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Colormix™ 2017 Color Forecast
Date: Monday, Oct. 24, 2-3 p.m.
Presenter: Susan Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin Williams
Location: Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS 1-1014)
Sponsored by: IDS, Interior Design Society
The state of color has never been more restless. New spirituality, cultural flux, feisty self-expression and soulful nostalgia are combining to paint an emerging portrait of our shared future. Join Susan Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, as she takes us through Colormix™ 2017. This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2017 forecast for color and design trends. We will explore the drivers influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors with specific information on four dominant color stories. (0.1 CEU)
White: The Mother of All Colors
Date: Monday, Oct. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Presenter: Shane Jones, Sherwin Williams
Location: Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS 1-1014)
Sponsored by: IDS, Interior Design Society
In this course, we will look at how we define white as a color, it's appearance throughout history, the importance of light on all color but especially white, the psychological and physiological effects of white and finally the application of white in interior and exterior spaces. (0.1 CEU)
IDS designer finds at High Point Market
National members of the Interior Design Society were selected to share some of their High Point Market favorites from within IMC properties. Each designer has carefully curated products that he or she plans to use in an upcoming project or can’t stop swooning over (or maybe a bit of both)! This fall's featured designers are Ami Austin, Ami Austin Interior Design, Memphis, Tennessee; Jason Clifton, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Juneau, Alaska; Shayla Copas, Shayla Copas Interiors, Little Rock, Arkansas; Jan Cregier, Interior Expressions, Bartlett, Illinois; Barbara Gilbert, Barbara Gilbert Interiors, Dallas. Learn more about IDS Designer Finds and see what trending products these designers can’t wait to see this fall!
Nov. 9: IDS Chapter Meeting in Boca Raton
IDS is proud to announce that a chapter is forming in the Boca Raton area! As you know from your relationship with IDS, being a member of a professional association has many benefits. These benefits are even greater for those who choose to participate in a local chapter.
Local chapters provide unique networking opportunities resulting in professional recognition and relationship building, helping to boost your career in the Interior Design Industry. With chapters throughout the United States, IDS values and recognizes the work and success of local chapters. To read more about IDS chapters, click here.
You do not have to be a current IDS member to attend this meeting. Potential Members may attend 2 meetings free!
We hope that you will join us!
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Miller's Elegant Hardware
6600 W Rogers Cir #3, Boca Raton, FL 33487
Click here to RSVP.
ART and IDS Combine Their 2017 Conferences
Inaugural partnership conference set for May 18-21, 2017
ART, the creative home-furnishings network, and the Interior Design Society will hold their first combined conference on May 18-21, 2017 at the Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This inaugural partnership will feature programming for joint general sessions and social events as well as workshops and seminars that are specific to the two unique memberships. Click here to learn more.
The 2016 IDS Designer of the Year application is now available!
We are proud to announce the opening of the 2016 Designer of the Year Awards submission period. This year we are excited to have a new website for submissions, making it easy to enter. We also have new categories to offer a wide variety of entry options and more ways to win.
Winning a DotY Award creates a sense of accomplishment, recognition and increases your credibility, helping you to become a more desirable designer. Submissions will be accepted until January 31, 2017. Entries must represent projects completed between December 2, 2015-December 31, 2016.
Click here to enter.
Learn how you can make an IMPACT in your community through our new charitable design initiative #idsIMPACT. We are pleased to have Make-A-Wish and Dwell with Dignity as collaborating organizations of this program. Click here to see IDS members who are already making an IMPACT!
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Nicole Arnold Interiors Honored by American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas at Annual 2016 Legacy of Design Awards
Nicole Arnold Interiors garnered two awards in the residential category: Bathroom (under $30,000), 2nd Place, and Bathroom ($30,000-$50,000), 2nd Place.
This has been a stellar year to-date for Nicole Arnold Interiors. In addition to the ASID Texas Legacy awards, the firm received the 2016 ASID, Dallas Design Community’s “Design Ovation” project award. Arnold also garnered leadership and project awards from The Interior Design Society (IDS) and was selected as one of the top 20 best interior designers by Freshome, a noted online magazine that focuses on interior design and architecture. Most recently, the firm placed 2nd in the 2016 Addison Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Interior Designer.
For more information, click here.
“Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America,” available in bookstores since August 28, 2016, features the home of Little Rock interior designer Shayla Copas. Her beautiful living room graces the cover of this unique 256-page book. Also featured, are homes of 22 leading designers, including Christopher Radko (of vintage ornament fame) and Joe Ruggiero (host of HGTV’s Homes Across America). Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions usually seen only by family and friends. “I am honored to be included among so many talented designer across our nation”, Copas said. “I am looking forward to the launch party which will take place at the Governor’s Mansion on November 1, 2016 at 6 pm. That night a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be given to Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. We are pleased that Wordsworth in the Heights and At Home in Arkansas has partnered with us to promote the book and help the CAC’s.”
Readers of “Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America “ will be inspired by decorating strategies that include unique color schemes which venture from traditional red and green to soft palettes of blues and golds. They will note Shayla’s skill for unifying exterior and interior decor. Shayla and other designers reveal personal preferences (lots or little glam, vintage or contemporary ornaments, less-is-more or more-is-much-better philosophies). An Architectural Digest Top 100 designer shares her own ingenious d-i-y recycling of broken ornaments. Many share tips for decorating the tree and caring for much-loved ornaments. All graciously share family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions.
For more information on the VIP book signing party on November 1st contact Copas at 501-258-7396.
“Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America,” by Schiffer Publishing, (ISBN-10: 076435163x; isbn-13: 978-0764351631) is available now for pre-publication order on amazon.com.
