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Nov. 9: IDS Chapter Meeting in Boca Raton
IDS is proud to announce that a chapter is forming in the Boca Raton area! As you know from your relationship with IDS, being a member of a professional association has many benefits. These benefits are even greater for those who choose to participate in a local chapter.
Local chapters provide unique networking opportunities resulting in professional recognition and relationship building, helping to boost your career in the Interior Design Industry. With chapters throughout the United States, IDS values and recognizes the work and success of local chapters. To read more about IDS chapters, click here.
You do not have to be a current IDS member to attend this meeting. Potential Members may attend 2 meetings free!
We hope that you will join us!
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Miller's Elegant Hardware
6600 W Rogers Cir #3, Boca Raton, FL 33487
Click here to RSVP.
ART and IDS Combine Their 2017 Conferences
Inaugural partnership conference set for May 18-21, 2017
ART, the creative home-furnishings network, and the Interior Design Society will hold their first combined conference on May 18-21, 2017 at the Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This inaugural partnership will feature programming for joint general sessions and social events as well as workshops and seminars that are specific to the two unique memberships. Click here to learn more.
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.
Just 12 days left to register for Window Fashion Vision — 2017 Design & Workroom Competitions
Registration closes Nov. 14! Who can enter? Individual designers, design firms and decorators who design window fashions, along with designers who act as their own workroom. Click here, to get more information and instructions for submissions.
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!
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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.
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The Shade Store
Cosentino North America
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Stemper & Associates
The Kaleidoscope Partnership
United Supply Company
Rugs that Fit
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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.
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, IDS Professional members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. Click here to read more about the updated CEU Filing Policy.
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.
If you are an active member of IDS National, join our closed Facebook group to connect with members across the country! Click here to join the group.
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.
If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please email firstname.lastname@example.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.
By Fred Berns
If disappointing sales are your problem, there's a simple solution: Pump up your pipeline. You can quickly jump-start your interior design business by simply reaching out every workday, every week to at least 10 individuals who can help you build your business. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Problem is, few design professionals follow that simple, yet systematic approach to connecting with those they need to know. They fail to realize the potential and power of their pipeline.
The simplest questions sometimes can be the hardest ones to answer. “Where should I position my bed?” is a case in point. The answers can be many and contradictory, and the deeper you dig, the more you discover. Let’s explore the common solutions and find out the thinking behind them.
Don't be intimidated — a big, windowless wall can be the perfect canvas for creative decor ideas.
You can stop looking for the perfect paint color for your home: Benjamin Moore’s soft, subtle Tissue Pink promises to complement any outfit and skin tone. Architectural Digest’s editor in chief, Amy Astley, encountered the hue while visiting designer Thomas O’Brien’s Aero Studios. Astley proclaimed the rosy, nearly neutral color “very flattering”—and O’Brien agrees. “Pink is known to be the most flattering and soothing color,” he says. “It seemed to be the perfect choice to make everything look wonderful and restful in our new offices.”
This is the time of year we open our craft closets to face the yards of fabric we purchased with every intention of tackling a summer project that never was to be. Whether you're cleaning out your work space and can't bear to part with remnants of high-dollar fabrics or you're simply wondering what to do with your collection of scraps in clashing patterns and colors, consider these 10 ways to frame and style leftover fabric.
By Lloyd Princeton
For many designers, the idea of doing something other than interior design is unthinkable. It is not just a job. It is their passion. It speaks to how they perceive and relate to the world around them. I get that. I also know there are designers who are struggling to keep their firms afloat because there just isn't enough business. At some point, some of them may need to consider applying their skills in other industries if they wish to continue working.
The arrival of a baby brings plenty of anticipation, but one of the more exciting things is creating the nursery. Whether you’re starting from scratch or converting another room into a nursery, these expert tips will help you put together a beautiful and functional room.
Painting a room a dark color is one of the most fearless decorating decisions you can make, whether it’s navy, charcoal, or — for the truly brave — black. “I love dark walls in a home because they show confidence, and that says a lot about the homeowner!” says interior designer Nina Freudenberger, owner of bicoastal firm Haus Interior. But she also loves inky walls for their versatility. That's right: Far from painting you into a decorating corner, deeply hued walls can open up your options for using color in the rest of the space. “They have the flexibility that white walls allow, potentially even more,” she says. We asked Freudenberger to share her tricks for designing a dark-walled space that’s gorgeous, not gloomy.
We've seen them all: Gorgeous ideas that look amazing on blogs but can't hold up to the demands of real life. Whether you got sucked into the open shelving craze, or had to swear off slipcovers (or else swear some more), these are just a few ideas that are best left to the Pinterest pros.
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The nice thing about trends is they tend to follow patterns that are highly predictable. So, in the spirit of the upcoming holidays, let’s take a look at some current and upcoming trends you may just want to cozy up to in 2017 and beyond.
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The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.
For more information visit www.cqrid.org.
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