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Last Chance to Nominate for ASID National Awards
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The ASID Awards represent the Society's highest level of professional recognition. Consider nominating a colleague (or yourself) for one of these four prestigious national awards: The nominations process is easy. Simply complete a short online form and the Society takes it from there. Do you know someone whose work should be recognized? Don't miss the deadline! Nominations close Jan. 5.
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Welcome to 2015!
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The American Society of Interior Designers wishes its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we enter the new year, please take a moment to enjoy some of the most popular articles of 2014. The first 2015 edition of Eye on Design will publish on Friday, Jan. 9.
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The Best Apps for Interior Designers
Elle Decor
From July 3: The best apps carry the same traits as well-designed interiors: beauty, function and inspiration. And with the right combination of apps, your iPad becomes one of the most versatile tools at your disposal. The editors at Elle Decor asked seven interior designers — and one editor — to share the apps they can't live without.
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Top Trends from the Architectural Digest Show
Consumer Reports
From March 28: Despite the rarified air at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show — held March 20-23 this year in New York City — there are plenty of trends that are likely to find their way into mainstream design. Here are five to watch from the editors and market analysts at Consumer Reports.
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Need for a Responsible Press and Interior Design Profession
Contract
From Oct. 24: The rise in television programs about home decorating may have misled some of the public to believe that, well, anyone can be an interior designer. And that may have led to misconceptions about interior designers that manifest in a recent article on Huffington Post. While that's unfortunate, it's also an opportunity: The article might galvanize the interior design profession to present its case for legal recognition in a more unified way.
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Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2015: Subdued Elegance with a Dash of Cheer
Michael J. Berens
From Oct. 10: With the fall remodeling season well underway, the design media have now turned their attention to handicapping the hot design trends for the year ahead. In recent weeks, several reports have been released that provide insights into consumers' and designers' emerging preferences and priorities in kitchen and bath projects. While they range from the modest to the luxurious, a common thread runs through them, emphasizing function, practicality and simplicity.
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America's Leading Design Cities
The Atlantic via Citylab
From July 18: Where are the key clusters and geographic centers of design in America? Which are its leading design cities? Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class, crunched the data to find out.
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'Selfie' Is Out; 'Shelfie' Is In
Elle Decor
From May 16: Posing in the mirror for a #selfie may have been the best way to garner social media attention in the past — the term was even awarded Oxford Dictionary's word of the year in 2013. Now, a shot of a well-styled shelf or bookcase — known as the #shelfie — is gaining popularity as the chic new way to boast good taste and an eye for design.
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Is Design Making Us Sick?
Metropolis
From Sept. 5: "Is design, the way it's being practiced today, making us sick?" Yes, so the evidence on contagion shows; in fact it's killing us. Our sealed buildings breed the kinds of superbugs that no caustic (read poisonous) cleaning agents can wipe out, observes Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine.
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Color Trends Reflect Growing Consumer Confidence
Kitchen & Bath Design News
From Nov. 7: Numerous studies show that color not only impacts how we feel, but prevailing color trends can actually make a powerful statement about the mood of the country as a whole. As the economic climate has improved, consumers have been looking to add color to their world, being influenced by everything from modern cuisine to furniture.
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The Future of Interior Design
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From March 14: Elsie de Wolfe may have established the field of interior design in the early 20th century, but she likely wouldn't recognize the profession as it is practiced today or where it is headed in the near future, as legislation continues to open the doors of opportunity.
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Don't Hide from the Money Conversation
Design Biz Blueprint
From March 21: Designers often are reluctant to talk about money during a consultation and as a result often give their design ideas away without getting paid for them. Here are some suggestions for how to create ease and comfort in your new client money conversations.
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Beyond Compare: Private Labels in the Marketplace
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From Jan. 31: When a client recently approached Connie LeFevre, ASID, looking for a sofa, the interior designer didn't simply choose one offered by a furniture manufacturer. Instead, LeFevre customized a sofa by putting on different legs and using her own fabric. Then she placed her private label — the Le Fevre Collection — on the sofa. This private label, she says, has helped combat the pervasive practice of comparison shopping.
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Interior Design for Fall 2014: Colors and Cheer
Chicago Now
From Oct. 10: Color is truly back in the interior design world. It's often said that design trends follow the mood of the country and the clients as well as the economic outlook. Right now the trend is leaning toward color and increased funkiness in textile patterns in furnishing styles as well.
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Natural Instincts: Flooring Trends for 2014
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From Feb. 28: Wood-inspired flooring materials bring nature indoors and continue to gain popularity, especially in open floor plans, according to a new survey by Home Innovation Research Labs.
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Reframing the Value of Design and Restructuring Fees
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From April 25: The design profession is constantly evolving, and many firms are responding by adding innovative services to their scope and experimenting with alternate fee strategies commensurate with value delivered.
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The Ugly Side of Beautiful Rooms: Design in the Age of Internet Comments
House Beautiful
From Dec. 12: You'd never walk into someone's home and say "Vomit." So why is this happening so often online? Internet comments sections are notorious hothouses of disagreement, but when the insults fly on articles about room color schemes, it's indicative of a much larger problem.
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