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Schuster featured in Kitchen & Bath Business Collective
Julie Schuster, president of the New York City chapter, recently discussed inclusive design in Kitchen & Bath Business Collective. "Every design decision has to the potential to include or exclude clients. Inclusive design emphasizes the contribution that understanding user diversity makes to informing these decisions and thus to including as many people as possible," she said. See the full write-up here.
Julie Schuster featured on ForbesBooks and in Culture Trip
New York designer Julie Schuster was recently featured in a podcast interview for ForbesBooks Radio, in which she talks about how she integrates three important design practices as an interior designer, a certified feng shui practitioner and a certified living in place space professional. You can hear the interview here.
She was also showcased in an article on Culture Trip entitled, "The One Change to Make in Your Home for the Biggest Impact," in which she offers insight and tips on decluttering.
Barbara Roth featured in Kitchen & Bath Business
Designer Barbara Roth is a sucker for renovating an old Victorian house, so it was lucky that a couple in Beacon, N.Y. - the wife a dear friend of hers - owned such a home and were in need of a new kitchen. The results can been seen in this article, from the January 2018 edition of Kitchen & Bath Business.
At The Tub Studio, we try to think outside the box when it comes to the presentation of our high quality, thick acrylic transitional and vintage bathtubs. We only offer tub packages that are stimulating, innovative and beautiful. From gilding to specialized finishing, we think we have what you need.
IDS Associate Beth Krupa designs innovative Imagine Lab
The Imagine Lab is a unique facility in Stamford, Connecticut that combines elite real estate training with state-of-the-art technology and client-based hospitality education. Designed by Beth Krupa, a three-time nationally awarded interior designer, the Lab is crafted with dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. It's more than just the best place to work; it is a movement towards humanizing work. Designed with a real estate office of the future in mind, the space looks to empower agents to better connect to their clients by showcasing home design concepts with education. See more about the Imagine Lab here.
Molloy Student, Alum cash in at Swatched2017
On Oct. 10, IDS Long Island held its 2nd annual Swatched2017 event at the beautiful Zicana stone showroom in Westbury, New York. This was a fun filled evening where professional and student interior designers competed before a panel of celebrity judges to create a design board in just one hour.
Nichole Garofalo from the Design Program at Molloy College was chosen as the student winner. This was the second consecutive year that a student from the IDS Molloy Student Chapter won in this category. A former member of the chapter, Ellen Miller, took the first prize in the designer category.
"This was an exciting evening, not only because of the winners, but because their was such a good turnout of present and former Molloy students who competed,” said Marie Byrne, Faculty Adviser, IDS Molloy Student Chapter.
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!
Molloy Students go pro bono for Interfaith Nutrition Network
The IDS Molloy Student Chapter recently completed the dining room at a homeless shelter for The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network). Each family shares one room, making the common areas important. The dining room was dark, dreary and not user friendly.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony, the team was informed that “everyone, including the staff, love how the space has turned out and that it now feels more like a home.” The team hopes that the functional, happy, clean and light atmosphere will brighten their days and help give hope for the future. It was truly a labor of love.
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Flame Retardants in Home Furnishings: What They Are, How They Got There
Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Curate Showroom, Carrollton, TX
A compelling look at how and why flame retardant chemicals found their way into home furnishings products. Learn from Barry Cik, a forensic toxicologist and founder of Naturepedic Mattress why it matters, what current regulations dictate, and what your choices are for sustaining a healthy future with your furnishings choices.
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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.
The Interior Design Society has announced that the exclusive IDS Buyers’ Guide
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available at the IDS website at www.interiordesignsociety.org .
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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 Lucy Wallwork
Who designs our houses? Not always architects, it turns out. Looking at modern housing developments, we can see a wave of monotony overtaking the places we live, as row upon row of "pattern book" houses roll off the production line and onto our pavements. Why are our housing estates becoming so soulless? What lies behind these "identikit" rows of faux-traditional executive homes on the outskirts of our cities?
The Robb Report
Interior design and fashion have always traveled in similar circles, inspiring and informing each other’s stylish desires. But fashion has the ultimate prenup: Change is necessary. Every season brings new additions—a new coat, a pair of shoes, something that makes you feel invincibly stylish. Interiors are different. They insist on a full commitment. They want the you of your dreams and your future, which makes the entire process intensely personal.
Inspirational quotes stenciled on walls. Furry toilet seat covers. Taxidermy. These are a few of most cringeworthy interior design fads on a new ranking of the worst design trends of the last half-century.
Meghan Markle – humanitarian, gender equality campaigner, former Suits actress and now-member of the royal family (following her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19) – has long been making her mark on fashion. Proving her selling power, Meghan's wardrobe has led to frenzied shopping at tills and online checkouts, and now her style is influencing home décor, too.
By Michael J. Berens
Riding a solid growth trend at the end of last year, remodeling activity continued its upward trajectory in the first quarter of 2018. Business indicators were positive across the board, with remodelers reporting increases in projects and revenues. Industry experts forecast sustained growth throughout 2018 and into 2019. In releasing the results of its Q1 2018 Residential Remodeling Index (RRI), MetroStudy announced remodeling activity in the first quarter had its strongest year-over-year performance in four years and strongest quarter-over-quarter performance in five years.
Ian Stell, a New-York based designer, is creating incredible pieces of functional furniture that are able to transform their shapes. Although most of his pieces require precise engineering in order to become kinetic, Stell himself is not an engineer, but he rather studied Fine Arts, holding a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Many of Stell's pieces are available at Patrick Parrish Gallery.
The Huffington Post
What sort of house do you see yourself living in, in 20 years time?
Chances are, it’s not going to look like the one you grew up in. As technology advances, so does the shape of the structures we live in. As the population booms, so the sizes of the places we build shrink.
As a way of bringing warmth and texture into an interior, people are increasingly likely to use a textile or rug on the wall of their home. Lucy Upward goes in search of the textile makers who are designing for our wall spaces.
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