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3 Ways to Manage Your Impatience
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
So many people consider time an enemy. Entrepreneurs feel the pressures of technology changing, competitors gaining advantage, or limited funds running out. Managers race against quarterly deadlines and performance targets. Young people push to get ahead before their expenses eat up their savings. All of this results in feelings of anxiety and impatience. More

Fairmont Designs: Furnishing Imagination

Come see Fairmont Designs' Simple Choices at the Las Vegas Market, January 28 to February 1st, and see how SIMPLE it is to create your dream room! We take the guesswork out of creating your room. Learn more at

Published — DS Member — KellyAnne Sohigian, IDS Affiliate Member
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IDS Affiliate Member, KellyAnne Sohigian, was recently featured in the Holiday 2012 Edition of the online publication, Townvibe in an article titled "The Look - Decorating for the Holidays and All Year Long".

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From Chinoiserie to Faux Tortoise Shell
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When architect Andrew Skurman recently redid his Paris apartment on the Parc des Invalides, he used local talent for everything from the limestone floors to the vanilla silk draperies that frame the views of the opera, the Sacré Coeur and the Grand Palais. But when it came time to create the faux marble neo-Egyptian doorway leading into the living room, a "major element," Skurman decided to fly in Willem Racké, a decorative painter based in San Francisco. More

Flu Endangers US Economy, Businesses
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There are so many things that can take down your business from an operational standpoint. From workplace illness to employment and management issues, the dangers are many. More

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Shocking Statistic Revealed In The 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey eBook Just Published by Design Success University

Design Success University's 2013 Interior Design Fee & Salary Survey reveals a shocking statistic: 23.2 percent of all interior designers left the industry between May 2008 and May 2011 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The free eBook is available for immediate download.

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 Shop IDS Partners in Design

New Partners & Affiliate Partners
Design Biz Blueprint - PID Platinum - Tucson, Ariz.
Bowron Sheepskins - PID Sterling - La Mirada, Calif.
StevenGKarp.Com - AP - Huntington, N.Y.
Showcase Kitchens - AP - Manhasset, N.Y.
L. Anthony Sparaco Glass & Design Corp. - AP - Freeport, N.Y.
Legacy Billiards Gallery - AP - Collierville, Tenn.
Ferguson Enterprises - AP - Knoxville, Tenn.
Michelle Chiang - AP - Canoga Park, Calif.
Amphora Gardens - AP - Santa Rosa, Calif.
ProDesign Solutions - AP - Tigard, Ore.
Braden's Lifestyles - Home Furnishings Retail Store - Knoxville, Tenn.

 Upcoming Conferences
Save the Date for the 2013 IDS National Conference!

Downtown Greensboro Marriott - Greensboro, N.C.

In conjunction with the High Point Market, April 20 - April 25

Join us to earn up to .7 CEUs and enjoy seminars featuring:

Tobi Fairley
Joni Vanderslice
Debbie Green
Michelle Lamb
Greenhouse Fabrics

Visit to download a brochure and register Early bird pricing is available

Rooms are available at $189/night for a single or double room. To reserve your room in the IDS National Conference room block, please call the Greensboro Marriott Downtown Reservations Department at 800-228-9290. You must identify yourself as part of the IDS Conference to reserve a room in the room block.

 Chapter News
The 2012 Chapter Awards Application is now available!

Enjoy the prestige, bragging rights and recognition that your chapter deserves and also be part of an exciting evening as the Chapter Awards are presented at the Annual Designer of the Year Awards!

The Chapter Awards are designed to reward Chapters who have shown exceptional work in specific areas each year. At the annual Designer of the Year Awards Dinner, the winning chapter in each category will be presented with an award and the highest praise for a job well done. This is an opportunity for your chapter to shine and for IDS to recognize its chapters for outstanding achievement in one or more of the award categories.

Click here to download your copy of the awards application.

 Upcoming Markets
MAISON&OBJET – Jan. 18-22 — Paris Villepinte, France

The leading international home fashion event. One event, comprising several trade shows: MAISON&OBJET, scènes d' intérieur, now! design à vivre, MAISON&OBJET éditeurs, MAISON&OBJET|projets|, MAISON&OBJET OUTDOOR_INDOOR, craft, l'espace métiers d'art et MEUBLE PARIS. Twice a year, nine halls (1.5 million sqft of stands), 3,250 brands: A cross-disciplinary take on all the home-fashion sectors, with four specialist areas: luxury, design, interior design and accessories, presenting the latest news in furniture, interior design, arts and crafts, home accessories, fashion accessories, table arts, household textiles, upholstery fabrics/wall paper/wall coverings, architectural solutions, gifts, fragrances, etc.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR IDS MEMBERS: Request your free badge now and save 60 Euros! Email

 Upcoming Webinars
Online On-Demand Webinars are Here!!

