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Decor On The Wild Side
People have used animal imagery in their decorating since they were painting ancient beasts on cave walls. There's nothing new about the look, Elle Decor interiors editor Robert Rufino said, but there is a modern approach trotting through homes. The current way to use animal prints, figurines, imagery, hides and bones in home decor is full of whimsy, he said. It takes the old-world tradition of stately trophies to a very fun place.
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There's No Place Like Om
The Wall Street Journal
Yearning for a place to unplug, meditate and pray, some people are transforming parts of their homes into houses of worship. These latest spiritual spaces are no longer relegated to a single altar in the corner of the room. Homeowners are creating meditation gardens, yoga and tai chi studios and private chapels. Rather than tacking these spaces on as afterthoughts, architects and builders are incorporating them into home plans from the start.
Register early for IDS National Conference to win 1 of 3 — $100 AmEx gift cards! The first two cards will be given out by random drawing of the first 199 registrations received. The 200th registrant will receive the third card.
Register today for the IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success", Jan. 23 – 25 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker. Visit the IDS Conferences page for more information and to register. Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION.
Casual Living magazine, which focuses on the outdoor room, is fielding a Fabric Survey to designers this week. Results will print in the 2014 January issue. Please click here to participate in this survey.
Jan Cregier, IDS National Board Secretary/Treasurer, IDS Associate of Bartlett, Ill., was interviewed for a Good Housekeeping article on "12 Ways to Winter-Proof Your Home." Click here to read the article.
Monique Duarte, IDS Affiliate, head decorator and principal of Duarte Interior Decorating in Plainsboro, N.J., has been named "Woman of the Year" for 2013, an award presented to her by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) in the category of interior design for the state of New Jersey. For more information, click here.
Getting Organized Magazine has reached out to IDS looking for submissions of organized room/areas (kitchens, bathrooms, entry-ways, etc) especially those with unique ideas or concepts. They feature organizational ideas for any room in the home and are always looking for fabulous examples of what can be done with the right touch. To submit your photos/spaces email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the magazine and view a free issue visit: http://www.gettingorganizedmagazine.com/the-magazine/.
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Register today for the IDS National Conference, "The Power of #INNOVATION: Igniting the Path to Success", Jan. 23 – 25 in Las Vegas. Leslie Carothers, founder and CEO of The Kaleidoscope Partnership, will be the keynote speaker.
Sponsored by International Design Guild, celebrity designer Mark Brunetz will kick off IDS National Conference as the opening speaker. In addition, he will be the guest of honor at an exclusive VIP Reception and emcee at the Awards Dinner.
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Click here to for more information on 2014 National Conference and registration.
Be a part of the social media conversation: #IDSconf2014 and #INNOVATION
The deadline to enter the 2013 IDS Chapter Awards is Nov. 15. Visit the IDS website to download an application!
Educational Course: IDS - *CEU .01
*The Power of Color and Light working together
Color and Light — If you can’t see the colors at night, that you took hours to select and sell, you have not finished the job! Margi Kyle, The Designing Dr., will teach you the color language of 25 colors and how to narrow down the selection of colors in your client's home & how to properly illuminate their space. How to select the correct bulbs, and temperature of the light bulb. How to create ambience through using the four different levels of light in a space, matching the bulb to the activity, color and feeling of the room.
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Join us to learn how to overcome those obstacles and discover how you to grow your design business and increase profits using 3D design. Cofounders of ViewIT Technologies, Donna & Ross Barlett, will discuss how to remove the fear and anxiety, instill confidence, excite your clients with use-of-space possibilities and paint a clear picture of your vision with 3-D visuals.
Light breakfast and refreshments will be provided.
Attendees receive a Gift Certificate for three months of 3Dream Pro* (value $120)
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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.
Tobi Fairley Adds Five Events to Her 2013 Line-Up: Amazing intensive programs and one-day classes on tap
Renowned interior designer and business consultant Tobi Fairley has added five incredible interior designer events to close out the second half of 2013. The events range from three (3)-day intensive programs to one-day classes.
Click here for the fall/winter line-up.
Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link!
There are several available webinars by Tobi Fairley, each are worth 0.1 CEU. A new Tobi Fairley webinar was just posted, "How to Determine Your Staffing Needs." This session addresses designers who may be confused about when and how to hire people to handle a portion of the work for their design firm. If you need to know how best to keep your operation "lean and mean" yet still highly productive, this webinar will provide you with helpful information. Join Tobi Fairley for this training on determining your staffing needs and then taking action to get the job done!
Visit the IDS website to learn more!
HGTV HOME™ Furniture Collection Invites Interior Designers to "Get Creative" with New Designer Program at High Point Market. Click here for more information.