Award-Winning Interior Designer Published Via Several Media Outlets
Ami Austin, founder of Ami Austin Interior Designs and P&B Design Source, was recently featured in an article in Click Magazine regarding her inspiration for interior design and several design projects. Photos and descriptions of Austin's design projects were also published by HGTV Magazine in the "Professionals" online section. Austin was also a recent guest on Episode 160 of the Million Dollar Decorating podcast. The podcast episode can be found here.
Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
Lexington Home Brands
Lumens Light + Living
The Shade Store
Cosentino North America
Objects Art and More
Stemper & Associates
The Kaleidoscope Partnership
United Supply Company
Rugs that Fit
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Design Biz Summit 2016 — Mastering Your Time and Money Mindset
IDCEC approved — 15 CEU training
Terri Taylor ASID, IDS
Design Biz Blueprint
2016 Design Biz Summit - Mastering Your Time and Money Mindset is happening in beautiful Vail, Colorado on October 28 - 30th 2016. This event is where you'll transform your hidden limiting thinking that's holding you back and create powerful new beliefs to propel you into new levels of abundance, remodel your business with done-for-you simplifying systems that give you back your time and freedom, and build an even stronger network of support with like-minded designers.
Space is limited and more information is available here.
The Interior Design Society has joined The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), effective Jan. 1. Click here to learn more.
Effective Jan. 1, 2015, IDS Professional members must earn a minimum of 0.4 (4 hours) approved continuing education units (CEU) each year. Click here to read more about the updated CEU Filing Policy.
Tobi U offers Tobi Fairley’s signature foundational courses on the business of design in an online format! They include the best of Tobi’s tools and techniques that have transformed design businesses across the country and you can now earn up to 0.8 CEUs.
Tobi U courses are set up in 2 bundles:
The content for each module includes videos, webinars, podcasts, and downloadable PDFs. Click here to get started today!
- Semester One – The Essentials
Created for designers at any experience level, these 8 modules focus on the essentials for your business, including branding, niche strategy, financials, time management, selling your services, and marketing.
- Semester Two – The Solutions
Building on Semester 1's courses, the 8 modules in this semester offer next-step solutions for finding your ideal client, charging what you’re worth, building processes and systems, perfecting presentations, and getting published.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD|
Congratulations to the 2015 Designer of the Year Award recipients! To view a complete list of winners, visit www.interiordesignsociety.org/dotyawards.
Congratulations to the 2015 #idsIMPACT Award recipients! To view a complete list of winners, visit www.interiordesignsociety.org/impactwinners.
Learn more about the elite judging panel for the 2015 Designer of the Year competition.
Visit the IDS website to view the IDS Buyers' Guide! To find preferred IDS vendors, look for the IDS logo in their listing. If you are interested in obtaining a new listing or updating an existing listing, please contact Dan Sylvester at 212-920-3918. Click here to view the IDS Buyers' Guide.
If you have not yet paid your 2016 membership dues, you will no longer be able to login to pay them online. Please call IDS Membership Manager, Della Swider at 336-884-4437 ext. 223 to reinstate your membership for 2016.
If you are an active member of IDS National, join our closed Facebook group to connect with members across the country! Click here to join the group.
Concrete Decor magazine, the concrete industry's premier magazine for all things decorative concrete is offering IDS members the chance to subscribe free to their magazine. Click here to read their current issue that features an article about how decorative concrete is carving its way into the design community.
If you are interested in obtaining a membership certificate or replacement membership card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Whether you’re decorating a room or remodeling a home, choosing a paint to cover the walls may be the most fun part of the process. But while much attention is paid to the aesthetic requirements of a selected color, few people realize how important the paint itself is. An inexpensive brand might make sense in the short term, but higher-quality paint will go on smoother, take longer to dry and last longer, demanding fewer retouches down the line.
Now that the nights are drawing in and the patio furniture’s stored in the garage for another seven months, we need alternative ways to bring the great outdoors inside.
But there’s plenty you can do to add a natural touch to your interiors.
White paint can make or break a room. Here's what you need to know about the best shades.
For design duo Cloth & Kind, pattern mixing has become second nature. But while most people associate the sensibility with large, sprawling spaces, where it can be used to break up visual heft, partners Krista Nye Nicholas and Tami Ramsay have other ideas.
Embrace the beauty of the season in every room. From table to mantle, beautify your home for autumn by taking inspiration from gorgeous decor.
Halloween is around the corner, and if you're lucky, soon droves of candy-seeking ghouls and goblins will be at your door. Does your entryway show your holiday spirit? If not, here are some terrific black-hued plants to make a hauntingly memorable display.
Porter Teleo’s new wall-covering collection is inspired by the traditional Japanese porcelain repair technique known as Kintsugi, which uses metal to highlight the seams and breaks of cherished objects.
Created by hand on Japanese paper one sheet at a time, artist Kelly Porter uses metallic links and heavily mottled backgrounds. The Dallas native founded Porter Teleo with friend and interior designer Bridgett Cochran; they now work from their studio in Kansas City.
Wallpaper is the ultimate interior "fast fashion" and can transform a room overnight. Gabrielle Fagan reveals the experts’ choice of new patterns to hang with style. Walls have never been so spoilt, with an ever-growing range of designs and effects made possible by modern digital techniques.
Wallpaper experts reveal their wall wisdom and a guide to trends for now and the year ahead.
More than any one politician, responsibility for historic preservation rests with the private citizens who personally invest in the loving restoration of old homes. These folks recognize the value of relics like coal chutes and dumbwaiters, and go to great lengths to protect them. Here are 11 quirky features of old homes that have a sense of nostalgia and charm.
Are you ready to make a commitment to your professionalism?
The CQRID Exam is the only accredited exam offered exclusively for Residential Interior Designers.
For more information visit www.cqrid.org.
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