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Happy Holidays!
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The Interior Design Society National Staff wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you for your membership and we look forward to serving you in 2013!
Click here to view a message from the new Executive Director, Snoa Garrigan




Dramatic Red Rooms
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When it comes to decorating, nothing stirs up passion like the color red. From scarlet to tomato to brick, this bold palette injects instant drama to a space. Need inspiration? Take a look at our photo gallery of eye-catching red rooms by some of our favorite designers and tastemakers. More

35 Best Design Books of 2012
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The interior design and decorating titles that you should add to your shelves. More

8 Ways to Really Slow Down and Savor the Holidays
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Ready or not, the holidays are here! If you find yourself wrapped up in the holiday bustle without a moment to pause, you are not alone. Between the gift shopping and wrapping, cookie baking, party throwing and tree trimming, it's all too easy to let these precious weeks fly by without savoring the experiences we love. Commit to making this year different by setting intentions, rethinking traditions and letting go of things that you do not enjoy. Here are eight ways to get started. More

Fairmont: Innovation = Success

Our talented design team keeps our products innovative and fashion-forward. All of these successes are made possible by our 3500 dedicated professionals who continue to build on the Fairmont Designs legacy. fairmontdesigns.com


Tip of the Week:
The IDS National Office will be closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 1. All payments received during that time will be applied to your 2013 renewal dues without a lapse in membership. If you wish to make payment by phone, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned when we are back in the office. Thank you and Happy Holidays!


Have You Been Published or Won a Design Award?
Attention Active IDS Members: Have you been published? Have you won a design award? If so, please let the IDS National Office know via email, and we will put you in an issue of Hot Topics! Please send the following information in your email: Name of Publication or Design Award; your name; a brief description of an article, design, or award; and a link to the published work. Please send all information to Snoa Garrigan at shuffman@interiordesignsociety.org.

 UPCOMING WEBINARS
Online On-Demand Webinars are Here!!

IDS is proud to announce the availability of pre-recorded webinars at your convenience through our new online learning management system (LMS). We currently have seven CEU certified webinars available through our homepage (www.interiordesignsociety.org) link labeled 'LMS'. There are instructions on how to start the webinar, obtain handouts and take a quiz to show completion once you click on this link. We will have non-CEU certified webinars available after the first of the year. As live webinars are conducted through IDS, they will become available through the LMS if individuals are unable to join the live session. We also hope to premier our conference speakers through this venue in order for participants to gain wider exposure to the speaker's expertise. IDS will automatically update your CEU record when you participate in the online webinars through our LMS thus there is no need for additional CEU filing.

 UPCOMING CONFERENCES


Save the Date for the 2013 IDS National Conference!
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April 23 - April 25, 2013

Downtown Greensboro Marriott - Greensboro, N.C.

In conjunction with the High Point Market, April 20 - April 25, 2013

Join us to earn up to .7 CEUs and enjoy seminars featuring:
Tobi Fairley
Joni Vanderslice
Debbie Green
Michelle Lamb
Leah Gutterson

Visit www.interiordesignsociety.org to download a brochure and register

Early bird pricing is available

Rooms are available at $189/night for a single or double room. To reserve your room in the IDS National Conference room block, please call the Greensboro Marriott Downtown Reservations Department at 800-228-9290. You must identify yourself as part of the IDS Conference to reserve a room in the room block.

 CHAPTER NEWS


The 2012 Chapter Awards Application is Now Available!
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Enjoy the prestige, bragging rights and recognition that your chapter deserves and also be part of an exciting evening as the Chapter Awards are presented at the Annual Designer of the Year Awards!

The Chapter Awards are designed to reward Chapters who have shown exceptional work in specific areas each year. At the annual Designer of the Year Awards Dinner, the winning chapter in each category will be presented with an award and the highest praise for a job well done. This is an opportunity for your chapter to shine and for IDS to recognize its chapters for outstanding achievement in one or more of the award categories.

Click here to download your copy of the awards application.

 Upcoming Regional Events


Online On-Demand Webinars are Here!!
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IDS is proud to announce the availability of pre-recorded webinars at your convenience through our new online learning management system (LMS). We currently have seven CEU certified webinars available through our homepage (www.interiordesignsociety.org) link labeled 'LMS'. There are instructions on how to start the webinar, obtain handouts and take a quiz to show completion once you click on this link. We will have non-CEU certified webinars available after the first of the year. As live webinars are conducted through IDS, they will become available through the LMS if individuals are unable to join the live session. We also hope to premier our conference speakers through this venue in order for participants to gain wider exposure to the speaker's expertise. IDS will automatically update your CEU record when you participate in the online webinars through our LMS thus there is no need for additional CEU filing.