IDS is proud to announce the availability of pre-recorded webinars at your convenience through our new online learning management system (LMS). We currently have seven CEU certified webinars available through our homepage ( link labeled 'LMS'. There are instructions on how to start the webinar, obtain handouts and take a quiz to show completion once you click on this link. We will have non-CEU certified webinars available after the first of the year. As live webinars are conducted through IDS, they will become available through the LMS if individuals are unable to join the live session. We also hope to premier our conference speakers through this venue in order for participants to gain wider exposure to the speaker's expertise. IDS will automatically update your CEU record when you participate in the online webinars through our LMS thus there is no need for additional CEU filing.

 Employment Opportunity
Interior Designer Position Available - Village Design Group, Inc. is looking for an interior designer to join our design team in the Pinehurst Resort area of North Carolina. Facilities include a 12,000-square-foot interior design center and showroom with hundreds of resources including flooring, fabric, wall-covering, furniture, lighting, cabinetry, tile and more. Position is commissioned sales and includes office space, telephone, computer, work table, conference room, licensed subcontractors, warehouse, delivery, and support staff. Applicants must have an interior design degree and at least 5 years work experience in both residential and commercial interior design. Also seeking "Work from Home" designers living in North or South Carolina. For an application or appointment, please contact Vicki Stone at 910-692-1000 or email: Village Design Group has provided interior design services for east coast clients for over 30 years. See our website for more information.
 Industry News

Art for the Wall, This Time in Vinyl
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Wrapped, a company that makes artistic gift wrap and accessories, has teamed with Blik, producers of decorative wall decals, on a new collection of vinyl wall coverings. Called Blik X Wrapped, the designs are based on intensely colored, high-resolution photos. Shadow ($70 for four sheets, 24 inches by 36 inches) right, looks like a network of rainbow thorns, while Macro ($90 for 14 pieces of various dimensions) was inspired by a patchwork composition by the California artist Charles Arnoldi. More

How to Allocate Your Time and Your Effort
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here's the secret to time management and success: Your colleagues who zoom ahead of you with seemingly less effort have learned to recognize and excel in what really counts — and to aim for less than perfect in everything else. To achieve more success, you should fully leverage your strengths instead of constantly trying to shore up your weaknesses. More

Firm Believer: At Home in Breda with the Cofounder of Moooi
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Think of Casper Vissers as the hidden force behind Moooi. He launched the Dutch design firm in 2001 with superstar industrial designer Marcel Wanders, the team's art director; Vissers serves as Moooi's CEO. The company — whose name is inspired by mooi, the Dutch word for beautiful — brings a fresh, humorous approach to lighting, furniture, and accessories. A career in design was a left turn for Vissers, who once worked as a sales manager for a lumber company. More

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of IDS Hot Topics, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of IDS, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

Terrariums Make a Comeback for Plant Lovers and Decorators
Rapid City Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A little green can make a big difference. Kathryn Geary-Kuester of Rapid City, S.D., adds some green to her world through terrariums, or "naturescapes," in bell jars. She is one of a large number of people nationwide who are rediscovering the joy of terrariums. The last time the mini-gardens enjoyed such popularity was in the 1970s. Their appeal is growing, and more people are making them for fun and even for profit. Terrariums are made in almost any container imaginable — even tiny, jewelry-like wearable terrariums. More

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8 Extraordinary Fireplaces Sparked by Ingenuity
Houzz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Not all fireplaces are created equal. Oddly exhilarating, these innovative fireplaces serve as major interior design statements and are created to dazzle and impress both homeowners and professionals. Unexpected twists in materials and shapes turn up the heat on traditional fireplace designs — take a look and see if any inspire a new fireplace in your home. More

Pinterest for Business: 11 Tools to Get You Started
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Pinterest has made the Web a feast for the eyes, and many business owners are flocking to it. If your business is a natural fit for showing off images — you sell paper goods, for example, or just wrote a cookbook — these 11 tools and resources can help you get started. More

The Room Divider — A Simple and Flexible Tool for Organizing Space
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In a home, studio, office or anywhere else, it's all about space and how you can take full advantage of it. The space that’s available has to meet a person's needs and requirements. But sometimes there's just not enough space to have all the rooms you need. It's why room dividers are so great. They allow you to think of the space you have as a flexible environment that could change function and structure without much effort. More

A Rustic and Refined Aspen Getaway
Architectural Digest    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The clients who commissioned designer William Sofield to create their new home on Aspen's Red Mountain are a couple, he says, with somewhat divergent tastes. "The husband is a true modernist, so he would have lost his mind in a log cabin. And she's a bit more traditional, so the idea of traveling all the way from New York to Colorado just to be in a minimalist white box wasn't going to fly," Sofield explains. "The strength of this house lies in the tension between their aesthetics." More

Strictly Neutral: Classic Look for 2013 Dials Back Flashy Colors in Favor of Softer Palette
Memphis Commercial Appeal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Home design in 2013 is all about keeping things light — light on the environment, light on clutter, easy on the eyes. "The people I work with still want neutral walls, with soft touches of color," said interior designer Lindsay Barton, owner of Memphis, Tenn.-based L. Barton Interiors. Layered neutrals are a big hit. Think cream on cream, white on white. More

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