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Spook-tacular Halloween Decorations
CNN
Silhouettes, vintage oil portraits, one-of-a-kind finds, bird imagery, lots and lots of patina — sounds like a "Country Living" cover of flea market finds and Etsy artwork, right? It absolutely is, said Sara Morrow, the features director for the magazine — but it's also the modern way to decorate for Halloween. "That elegant look, with, like, a slightly creepy factor," she said, is dramatic -- maybe a little more than plastic spiders and faux-cobwebs.
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End-of-Year Tax Planning for Your Small Business
FOX Business
As the end of 2013 nears, now is the time for small business owners to start working on estimates on what they owe Uncle Sam for the year to avoid any surprises. After all, wouldn't it be nice to know if you are overpaying (or underpaying) those 2013 estimated tax payments?
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Color Trend: Take a Breath
K+ BB
"Breath of Fresh Air," a neutral shade of pale blue, has been announced as Benjamin Moore's 2014 Color of the Year and as part of the company's Color Trends 2014 palette. How was the hue chosen?
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
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.

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.


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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 Nov. 15. Visit the IDS website to download an application!

Educational Course: IDS - *CEU .01
*The Power of Color and Light working together
Color and Light — If you can’t see the colors at night, that you took hours to select and sell, you have not finished the job! Margi Kyle, The Designing Dr., will teach you the color language of 25 colors and how to narrow down the selection of colors in your client's home & how to properly illuminate their space. How to select the correct bulbs, and temperature of the light bulb. How to create ambience through using the four different levels of light in a space, matching the bulb to the activity, color and feeling of the room.

Educational Seminar:
Deliver the "Property Brothers" Experience
Discover how to "excite, engage and sell" with 3-D Design. You can now provide the same engagement and excitement to your design & sales presentations as the "Property Brothers", but affordably … with 3Dream.net!

Join us to learn how to overcome those obstacles and discover how you to grow your design business and increase profits using 3D design. Cofounders of ViewIT Technologies, Donna & Ross Barlett, will discuss how to remove the fear and anxiety, instill confidence, excite your clients with use-of-space possibilities and paint a clear picture of your vision with 3-D visuals. Light breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

Attendees receive a Gift Certificate for three months of 3Dream Pro* (value $120)
*New accounts; not to be combined with other special offers

Click here for more information on the Atlanta event.

Click here for more information on the Hilton Head, Charleston & Savannah event.

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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The Pattern Principle: For Centuries, Basic Geometry Shapes Look of Home Décor
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Circles, triangles and squares. One of the first things we learn as children are basic geometric shapes. And they stay with us throughout our lives. Maybe it's that sense of familiarity that makes geometrics such a popular pattern in home décor.

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Confessions of a Miser: 6 Tips to a Strong Budget
By Bob Fortune
Budgetary decisions often times require courage because difficult financial choices affect everyone within an organization. Belt tightening, cutbacks and general business decisions are a necessary and healthy part of the business cycle, and few people cheer when a tricky budget cut or choice is made.

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Right at Home: Decor With Built-in Tech
The Associated Press via ABC News
It's one thing to have a beautiful, comfy bed. But what if it also included a TV screen, game console and dimmable, color-changing lights? Or say you've got just enough room in your apartment for a credenza or speakers, but not both. How about one piece that includes both — and a whole media system?

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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 3-day intensive programs to one-day classes. The fall/winter line-up includes:

Designer MBA, Nov. 12-14 – One of the most popular programs in Tobi Fairley’s schedule, this is a business education for design professionals. From what to charge and how, to working with clients, to successful marketing, Tobi will give you business strategies to help you streamline your processes and sell your services.

Getting Published, Dec. 3-4 – This incredible event sold out in days when it was announced in May, so Tobi Fairley is offering it again. Sign up to hear from top editors in print and online media, as well as book publishers, as they give you the tricks and tips you need to get published now.

Social Media Strategy
, Dec. 5 – Add this event on to Getting Published, or attend just this one-day event. Either way, you’ll learn from social media experts how to use the best social media platforms to market yourself to clients, how to gain more followers, and how to get attention from the press.

To learn more about any of these programs, or to register, email info@tobifairley.com.


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
Thank you to those of you who attended our seminars and stopped by our office in High Point! We look forward to seeing you at our National Conference in January. Click here for more information on Conference.

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.

    7 Ways To Get Rid Of Spam Forever (American Express OPEN Forum)
Decor On The Wild Side (CNN)
There's No Place Like Om (The Wall Street Journal)
Don't Be Afraid to Mix and Match Patterns (Shell Décor)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Nate Berkus Has Taken Over
Material Girls
Is there any field famed designer Nate Berkus has not tried to conquer? There is no need to answer that because we all know he is popping up everywhere. Oprah has given him his own talk show, he has a bestselling book, and still has time to manage a firm. Host, author, designer- he wears many hats and can now add to that list because his new fall line for Target just hit stores!
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The Tiny Hollywood, Calif., Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser
dwell
In the living area of actor Vincent Kartheiser's Hollywood, Calif.,cabin, redesigned by Funn Roberts to maximize every last inch of space, an Eames lounge chair and ottoman mix with a couch and coffee table by Cisco Home from HD Buttercup.
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2 Surprising Ways to Boost Creativity
Intuit
When it comes to achieving business success, creativity may be more important than rigor, discipline, integrity, and even vision. So how, as an entrepreneur, do you keep your creative juices flowing day in and day out? And how do you encourage your employees to use their imaginations to develop innovative products and services?
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How to Avoid Copycats in Interior Design
Missing my Sunshine
Copying or imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — or so the saying goes. Copycats are par for the course when you're successful in creative business. It's an increasing problem as business has gone online. Here are some of tips to deal with this problem.
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Traditional Media vs. Social Media: Making the Right Choices
By Robin Carver
Which is better: traditional media or social media? Should you sink time and money into both or just one? With a growing plethora of social media options, which are far less costly than traditional media, some of you might be questioning spending money on those pricey TV, radio and print ads to encourage business. However, using both media together, as opposed to one versus the other can move your message further and reach a larger audience.
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Kelly Wearstler Reveals How She Gets Color Right, Every Time
The Huffington Post
Kelly Wearstler is the queen of color. Hell, she even wrote a whole blog post dedicated to pink. So, it's no surprise that in the latest issue of Carbon38, Wearstler expressed just how strongly she feels about the use of color.
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An Old Oregon Library Starts a New Chapter
Houzz
This 1915 Craftsman cottage in Sellwood, Ore., has a storied history: It originally served as a library. When the branch moved to larger digs, the building was used as a community center and a church, but then it sat empty for several years before a couple of New York voiceover artists saw past its dilapidated state and fell in love with it.
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Protecting Your Business's Data From Organized Crime
American Express OPEN Forum
Organized crime rings are using brains, not brawn, to target small businesses and steal critical data. Protect your business by putting these 11 security measures into place.
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Blogging for Interior Designers
Doodle Home
Whether it's a picture gallery displaying your latest project or an article on the best uses of color in kitchens, a blog gives interior designers an easy platform to market their business digitally.
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At Home with Stylist Joey Tierney, Event Planner Tony Schubert
Los Angeles Times
For celebrity stylist Joey Tierney and event producer Tony Schubert, interior decorating at home isn't much different from handling fashion shoots or Emmy parties. "It's interesting how fashion trends and colors cross over to interiors," Tierney says.
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