

Name: Lloyd Princeton – "Deciding What You Are Worth and Charging It"
Date: Sunday, Oct. 19
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Burton James and Fremarc Designs, 310 N. Hamilton St. Suite S101

While design professionals know how to design, they do not always understand what or how to charge for their services. Add into this the issues of dealing with long-term clients versus new prospects, and the situation is perfect to lose money. From the time of first contact with a prospect through the final closing of a deal, designers will learn how to determine the best way to charge for their creativity and incorporate it into a solid letter of agreement, with confidence! This event is worth 0.1 CEUs and is limited to 50 attendees. Reserve your spot today by sending your RSVP to education@interiordesignsociety.org.

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.


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.


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


2014 Halloween Designs Range From Spooky to Chic
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The air is getting festive, and if you are planning your Halloween décor then a quick look at the latest design trends is warranted. A recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation and the International Council of Shopping Centers has revealed that consumers are set to spend anything between $7.4 billion and $11.3 billion this year for their Halloween shopping. They are not just looking for last-minute costumes and rush-rush décor but actually planning way ahead to make every single choice memorable.
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How to Right a Wrong
Design Management Company
Stuff happens, even to the best designers. Goods get damaged, a subcontractor's crew fails to show, the shop doesn't make its delivery deadline, the client doesn't like the new wallpaper. The list goes on and on. You can't avoid them, but how you deal with them shows your true professionalism.
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7 Tips for Driving Social Engagement
Business 2 Community
Every day people share millions of significant moments on social media, and the challenge often facing brands is how to be included in these shared moments. After all, the voices of your customers and fans are the most powerful in telling your story to ultimately convert new customers. Here are seven tips for driving social engagement.
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Business Gift Giving Etiquette and Mistakes to Avoid
Small Business Trends
Giving gifts to clients or business associates can be an awkward experience if you don’t know the etiquette behind it. If you purchase a gift that is too expensive or not aligned with the recipient's interests, your good intentions may be overshadowed by the gaffe. So before you start shopping for your next round of gifts for clients, colleagues or employees, consider the following business gift giving etiquette tips
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Sci-fi Surfaces: 5 Products Look to an Efficient Future
Interior Design
Ever more efficient and effortless, technology is opening up exciting new horizons in finishings. Smart textiles go beyond decoration to provide additional functionality and experiential qualities. Enhanced ceramics, plastics and solid surfaces are embedded with invisible, environment-enhancing properties. Self-cleaning and pollution-reducing coatings are seamlessly integrated into everyday surfaces while wirelessly charged surfaces power smartphones and tablets.
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A Stylish And Masculine Studio Apartment In NYC
ELLE Decor
When Robert Rowe first laid eyes on the unrenovated studio in a prewar building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in New York, an inspiration hit him like a brick from its facade: Mildred Pierce. If he could transfer to the small space just a soupçon of the glamour of Michael Curtiz's 1945 noir masterpiece — the Art Deco–meets–Spanish Revival house in California's San Fernando Valley, Joan Crawford's chic office in the restaurant in Laguna Beach, the masculine sexiness of the Malibu beach house — he would have the perfect aerie.
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Stop Storytelling and Start Story-Sharing
By Timothy Clark
When it comes to marketing, it's time to start differentiating your home improvement company from everyone else. And here's how to do it. For decades, home pros have told the story of their business. One company was founded by two brothers who learned the trade from their hard-working father. Another has been in business since 1946. This one has earned 17 major awards, and that one has a five-star rating.
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The 6 Biggest Bathroom Trends Of 2015 Are What We've Been Waiting For
The Huffington Post
This year, the kitchen as we know it completely changed. Shelving opened up, cabinets went darker and metallic accents moved well beyond cabinet knobs. But come 2015, we can expect to see a major overhaul in a different room of the house — the bathroom.
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Counters That Take Abuse and Still Look Good
The Boston Globe
Quartz withstood almost everything in Consumer Reports' recent tests of kitchen counters — stains, hot pots, abrasive pads, and knives — and unlike granite, it doesn't need to be resealed. Its combination of beauty, durability, and easy maintenance makes it a great choice for busy kitchens. Granite performed almost as well. But both materials are a bit pricey. Laminate is still the budget friendly choice.
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5 Greenhouses That Are Actually Homes
CBS News
Homeowners across the world are realizing that one of the simplest ways to save money on heating, lighting and food is to move in with the plants. Greenhouses don't have to be purely recreational hobby spaces exiled to the backyard. Living inside them can provide insulation for an existing structure, define space in an open floor plan or give your kitchen herbs the sunlight they need to thrive.
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Education Department x224
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