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The 2016 IDS Designer of the Year application is now available!
We are proud to announce the opening of the 2016 Designer of the Year Awards submission period. This year we are excited to have a new website for submissions, making it easy to enter. We also have new categories to offer a wide variety of entry options and more ways to win.
Winning a DotY Award creates a sense of accomplishment, recognition and increases your credibility, helping you to become a more desirable designer. Submissions will be accepted until January 31, 2017. Entries must represent projects completed between December 2, 2015-December 31, 2016.
Click here to enter.
Interior Design Society Announces Designer of the Year Award Judges
The Interior Design Society announced the judging panel for its annual Designer of the Year Awards Program. This year's program has over 20 categories with several new additions including a student award as well as an original design award. The judges include well known interior designers, media partners as well as product designers. Submissions will be received through Jan. 31. Any IDS member is encouraged to enter.
Click here for more information.
Learn how you can make an IMPACT in your community through our new charitable design initiative #idsIMPACT. We are pleased to have Make-A-Wish and Dwell with Dignity as collaborating organizations of this program. Click here to see IDS members who are already making an IMPACT!
Las Vegas Winter Market
When: Jan. 22-26
Where: The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market
Get ready for Las Vegas Winter Market and discover the extraordinary resources available through their Market Publications! Click here to register.
Designer SkyView Soiree Invitation
When: Monday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Las Vegas Market — SkyView Terrance (B16)
Special guest: 2017 Design Icon Timothy Corrigan
Join distinguished guests, celebrity designers, editors and industry leaders at this cocktail party celebrating the design industry.
Click here to RSVP!
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Designer and New York Chapter President, Julie Schuster, keeps active in the design community. One of her functions is serving as Brand Ambassador for Robern Bath Cabinets and Vanities. Her recent contributions were featured in the company's new "Vanity Tops" brochure, released for KBIS 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
An Alaskan Retreat
December in Juneau, Alaska, is an idyllic picture: a couple of feet of snow, 17 hours of starry nights and Christmas lights galore. With the right place to come home to, it can be a cozy destination for the holidays.
But for one of the first log cabins ever built in the town, its aged master bathroom lacked the lighting or the comfort critical for this dark and cold season. Designer Jason Clifton of Junaeu-based Bauer/Clifton Interiors stepped in to turn this atypical rustic home into a true winter retreat.
Trade Affiliations and Why they Matter
By Julie Schuster, Interior Design Society, New York City Chapter
What do you do when the going gets tough? Where do you find the strength, creativity and stamina when you feel like you're running on empty? As an interior designer working in New York City, I've been thinking a lot about my answers to these questions as of late, and I keep coming back to the groups I belong to — the colleagues and friends that have emerged from them, and the amazing work i see from the companies I do business with. No one gets involved in creative endeavors like interior design because it's the "easiest path to make a living." We do it out of love. Out of passion. Because we want to share our gifts by creating beauty in our living spaces and enriching the lives of our clients.
Click here to continue reading Julie Schuster's guest blog.
Olamar Interiors is the grand-prize winner from the Sustainable Furnishings Interiors Design Contest
On Oct. 21, SFC celebrated 10 years of serving the furnishings community.
The organization's second decade started in the same space where it all began in the fall of 2006. The celebratory review, MC'ed by Libby Langdon, included exciting announcements, stirring speeches, and a great party on the top floor of the Union Square Building.
Sean Sullivan of Hearst Design Group announced the winners of #GetYourGreenOn Design Competition:
- Paola McDonald, Olamar Interiors — 2016 Grand Prize Winner
- Dann Foley, Dann, Inc. — 2016 Category Winner: Outdoor Spaces, $30,001 & above
- Robin Wilson, Robin Wilson Home — 2016 Category Winner, Shared Spaces, $30,000 & below; Rachel Winokur, Rachel Winokur Interiors - 2016 category finalist
- Sheree Vincent, Fusion Designed — 2016 Category Winner, Shared Spaces, $30,001 & above; Dann Foley, Dann, Inc.-2016 category finalist
Nicole Arnold Interiors Honored by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas at Annual 2016 Legacy of Design Awards
Nicole Arnold Interiors garnered two awards in the residential category: Bathroom (under $30,000), 2nd Place, and Bathroom ($30,000-$50,000), 2nd Place.
