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It's showtime!
IDRC
Your last chance in 2013 to catch up on the latest happenings in industry trade and to visit some great shows and events... and possibly improve your bottom line! First up is IIDEX 2013 at the Direct Energy Center in Toronto on Sept. 26 & 27 when Tracey Bowie and her team has again put on a great two-day event that is sure to inspire and to visit the DESIGN TEXTILE EXPO section to catch up on latest trends and offers from several of IDRC members.

Following in October 2013, it's the IDRC (Annual General Meeting) featuring a special guest speaker and Happy Hour cocktails (details in next edition of Decor Digest). Time then to catch your breath for the 3rd edition of the INTERIOR DECORATING SHOW at the International Centre on Nov. 7-10, 2013 where you are invited to our 10th Trade FABplusDAY to be in the Ontario Room FREE OF CHARGE to IDRC members or with a nominal fee for all seminars for non-members. FABplusDAYS have always been well attended so you'll need to book your seat at this event well in advance. Email us for full details of all events and to register early!
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Decorating for fall? Branch out!
The Buffalo News
I admit that I have a thing for fallen branches and twigs. I've placed them in vases, spray-painted them to display ornaments and tucked small ones into bowls of pine cones. But these ideas are nothing compared with the decorative uses I've seen online, in magazines and from florists.
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Zen and the art of relaxing
The Hindu
If you are particular about perfectly elegant interiors, then consider customizing your reclining chairs or sofas. You can change the upholstery so that it merges with the décor and does not stick out like a sore thumb. Meanwhile, the world of reclining furniture has moved very far on from the ugly duckling seen on the sets of Frasier. Cutting edge design rules today and some of the sleek models on offer would put a catwalk model in the shade.
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Jazz up your staircase
Deccan Herald
Elegant staircases add a unique look to the decor and can even define one's style, says DBN Murthy. In most houses, staircases are mainly functional, and hence not much attention is given to the aesthetics. They can, in fact, be made attractive in several ways.
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'Modern Family' decor is up for grabs
The Huffington Post
Modern Family made waves with their portrayal of such a diverse family on television. But where the show has also made strides is the the thoughtful interior set designs for each home. The Pritchetts, Dunphys and Tucker-Pritchetts each bring a unique style to the show. And the set designers and decorators made sure their main settings, the houses, reflect that.
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Putting marketing trends on small business radar
Daily Comet
For small businesses, few issues are as important as marketing. You have to find and keep customers if you're going to stay in business, but few aspects of business change as quickly as marketing today. Every year, I'm asked to give workshops and speeches giving an overview of marketing techniques for small businesses, and just about this time each year, I do a roundup on what's new — what's changed that small businesses need to know about.
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Raseel Ansal: Showcasing at Paris fair was an honour
Vancouver Desi
Casa Paradox, a home décor brand, is said to be the first Indian company to have been invited to showcase at the Maison et Objet in Paris. Raseel Ansal, owner of the brand, said that it was one of the prestigious moments for them. Casa Paradox, a French trade fair, took place Sept. 6-10 in Paris.
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The inexpensive go-to that can take your decor from fine to fabulous
The Globe and Mail
Throw cushions have become the designer's not-so-secret weapon, an affordable finishing touch for a room that communicates their vision at a time when a sofa or even a new set of curtains are tough to justify. More than the sum of their stuffing and stitching, they distill sweeping trends and palettes like a designer's witty one-liner.
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Have a ball using orbs in fall decorating
Sioux City Journal
A few years ago at market, I happened upon metal orbs and fell hard for these minimalist tools that offer limitless decorating possibilities. They are so simple — just a few straps of metal form the faintest outlines of a globe — but they are bursting with drama. And with their aged patina, they are ideal tools for fall decorating.
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10 search engine optimization tips for interior designers
Web Marketing Today
Search engine optimization for interior decorators is challenging, particularly in larger markets where there can be hundreds of businesses vying to appear on Google's first page and in the "7-pack" of business listings. Designers often have limited time for online marketing, working seemingly around the clock to design spaces, meet with clients, and oversee contractors. Even so, local SEO is a must-have to ensure that clients can find you in the first place.

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Fall and winter trends for 2013
Burton Mail
There are quite a few trends on the horizon for fall/winter 2013, with most revolving around the same theme, nature! This seasons trends seems to be shunning sterile, sleek lines in favour of more handmade items with natural imperfections. Earthy tones are shining through along with golden tones and woodland themed items.

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10 best websites for vintage furniture that you can browse from your living room
The Huffington Post
Adding a few one-of-a-kind pieces to our homes are what make our spaces unique. (Let's face it, no one wants their interiors to look exactly like a page from Crate & Barrel catalog.) And what's more original than vintage? But finding these secondhand elements to complete our rooms isn't always so easy.

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Turn home clutter into 'decor gold'
Express & Echo
Our possessions can give our homes personality and character but all too often they end up randomly spreading through rooms, crowding shelves and spilling out of cupboards. According to interior stylist Tim Rundle, this is a waste of pure "decor gold," as he believes that effectively displaying our collections of clutter and treasures can result in spectacular interiors.
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