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Design Success University launches 2011 fee and salary survey
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Design Success University is spending this month — from Nov. 1 until Nov. 30 — collecting data for its 2011 fee and salary survey for interior designers, with results to be made available in January. Share your input to help strengthen the design community! Plus, you automatically earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card when you complete the online survey, "Your Shortcut to a More Profitable and Passion-Filled Interior Design Business." You also can sign up to receive a copy of the 2011 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook. More

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Wall colors steal show at fine art and antique expo    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
The Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show held recently in New York put a variety of collections in the spotlight. But what really stole the show (at least in one attendee's eyes) were the walls — specifically, the way the saturated hues played a key role in bringing the displays to life. More

You know it's true: Design matters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It doesn't get much better for architects and designers than when a respected organization such as John Burns Real Estate Consulting releases results of a survey that confirm what we all know: Good design sells homes. More

Designing for health: When the professional becomes the patient
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An integrated design team with years of experience designing health care facilities got a sobering new perspective on their work when one of their own battled cancer. How did the experience shape the team's understanding of design issues in health care settings? More

More mobile workers choosing to work at the office
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Despite the trend toward increasing mobility, nearly 50 percent of all organizations participating in a new study from Steelcase reported they have 10 percent or fewer of their employees regularly working remotely. At the same time, organizations continue to rethink their real estate strategies to gain efficiencies and improve effectiveness. They are looking to cut their real estate portfolios and are repurposing existing space to give employees more choice in how and where they work. More

Announcing the Baldwin Reserve Portfolio
Baldwin Reserve combines quality craftsmanship with advanced technology to deliver a personalized blend of styles. Easily mix and match knobs, levers, and roses, in eight finishes to deliver a custom look for every architectural style. Reserve offers short lead times, quick installation and an industry leading limited 25-year finish warranty. MORE

Call for projects involving cross-specialty solutions

ASID and the ASID Foundation are conducting research into cross-specialty design projects to identify and document innovative methods, approaches and solutions being used to address the multiple needs of clients and occupants, and to record their intended outcomes. Examples of such projects include applying hospitality design solutions to health care environments or education, or applying residential techniques to hospitality or office environments. If you have a project that qualifies, please contact the research department at ASID at

Enter the 2012 ASID Design Awards

Entries now are being accepted for the 2012 ASID Design Awards. These awards honor those who have made significant contributions toward the advancement of the profession, while exemplifying a commitment to enhancing quality of life through interior design. The deadline to submit your entry is Dec. 15. Enter online at

Keep up with all the ASID news on our ASID ICON News page online.

Share your funniest interior design moment for a chance to win $500!
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Interior designers, you know this has happened to you: A perfectly professional situation takes a turn and becomes an unbelievable, off-the-wall, absolutely hilarious story that just begs to be shared! Well, get ready for the chance to profit from your on-the-job experience. MultiView is looking for the best stories from the lighter side of the interior design universe. Tell us about yours! If your anecdote is chosen, you will win a $500 gift card — PLUS you'll see your story come to life as part of a professional production. Don't wait. Submit your true story now!

Patio furniture gets invited inside
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Patio furniture is becoming so stylish and comfortable that people are bringing it indoors. Working with high-tech fabrics and some of the world's leading designers, manufacturers are turning out sofas, easy chairs, tables and even carpets that can work in a backyard or living room: flexible furnishings for home designs that increasingly blur indoor and outdoor space. More

Introducing Walker Zanger's Lucca Collection
Lucca, Walker Zanger’sexclusive new limestone collection is inspired by traditional stone working techniques, but decidedly modern in design sensibility. Crafted in Italy, Lucca combines honed, patinato and rift finishes, creating exciting blends of texture that will lend dimension and visual drama to any room. Visit us at to learn more. more

Is 'LEED for Healthcare' ready for prime time?
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The recent Greenbuild 2011 conference in Toronto featured a healthy amount of good-natured jabbing between two panelists over what was and what was not effective in the long-awaited LEED for Healthcare ratings system. The system has had a rather long gestational period, and it was, to some degree, a surprise to hear such disagreement at this point. More