This has been a stellar year to-date for Nicole Arnold Interiors. In addition to the ASID Texas Legacy awards, the firm received the 2016 ASID, Dallas Design Community’s “Design Ovation” project award. Arnold also garnered leadership and project awards from The Interior Design Society (IDS) and was selected as one of the top 20 best interior designers by Freshome, a noted online magazine that focuses on interior design and architecture. Most recently, the firm placed 2nd in the 2016 Addison Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Interior Designer.
For more information, click here.
“Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America,” available in bookstores since August 28, 2016, features the home of Little Rock interior designer Shayla Copas. Her beautiful living room graces the cover of this unique 256-page book. Also featured, are homes of 22 leading designers, including Christopher Radko (of vintage ornament fame) and Joe Ruggiero (host of HGTV’s Homes Across America). Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions usually seen only by family and friends. “I am honored to be included among so many talented designer across our nation”, Copas said. “I am looking forward to the launch party which will take place at the Governor’s Mansion on November 1, 2016 at 6 pm. That night a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be given to Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. We are pleased that Wordsworth in the Heights and At Home in Arkansas has partnered with us to promote the book and help the CAC’s.”
Readers of “Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America “ will be inspired by decorating strategies that include unique color schemes which venture from traditional red and green to soft palettes of blues and golds. They will note Shayla’s skill for unifying exterior and interior decor. Shayla and other designers reveal personal preferences (lots or little glam, vintage or contemporary ornaments, less-is-more or more-is-much-better philosophies). An Architectural Digest Top 100 designer shares her own ingenious d-i-y recycling of broken ornaments. Many share tips for decorating the tree and caring for much-loved ornaments. All graciously share family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions.
For more information on the VIP book signing party on November 1st contact Copas at 501-258-7396.
“Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America,” by Schiffer Publishing, (ISBN-10: 076435163x; isbn-13: 978-0764351631) is available now for pre-publication order on amazon.com.
Award-Winning Interior Designer Published Via Several Media Outlets
Ami Austin, founder of Ami Austin Interior Designs and P&B Design Source, was recently featured in an article in Click Magazine regarding her inspiration for interior design and several design projects. Photos and descriptions of Austin's design projects were also published by HGTV Magazine in the "Professionals" online section. Austin was also a recent guest on Episode 160 of the Million Dollar Decorating podcast. The podcast episode can be found here.
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
Lexington Home Brands
Lumens Light + Living
The Shade Store
Cosentino North America
Objects Art and More
Stemper & Associates
The Kaleidoscope Partnership
United Supply Company
Rugs that Fit
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|Miller Paint Company — Titanium — Portland|
|M / R Design Lab — Sterling — Las Vegas
|John Neitzel Photography — Sterling — NYC|
|Designers Wholesale Workroom, Inc. — Sterling — Naples
|Andrew Roby General Contractor — Sterling — Charlotte|
|Kuzu Rug — Sterling — Palm Desert
|Style Design Showroom — Sterling — Palm Desert|
|Tree & Floral Design Inc. — Sterling — Portland
|Finic — Sterling — Portland|
|Audio Den — Sterling — Lake Grove
|Beyond Windows — Sterling — East Northport|
|Design Services Sarasota — Sterling — Sarasota
|Ridgefield Supply Company — Sterling — Ridgefield|
|Cambria — Sterling — Bethpage
|The Purple Door — Sterling — Tega|
|Fiber- Seal Desert Inland Empire — Sterling — Palm Springs
|Cella Design — Sterling — Knoxville|
|International Carpet Showcase — Sterling — Jericho
|Authur Barry Designs — Sterling — Portland|
|Creative Portraits by Sharon — Sterling — Sarasota
|Sorelle Gallery Fine Art — Sterling — New Canaan|
|Tile America — Sterling — New Haven
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Congratulations to Paola McDonald!
