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The IDS National Office will be issuing 2015 membership invoices in the coming weeks. Please note that you have until Dec. 31, 2014 to remit a payment for your dues in order to avoid a lapse in membership. You have the option to conveniently pay your membership dues online. Login to your member portal on the IDS website and select "My Invoices" from the menu on the left side.

Are you the next IDS Designer of the Year? The 2014 application is now available! Click here to learn more about the competition and how you can enter.

Save-the-Date: the next IDS National Conference will take place in May 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida.  More details will be released soon!

Create your personal platform for sharing videos, pictures and projects with The Design Network (TDN) community! Whether you’re a home enthusiast or design professional, TDN knows you've got great things to share. What better place to do it than your own TDN Channel? Simply sign up to create your profile and then click "Create a Channel." Here, you'll upload your photo, add links to your social media, website or blog (it's all about sharing!) and top it off with a unique tag line that says something special about you or your design philosophy. Click here to learn more and to create your channel.

The Interior Design Society's focus in 2014 will be building community and relationships. Learn why IDS is where you belong by clicking here.

Monique Duarte, IDS Affiliate, was featured in Moxie Woman Magazine for her design project called Project Annalee. Click here to view the article on pp. 48 – 50.

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New Partners in Design
Laurel & Wolf - PID Platinum - Hollywood, Calif.
BTX Intelligent Fashion - PID Titanium - Dallas, Texas
Cosmos Granite & Marble - PID Titanium - Charlotte, N.C.
SK & Associates - PID Sterling - Canton, Mass
Long Island Picture Frame & Art Gallery - PID Sterling - Massapequa Park, N.Y.
Art Dimensions Inc. - PID Sterling - Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams - PID Sterling - Manhasset, N.Y.
Packard Cabinetry - PID Sterling - Sea Cliff, N.Y.
Carolina Shutter & Blinds of Charlotte - PID Sterling - Charlotte, N.C.
Hampton Major Appliances and Televisions - PID Sterling - Garden City, N.Y.
Knoxville Noland Co. - PID Sterling - Knoxville, Tenn.
Notting Hill Decorative Hardware - PID Sterling - Lake Geneva, Wis.
Turn Key Construction - PID Sterling - Naples, Fla.
LeRan - PID Sterling - Grapevine, Texas
Woodstock Architectural Products - PID Sterling - Las Vegas,Nev.

Save-the-Date: the next IDS National Conference will take place in May 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. More details will be released soon!

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.

So You Want a Job In Interior Design?
WSI Designer Marketplace
Keep your resume short and direct. There are very few people whose histories require more than one page to document. Your resume should be clear, concise, to the point and adhere to a standard business format. It should go without saying that there should be no typos or grammar mistakes.

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Decorating Fabrics Inspired by Matisse
The Wall Street Journal
Artist and textile designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski has done her fair share of staring at the cut-outs, too. For fabric house F. Schumacher she's created an ebullient, large-scale children's design, Ode to Matisse, that riffs on the master's foliate forms.

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The Backyard Trends You're Missing Out On This Summer
ELLE Decor
During the summer your most coveted space is outdoors. Here, we round up the most popular trends on Instagram to help you make the most of it.

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Don't forget that 0.8 CEUs must be completed by Dec. 31, 2014. If you have any education-related questions, please contact Melanie Hylton at

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!

Join WithIt members from throughout the home and furnishings industries for the 2014 Professional Conference Aug. 11-13 in Atlanta! The two-day program at the Marriott Buckhead offers industry professionals at all stages of their careers the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, develop leadership skills and connect with industry peers. Titled "The Art and Science of Leadership," the 2014 event presents accomplished leaders from a variety of industries to inspire and educate attendees. The program will help attendees identify, value and cultivate leadership attributes that are an art – like building rapport, influencing others and learning to "listen to your gut" – as well as those leadership attributes that are more of a science –like learning effective techniques for networking, managing time and priorities, and negotiating effectively. Click here for more information.

Are you the next IDS Designer of the Year? The 2014 application is now available! Click here to learn more about the competition and how you can enter.

Congratulations to all of our 2013 Designer of the Year Award Winners! Visit the IDS National blog to view photographs of the DotY Award Winners' designs by clicking here.

The IDS Buyers Guide is live! To find preferred IDS vendors, look for the IDS logo in their listing. Click here to view the IDS Buyers Guide.

If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please contact IDS Benefits Coordinator, Della Swider at or call 336-884-4437 ext. 223 (please note for all replacement membership cards, there will be a $10 fee payable 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.

Kitchens by Clay Cabinetry Sales and Design in Naples, Florida is expanding their expert team. They are in search of experienced, professional Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry Sales and Design Consultants with enthusiastic, professional attitudes to join their design firm. This is a fast paced environment with high rewards. Click here for more information.


How to Build Your Business with Better Clients
Interior Design Business
Do you know where your next client is coming from? Is he or she going to pay you what you want and deserve to be paid, without negotiating or bargaining?
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Ralph Lauren Paint Launches a New Palette with Home Depot
Architectural Digest
Ralph Lauren has unveiled a freshly revamped paint collection. Newly available at the Home Depot, it is made up of tried-and-true favorites as well as brand-new hues. Extending far beyond the basic rainbow, it features 400 colors, a trio of specialty finishes — Metallic, River Rock, and Suede — and a selection of faux-finish techniques which come with a base and glaze to help DIY-ers create rich finishes, including Antiqued Leather, Bright Canvas, and Indigo Denim.
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The Rustic-Chic Trend is Taking Over Interiors
By Archita Datta Majumdar
One of the many repercussions of a thriving construction industry is a thriving interior design industry. Now that the housing industry is really looking up, there seems to be a new spurt of life breathed into the interior design sector as well. According to the 2014 Outlook and State of the Industry report released by the American Society of Interior Designers, there is hope for definite and positive growth for residential interior design in the coming months.
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Want People to Support Your Ideas? Conquer Their Fears
Fear of failure: Think of what you're asking from others. You want them to invest time, effort, and maybe money into a project whose outcome (no matter how certain success seems to you) is uncertain to them. Given that most people are risk-averse, the fear of failure is an obvious source of anxiety and resistance.
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5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning
Giving yourself time in the morning to put yourself in an optimal physical and mental state is equivalent to putting your oxygen mask on first. You can't help others or thrive until your needs are met first. Here are five easy-but-can't-fail steps for the best start to the rest of your life, every day.
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The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now
House Beautiful via ELLE Decor
Eleven top designers were asked to predict the hottest color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.
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Infant Chic
The New York Times
Nursery Works is introducing a collection of cribs it claims is unique in the annals of infant bed design. No one "does the kind of experimentation with materials and design you see in the adult furniture world," said Matthew Grayson, the senior designer for Nursery Works. "We wanted to be the ones to push the limits."
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10 of Our Best Email Marketing Articles for Small Business
Small Business Trends
If you think that email marketing is dead, think again. With most online businesses making most of their money from their email followers, it's clear the approach is still quite vital. First, email has always been one of the main communication channels on the Internet. It was there even before social media was born.
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    Helping Clients Identify Their Style (K+BB Collective)
Decorating Fabrics Inspired by Matisse (The Wall Street Journal)
The Backyard Trends You're Missing Out On This Summer (ELLE Decor)

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