October 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Report

On behalf of IDS we would like thank and are grateful to the honorary guests, charities, builders, sponsors, vendors, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen for taking the time to join us at Muddy Boots for the momentous occasion; The official IDSCLT 2020 Designer Charity Showhouse Event groundbreaking ceremony.  The ceremony marked the commencement of the 2020 Showhouse Event at The Preserve At Narrow Passage in Davidson, NC.

Most importantly, thank you volunteers for your part in making the IDSCLT Showhouse Event ground breaking ceremony a success!   We couldn’t have done it without you!  As we navigate through unchartered waters, thank you for keeping us a float…you are worth your weight in gold!

HighPoint enthusiast …we are design focused on the HighPoint Furniture Market Design Week, Oct 19 - 23rd.  Visit showrooms, absorb market keynote speaker information, learn about the top trends, meet the style spotters, get connected with your network and catch up on your Continuing Ed credits (CEUs).  Mark your calendars as IDS National is combining efforts with the following HighPoint events:  See newsletter content.   For more information go to www.highpointmarket.org and make your plan.

Showhouse News:  Visit IDS National Office located at 164 S. Main St., Suite #809 to get your Showhouse flags.  The flags adhere to your HighPoint badges.

Heading into November we look forward to 2019 Executive Board elections.  We will be voting for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Melissa Lee, nominating chair will be reaching out to the membership for potential candidates to be part of the pulse of our organization.

It’s time to shine and increase your credibility; Designer of the Year Award applications will be  available this fall and National will be accepting submissions until January 2020.

See you on Tuesday, Oct.8th!

Respectfully Yours,

Audrey Clawson

Charlotte Chapter President

IDS Professional

Nothing will work unless you do.”          Maya Angelou

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Board Members

President: Audrey Clawson  203-915-8338 [email protected]  

Vice-President: Jennifer Haahs 704-200-7623 [email protected]  

Secretary: Kyle Ray 704-968-6110 [email protected]

Treasurer: Ruth McKinney 704-425-0114 [email protected]   

Trade Liason: Carol Schuster 704-614-6676 [email protected]  

Social Media Liason: Britney Spear 704-774-9911 [email protected]


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Calendar of Events

November 12 at A Shade Above
1415 S Church St, Suite A
Charlotte, NC 28203

5:30 - 8:30 PM

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Serenbe Designer Showhouse

The 6th Annual Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Serenbe Designer Showhouse is Sep 19 – Oct 13 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Tickets are for sale online at https://adacatlanta.com/events/serenbe-designer-showhouse-2/

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HighPoint Market

HighPoint - Mark your calendars as IDS National is combining efforts with the following Showroom events:

Saturday, October 19th – 10-11 am

Jaipur Living – Showplace 3300

Panel with LuAnn Nigara: Integrating with Larger Ticket Items

Registration link: https://interiordesignsociety.org/meetinginfo.php?id=15&ts=1568742816

Monday, October 21st – 10-11 am

Surya – Showplace 4100

Flat Fees to Profits: How and why to package your design services for success!

Registration link: https://events.mydomastudio.com/flatfees

Monday, October 21st

Norwalk – IHFC M108

Branding or Pricing: Which Comes First?

Registration link: https://events.mydomastudio.com/branding

Go the IDS National Office located at 164 S. Main St., Suite #809 to get your Showhouse flags on your HighPoint badge. 


Shane Jones, Designer Account Executive, ALLIED ASID, IDS IP

High Point Market - Color Mix 2020

Date: 10/19/2019    Presentation Time: 12:00pm

High Point Furniture Market - Suites at Market Square Seminar Room (SAMS T-1014)

200 West Commerce Street,

Shane Jones   704-614-1337   [email protected]

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Mimosa Event

Home Design and Decor Mimosa Monday

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Trade Members

We always appreciate our wonderful trade members!

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