SFC's #GetYourGreenOn Interior Design Competition
Building C, Surya Seminar Room C174
Hosted by Sustainable Furnishings Council and IMC
SFC's #GetYourGreenOn interior design competition got off to a grand start in 2016 as the organization celebrated its TENth Anniversary. Winners Robin Wilson, Dann Foley, Paola McDonald, Sheree Vincent and Rachel Winokur join SFC DESIGNINGreen Leader Angelo Surmelis for a discussion of the choices they made in executing their winning designs. The panel discussion will also serve as the launch of the 2017 competition — come for the 2016 winners' inspiration and to be early getting involved in the 2017 competition!
Product Innovation Challenge from the Plumbing Place
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, The Plumbing Place, Sarasota's finest decorative plumbing and hardware showroom is hosting the 2016 Product Innovation Challenge. The Plumbing Place is well known for featuring the most cutting-edge kitchen and bath products available. It is in this spirit of innovation that applicants are invited to submit entries in any one of five categories. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. An additional grand prize will be awarded to the overall winner whose submission will also be considered for development by one of our select manufacturers.
Conceptual Products will be judged for innovation, creativity, aesthetic appeal, functionality, practical usefulness and uniqueness. Have you ever said to yourself — "Wow, wouldn't it be great if a faucet did this, or looked like this?" Or how about a piece of furniture that had a feature that nobody has thought of? Now is your chance to share your invention for little effort and no cost. It's like "Shark Tank" meets HGTV.
Certified Sustainability Training — .6 CEU in Las Vegas, Florida or live online!
The most comprehensive training program available in green home furnishings, providing designers, retailers, reps, manufacturers with the knowledge and credentials to become experts in sustainability. Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 HSW CEUs
Popular and comprehensive, this 6-hour exam program provides you with an excellent grounding in the sustainability issues we all must face, and gives practical advice for growing your business with solutions to the problems. Developed in 2009 in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council, and updated annually with input from experts in the filed including ranking staff of World Wildlife Fund, Rainforest Alliance, and a founder of the USGBC. A comprehensive overview, cutting edge advice, and inspiration. You don't want to miss this course!
Miromar Design Center — Jan 12, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Las Vegas Market — Jan 25, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Live Online — Each Friday, Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 2017, noon ET
Early Bird Special — 50 percent off — $149.50
Regular Tuition is $299
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.
Information on CEU change for IDS Associate members
As of January 1, 2017, IDS Associate members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. Please make note of the following helpful information regarding CEUs and CEU filing to maintain your Associatel level membership in IDS.
IDS bylaws and policies require Professional and Associate members to meet the continuing education requirement. The IDS continuing education requirement is separate from any mandated continuing education requirement in your local jurisdiction. Check with your state regulatory board for requirements.
IDS members must utilize the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to file CEUs. Each IDS member must create a free account through IDCEC. Once you have created your IDCEC account, you will receive a unique IDCEC number to login into the IDCEC website (your IDCEC number is different than your IDS member number). The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record for you under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up-to-date. At the end of each CEU cycle, you will be required to submit your IDCEC report to the IDS National office to verify that you have fulfilled your CEU requirement.
IDS may grant an adjustment to the requirement for individuals experiencing poor health, certified by a physician; a specific physical or mental disability, certified by an appropriate health care professional; extended duty with the armed forces; or for extreme hardship, which, in the board’s judgment, makes it impossible for the member to comply. Requests for an adjustment to the continuing education requirement must be made at least two months (by October 30) prior to the end of the current reporting period.
At the end of a reporting period, members who have failed to meet the CEU requirements will be subject to a non-compliance fee ($10 per CEU). Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement, including payment of the noncompliance fee, may be subject to devaluation of Professional membership.
Tobi U offers Tobi Fairley’s signature foundational courses on the business of design in an online format! They include the best of Tobi’s tools and techniques that have transformed design businesses across the country and you can now earn up to 0.8 CEUs.
Tobi U courses are set up in 2 bundles:
The content for each module includes videos, webinars, podcasts, and downloadable PDFs. Click here to get started today!
- Semester One – The Essentials
Created for designers at any experience level, these 8 modules focus on the essentials for your business, including branding, niche strategy, financials, time management, selling your services, and marketing.
