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Thanksgiving: Expert Holiday Decor Tips, Design Advice for Dining Rooms
The Washington Post
Interior designer Tricia Huntley took to design at a young age, voted by her eighth grade peers as the student most likely to become an interior designer. "I collected Architectural Digest and other magazines, and starting drawing floor plans in grammar school," Huntley said.
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7 Traits That Distinguish Super Successful People From Ordinary Ones
Inc.
How'd Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett do so well? They lived according to these seven strategic, wealth-building principles.
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Room For Debate: Open Shelving
ELLE Decor
There are few design decisions that draw as much controversy as open shelving. The critics are up in arms about the extra work needed to keep it clean — the enthusiasts love the incentive to stay tidy.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
Thank you to those of you who attended the launch parties for the new IDS Chapters in Central New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Please be on the lookout for more details on upcoming meetings!

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
Don't forget to 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 IDG Designer Program, 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
Thank you to those of you who attended the launch parties for the new IDS Chapters in Central New Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Please be on the lookout for more details on upcoming meetings!

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.

Thank you for submitting your Chapter Award entries. All winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at IDS National Conference in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.



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10 Ways You Should Never Describe Yourself
Inc.
When other people use these words to describe your talents, it's OK. When you do it, you just sound like a pompous jerk.

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The Golden Touch: A Gilded, Glamorous Paris Apartment
ELLE Decor
A young French-American design firm brings a fresh vision of luxury to a grand 19th-century apartment in Paris, infusing it with light and air, and just enough gilded glamor.

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10 Bold Ceiling Colors
InHabit Blog
The height of the ceiling can be adjusted accordingly by using the bold ceiling colors. The traditional approach has always been in using white as the go-to ceiling color, since it allows in making the room appear larger and brighter.

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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:

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
Thank you for submitting your Designer of the Year entries. We look forward to an exciting competition this year. All winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner at IDS National Conference in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.

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
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    Slideshow: 10 Top Designers Share Their Best Advice (House Beautiful)
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Have You Heard the Hues? 15 Colors You May Not Know About
Houzz
You never know when you might need to pump up your vocabulary. With the holidays fast approaching, you might soon find yourself in a friendly game of Scrabble or having cocktail conversation at some swanky party. Why not impress your friends and random strangers with extensive color knowledge?
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10 Simple Ways To Awaken Your Interiors With Luxe Details
Freshome
If you love the sumptuous feel of satin and smooth textiles between your fingertips or the opulent style of crystal chandeliers sparkling in your home, you probably love all things luxurious and sumptuous! Commonly referred to, as "Luxe" details are the very essence of why we enjoy the finest of materials, fabrics, furniture and interior design style in our homes. Whether you are looking to bring a few luxe details to your interiors or you want to go all out, here's 10 simple ways to awaken your home with these gorgeous additions.
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High Point Market Fall 2013: Trend Watch
By Christina Mogk
Refined. Textural. Simple. Crafted. Strong. If asked to describe High Point's Fall Market trends for 2013, those are some of the first words that come to mind. If you're looking for one key takeaway: Details matter.
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Family-Sized Addition for Renovated Austin, Texas, Bungalow
Dwell
Architect J.C. Schmeil renovated and added onto a 1935 Austin, Texas, bungalow in order to better accommodate his family: wife Ashley McLain, sons Corbin (13) and Beckett (10), and Shiner the rescue dog. They purchased the cottage in 1998, and after a couple of small renovations and considering a move, they realized they needed to add some serious square footage.
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Coolest Skylight in Los Angeles? 'String Beam' is 800 Rays of Inspiration
Los Angeles Times
It is, at its most basic level, simply plastic cord strung under a skylight. But the brilliance of Brian Thoreen and Brant Ritter's latest design is that it is so much more: light sculpture, optical illusion, creative inspiration.
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10 Ways to Boost Creativity for Design Professionals
Freshome
Creativity is at the heart of all design, but seeking the inspiration to boost that creativity can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few tips to help unblock the innovative process if you find yourself stuck in neutral.
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It's That Brownstone. Again.
The New York Times
Margaret Reid Boyer's photographs are arresting explorations of the evidence of family life and privilege: the domestic litter on a white marble bathroom sink; a patchwork of bright green sod in an expansive, lozenge-shaped backyard; a teenage girl with an inscrutable expression, a Parcheesi game laid out before her on an Indian print-covered table flanked by yellow Eames chairs.
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Not Feeling Inspired by Your Interior Design Business Anymore?
Molloy Management Blog
"I have been a designer for a very long time. I have always loved what I do, but it is not feeling the same to me now. I am burnt out. I am not excited anymore. I almost feel like quitting. What do I do?" If you can relate to these sentiments, Julia Molloy has some insight that might help you find your way back to inspiration and motivation.
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Ending consumer confusion in the countertop business
By Mike Hetherman
Premium decorative surfaces. These three little words are bringing a renewed excitement to the countertop industry. And defining "premium decorative surfaces" is bringing a clear, concise vision to the everyday countertop consumer. OK, so what the heck are premium decorative surfaces? When you move beyond the realm of laminate countertops, you have entered into the world of premium decorative surfaces. From quartz to granite, from solid surface to soapstone, these "higher end" surfaces are what consumers look for when they want to bring a definitive and "upgraded" style to their kitchen and bath countertop.
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How to Mix and Match Furniture for a Modern Home
Dwell
Take a look into these 10 homes to see how they have effortlessly furnished their interiors with playful collections of mismatched items.
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