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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Office will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Friday, Nov. 28. Wishing you all safe travels and a Happy Thanksgiving!

IWCE is reaching out to attendees and members of the soft furnishings community to participate in a worthwhile dress drive by sewing little dresses or donating fabric and bias tape for orphans and children in need in Africa. Learn more about the charity by visiting their website at www.littledressesforafrica.com. Click here for more information.

Time is running out! Don't miss your chance to participate in the Interior Design Society’s annual membership drive. The final day to enter is Dec. 12. Click here to learn how you can win free conference admission to 2015 IDS National Conference in Fort Myers, Florida, a free year of membership or half-priced 2015 dues!

See if you have what it takes to be the next IDS Designer of the Year by applying now! The last day to purchase DotY entries from the IDS store is Jan. 30. 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.

The IDS Chapter Awards application is now available. Submissions must be received by the IDS National office by Feb. 27, 2015. Click here to download the application.


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GETTING PUBLISHED
C&R Remodeling was recently honored with a Silver Medal in the 37th annual Master Design Awards. The award was given for their recent Cabana project which also garnered the Designer of the Year Award for C&R Interior Designer Katya W. Grisaffi (IDS Associate). Click here to read more.

IDS Associate, Tanna Barnecut of Tanna By Design won the Best of the Northwest 2014 Reader's Choice Award for Best Interior Design. Click here to see more!

IDS Associate, Wendy Lepkoff of Wendy Interiors has been nominated for the Best of LI 2015. Please show your support by casting a vote for her! Click here to vote. Please note that you can vote as many times as you like, once daily now through Dec. 31.


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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   Naula   Pattern Pod   PPG Industries   Pratt and Lambert Paints   Sheer Industries   Sun Delivery   transFORM  

SHOP IDS PARTNERS IN DESIGN

New Partners in Design
The Finial Company / Paris Texas Hardware - PID Platinum - Dallas, Texas
Workroom Creations - PID Platinum, - Port Washington, N.Y.
Architectural Bling Inc. - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Coastal Cabinet Works - PID Sterling - Plainview, N.Y.
Desert Business Interiors - PID Sterling - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Omnia Leather - PID Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
Beverly's Tropical Glass Design - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
Fiorano Tile Showrooms - PID Sterling - Manhasset, N.Y.
Landscape East & West - PID Sterling - Clackamas, Ore.
The Audio Video Boutique - PID Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
Art Uptown Gallery, Inc. - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
DFB Sales Inc. - PID Sterling - Long Island City, N.Y.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Save-the-Date: the next IDS National Conference will take place May 19 - 20, 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. More details will be released soon!

CHAPTER NEWS
Join the IDS NYC Chapter for a Holiday Party on December 9 from 6 – 8:30 pm, hosted by Farrow & Ball. Click here for more information. RSVP to ids_info@verizon.net.

In case you aren't able to attend the IDS NYC Chapter's party on Dec. 9 (and even if you can), you are invited to attend their second holiday event at Classic Rug on December 10th from 5 – 7 p.m. Click here for more details. RSVP: ids_info@verizon.net.

The IDS Chapter Awards application is now available. Submissions must be received by the IDS National office by Feb. 27, 2015. Click here to download the 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.


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
Click here to view Benjamin Moore's Upcoming Events Calendar for Architects & Designers

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! Visit the IDS website to learn more!

UPCOMING MARKETS
Create. Furnish. Live. From the 19 to the 25 of January 2015, once again, the driving forces of the Furniture industry will come to Cologne, Germany. Partnering with the show this year will be LivingKitchen - Cook. Enjoy. Live. These two industries will present together on the banks of the Rhein, their latest ideas and innovations to the modern Global Market.

For this premier furnishing show, imm cologne, featuring LivingKitchen, will present the trends that will be shaping and inspiring the furniture, interior design, and kitchen industries for the future and will provide you with all you need to sustain and grown your business in the coming year. Click here to learn more.

Stay abreast on markets across the country by visiting the IDS Event Calendar. Click here to view it now.


DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
See if you have what it takes to be the next IDS Designer of the Year by applying now! The last day to purchase DotY entries from the IDS store is Jan. 30. 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.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Innovative designs. Passionate mix of fashion and vision.

Perfect combinations of color, pattern and texture.

Surya is hiring!

We are seeking Sales Specialists in our design and retail channels in a variety of locations throughout the U.S. (N.J., N.Y., Ky., Ind., Calif., Ore.). Our Sales Specialists play an integral role in partnering with and ensuring the success of our customers, while achieving maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration. Please visit our website http://www.surya.com/careers/ for more information, or email your resume and salary requirements to jobs@surya.com.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Why Form Should Follow Function in Interior Design
Freshome
It's a part of human nature to be drawn towards beautiful things — even if they aren't exactly the right choice in the moment. This same theory weaves seamlessly into interior design. You could go through a store and pick up every single stunning accent piece you see, but when you put them all together in a room without a couch or table or any other important or necessary item, they become clutter that generally serve no purpose at all. For this reason, it's best to keep in mind that form should follow function when it comes to interior design.
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Interior Designers Can Make Magic — And Money — Through Voicemail
By Fred Berns
What do callers hear when they don't hear you? What you say — or don't say — on your voicemail can have a major impact on your design business in these competitive times, considering how often prospects get your "message" before they get you. Too bad so many design professionals play the same game when it comes to voicemail. Their "sorry-I-missed-your-call, please-leave-a-message" greeting sounds no different than the voicemail greeting used by their competitors.
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Reviving Lost Techniques in Wallpaper Painting
The New York Times
During an interview in his paint-flecked workshop last month, François-Xavier Richard became animated at the sight of an 1890s scrap of flame-red wallpaper, decorated with a pattern of Japanese samurai warriors. "I've never seen anything like it," he said, turning to the retired wallpaper hanger who had brought it in, to ask whether it could be reproduced.
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Expensive Home Inventory Rising; Inexpensive Homes Still Scarce
ForResidentialPros.com
The number of homes for sale continued to increase across the U.S. in October, a good sign for buyers — but with a catch. In many parts of the country, supply increased more among the most expensive homes than low- and mid-priced homes, according to the October Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.
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A Home of a Different Color
Houzz
Designer Erin Iba and the owners of this Boulder, Colorado, home were put together by Designer Premier, an agency that pairs interior designers and architects with potential clients. Marina Dagenais, the woman who brought them together, must feel like the ultimate matchmaker, because the partnership between the fearless homeowners and the color- and pattern-loving interior designer is a match made in interiors heaven. The modern house was given a lively mix of vibrant colors, vivid prints and eye-popping wallpapers.
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Grow Your Wealth While You Grow Your Business
Design Management Company
There is an art to making money, and there is an art to keeping it. No matter how good you are at generating new business or maximizing your profits, your efforts will be in vain unless you also exercise care in managing your money well.
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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.



IDS National Staff:

IDS National Headquarters
164 S. Main St, Ste 404
High Point, N.C. 27260

Phone: 336-884-4437
Email: info@interiordesignsociety.org

IDS Staff:

Bruce Knott
IDS National Board President
bknottb@aol.com

Snoa Garrigan x 222
Executive Director
sgarrigan@interiordesignsociety.org

Lauren Luppino x 225
Membership Coordinator

lluppino@interiordesignsociety.org

Della Swider x 223
Benefits Coordinator
dswider@interiordesignsociety.org

Education Department x224
education@interiordesignsociety.org



 

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