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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Staff would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Congratulations to the 2014 Membership Drive Winners:
  • Fiorano Tile Showrooms, IDS Partner in Design – Sterling, will receive FREE dues in 2015
  • Stacy Carr, IDS Associate, will receive half-priced dues in 2015
  • Julie Schuster, IDS Associate, will receive free admission to 2015 National Conference in Ft. Myers, Florida
The IDS National Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 – Friday, Jan. 2. Please note that all dues payments received during this time will be processed during the week of Jan. 5 WITHOUT PENALTY. You also have the option to conveniently pay your membership dues online by logging in to your member portal on the IDS website (www.interiordesignsociety.org) and selecting "My Invoices" from the menu on the left side. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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.

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.


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
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.
Art Uptown Gallery, Inc. - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
DFB Sales Inc. - PID Sterling - Long Island City, N.Y.
Eastway Paint and Decorating - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Floform Countertops - PID Sterling - Beaverton, Ore.
Wolfgang Interiors and Gifts - PID Sterling - Knoxville, Tenn.
Metropolitan Window Fashions - PID Sterling - New York, 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
The IDS Chapter Awards application is available. Submissions must be received by the IDS National office by Feb. 27. 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
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.

Don't forget that 0.8 CEUs must be completed by Dec. 31. Please note that all CEU submissions that are sent in while the IDS National office is closed (Dec. 22 – Jan. 2) will be applied to your certification record during the week of Jan. 5 WITHOUT PENALTY. If you have any education-related questions, please contact the Education Department at education@interiordesignsociety.org.


UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
Join the Sustainable Furnishings Council for GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training ONLINE. This is the most comprehensive training program available in green home furnishings, providing manufacturers, reps, retailers and designers with the knowledge and credentials to become experts in sustainability (Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 W CEUs). Click here for more information and to register.

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 will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 – Friday, Jan. 2. Please note that all dues payments received during this time will be processed during the week of Jan. 2 WITHOUT PENALTY. You also have the option to conveniently pay your membership dues online by logging in to your member portal on the IDS website (www.interiordesignsociety.org) and selecting "My Invoices" from the menu on the left side. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

If you have already paid your 2015 dues and have not yet received your membership card, you can expect to receive it by the end of January. We thank you in advance for your patience!


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.


INDUSTRY NEWS


Summer Thornton, The More Is More Interior Designer, Talks Her Ideal Vacation And List Of Female Icons
Design & Trend
Summer Thornton is your home's personal stylist known to interweave traditional designs with daring patterns and colors. The Chicago designer has nurtured a professional background in textiles that lead her to establish her visions in designing home furnishings and constructing interior décor projects. Summer Thornton Designs opened in 2007, and has since taken her and the team to work on nationwide endeavors in residential, commercial, hospitality and boutique ventures. Thornton interiors have been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Modern Luxury and more.
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Joy Behar's 'Big Mouth' and Her Apartment
The New York Times
Moving to a new apartment is an ideal opportunity to make a dream reality. With all those extra closets, the congenitally messy can finally impose order. Provided an airy new kitchen, the committed defroster can become an expert cook. And the sprawling living room lets the socially stifled get serious about entertaining. So it was with the comedian and actress Joy Behar. About six years ago, she moved from a 1,400-square-foot apartment on the sixth floor of a venerable Upper West Side co-op with a courtyard garden to a 2,000-square-foot spread on the ninth floor.
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4 Strategies to Keep Customers Coming Back
Entrepreneur
Customers are beginning to understand that their true value to companies goes well beyond their wallets. This is the age of the empowered customer, when a single complaint on social media can cost a business millions of dollars, an online review can shape the fortune of a restaurant and feedback can significantly affect business decisions.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    The Ugly Side of Beautiful Rooms: Design in the Age of Internet Comments (House Beautiful)
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Best Ways to Use This Coral Color of the Year (Houzz)

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


Talking Luxury Home Trends With Interior Design Guru Mark Cutler
Haute Living
When it comes to interior design, Bay Area denizens are fortunate enough to have a wide selection of designers and resources at their finger tips. Take nousDECOR for example — it's a website that allows consumers to browse products and images of rooms to gain inspiration and connect with retailers and the site's Chief Designer, Mark Cutler. A native Australian with over 20 years of high end interior design under his belt, Cutler now splits his time between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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Interior Design Is Going Digital
City A.M.
For many London house-buyers, "buying off-plan" – purchasing a home before it's been built – is a necessary evil. You do it to get ahead of the inevitable hordes fighting to snap up the limited supply of new homes. It's a process fraught with risks and uncertainties, especially considering you're eventually obliged to live somewhere you’ve never set foot in. As has happened in many industries, technology has stepped into the breach.
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12 Ways to Beat the Home Decor Blahs
Houzz
Sometimes I feel like my house has a case of the blahs — I look around and realize I’m tired of the same old arrangements. When I was interviewing an interior designer recently, she told me how she always asks her clients’ permission to dig through their stuff, because so many treasures may be hidden in a cupboard or closet, leaning against the wall on the floor or sitting on a shelf no one ever notices.
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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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