 Shop IDS Partners in Design

New Partners & Affiliate Partners
Bowron Sheepskins - PID Sterling - La Mirada, Calif.
Showcase Kitchens - AP - Manhasset, N.Y.
L. Anthony Sparaco Glass & Design Corp. - AP - Freeport, N.Y.
Legacy Billiards Gallery - AP - Collierville, Tenn.
Ferguson Enterprises - AP - Knoxville, Tenn.
Michelle Chiang - AP - Canoga Park, Calif.
Amphora Gardens - AP - Santa Rosa, Calif.
Braden's Lifestyles - Home Furnishings Retail Store - Knoxville, Tenn.


 Industry News


Top 10 Remodeling Trends for 2013
Housing Zone    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Portland, Ore.-based remodeling giant Neil Kelly Company put together a list of its top 10 home design and remodeling trends for 2013. Top trends include the move toward clean, contemporary kitchen cabinets and the rise of quartz composite countertops. Here are Neil Kelly's top trends for 2013, based on extensive input from the firm's 20-person design team. More

Q+A: Interior Designer Carey Maloney on Collecting 'Stuff'
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For nearly three decades, interior designer Carey Maloney and his husband and business partner, architect Hermes Mallea, have created stunning spaces for clients around the world through their company M (Group). This month, Maloney is giving readers a detailed look at his design process, inspirations and ideas with a new book called Stuff, published by Pointed Leaf Press. More

10 Tax-Saving Tips
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One of the keys to successful tax planning is to think about and implement strategies throughout the entire year, not just at the end of the year or as you're preparing your tax return. Here are 10 tax-saving strategies to keep in mind all year long. More

Fur vs. Faux Fur: Giving Throw Pillows the Hug Test
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Fur, real and faux, is the hot holiday seller this year, with Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn reporting that furry pillows and blankets are selling out in some stores. For those shoppers looking for a last-minute gift that feels luxurious and indulgent and yet useful, we went in search of the softest, plushest, most huggable pillow and convened a blindfolded panel to conduct a touch test. The reviews were surprising. More

These 4 Walls: Americans Talk About Home and Community
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More than 4 in 5 Americans age 45 and older say they strongly or somewhat agree they would like to remain in their current residence for as long as possible. AARP studied what this aging population needs in order to remain independent, comfortable and safe as they age, with a focus on their home, the community in which they live and the services available to them within their community. More


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Looking Forward to the Color Trends of 2013
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In the same way many of us can sense a cold coming on or a storm in the offing, some tuned-in types can spot a hot (or cool) color trend long before it arrives. These color forecasters go around with divining rods implanted in their foreheads. When they detect a color trend, they call it out. See, when the Color Marketing Group speaks out each year, manufacturers listen then create product lines — from pillows to pitchers, from blouses to bicycles — in the new trend colors. More

How to Promote Your Business Events on Facebook
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Creating events on Facebook can be an effective, low-cost way to market your business event. But business owners may not get the sales and new leads they're hoping for if they overlook the many small details involved in event creation and promotion. More

Interiors: 4 Shades of Grey
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How does Andrea Bates live in such a beautifully minimal way? "Clear-outs," she says. "I hate clutter." But the calm that permeates her impeccable one-bedroom flat in Kentish Town, north London, has as much to do with her understated decorating style as with her aversion to hoarding. Bates' ability to edit and move on to the new has been honed through years of working as a buyer for companies such as Heal's, Paperchase and Jamie Oliver. More

Outer Space, Interior Design, Planetary Motifs, Starry … Tables?
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Stars, moons and planets have long been inspiration for designers. For aficionados and anyone who appreciates the artistry to be found in astronomy, there is a galaxy of beautiful items for the home. Oscar Tusquets Blanca designed his Luna rug in 2010, and it's an amazingly realistic re-creation of the moon in its waxing phase. More

Does Green Automatically Mean Best Practice?
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The green building sector has gone through a number of key perception phases, from being associated with lesser quality to now standing as the benchmark for industry quality. It is this new perception — and oftentimes the delivery — of quality that can lead to a rise in greenwashing. More

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:

Anna Mavrakis
IDS National Board President
tnldesign@aol.com

Snoa Garrigan, x 222
Executive Director
shuffman@interiordesignsociety.org

Valerie Daniel, x 224
Education Coordinator
vdaniel@interiordesignsociety.org

Bonnie Hair, x 225
Member Sales Representative
bhair@interiordesignsociety.org

Members Benefits
idsbenefits@interiordeisgnsociety.org

National Sponsors
Greenhouse Fabrics Surya Sherwin-Williams Hunter Douglas  


 

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