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IWCE is reaching out to attendees and members of the soft furnishings community to participate in a worthwhile dress drive by sewing little dresses or donating fabric and bias tape for orphans and children in need in Africa. Learn more about the charity by visiting their website at Click here for more information.

Time is running out! Don't miss your chance to participate in the Interior Design Society’s annual membership drive. The final day to enter is Dec. 12. Click here to learn how you can win free conference admission to 2015 IDS National Conference in Fort Myers, Florida, a free year of membership or half-priced 2015 dues!

The IDS Chapter Awards application is now available. Submissions must be received by the IDS National office by Feb. 27, 2015. Click here to download the application.

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IDS Associate, Tanna Barnecut of Tanna By Design won the Best of the Northwest 2014 Reader's Choice Award for Best Interior Design. Click here to see more!

IDS Associate, Wendy Lepkoff of Wendy Interiors has been nominated for the Best of LI 2015. Please show your support by casting a vote for her! Click here to vote. Please note that you can vote as many times as you like, once daily now through Dec. 31.

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New Partners in Design
The Finial Company / Paris Texas Hardware - PID Platinum - Dallas, Texas
Workroom Creations - PID Platinum, - Port Washington, N.Y.
Architectural Bling Inc. - PID Sterling - Dallas, Texas
Coastal Cabinet Works - PID Sterling - Plainview, N.Y.
Desert Business Interiors - PID Sterling - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Omnia Leather - PID Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
ArtyZen Studios - PID Sterling - Dix Hills, N.Y.
Fiorano Tile Showrooms - PID Sterling - Manhasset, N.Y.
Landscape East & West - PID Sterling - Clackamas, Ore.
The Audio Video Boutique - PID Sterling - Las Vegas, Nev.
Art Uptown Gallery, Inc. - PID Sterling - Sarasota, Fla.

Save-the-Date: the next IDS National Conference will take place May 19 - 20, 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. More details will be released soon!

The IDS Chapter Awards application is now available. Submissions must be received by the IDS National office by Feb. 27, 2015. Click here to download the application.

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.

Congratulations to the NEWEST CQRID Certified Designer!
Passing the CQRID Exam is a designation of achievement, professionalism and dedication. We applaud your hard work, perseverance and remarkable commitment to professionalism.
Nancie Wood
Raleigh, N.C.

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

Click here to view Benjamin Moore's Upcoming Events Calendar for Architects & Designers

IDS has joined nearly twenty associations and industry groups as Supporting Organizations for Design & Construction Week, joining forces for the second annual gathering of the largest-ever residential construction exposition in the nation. Supporting Organization members will enjoy discounted registration for the event. Click here to learn more. Click here to register.

Don't forget to view the available webinars on the IDS website through the LMS link! Visit the IDS website to learn more!

Create. Furnish. Live. From the 19 to the 25 of January 2015, once again, the driving forces of the Furniture industry will come to Cologne, Germany. Partnering with the show this year will be LivingKitchen - Cook. Enjoy. Live. These two industries will present together on the banks of the Rhein, their latest ideas and innovations to the modern Global Market.

For this premier furnishing show, imm cologne, featuring LivingKitchen, will present the trends that will be shaping and inspiring the furniture, interior design, and kitchen industries for the future and will provide you with all you need to sustain and grown your business in the coming year. Click here to learn more.

Stay abreast on markets across the country by visiting the IDS Event Calendar. Click here to view it now.

Are you the next IDS Designer of the Year? The 2014 application is now available. This year, the application and submission process are in digital format for the first time ever. 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 2014 IDS Buyers' Guide is live. 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.

The IDS National Office is currently in the process of issuing 2015 membership invoices. Please note that you have until Dec. 31 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.

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.

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How To Grow Your LinkedIn Network In Your Target Market
Business 2 Community
Your LinkedIn experience improves the more LinkedIn connections you have. You'll show up more and rank higher in LinkedIn people search results. You'll also be more likely to show up as a suggested connection on other members' LinkedIn home pages. And of course, you'll also enjoy the benefit of the actual connections.
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Banana Republic Executive Decorates Her Home
The New York Times
When NYC & Company is ready to replace Taylor Swift as its Global Welcome Ambassador, it should consider enlisting Marissa Webb, the global creative director of Banana Republic, who is as charismatic as any pop star. Born in Korea, Webb was raised in Pennsylvania, lived in Hoboken while she studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and now lives in the quintessential loft near Union Square.
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Children's Interior Design Trends
Interior design is no longer just about the adults as parents lean on design professionals to create beautiful spaces for their little ones. The children's interiors market continues to grow in the form of safe, functional furniture, natural textiles and designers with services wholly dedicated to youngsters.
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Secrets of the Most Productive People
Fast Company
A senator, a chef, four CEOs, and DJ superstar Diplo reveal how, exactly, they get the most out of their days.
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Faux Fur: Why is it All Over the House?
The Washington Post
What's that furry thing beneath the dinner plates in the Pottery Barn holiday catalog? It's a faux fur place mat, the latest home product to be made of that soft, luxurious fabric that makes you want to pet it. Throws and pillows made of faux fur have been around for decades.
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Ellen DeGeneres Writing Interior Design Book 'Home'
Ellen DeGeneres is preparing an interior design book to be released next year. The book, called "Home", will feature many tips from the host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" about creating dream homes. Grand Central Life & Style announced that the book would hit the stores in the fall of 2015.
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Architectural Digest Guest Pinner: Bronson van Wyck
Architectural Digest
If anyone knows how to make the holiday season magical, it's event designer Bronson van Wyck. Beloved for creating extraordinary celebrations — Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' 40th birthday bash and New York City's annual Friends of the High Line gala, to name a few — Van Wyck knows a thing or two about transforming any space into a party-ready dreamscape. Which is why it is no surprise that the Manhattan apartment featured in our December issue — artfully decorated for Christmas by van Wyck himself — does not disappoint.
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6 Paint Companies Decree Color Trends for 2015
Editor at Large
Pantone's well-known "Color of the Year" (which has yet to be revealed for 2015) radiates through the worlds of interior design, fashion, technology, business and more — but it's not the only game in town. Other colors, from Breakfast Room Green to Clarified Orange, are making their mark for the coming year.
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