We are pleased to welcome Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman as a new Diamond Sponsors of the Interior Design Society! Click here to learn more about EF+LM.
We are working on an #idsIMPACT project for Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) in Bridgeport, TX with IDS designers Traci Connell, Traci Connell Interiors and Barbara Gilbert, Barbara Gilbert Interiors. Traci and Barbara will design two new safari suites on CARE’s property to help generate income that is much needed to provide for the animals who call CARE home. Derek Krahn, Director of Operations, or better known as Big Cat Derek, has generated awareness about CARE through his social media pages (specifically Vine, Twitter, Instagram and his YouTube webcast). This #idsIMPACT project received a special feature on his latest Web cast. Check it out!
Don’t forget to register for IDS National Conference, Building a Better Business: One Design at a Time, March 30 – April 1 at the Dallas Market Center. The IDS room block rate ends on March 16! This year’s conference features speakers who are successful industry entrepreneurs and design coaches who will impart their wisdom and share their formulas for success. Conference attendees will gain new entrepreneurial insight and learn fresh ideas and approaches for running a lucrative design business. Visit the conference page on the IDS National website to learn more and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2016 and #IDSnatl.
IDS looks forward to working with Jason Franco of Safehouse Studios as we embark on a new adventure in 2016 launching a Web series featuring #idsIMPACT projects, along with general information and updates pertaining to IDS. Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel!
The #idsIMPACT Awards were featured in an article in Associations Now. Read the full article to learn more about the awards, the full scope of the initiative and why IDS believes in giving back to your community.
IDS Professionals Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors’ project was featured in Alaska Home Magazine. The project is a farmhouse chic entry way/foyer that also won a first place 2014 IDS Designer of the Year award. Click here to read the article.
SMART SELECTIONS Receives Honors in the Annual Envisions Design or Ingenuity Workroom Competition. Ronda Ferguson is recognized at the window treatment industry’s elite awards ceremony. Click here to read more.
Click here to see IDS members who received 2016 Best of Houzz Awards.
Read the following press coverage of the 2014 IDS Designer of the Year awards:
CreativeHomeEssentials - Sterling, Fort Myers, Fla.
Attention! Attention all attendees to Mark Raissen, the Lighting Chef's, LED lighting session on March 31. Bring a special fabric swatch or lampshade to maximize your benefit from this session. Mark will test it for compatibility with the market’s best LEDs for a fun and educational experience and help to avoid future disasters.
Don't forget to register for IDS National Conference, Building a Better Business: One Design at a Time, March 30 – April 1 at the Dallas Market Center. The IDS room block rate ends on March 16! This year’s conference features speakers who are successful industry entrepreneurs and design coaches who will impart their wisdom and share their formulas for success. Conference attendees will gain new entrepreneurial insight and learn fresh ideas and approaches for running a lucrative design business. Visit the conference page on the IDS National website to learn more and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2016 and #IDSnatl.
IDS Professional, Julie Schuster will give the following presentations in the greater New York, NY area:
May 12 - IDS NYC Chapter will present their first IDS Salon with Industry Partner Robert Allen featuring speaker Regina Huber and a star studded designer panel.
Join IDS NYC Chapter for the following CEU events:
April 4 – Hansgrohe/AXOR – Lloyd Princeton presenter
June 6 – Lefroy Brooks - Feng Shui and Materials- Julie Schuster presenter
Attention IDS Chapters: The deadline to submit Chapter Awards was March 1. Thanks to those chapters who sent in submissions and we look forward to announcing the winners on April 1 at the awards ceremony concluding IDS National Conference. Learn more.
Click here for more information on the 2014 Chapter Awards winners
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.
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.
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.
UPCOMING REGIONAL EVENTS
IDS National Sponsors The Shade Store & Naula Host IDS Members & Affiliates at Architectural Digest Show
Thursday, March 17 from 5 PM - 7 PM
The Shade Store and Naula request your presence at their booths for refreshments, networking and to mingle with your fellow Interior Design Society AD Show goers. Please register for the AD Show first to gain admission. Trade registration instructions below then RSVP.
Print out your registration and bring it to the show.
The Shade Store kick off cocktail hour will be from 5 PM - 6 PM:
The Shade Store has partnered with design firms Villalobos Desio and Tilton Fenwick, who are each doing a display in the booth. We will celebrate the reveal of their display.
Attend Naula's cocktail hour from 6 PM- 7 PM:
There will be bubbly and give aways. Discover modern simplicity and old-world craftsmanship in custom furniture collections by this design + build company.
