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3 Ways to Attract Your Ideal Clients on Pinterest
Designer Marketplace
Pinterest is full of potential clients who are actively creating their dream homes. Here's how to help them find you. It should come as no surprise that home décor is one of the biggest influencers on Pinterest, the amazing photo sharing site that allows you to back link to blogs and websites.
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Record a Video to Market Your Business — A Video Tutorial to Getting Started
Video marketing expert Denise O'Berry joins Sarah Santacroce for a fun and informative tutorial on getting started with video to build your brand and grow your small business.
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Patrick Dempsey's Welcoming Malibu Home
Architectural Digest
Time has a way of domesticating what once seemed radical and avant-garde. In 1968, when Frank Gehry started work on a combined studio and residence in Malibu, Calif., for artist Ron Davis, the architect was still an outlier, just beginning his revolutionary experiments with forms and materials. Nearly half a century later, Gehry has won virtually every honor his profession has to offer. And the rhomboidal corrugated-metal-clad live/work space he created for Davis? Today it is the warm, artfully decorated home that actor Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jillian, a makeup artist and jewelry designer, share with their three children, 12-year-old daughter Talula and 7-year-old twin sons Darby and Sullivan.
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The Interior Design Society’s focus in 2014 will be building community and relationships. Learn why IDS is where you belong by clicking here.

Interested in participating in Design for a Difference? Visit and like their Facebook fan page for more updates and information on how to enter! Design for a Difference entry dates are Feb. 1-June 1. Enter at! Learn more about Design for a Difference by clicking here.

2014 membership cards are currently being processed in the order that renewals were received, beginning with those who renewed as early as August 2013. If you have not already received your 2014 membership card, you can expect to receive it in four-five weeks. Thank you for your patience!

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Did you miss our National Conference in Las Vegas? Fret no more, you can view coverage of the conference in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The article titled "Life is better by design" can be viewed by clicking here.

Jason Clifton of Bauer Clifton Interiors was featured in the Juneau Empire for winning three Designer of the Year Awards! Click here to read more.

Two of our very own IDS designers, Jason Clifton of Bauer Clifton Interiors in Juneau, Alaska, and Donna Hoffman of Interiors by Donna Hoffman in Philadelphia, were featured in an article providing tips to warm up your home. Click here to read more!

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New Partners in Design
Abbey Carpet + Floor - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
The Print Shop - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
Bay Cabinetry & Design Studio - PID Sterling - Traverse City, Mich.
RCS Wood Crafters, LLC - PID Sterling - Hialeah, Fla.
Design Resource Building - PID Sterling - Roslyn Heights, N.Y.
Elite Innovations - PID Sterling - Plano, Texas
Flooring Innovations - PID Sterling - La Quinta, Calif.
Kufri Life Fabrics - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Cabinets of the Desert - PID Sterling - Palm Desert, Calif.
Calico - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Hudson's Furniture - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.
Inside Plants, Inc. - PID Sterling - Palm Springs, Calf.
Knoxville Wholesale Furniture - PID Sterling - Knoxville, Tenn.
Long Island Photo Gallery - PID Sterling - Islip, N.Y.
Selective Sculptures Kitchen & Bath Design Center - PID Sterling - Coram, N.Y.
The Ulster Linen Company - PID Sterling - Islip, N.Y.
Wendistry - PID Sterling - Frisco, Texas

The IDS National staff would like to extend a BIG thank you to all of our speakers and to all of you who attended our National Conference. We enjoyed meeting everyone! We would especially like to thank our conference sponsors: Wayfair, LLC.,, International Design Guild and International Market Centers. Be on the lookout for details on our next conference!

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Chapter Award Winners!

  • Chapter of the Year: IDS Long Island
  • Outstanding Charity Event: IDS Dallas/Fort Worth and IDS Fort Myers
  • Outstanding Networking Event: IDS Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Excellence in Membership Marketing Communications: IDS Naples
  • Excellence in Programs and Educational Activities: IDS Naples
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.

Brighten Your Interior With the Latest Lighting Trends
By Christina Mogk
When we think of trends, the lists tend to focus on colors, kitchens and baths before they expand to look elsewhere in the home. But illumination is crucial for functional spaces — especially at this time of year, when we have more darkness than light.

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5 Reasons Your Business Should Have A Blog
By Amanda O'Brien
Maybe you have thought about a blog for your business. Maybe you have started and stalled out, but it is time to really consider the benefits. A blog is a type of website or an extension of your website where you can write about just about anything.