Resourceful design when budgets fall short
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Budgets are tight in hospitality projects these days. But some designers are accepting the challenge and relying on their resourcefulness to do more with less. More

The fluid lines, soft contours and organic shape of the solid-surface Elise freestanding tub create a graceful silhouette that will adorn any bathroom. For complete information on MTI products, go to MORE
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Affluent consumers cautious, negative    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American Affluence Research Center released results from its biannual Affluent Market Tracking Study for fall 2011. The overall impression? Affluent consumers are being cautious, and they have a negative outlook regarding the next 12 months. In the release, AARC relates this to the recent consumer confidence numbers, which were down in October — continuing a steady decline since February. More

Alternative perceptions of color
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Color has been and is used by designers to evoke an emotion and emphasize an idea. However, those who have color vision defects might not experience the same concepts as originally intended because of their lack of ability to discern colors as a way of language being expressed by the designer to an audience. More

Exhibition tweaks common notions of a well-designed home
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Regardless of how well-designed they are, few objects are so groundbreaking that they upend the way we organize our lives. In a recent exhibition, the Paris-based designer Robert Stadler challenges the very notions of how we perceive and arrange the furniture in our homes. More

Creativity essential: Building a great-looking health club on a budget
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When it comes to developing new clubs, it looks like owners will need to continue to budget shop for the next few years. Designers love nothing more than finding and using dazzling new products to make fitness facilities look great. Architects need to balance good looks and performance so today's beautiful lobby does not look worn and dirty in two years. And owners do not want to waste money. The three must work together to stay within budget. More Artwork Done Right

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Our holiday & winter collections (with more than 150 classic and contemporary designs by Laura Megroz) invite the spirit and warmth of winter festivities into any décor. Quickly, easily, and very merrily!

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Roppe Corporation, a leading commercial flooring manufacturer headquartered in Fostoria, Ohio produces a wide selection of rubber and vinyl wall base, tile, tread and accessory products. Roppe Corporation has been preserving jobs and improving the quality of life for the residents of their community since the company’s inception in 1955. MORE

ASID introduces Design Business Benchmarking
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Until now it has been almost impossible for interior designers to know how their businesses were performing compared to those of their peers. But all that has changed, thanks to a new member service from the American Society of Interior Designers. More

Psychology in action: Why unconscious habits matter to business owners
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A smart business owner uses every advantage available. While you might not hold a degree in psychology, you will be able to find situations within your business in which you can apply these valuable lessons. More


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Adapt or atrophy
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To remain competitive, design professionals need to align their thoughts and skills to contemporary practice needs. More

'Cheap and easy' marketing can give a boost to business
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In today's weak economy, persistent marketing is more important than ever. Businesses can conduct their own grassroots public relations relatively inexpensively. More

What's good interior design software?
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Looking for low-cost 3-D interior design software? The experts at PC Advisor have a few suggestions. More

Case Studies: Sound Masking
Moving your employees from enclosed offices to a primarily open-plan space? Pursuing LEED® credits for your facility and concerned about the impact that green choices will have on acoustics? See how two companies successfully solved their speech privacy and noise concerns by installing the LogiSon sound masking system. 
Textured & Colored Planks
Design & Fashion United
Junckers Hardwood introduces the highly anticipated Design collection featuring fifteen unique textured and colored boards. The collection offers modern, dramatic, and traditional styles for commercial and residential use. Click here to view the collection. Please contact Junckers at 800-878-9663 to request samples.
Clements Fall Estate Auction
Don't miss Clements Fall Estate Auction September 25th at 2:00pm, featuring the estate of Dr. Hossein Massoud. Fine persian rugs, period furnishings, collectibles, works of art, and much more. Bid live online, in real time, at Since 1938, we have been bringing you and your clients nothing but the very best. Clements Antiques, the Largest in the South.
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