Sustainable Furnishings Council Presents GREENleaders Certified Sustainability Training - .6 CEU
Denver - March 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This industry first 6-hour exam course is the most comprehensive green furnishings training program available, providing designers the knowledge and credentials to differentiate themselves as experts in sustainability. Written by an accredited LEED-CI/AP and approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 W CEU
Tuition is $299
Early Bird Special-Register by Jan. 31 for 50% off ($149)
or 25% off until Feb. 15 ($225) Click here for more information and to register
Join Michele Williams for a two-day workshop, “Pricing Without Emotion” to dissect the process of pricing – strategic and tactical. Leave with an understanding of your pricing needs, how to charge what you are worth and a plan to make it all happen in an ever changing consumer world. You will look at your entire business differently after seeing the micros and macros of pricing. Follow the business numbers all the way through to the tax forms for a full understanding of your business profitability.
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. 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.
What does the successful soft furnishing design business look like today? The answer is: anything except what it looked like 10 years ago. Diversification and the ability to adjust quickly to changes in the marketplace are the key to building a winning business now more than ever. In this information packed seminar Jackie will walk you through current and developing options that may be your businesses answer to creating a profitable mix of products and services. Learn how to heighten your visibility and reach your ideal customers through social media. Get an overview of how to build your own e-commerce website and begin generating the all-important residual income that will fill the gap between traditional client orders. Finally, hear why collaboration is the word of moment and how it can impact your bottom line.
Digital technology is impacting the way we create and sell our products and services- opening up a world of endless possibilities. We’ll start out with a “how-to” training primer to get you off to a quick start and to help you integrate the new digital technology into their business. We'll identify tools to be more productive, efficient and that will ensure success. We’ll walk through the design process and demo Apps, applications, software and platforms appropriate for each phase that will make technology work for you. This is a must if you want to wow your clients with our cool tools, and make the design process more efficient. This presentation will include some demos without hands-on, and a top Apps/Applications/Platforms List.
"I just want some simple drapery panels" seem to be the words we hear most from our clients these days. How and what can we add to their order to turn them into a profitable and loyal customer. Turn a small order into a plan for profitability in this exciting seminar. Arm yourself with an arsenal of products and services that you can capitalize on with all of your customers to make the most of every sale. Jackie will talk about the psychology of the sale and show you how to approach clients about upgrades. You will learn about new technology and innovative sales and marketing techniques to display and sample your options so the customer will be more likely to add on to the sale.
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:
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.
The content for each module includes videos, webinars, podcasts, and downloadable PDFs. Click here to get started today!
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link!
Visit the IDS website to learn more!
UPCOMING MARKET EVENTS
Join Terri Taylor, ASID, IDS at the One Day High Point Market 0.6 CEU Training -
Save the Date - April 15-20 - to be treated like a VIP!
Spend the week with Soft Design Lab's market experts, Deb Barrett and Jackie Von Tobel- that's us. We take care of all of the planning and logistics, so you can concentrate on the show and having a great time. We'll guide you through the ins and outs, and sometimes overwhelming High Point Market. It's a must- do to increase your revenue, maximize your product mix and build your brand.
Register Today for the only VIP tour at Market and take advantage of our Early Bird Offer.
Here's just a little of what you'll get:
A pre-market, informational webinar to get you ready to go
Accommodations at Sheraton Four Seasons Greensboro, N.C.; double-occupancy (Super-convenient location on HPMKT bus routes)
Private welcome dinner and trend presentation at the exclusive, members only, String and Splinter Club courtesy of the High Point Visitors Authority
Private design destinations and insider access to showrooms across High Point
Countless social and networking opportunities, VIP party invitations, concerts and more
Farewell Dinner at Green Valley Grill
All this and more for less than doing High Point Market on your own!
Learn more about the elite judging panel for this year’s Designer of the Year competition. Click here to learn more about this prestigious line-up of judges!
All 2015 IDS Designer of the Year winners have been notified. Awards will be presented at the ceremony concluding IDS National Conference in Dallas, Texas, on April 1. Click here to register today. We hope to see you there!
All 2015 #idsIMPACT winners have been notified. Awards will be presented at the ceremony concluding IDS National Conference in Dallas, Texas, on April 1. Click here to register today. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Designer of the Year Awards! Click here to view a complete list of award recipients.
IDS BUYERS' GUIDE
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.
NPD is looking to hire a designer/contractor to set up our High Point showroom for April and November shows.
We are not looking to hire for an employment directly within our company.
Please send your proposal for showroom staging.
Here are some info/requirements:
Attached is the showroom dimension – 1415’ NSF
1-2 weeks before the show
Design visual merchandising and product placement, etc.
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