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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
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.


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Oriana's Design Finder: Search for the best

The ultimate find: a curated directory of the best trade vendors created exclusively for the interior designer. Save time and get organized! New products and vendors updated regularly.

Visit OrianasDesignFinder.com to start your free month today! Sign up with coupon code IDS20 to receive your monthly 20% discount.
 


GETTING PUBLISHED
IDS Associate, Wendy Lepkoff of Wendy Interiors Inc. with Symmetry Closets has been awarded the NARI CotY Award 2014 for residential interior under $75,000. Click here to learn more.

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   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
Classic Rug Collection, Inc. - PID Sterling, - New York, 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.
Hessler Floor Covering - PID Sterling - Ft. Myers, Fla.
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
Visit the IDS website to view the IDS Buyers' Guide! 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


5 Design Books Worth Gift-Wrapping
The Wall Street Journal
When you're seeking a gift for a design junkie, it's easy to get seduced by a book about interiors: Those handsome, hefty hardbacks almost feel bespoke. But unless you have time to do more than a quick flip-through before you buy, it's not always clear which ones offer real insight. The best volumes should tell you how to source what you're seeing (where the decorator found a covetable André Arbus desk, for example) or demystify the design process — by, say, outlining a unique way to use door frames and crown moldings to create a memorable view.
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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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A Family Steps Up to a Cheerful New Attic
Houzz
A vibrant floral wallpaper in deep blue, bright turquoise and camo green beckons people up these stairs to the attic. Since moving from Holland to Portland, Oregon, interior designer Lynne Parker has been having a great time getting settled, being freshly inspired and decorating her home in a way that keeps her family cheerful on gray Pacific Northwest days. (You may remember her living room, which we toured a while back.) Once just a junky unfinished storage area, the converted attic is now a charming, hardworking room that serves as a sitting room, a guest room and Parker's home office.
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8 Rooms That Prove Sometimes More Is More
ELLE Decor
The parlor in textile designer Lisa Fine's Paris apartment — housed in an early-19th-century building near the Musée d'Orsay — is tented in a fabric she purchased on the street and reflects the designer's passion for the dramatic colors of Indian and Persian miniatures. A red velvet banquette, inspired by one made for socialite São Schlumberger in the 1970s and realized by the Parisian upholstery shop Decour Décoration, sits opposite a wall of built-in bookcases that house Fine's collection of travel and design books.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Reviving Lost Techniques in Wallpaper Painting (The New York Times)
Interior Designers Can Make Magic — And Money — Through Voicemail (By Fred Berns)
A Home of a Different Color (Houzz)

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


Nate Berkus Shares His Tips for Kitchen Renovations
Architectural Digest
It's what renovation fantasies are made of: An experienced designer swoops in to transform a drab space into a dream interior within days. As the winners of LG's "My Kitchen Needs Nate" contest, the Oliphant family from Kansas City, Kansas, found themselves in just that situation when design star and LG Studio artistic advisor Nate Berkus gave their kitchen a top-to-bottom overhaul. Berkus repurposed the layout and upgraded the space with chic new finishings as well as new appliances from LG. The designer talked about the project with AD, and, for those who may not be lucky enough to have Nate in their kitchens in person, he shared some valuable renovation wisdom for all projects.
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10 Ways to Spy on Competition (Like They're Spying On You)
Small Business Trends
Knowing about your competition has always been important in the world of business. With the Internet, this marketing intelligence has never been easier to find out, but it does take discipline and planning. By doing this type of research, you can find where your competitors are strong (so you can copy it) or weak (so you can exploit it).
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Small-Space Living: 13 Interiors to Inspire
Los Angeles Times
Small-space living requires creative thinking, whether you are living in an apartment, condo, bungalow or boat. Here we share several space-saving ideas and inspirations from some of our past Homes of the Los Angeles Times profiles.
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Executive Director
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Education Department x224
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