- Semester Two – The Solutions
Building on Semester 1's courses, the 8 modules in this semester offer next-step solutions for finding your ideal client, charging what you’re worth, building processes and systems, perfecting presentations, and getting published.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD|
Congratulations to the 2015 Designer of the Year Award recipients! To view a complete list of winners, visit www.interiordesignsociety.org/dotyawards.
Congratulations to the 2015 #idsIMPACT Award recipients! To view a complete list of winners, visit www.interiordesignsociety.org/impactwinners.
Learn more about the elite judging panel for the 2015 Designer of the Year competition.
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.
If you have not yet paid your 2016 membership dues, you will no longer be able to login to pay them online. Please call IDS Membership Manager, Della Swider at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 to reinstate your membership for 2016.
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Concrete Decor magazine, the concrete industry's premier magazine for all things decorative concrete is offering IDS members the chance to subscribe free to their magazine. Click here to read their current issue that features an article about how decorative concrete is carving its way into the design community.
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By Lloyd Princeton
Running a small business is not usually top of mind for most would-be designers. They want to be doing design. Somewhere along the line, they decide to strike out on their own and soon set up a small business. Before they know it, they are spending a lot of time on business operations, managing accounts, projecting cash flows and so forth. Over time, they gradually take on more and more areas of running their business until one day they realize they no longer enjoy being a designer.
Tradition dictates that a dining table and chairs should come as a set, but the dining room is one of the best places to turn tradition on its head. A coordinated look can feel stuffy or overly formal, draining the life and personality out of a space that’s meant for joyous entertaining. Mixing and matching tables and chairs is a great way to invigorate the room, making it feel eclectic and lived-in. But how to pull it off and strike the right balance?
The Macon Telegraph
What’s the hottest color for interiors? Orange! From burnt orange to red-orange to tangerine, this color is the hottest trend. Use orange as an accent in pillows, furniture, drapes and accessories. Pair orange with browns, blues, greens and neutrals for a bright and fresh look.
We love brick. Who doesn’t? The building material of choice for ages, it is revered for its rich, organic texture, color and visual interest. And it only gets better with time, the color having more depth after baking in the sun for years. If you’re building or remodeling and brick will be part of your home’s exterior, it’s worth considering how different siding materials can be paired with brick to create different design and textural effects. Here we look at five distinct siding options that work hand-in-glove with classic brick.
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.
Before the lighting and the artwork, the sofa and the throw pillows comes perhaps the most important decision you will make about a space: the color of the walls. The hue you end up with will affect not only the look of the room but how you feel in it. Picking a paint color sounds fun in theory, but in reality, it can be a challenge. Once you land on a color family, you're faced with seemingly endless shades, and then there's the finish to figure out. Plus, how do you manage to avoid brushstrokes and way too much paint leftover?
By Leslie LaskinReese
If you could see me now, you'd see the droop in my shoulders. It wasn't the first time someone demeaned what I have been doing with my professional life for the last 25 years. She's a friend, and she really didn't mean to. When I told her the amount of continuing education I must take to maintain the three credentials I've attained, she smiled and wondered aloud why I'd need continuing education to decide what color the flowers should be and where they should go.
In the era of Pinterest and Instagram, it’s easy to find inspiration with a flick of the index finger. But Luddites, fret not: The act of poring over glossy magazines and art books is far from obsolete. Holding a big, glossy book and turning page after beautifully illustrated page while cuddled up with a hot cup of tea can simply never be replicated with a screen — and anyway, it’s also rare to find photos from important, classic design books among the onslaught of digitally whitewashed photos of twinkly lights and hot cocoa that fill most social feeds. Here, six essential coffee-table books that every interior design enthusiast should own.
Crafted of oak and incorporating dramatic purple cabinetry, this kitchen is an antidote to all the white and gray designs around. “I like color and enjoy putting some into my kitchens,” says Stephen Graver, who designed this striking room. “There are a lot of gray kitchens out there!”
Michele Birch knows the exact moment she became a full-blown dark interiors addict. “I went on a course held at interior designer Abigail Ahern’s house in London two years ago. As soon as I walked through the door I thought, wow, this is so dramatic,” says Michele. “Before that I’d only done the odd dark wall here and there, but it gave me a massive push to go further.”
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