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How to Create a Fun and Functional Website User Experience
Entrepreneur
Launched in 2005 for just $5,000 as a city guide for sharing local finds, Refinery29 has become one of the web's hottest fashion and lifestyle websites, with more than 5 million unique monthly visitors and revenue via advertising and e-commerce expected to hit $26 million this year.
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10 Stylishly Monochromatic Thanksgiving Tables
Homedit
When we think of Thanksgiving décor, we probably imagine sights tinged with the colors of Fall – browns, reds, golds, and deep oranges, to name a few. These warm colors are definitely evocative of the coziness of the approaching holidays. But they aren’t the end-all for Thanksgiving décor, particularly at the dining table. If you want a fresh take on the traditional feast, consider going the unexpected route.
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Using Google Glass in Interior Design
Quicken Loans
Google Glass is about to become the ultimate design accessory. Though it is yet to be officially released, it could change the way interior designers and architects do business. They are chomping at the bit to use technology's latest wonder-device to find inspiration, choose colors, plan layouts and more.
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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.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Aerin Lauder's Book, Beauty at Home, Showcases Her Passion For Interior Design
Architectural Digest
"Often, you didn't even see the product. Yet you wanted to be that woman and live that life." This is how Aerin Lauder describes the classic ad campaigns of her grandmother Estée Lauder's beauty empire, but it could easily be alluding to the younger Lauder's growing lifestyle brand, Aerin. In her first-ever book, Beauty at Home (Potter Style, $60), the tastemaker gives readers a highly personal tour of her oft-published New York residences in Manhattan and East Hampton, as well as of her Madison Avenue office (AD, June 2012).
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Beauty Heals: How Design Can Overcome 'Everyday Traumas'
Interiors & Sources
Beyond simply accommodating our needs, good design has the capacity to nurture and sustain. In fact, emerging evidence shows that by integrating the beauty of nature and art into interior environments, we as architects and designers even wield the power to heal.
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Small Home Big In Style
Decoholic
Sleek interior design is what every homeowner wants and it requires lots of creativity in managing a small room into a clean and neat design. Some homeowners find it hard to keep things within a small house and they just place their stuff in several wardrobes or cabinets which make the room looks even much smaller.
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IRS Fast Tracks Audits for Small Businesses, Self-Employed
Small Business Trends
The Internal Revenue Service says it is rolling out a new program to help small businesses and self-employed tax payers resolve disputes arising from an audit in record time. The IRS says its new Fast Track Settlement program, is modeled on one currently available to large or midsized businesses with assets of $10 million or more.
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Guilt-Free Consumption: The New Trend in Luxury
By Michael J. Berens
According to recent market studies, consumers are struggling with more than their wallets these days. Affluent shoppers in particular are feeling conflicted between their desire to spend and their aspiration to do the right thing, say the market researchers at Trendwatching.com. They are looking for products and services that will deliver value and quality while, at the same time, provide reassurance they do no harm. Even the wealthiest consumers have become more conscientious about their buying habits.
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Crowdsourcing Meets Interior Design
PRWeb
Decorilla, an innovative interior design start-up, is creating a buzz with its first-to-market crowdsourcing platform for quality design. Decorilla uses a contest format for their professional, Decorilla-vetted interior designers to produce the best design concepts on a specified budget.
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5 Of-A-Kind Bunk Rooms
ELLE Decor
The fir-paneled walls in the bunk room of an Idaho home are painted in Farrow & Ball's Pointing, and the ladders and bunk beds are custom made; the pillows are covered in Rogers & Goffigon fabrics, and the curtains are of a linen by Rose Tarlow Melrose House.
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How to Take Charge of Your Design Business
AB Home Interiors
Many entrepreneurs in this industry run their business like a hobby: giving away the farm and never charging enough for their intellectual property. Unfortunately, that is not sustainable.
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A Cultural History of Color: Why Oranges Are Orange
Fast Company's Co.Design
Find this and more fun color trivia from an enlightening new book, ROY G. BIV, which decodes color, with surprises all across the spectrum.
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Stylish Dining Room Design Ideas
Inhabit Blog
One might have a casual choice or a formal one, but dining room design ideas can meet everyone's style. Keeping the dining room updated with latest designs helps in keeping the cleanliness and freshness intact. Here are some of the design ideas for the dining rooms that will suit any home.
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Moody Colors
decor8
Deep, dark blue tones are taking over currently in the interior color scheme. Blue is considered a cold color but this hue embodies a wonderful moody atmosphere inviting you to read, sit by the fireplace, gather around table for hours and to relax.
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