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Holiday-Ready Rooms
Architectural Digest
See spaces boasting a red-and-green palette, evergreen trimmings, or a glowing hearth.
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3-D Printers Are About to Change Your Life
Custom Home
With their ability to produce highly complex shapes as easily as very simple ones, 3-D printers have revolutionized model-making and product prototyping, and they are destined to influence the design process, too. "They make forms that you can't make with flat materials," says Boston-based architect Elizabeth Whittaker, a capability that — like CAD and 3-D computer modeling before it — will free architects to think in new ways.
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The Case for Slacking Off
Harvard Business Review
Can you be an effective creative professional if you're constantly checking your email? One executive tells Harvard Business Review you can't. "If I'm so busy doing what people expect me to do, there will be no time left for what I ought to do. You can't do creative work at a cyber pace. Creative work has its traditional rhythms."
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IDS NEWS SPOTLIGHT
The IDS National Staff would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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!

Early Bird pricing for IDS National Conference has ended, but registration is still open.

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.

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.

Thank you to our Premier Celebration Sponsor, Wayfair, LLC.

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?
Monique Duarte is "Woman of the Year!"

Monique has been honored with the National Association of Professional Women's (NAPW) coveted Woman of the Year award for 2013, presented to her in the category of interior design for the state of New Jersey.

NAPW is a nationwide exclusive network of like-minded professional women who interact, exchange ideas, educate and empower one another.

Only 2 percent of NAPW's membership achieves a "Woman of the Year" designation in any given year. With the award, Monique will enjoy a variety of NAPW perks, including an expanded profile within the association's online membership directory and unlimited access to seminars, certification programs and other educational programming.

Cindy Centineo, IDS Associate in Salisbury, Md., was named Interior Designer of the Year with Coastal Style Magazine.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Early Bird pricing for IDS National Conference has ended, but registration is still open.

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.

Sponsored by the IDG Designer Program, celebrity designer, Mark Brunetz will kick off the 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

Thank you to our Premier Celebration Sponsor, Wayfair, LLC


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.


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Big in 2014: The Trends That Will Define the Year Ahead
ELLE decor
The Editor in Chief of ELLE Decor breaks down the trends that we'll see again and again throughout 2014.
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Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40 Percent More Effective B
Inc.
Employees deserve feedback. So we give it — sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much. But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give — whether the actual feedback is positive or negative.
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4 Essential Tools for Small but Growing Businesses
Small Business Trends
If you're looking to grow your business in the coming year (and who isn't, right?), the following are four more tools you can use to do so.
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A Conversation With Architect and Interior Designer, Ashley Hicks
The Huffington Post
Like his father, the design legend David Hicks, Ashley Hicks has become one of the pillars of the architecture and design world. He does interior design work. He has furniture collections. He creates fabrics and rugs under the David Hicks by Ashley Hicks label. He's written a book about his father, too.
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Corporate asset protection: Shielding your business from lawsuits, threats
By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Jason M. O'Dell, MS, CWM
In attempting to protect an ongoing business against lawsuits and potential creditor threats, most businesses leave much to be desired. They may rely too heavily on insurance, have suboptimal corporate structures in place and even unknowingly miss out on significant tax advantages.
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8 One-Of-A-Kind Fireplaces
ELLE Decor
These unique living room focal points are sure to turn heads.
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Rich Wood Transforms a Dallas Bathroom
Houzz
Because she worked in a hospital as a radiology tech for many years, Theresa Strong just doesn’t do all white. The color scheme reminds her too much of that sterile environment, and she craves something warmer. That’s why her white-on-white bathroom simply had to go.
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Builder Confidence Rises 4 Points in December
HousingZone
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes improved four points to a 58 reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for December. This gain reflected improvement in all three index components — current sales conditions, sales expectations and traffic of prospective buyers.
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The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.

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IDS National Headquarters
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Email: info@interiordesignsociety.org

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IDS National Board President
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Snoa Garrigan x 222
Executive Director
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Melanie Hylton x224
Education Coordinator

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Della Swider x 223
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