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Thank you to those of who you submitted entries in the 2014 Designer of the Year Competition as well as the Chapter Awards. We will be announcing the winners on May 20 at the Awards Dinner concluding IDS National Conference. We hope to see you there!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 – 20 in Fort Myers, Florida. This year's conference will be centered on the evolution of branding and innovation in design. Visit the Conference page on the IDS National website for more information and to register (please note that IDCEC CEUs are currently pending). Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.
Click here to learn more about IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception (May 18) at IDS National Conference. Please note that space is limited.
Click here to learn more about exclusive IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities.
CASTING CALL: A new home renovation show is seeking designers and builders to be its experts/hosts. The casting is nationwide and the casting agency is seeking highly skilled, outgoing and cutting edge designers and builders to be part of the program. Click here for more information.
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for 2015 IDS National Conference, #INNOVATION 2.0: The Evolution of Branding, May 19 – 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. This year's conference will be centered on the evolution of branding and innovation in design. Visit the Conference page on the IDS National website for more information and to register (please note that IDCEC CEUs are currently pending). Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2015, #INNOVATION and #IDSnatl.
Click here to learn more about the IDS Vendor Showcase that will be held in conjunction with the opening reception at IDS National Conference.
Click here to learn more about IDS National Conference sponsorship opportunities
Thank you to those of who you submitted entries in the 2014 Chapter Awards. We will be announcing the winners on May 20 at the Awards Dinner concluding IDS National Conference. We hope to see you there!
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.
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.
Effective Jan. 1, IDS Professional members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. The current reporting period is from Jan. 1, 2014 – Dec. 31, 2015. Click here to read more about the updated CEU Filing Policy.
Join the Sustainable Furnishings Council for GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training ONLINE. This is the most comprehensive training program available in green home furnishings, providing manufacturers, reps, retailers and designers with the knowledge and credentials to become experts in sustainability (Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 W CEUs). Click here for more information and to register.
Sustainable Furnishings Council is offering a webinar March 3 - 19 on Lighting Solutions with Randall Whitehead: http://www.sustainablefurnishings.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=234
Take Ten webinars, with Jackie Von Tobel and Deb Barrett, are live webinars held bimonthly. Take Ten is designed for busy professionals wanting to focus on the profitable soft furnishings niche. Each Take Ten features a narrowly focused topic, so you can get your inspiration and information in bite size pieces in just 10 minutes. Twice a month our community gets a live webcast and twice a month they get an e-book takeaway packed with tips and tricks.
Take Ten Webinars
Take Ten: What the Pros Know about Soft Window Fashions
Fri, March 6, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
Jackie and Deb examine the best examples of classic beauty, inspired and solution driven window designs with as much personality as the decorators who designed them. Gain an understanding of how a window can be made to look other than it is and discover the nuances in the design process that make it all work. We'll offer you the tips and secrets that the pros know that go beyond the window and will help you out perform your competition.
Take Ten: Creatives and Their Spaces
Fri., March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
We're always inspired by the movers and shakers and design visionaries. We'll share with you our picks of the people you should keep your eye on. They're shaping the way the world looks and how we live.
Take Ten: First Look at High Point Spring Market
Fri, May 1, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Jackie and Deb give you the first look at new soft products, collections and services launched at High Point Market. Plus, we might even throw in a couple of surprises from our SDL Buyers Tour.
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link!
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Sustainable Furnishings Council is hosting the following events at High Point Spring Market:
SFC "Sustainable Style" Progressive Breakfast Tour at HPMKT (FREE Admission) on Mon., April 20, 8:30am – 12:00 pm. Click here for more information
Sustainable Furnishings Council will offer live classes for GREENleader Certified Sustainability Training (6 CE Hours) at High Point Market on Earth Day (April 22). Early Bird Registration of 50 percent off ends Feb 27. Click here to learn more. This training will also be offered at the New York Design Center on June 11. Click here to learn more.
Thinking about going to High Point but don't know where to start? Join Soft Design Lab's Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel in their inaugural VIP Buyer's Tour to High Point Spring Market* in cooperation with High Point Market Authority. If you have never been to High Point Market or have not attended in the past five years, you are qualified to join our exclusive Buyers VIP Tour. We are excited to share an extraordinary week of events with you which will include:
This is the only way to visit the most exciting home furnishings trade show in North America. We will take care of all of the planning, so you can concentrate on the show, buying and having a great time! Visit Soft Design Lab for more information. Register by Feb. 15 to take advantage of our early bird special.