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4 Ways to Turn 'No' Into 'Yes'
Most people won't say yes to an idea without saying no first. In fact, studies show that the average customer says no an average of five times before saying yes. This is because decision-making is an emotional process, not an intellectual one.

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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!

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Designer of the Year Award Winners!

Click here for a complete list of winners.

In 2014, IDS will be issuing new membership cards. Similar to a credit card, these cards are much more durable. You can expect to receive your 2014 membership card in January. Due to the change in how our membership cards will be made, there will be a $10 replacement fee (in advance) for each replacement card ordered.

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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Cameron Diaz's Manhattan Apartment in New York
ELLE Decor
Cameron Diaz is that rare actress who can rock a surfboard as convincingly as she does the red carpet. Whether riding a rogue wave or a wave of publicity, the towering blond, blue-eyed beauty with the blinding smile oozes glamour both on and off the screen. So it makes sense that when it came time to rethink the interior of her apartment in Manhattan, N.Y.'s West Village, Diaz looked to the West Coast's reigning queen of razzle-dazzle, Kelly Wearstler, to give the space a healthy dose of Hollywood swagger.
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Facebook Develops A Photoshop For Interaction Design, And It's Free For Anyone To Use
Fast Company
We've already waxed poetically about Facebook’'s new app Paper, which reskins the bloated Facebook experience to feel like a top-tier interactive media product. The Facebook feed is reimagined as a grid of cards that put video and images first, and you can explore them through innovative gestures — like tilting your camera to pan through a panoramic photo. Paper is part of a new initiative announced recently by Mark Zuckerberg, to imagine the mega social network as a series of discrete apps — no doubt to compete with the next wave of social media and news startups without offending the users of Facebook's core service.
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10 Round Soaking Tubs for 2
The ultimate bathing luxury? A free-standing, round bathtub built for two. Here are 10 in serenely romantic settings.
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Stories Boards Tell — And How To Untell Them
By Michael J. Berens
Keeping board members on track is never easy, but what do you do when your board falls prey to misinformation — in particular, misinformation of their own making? One member may make a comment, ask a leading question or convey a recent conversation that contains inaccurate information. Before someone knowledgeable can respond, another member has repeated and reinforced that inaccurate information. In short order, the entire board is engaged in debating a story that is riddled with error and unfounded assumptions about a situation that does not, in fact, exist.
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8 Ways To Stop Holding Yourself Back & Start Getting The Income You Deserve
Under 30 CEO
The way you think about yourself effects everything that you do, especially when it comes to growing your business and making money. … You can read all the books in the world but the bottom line is, you will only ever go as far as you let yourself.
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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Want $13 Million for Los Angeles Manse
Curbed National
Pop diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey and her Nickelodeon star-turned-producer husband Nick Cannon have listed their Hamptons-style mansion in L.A.'s Bel Air area, asking $12.995 million for what the brokerbabble describes as a "magical estate" with a bathroom "reminiscent of the finest hotel." It's the kind of mansion that has "wings" instead of rooms, with a movie theater, basketball court, putting green, and "Aspen room," all spread over what The Real Estalker calls an "almost incoherent" floor plan.
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15 Surprising Ways Rich People Think Differently
Rich people don't think like average people. That's the world we live in. Being able to maintain a massive wealth over a long period of time is not something easy if you don't have the right mentality. How would you explain that a large number of lottery winners who go broke after a few years?
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Catching Up With Tilton Fenwick + The Scoop On Their Fabulous New Fabric Collection for Duralee
So Haute
Tilton Fenwick is one of the hottest young design firms in New York and have garnered much deserved recognition for their "new traditional" sensibility, their exuberant use of color and love for statement making patterns. It's hard to believe that this stylish design duo, led by Suysel DePedro Cunningham and Anne Foster, launched less than four years ago. Since that time, Tilton Fenwick has been named one of Traditional Home’s top 20 New Trad designers to watch, was the recipient of IFDA's 2011 Rising Stars of Interior Design award, has been featured in The New York Times, major shelter publications and have designed a capsule collection of carpets for Studio Four NYC.
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13 Creative Ways With Patterned Wallpaper
With the interest in mid century modern design extending into a revival of design from the '60s and now the '70s, the popularity of patterned and textured wall coverings has exploded. Plain white walls are giving way to birch forests, rambling trellis patterns and op art designs in shimmering Mylar. Yes, Mylar!
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5 Favorites: Rope-Hung Shelving by Izabella Simmons
Next time you happen upon some rustic wooden planks, don't hesitate to pick them up — they make great-looking shelving when suspended from rope. Here are a few versions that are inspiring us to make our own.
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