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Contemporary Approach to Kitchen Design: The Live-In Kitchen
Freshome
Plenty of artistic homes integrate eclectic elements of decor into the kitchen, but a new concept is taking the space to another level. The live-in design opens the door for creativity to meld with function in a unique way.
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10 Selling Sins That Will Sink Your Design Business
InterioDesignBusiness.net
It doesn't matter how talented you are at interior design if you can't sell your services. And you can't sell your services if you regularly commit selling sins.
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6 Celebrity-Approved Ideas for Designing With Neutrals
ELLE Decor
Get the color palette right with ideas from Julianne Moore, Keri Russell, and more.
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 – Wednesday, Jan. 1. Please note that all dues payments received during this time will be processed after Jan. 1 WITHOUT PENALTY. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Don't forget that Early Bird Pricing for IDS National Conference ends Dec. 20.
Register early for to win one 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.

IDS Executive Director, Snoa Garrigan interviewed Leslie Carothers of the The Kaleidoscope Partnership at High Point Market on what to expect from her keynote seminar at our upcoming national conference. Click here to watch the interview.

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.

For those of you who are currently listed in the IDS Buyers Guide, we would love to hear your success stories. Please email your stories to info@interiordesignsociety.org by Dec. 20.


HAVE YOU BEEN PUBLISHED or WON A DESIGN AWARD?
Cindy Centineo, IDS Associate in Salisbury, Md., was named Interior Designer of the Year with Coastal Style Magazine.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Don't forget to 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.

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
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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A House Rooted in Nature
The Wall Street Journal
To open the house to the outdoors, lead architect Brendan Coburn and project architect Joseph Smith of Brooklyn N.Y.,-based CWB Architects created a 400-square-foot sun room with a soaring butterfly roofline.

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How to Know When You've Met the One — Co-Founder, That Is
Entrepreneur
Starting a company with a friend or colleague can oftentimes be more intimate than marriage. You both will surely eat, sleep and breath your work — especially while your company is in its infancy — and you and your co-founder will be together almost 24/7.

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Reading Nooks: 12 Ways to Create a Reprieve in a Hectic Home
Los Angeles Times
Whether you're hosting family or staying with friends, a reading nook can provide a great escape during the hectic holiday season. Here, we offer a roundup of some designs, cozy places to curl up with a good book — or nothing at all.

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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
For those of you who are currently listed in the IDS Buyers Guide, we would love to hear your success stories. Please email your stories to info@interiordesignsociety.org by Dec. 20.

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
In 2014, IDS will be issuing new membership cards. Similar to a credit card, these cards are much more durable. You can expect to receive your 2014 membership card in January. Due to the change in how our membership cards will be made, there will be a $10 replacement fee (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.


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    An iPhone App That Is Like Instagram for Designers (Fast Company's Co.Design)
Reading Nooks: 12 Ways to Create a Reprieve in a Hectic Home (Los Angeles Times)
How to Know When You've Met the One — Co-Founder (Entrepreneur)

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


INDUSTRY NEWS


Neanderthals May Have Practiced the Ancient Art of Interior Design
Smithsonian
The stereotype of Neanderthals as big-boned brutes is evaporating rapidly. Recent research has detailed their penchant for highly-refined tools, self-expression through art and a love of the grill. And now a new study, led by Julien Riel-Salvatore, has found that Neanderthals didn't just decorate their cave all willy-nilly. Rather, they laid out their homes with care, with different parts of the cave being used for different purposes in a repeated, reliable way.
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Get Your Small Business Ready for Tax Season
Fox Business
The average small business owner is not up-to-date on tax codes. While many are able to do their own filings on their own or with the help of computer software, hiring an experienced tax accountant may be the best option for saving money on your taxes.
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A Cluster of Coffee Tables: Better Than One?
The Wall Street Journal
So often when people are putting together a living room, they agonize over seating. How long should the sofa be? Should the armchairs face it at a 45-degree angle — why not 60? In the sturm und drang created by the sitting-down debate, a critical factor can get overlooked: the coffee table. More than just a place to prop your feet and showcase your remote, it's the glue that unifies a seating vignette.
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How to Have a Good Relationship with Your Contractor
WSI Designer Marketplace
As designers, translating a client's vision for their home requires being able to work well with design/build professionals. Establishing good relationships with these adjunct team members ensures that all members of the cast get their applause in the end. Professional contractors share their advice on how to ensure a project begins and ends well.
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Top 5 Social Media Trends for 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Looking toward 2014 already? See what social media trends are coming over the horizon so you can stay ahead of the competition. Some networks are here to stay and will continue to grow, while others are already stale. Determine where you should budget your time in the upcoming fiscal year now. Without further ado, here are the top five social media trends of 2014.
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Science Drives the Future of Green Remodeling
ForResidentialPros.com
High-performance remodeling is a systematic approach to building science diagnostics and remodeling strategies that improve indoor air quality, occupant comfort and safety while reducing energy and material consumption costs. "I believe this will be the new frontier in home remodeling, and will replace what we've thought of as green remodeling," says Rochelle Stallings, GCP, CID, owner of Stallings Design Studio in Columbus, Ohio.
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The 5 Superpowers of Marketing
Harvard Business Review
Customers are more connected and empowered than ever before. If you want to win their hearts and minds, you have to master the latest technology, assimilate vast quantities of data, engage and delight your customers and deliver products and services that surpass expectations.
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10 Tips for Using a Blog to Increase Email List Signups
Small Business Trends
Email marketing is still one of the most powerful online marketing strategies around. With a healthy and growing subscriber list, you can generate more leads and net more sales through every mailing.
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Filling Rooms With Vintage Finds
Dwell
Furnishing and decorating all at once can end up feeling cold and impersonal, but pieces gathered over time tell a much better story and allow a sense of you to shine through. Take inspiration from these homeowners who display their collections of timeless vintage treasures in creative and beautiful ways.
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Pantone Color of the Year for 2014: Radiant Orchid
Los Angeles Times
Emerald green is so 2013. Say hello to Radiant Orchid, Pantone's color of the year for 2014. Those not familiar with phalaenopsis may wonder: What, exactly, is Radiant Orchid?
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