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Happy 60th Anniversary to Maxwell Fabrics!
We would like to congratulate our loyal member Maxwell Fabrics on its 60th anniversary! Maxwell Fabrics is a third-generation, family-owned wholesale distributor of fine fabrics launching three new collections each year. Maxwell makes thousands of modern-classic fabrics accessible and affordable for upholstery, drapery, decorative accessories, bedding, and residential and commercial design projects. In 2013, Maxwell celebrates 60 years of dedicated service to the design community. Maxwell's order desk and memo research department assist designers with finding the fabrics they need. With offices in Canada and the USA orders can ship the following day. Customers can request memo and fabric samples by calling 1-800-663-1159 or visiting Maxwell Fabrics also offers an elite collection of larger scale, luxury patterns and designs through Maxwell Fabrics announced their new Toronto Showroom @ 3585 Laird Road, #13 Mississauga L5L 5Z8.
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Fall FABplus Seminars on Nov. 7th, 2013
Please register for FABseminars that will start at 1:30 p.m. after AGM at Int'l Center, Ontario Room, Hall 1. If you're IDRC MEMBER and attending both AGM & FAB please register for both. FAB registrations are open for FREE to IDRC members and for a nominal $30 to non-members of industry professionals. AGM will welcome IDRC members at noon and complimentary lunch is provided to those who stay for FABseminars. New members joining this day can deduct $30 for FAB seminars off first year membership.
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Sales representative wanted for drapery hardware company
King Drapery Hardware
King Drapery Hardware, located at Markham, seeks a part-time sales representative to promote our products to customers in Ontario. Founded in 2005, King Drapery Hardware is a fast growing drapery hardware wholesaler. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best value and the best service.

Candidates should have min. 3 years of experience in the window covering industry. The right candidate will have good experience in sales. Past experience in fabric sales is a plus. This part-time position needs to be filled ASAP. Time commitment for this position is roughly 2–3 days/week. Compensation for this position is to be base salary + commission or commission based. If you wish to apply, please send a resume and completed employment application to us at Please feel free to contact us at 647-688-9228 if you have questions about this position.

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  Ready-made Drapery with "Faux Custom" Features

faAB HomeFashions has brought creativity along with high standards in design, construction and manufacturing to ready-made draperies. Quality fabrics are married with innovative styling and “faux custom” features. Three collections offer Interior Designers and Home Stagers, well-priced, value-priced and totally “Luxe-urious” options. All supported by innovative, easy to use catalogues.

SBID International Design Awards
Last Thursday our member Twelve O'Clock Dream was shortlisted for an International Design award out of England. There were almost 400 entries from around the world. The judging panel are internationally recognized design professionals but there is also a voting component to choose the final winner. We are reaching out to support this IDRC member and vote for Twelve O'Clock Dream Wall Art. Just go to the link on RESIDENTIAL PRODUCT CATEGORY and scroll down, near the bottom where you will see a picture of a white dog. It takes less than 10 seconds.
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As Interior Decor experiences record growth, smart print service providers seize opportunity
Though digital decor is growing faster than the traditional sign and display industry, it is still a relatively new market that will require effort and focus to effectively capture business. Following are three steps print service providers can take to capitalize on the digital decor opportunity.
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Beloved home decorating magazine 'Domino' is relaunching
Condé Nast's interior design magazine is being resuscitated tomorrow after being shuttered in 2009, just four years after it launched. The unveiling will be marked with an in-depth exclusive in The New York Times, as well as the debut of an e-commerce website, and a quarterly print edition. The website will be the anchor for the new Domino, and will be constantly updated with home decor posts, design tips, and most importantly — every item displayed will be available for purchase.
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The Vancouver Home + Design Show
CTV News
The Vancouver Home + Design Show presented by Scotiabank is where it all comes together. From Oct. 17-20, 2013, Vancouver's ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement will host many big names from the industry. With more than 325 exhibitors and a host of new and exciting features, there's expert insight, innovation and inspiration for living well at every turn. Satisfaction guaranteed — or the cost of admission is on us.
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8 startup-style inspirations for work space decor
Tech startups are notoriously known for being scrappy and bland when it comes to office decor. IKEA desks and chairs can be the height of style in these work spaces, and many don't build in a budget for much decor beyond that. Startup employees are working a minimum of 10 hours each day, so why shouldn't they enjoy their surroundings?

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Fall and winter trends for 2013
Burton Mail
There are quite a few trends on the horizon for fall/winter 2013, with most revolving around the same theme — nature! This seasons trends seems to be shunning sterile, sleek lines in favour of more handmade items with natural imperfections.

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IDRC fall activities are firmed up! All we have to do now is wrap it together with our member participants... if you are a Decor Trade Professional and you're looking to generate leads, get experience by talking to potential clients to help solve their decorating and design dilemmas.

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7 fall decor finds from Kelly Wearstler and Trip Haenisch
Los Angeles Confidential
With fall well underway, we enlisted two of LA's most notable interior gurus — multi-hyphenate powerhouse Kelly Wearstler and award-winning designer Trip Haenisch — to share their favorite pieces for the season.
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Feng Shui for interiors
Speaking Tree
Indoor Feng Shui provides a vast canvas for amateur practitioners to let their creativity flow. There are many dimensions and possibilities to the way you arrange and decorate your interiors. Feng Shui is not a static approach to décor. The key is to go with the flow of Chi.
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