Taracea Hosts Luxury Interior Designer for Book Launch and Signing. Sandra Espinet Debuts Design Book "The Well Traveled Home" at High Point Market. Click here more information.
High Point Market will take place Oct. 19 – 24. IDS will host seminars in High Point, N.C., in conjunction with October 2013 Furniture Market.
The following presentations are confirmed:
1. Colormix 2014
Drawing influences from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions, Sherwin-Williams introduces Colormix 2014, which captures colors that inspire creativity and design in today's world. The four-palette collection provides design professionals with a guide to help them define the moods they want to create and select colors for projects. (0.1 CEU credit)
Speaker: Carolyn Noble
Location: Surya Rugs Showroom – 4100
Date: Oct. 22
Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
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ViewIT Technologies is honored to participate in the Design Tech Summit at High Point Market and we are looking forward to seeing you at our seminar about engaging and exciting your clients! This Market, we're shaking things up! We want more time to interact and spend quality time with our users, so we will not have a display area this year. Now, we'll be everywhere! We have scheduled events and meetings to attend but new outings are always popping up! Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on where to find us throughout the week.
Let's have a chat & cocktail! WithIT Educational Breakfast - Wendy Bellissimo speaks on "Baby Steps to a Better Brand" Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. IHFC- Green Wing, 11th Floor Ballroom A
SEMINAR Deliver the "Property Brothers" Experience, ViewIT Technologies/ 3Dream Demo Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Red Egg Showroom, 415 W. High Avenue RSVP: 3Dreamtraining@spaceplanning.com or 1-800-449-9984 PANEL Design Tech Summit - Track II "3D/2D Presentation & Rendering Software for the Design Professional" Monday, Oct. 21 @ 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Showplace - Jaipur Rugs Showroom, Suite 3300
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If you previously submitted your entry and payment forms, your completed Designer of the Year project entry is due at the IDS National Office before Nov. 15. Visit the DotY page on the IDS website for more details.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The IDS Buyers Guide is live! To find preferred IDS vendors, look for the IDS logo in their listing. Click here to view the IDS Buyers Guide.
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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Woodipedia: Is It Cherry Or Is It Alder?
Stains have made it very easy to color one type of wood to make it look like another kind. But there are two species of wood that really do look alike in their raw state: cherry and alder. Here's how to tell the difference.
A Guide to LinkedIn Company Pages
By Mayur Kisani
LinkedIn now has a user base of more than 200 million members, making it the world's largest professional network. That is a huge potential audience for your company to reach out to and a large venue to promote your products and services. Although it is common for companies to just set up a company page, most companies are not able to harness the full potential of the platform. One reason for this might be not knowing fully the tools LinkedIn offers in its company pages. So read on to know how to setup your company page, know it inside-out and what benefits it can have for your business.
Design Tips for Privacy
As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the 21st century. Here we explore the new frontiers — in residential architecture, product design, and furnishings.
Spring Fashion at Home: Pastel Tones
Harpers Bazaar finds the season's top shades are sweet as sugar—from lavender to pistachio to petal pink. The pastels come into play in Amy Fine Collins's Manhattan, N.Y., entry, where pale pinks, greens, yellows, and blues come together in a rug by designer (and color master) Gene Meyer. Flowers atop the console and a painting in similar hues add to the trend.
The Magic Formula in Creating the 'Perfect' Social Media Post
Business 2 Community
So your business had decided that it would maintain an active presence on social networking sites, namely Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Moreover, it's also been decided that your marketing team will just create one or two content items per day and post it simultaneously on all the platforms.
Don't Be Afraid to Mix and Match Patterns
Combining patterns is one of those tricky interior design concepts. When not done right, it looks too busy or tacky. This is why many people stay away from it. But with the following tips, you can be one of the brave few who dare to mix different patterns and get amazing results!
Choosing The Right Font For Your Brand
By Jessica Taylor
Whether you’re coming up with a new logo, business card, brochure or website, fonts can say a lot about you and your business. Typography helps create an experience for your audience before they have even read a word; it tells a story about you and your business. Recently, we've seen two large companies, Yahoo and Google, change their logos. But, unless you've studied the design of these two logos, it’s hard to tell the difference.
Trisha Reger Renovates Steven and Candace Stark's Manhattan, NY, Apartment
Collectors of Louis XIV and XV furniture, Candice and Steven Stark have a reverence for history. It's part of what attracted them to the Manhattan pied-à-terre they bought several years ago in a landmark 1920s building on Park Avenue. But despite its refined bones, the 3,500-square-foot apartment was so tattered and out-of-date that the couple had little choice but to gut it completely.
The Circuitous Route Home
The New York Times
Even for Park Slope, the house is a showstopper, blooming with intricate mahogany paneling inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and nestled into a block just a few streets away from P.S. 321, the much-coveted elementary school.
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