- A pre-market, informational webinar to get you ready to go
- Accommodations at Sheraton Four Seasons Greensboro, NC; double-occupancy
- Daily Breakfast at the hotel
- Private welcome dinner and trend presentation at the exclusive, members only, String and Splinter Club courtesy of the High Point Visitors Authority
- VIP welcome package and market survival kit
- Design destinations and insider access to showrooms and ateliers across High Point
- Daily educational event schedule
- Countless social and networking opportunities, VIP party invitations, concerts and more
- Farewell Dinner at Print Works
Got questions? Email Deb at email@example.com
* High Point Spring Market Dates: Saturday, April 18- Thursday, April 23
Sustainable Furnishings Council will offer live classes for GREENleader Certified Sustainability Training at High Point Market on Earth Day (April 22). Click here to learn more. This training will also be offered at the New York Design Center on June 11. Click here to learn more.
Stay abreast on markets across the country by visiting the IDS Event Calendar. Click here to view it now.
Thank you to those of who you submitted entries in the 2014 Designer of the Year Competition. We will be announcing the winners on May 20 at the Awards Dinner concluding IDS National Conference. We hope to see you there!
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Click here to view a list of 2013 IDS Designer of the Year Award Winners and projects.
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.
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 have not yet paid your 2015 IDS National dues, please contact the IDS National office at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 or 224 to remit a payment. As of Jan. 31, you will no longer be able to login to the IDS website to pay your dues since your account will be suspended due to lapse in membership.
If you have already paid your 2015 dues and have not yet received your membership card, you can expect to receive it within 3 - 4 weeks of the IDS National office receiving your payment. We thank you in advance for your patience!
If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please contact IDS Executive Assistant, Kelly McCallum at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-884-4437 ext. 224 (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.
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If I Like it, I'll Buy It
Design Biz Blueprint
Designing without a budget is a total waste of your and your client's time. While the last thing in the world you want to do is rain on your potential client's parade by ruining the fun they're having with their money, you need a better way to explain the overall processes and the importance of having a budget.
8 Things Super-Confident People Believe About Themselves
John Brandon, contributing editor for Inc., writes: For years, I have believed a few things about myself and about my abilities. These beliefs are self-perpetuating. And, they are still in process. How about you? Do these core beliefs about your confidence resonate with you as well?
Backed By $5.5 Million, Laurel & Wolf Brings Interior Design Into The Digital Age
A company taking the interior design industry into the online era, Laurel & Wolf, has now raised $4.4 million in Series A funding for its web-based platform that connects professional designers with customers, allowing them to create personalized designs for both residential and commercial spaces. Though only live since late spring 2014, Laurel & Wolf has already served thousands of customers who pay a small, flat fee for access to high-quality design services from the company's hundreds of design partners.
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All Signs Pointing Up For Home Remodelers
By Archita Datta Majumdar
Studies conducted by various industry bodies point to a positive future ahead for the housing market at large, and more specifically the remodeling market. According to Hanley Wood's Metro study unit, the Residential Remodeling Index (RRI), there will be an average growth of about 4 percent in the remodeling business. The prediction encompasses all metropolitan areas in the United States, with indications that the third quarter will see tremendous results.
A Haute-Boho Look for Your Home
The Wall Street Journal
If the catwalks in London are any indication, fashion's crush on the 1970s is developing into an unapologetic obsession. And the boho-chic aesthetic that's dominating the spring runways is carrying over into interior design as well. Lately, the ornately patterned and embroidered Central Asian textiles known as suzanis have been making a strong showing in magazines such as Vogue, covering a bed in the guest room of supermodel Kate Moss; decorating an au courant dinner table done up by Molly Guy, creative director of the Stone Fox Bride showroom; and bringing untimid color to the bedroom of Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush.
8 Rooms That Prove Sometimes More Is More
For some rooms, only more will do. Richly layered with patterned fabrics and treasured objects, these idiosyncratic spaces reward attention.
10 Things Nature Can Teach Us About Decorating
There is more design inspiration in nature than you could ever imagine. You would be surprised at how interior design can be taken to another level by taking the time to really look at nature. From the colors that you see, to the textures you can feel, there are many things nature can teach us about decorating.
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