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Google Glass App Turns Photos Into Paint Chips
Mashable
Sick of the stacks of paint chips and countless shades of beige? A new Google Glass app can help. Powered by paint retailer Sherwin-Williams, ColorSnap Glass lets users turn photos of design inspiration — a favorite piece of art, a scene from your backyard — into a custom palette.
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Cyberaesthetics: The next big thing for interior design?
By Michael J. Berens
From roll-up screens and slide carousels to superthin flat-panel LED monitors, interior designers have long been challenged to conjure up creative and elegant solutions for integrating technology unobtrusively in a space. Up to now, the technology itself has been passive, just another object in the room. Increasingly, however, designers have a new hurdle to jump: technologies designed to interact with the occupants in the space.
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Benjamin Moore Announces 2014 Color of the Year
Home Channel News
"Breath of Fresh Air," an ethereal shade of blue described as "new neutral," has been named Benjamin Moore's 2014 Color of the Year. Registered as color number 806, Breath of Fresh Air was chosen for its harmonious, versatile qualities, according to creative director Ellen O'Neill.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Register early for IDS National Conference to win 1 of 3 — $100 AmEx gift cards! The first two cards will be given out by random drawing of the first 199 registrations received. The 200th registrant will receive the third card.

Register today for the 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. Visit the IDS Conferences page for more information and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION.


GETTING PUBLISHED
Jan Cregier, IDS National Board Secretary/Treasurer, IDS Associate of Bartlett, IL was interviewed for a Good Housekeeping article on "12 Ways to Winter-Proof Your Home." Click here to read the article.

Getting Organized Magazine has reached out to IDS looking for submissions of organized room/areas (kitchens, bathrooms, entry-ways, etc) especially those with unique ideas or concepts. They feature organizational ideas for any room in the home and are always looking for fabulous examples of what can be done with the right touch. To submit your photos/spaces email info@gettingorganizedmagazine.com. To learn more about the magazine and view a free issue visit: http://www.gettingorganizedmagazine.com/the-magazine/.


Monique Duarte, IDS Affiliate, head decorator and principal of Duarte Interior Decorating in Plainsboro, N.J., has been named "Woman of the Year" for 2013, an award presented to her by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) in the category of interior design for the state of New Jersey. For more information, click here. Getting Organized Magazine has reached out to IDS looking for submissions of organized room/areas (kitchens, bathrooms, entry-ways, etc) especially those with unique ideas or concepts. They feature organizational ideas for any room in the home and are always looking for fabulous examples of what can be done with the right touch. To submit your photos/spaces email info@gettingorganizedmagazine.com. To learn more about the magazine and view a free issue visit: http://www.gettingorganizedmagazine.com/the-magazine/.


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Capel Rugs - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
C & E Furniture - PID Sterling - Fenwick Island, Del.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Register early for IDS National Conference to win one of three — $100 AmEx gift cards! The first two cards will be given out by random drawing of the first 199 registrations received. The 200th registrant will receive the third card.

Register today for the 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 deadline to enter the 2013 IDS Chapter Awards is November 15, 2013. Visit the IDS website to download an application!

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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Eye-of-the-Tiger Decor
Houzz
Home decor and fashion trends often collide. When the fall fashion catalogs starting flooding my mailbox, I took note of the many clothing articles featuring tigers and orange and black motifs.

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Fall Decorating Ideas From a Designer to the Stars
Houzz
Fall can be an awkward season to decorate for: The weather's not nice enough to keep the paper lanterns out, but it's too early to put up the Christmas lights.

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The Tricky Science of Color Perception
Observatory
Color is infinitely shifty. It's unstable in the presence of nearby colors. It's vulnerable to tricks of the light. It acts like it's moving when it's not. It can act like it's there when it's not.

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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
Home Furnishings Insurance Group, the Property & Casualty Insurance Specialist for the Home Furnishings Industry is moving its location this October High Point Market from the Retailer Resource Center, where they had been a long-time tenant, to the top floor of the Suites at Market Square space #1-646. HFIG offers a discount on Property and Casualty Insurance to IDS members. For more information, click here.

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.

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ViewIT Technologies is honored to participate in the Design Tech Summit at High Point Market and we are looking forward to seeing you at our seminar about engaging and exciting your clients! This Market, we're shaking things up! We want more time to interact and spend quality time with our users, so we will not have a display area this year. Now, we'll be everywhere! We have scheduled events and meetings to attend but new outings are always popping up! Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on where to find us throughout the week.

Let's have a chat & cocktail! WithIT Educational Breakfast - Wendy Bellissimo speaks on "Baby Steps to a Better Brand" Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. IHFC- Green Wing, 11th Floor Ballroom A

SEMINAR Deliver the "Property Brothers" Experience, ViewIT Technologies/ 3Dream Demo Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Red Egg Showroom, 415 W. High Avenue RSVP: 3Dreamtraining@spaceplanning.com or 1-800-449-9984 PANEL Design Tech Summit - Track II "3D/2D Presentation & Rendering Software for the Design Professional" Monday, Oct. 21 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Showplace - Jaipur Rugs Showroom, Suite 3300

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DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
If you previously submitted your entry and payment forms, your completed Designer of the Year project entry is due at the IDS National Office before Nov. 15. 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
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.

TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Fall Decorating Ideas From a Designer to the Stars (Houzz)
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan's Manhattan, NY, Home (Architectural Digest)
4 Common Email Marketing Mistakes to Avoid (Intuit)
3 Questions for You to Ask Yourself About Employee Health Care (Small Business Trends)

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Decoration on Demand
Metropolis
A growing number of designers are turning to technology in their pursuit of individualized yet polished concepts. HP Latex Printing Technology offers a case study of the positive impact such technology can have on interiors.
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Fall Design Trend: Native American Design
dwell
We've all seen the Native American design trend lately and we think that when mixed properly with modern pieces this trend can be really quite beautiful. When looking to incorporate this trend, look no further than famed Portland, Oregon company Pendleton Woolen Mills. Known for their intricate patterns on blankets and throws inspired by Native American designs and for the softness of their lightweight, 100 percent pure virgin wool clothing, Pendleton has grown over the last 150 years to provide everything from their traditional offerings to furniture, bath, tabletop and home decor. Perfect for fall, dwell takes you through some of its favorite pieces from Pendleton.
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Despite Cons, Entrepreneurs See Opportunity in Obamacare
Entrepreneur
The Affordable Care Act, which opened Oct. 1 with its universally accessible health care exchanges, has managed to shut down the government while adding fuel to the already blazing political fire. Mainstream media has certainly taken full advantage of naysayers who predict the new system will catapult us further into the abyss of financial destitution. Beyond the opposition, however, lie the logistics of Obamacare, which should be the focus for anyone who will feel its immediate effects.
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14 WordPress Content Marketing Plugins
Small Business Trends
If you're using WordPress for your small business website, you have access to thousands of WordPress content marketing plugins that can enhance your site's functionality and effectiveness.
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Timothy Corrigan and 'An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce'
Los Angeles Times
In "An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luce," Los Angeles designer Timothy Corrigan details the five-year restoration of his dream house, and boy, does he dream big: a 45,000-square-foot Neoclassical chateau on 80 manicured acres in the Loire Valley of France.
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10 Ways to Bring Natural and Organic Elements into Your Interiors
freshome
The ability to bring nature into your home has been an ambition that homeowners have strived for over the centuries. For generations humans love the natural and organic appeal of elements that make them feel calm, at peace and above all welcomed into a space. In recent years the growing awareness of the dwindling of the Earth’s resources have made it even more apparent that bringing nature into our homes is essential as it is a design aesthetic we can’t duplicate.
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Confessions of a Miser: Learning To Let Go
By Bob Fortune
Many say that Benjamin Franklin was the father of thrift in America. He believed industrious hard work combined with frugality helped shape a person's or a business's future. Living within one’s means and applying that savings to a future benefit were recurring themes found in Franklin's popular book, "The Way to Wealth." For the longest time, a calculator was my third partner. In every decision I made, costs were more important than benefits. As I learned over time, this was not always beneficial to our company.
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Home Design: Remodeling the Empty Nest
The Denver Post
When kids leave home, here are some ways experts say empty-nesters can adapt. Firstly, ask, who you are now? Then think about how your home can reflect that. Maybe the playroom becomes an art studio, gym or office. Author Russell Friedman recalls the time he came home from college to find his mother had remodeled the house to reflect her new life. "I had a lot of feelings about that," he said. But looking back years later he understands and appreciates that his mom expressed her freedom to make it her own space.
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3 Tips For Overcoming Your Blind Spots
Harvard Business Review
We all have blind spots, and they are weaknesses we should combat. Even that idea is unfashionable in an era when we are urged to focus on polishing strengths. But how do managers work actively to fight weaknesses of which, by definition, they are insufficiently aware? This article features a few tactics used deliberately to counter the effects of three infamous cognitive biases.
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At Christie's, the Legacy of a '70s Decorator Hits the Auction Block
The New York Times Magazine
Seventy's American decorator Michael Taylor most fantastic finds went to his preferred clients, like Diana Dollar Knowles, whose estate is being auctioned in two weeks. The San Francisco house he did for her was traditional, filled with antiques, while the one in Lake Tahoe embodied the "California Look" he created — striking rooms that incorporated natural elements and his signature overscaled, extremely comfortable furniture.
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Cobalt Gets the Red Carpet Treatment
Houzz
The most surprising and captivating trend on the 2013 Emmy Awards’ red carpet for Becky Harris was dazzling cobalt. Allison Williams and TIna Fey rocked the almost-electric hue. This is a trend that houses have already been enjoying, and she wonders if the fashion designers and stylists had recently strolled through Majorelle Garden or noticed the way cobalt tile has been flying off the shelves. Here are 11 ways this bold shade of blue is strutting its stuff around the home.
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