IDS November 2020 Newsletter Print

    President's Report


    Happy Fall! What a crazy year this has been, and if you feel like me, you can’t wait for it to be over. As we approach the New Year, we have some exciting things to report and some upcoming events, so mark your calendars.

    First, please take a moment to fill out a 5-minute survey that will help us plan 2021. You can find it under “Member Resources” in this newsletter.

    Also, we’re excited to announce that Chown Hardware is a new Member, and they will be hosting our December event, featuring virtual tours of their *NEW* beautiful Seattle Showroom. Check it out under “Calendar of Events.”

    Finally, to wrap up the year, Renate Ruby and Brume by Adorn will be throwing a fun and different holiday event that you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for more details.

    As always, we appreciate your membership, your participation, and your continued support of this chapter. Keep up the good work!


    Hannah Tiffany

    IDS Seattle Chapter Vice President 2020/2021


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    Member Spotlight

    Kimberly Syverson, Window Fashions Northwest

    Kimberly has over 25 years experience in the window covering industry. She's been passionate about design and window coverings since her early 20's. Window Fashions Northwest is the result of her passion, and the desire to provide clients with an expert source for custom window coverings.

    Window Fashions Northwest makes offering window covering to your clients easy & convenient! Kimberly offers a design trade partnership providing full service assistance including: measuring, jobsite/in-home consultations, expert advice, sampling, installation, and product warranties. As a design trade partner Kimberly offers two programs: 1. Wholesale Design Trade Pricing 2. Commission based – paid based upon your client’s sale.

    Window Fashions Northwest presented at our 2020 Vendor Showcase, "Color Lux Window Fashions - Color without Compromise" and you can watch her presentation here.

    IG Handle: kimberly.syverson

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    Calendar of Events

    december member meeting - Virtual tour with Chown Hardware in SODO

    Join this exciting and exclusive virtual tour of Chown's gorgeous new showroom in Seattle!

    Chown Hardware, a 141-year-old Portland-based architectural hardware retailer specializing in high-end residential design, just opened their new Seattle showroom in SODO and it's a MUST SEE!
    Take part in the question and answer forum and enter to win fantastic prizes when you schedule a private in-person tour.

    When: December 7th 12pm-1pm
    Where: Virtual - Details to follow when you register
    Cost: Free

    We'll be sending out a notification once registration is open so keep a look out!


    IDS HOliday party

    This year has been full of uncertainty and stress (to say the least) so we thought we would celebrate the holidays with a little bit of self care.  Wear your favorite loungewear, put on a facemask and come get cozy and relaxed with us! 
    When: December 14th 4-5:30pm
    Where: Virtual - Details to follow when you register
    Cost: Free
    Keep your eyes out for more details to come!


    In case you missed the 2020 NKBA & IDS Product showcase

    You can catch all the amazing presentations here!


    Missed a Meeting?

    No problem! You can see past chapter meetings and more on our youtube page here!

    Here in Seattle, we will continue to work to bring you dynamic, educational, and fun events to you virtually for the foreseeable future. If you have an idea of something you’d like to see or an industry partner you’d love to learn more about, please feel free to reach out to our board Programs Chair, Shelly Gillooly, at [email protected].


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    Get To Know Your Board

    Introducing our Newest Board Member Andrea Samuels, student outreach chair

    Andrea Samuels is the Executive Director of Heritage School of Interior Design in Seattle. She has more than 18 years of experience as an educator in higher education. Andrea is thrilled to be able to provide a learning opportunity for creative people to build practical skills and confidence to become excellent interior designers and is looking forward to working with IDS to support students in their careers.

    Contact Information: [email protected]


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    Member Resources

    Designer of the Year awards Winners

    Our Designer of the Year Award (DOTY) winners have been announced!  Pictured is "Home Office" winner Interiors by Donna Hoffman. Be sure to check out all of the amazing winners and runners up here! You can also watch the whole Gala recording here.


    We need your help to plan a successful 2021 - please take a few minutes to fill out this Chapter Member Survey

    Thank you for the time you take to send us your feedback. As we look to 2021, your executive board has been brainstorming and planning ways to make next year valuable, beneficial & successful. We can't do it without you!


    We are PROUD to share that our young chapter has had one of the most successful launches of IDS Chapters, despite the circumstances! We could not have done it without you, our dedicated members, industry partners & non-member participants. THANK YOU! IDS Seattle's mission of inclusion, fostering business and creating community among designers and industry partners will continue.

    Your feedback is valued and we will use this to plan the upcoming year of events, and find ways to best serve our membership and our industry.


    Education Benefits

    At IDS, we value continued education and offer discounted rates on many industry certifications including GREENleaders Sustainability Certification and Certified Aging in Place (CAPS).
    Online webinars and in-person CEUS are offered throught the year. You can visit the IDCEC website to search for approved webinars.

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    Student News & Events

    Student Ambassador Program

    We want to foster is an inclusive place for students and our first action to do this is the creation of a Student Ambassador Program. The goal of the student ambassador program is to help students navigate the local industry and provide value through the dissemination of information related to events, internships and career opportunities while assisting students in making meaningful connections as they begin their design careers. 

    The role of the Student Ambassador is to represent the Interior Design Society Seattle Chapter at industry events as well as school events. Ambassadors will uphold the values of the chapter mission while professionally representing the organization in the industry arena.

    Ambassadors will be responsible for brainstorming, planning, and executing, with Board assistance, on-campus and off-campus events that serve to inform, assist, and recruit fellow student to join our organization. Additionally, they will be responsible for gathering pertinent information valuable to other student members and ensuring it is passed to the appropriate IDS board member for distribution to all students.

    We want students to be able to take ownership of this program and, with our guidance, use it to maximize the benefits as they stride towards their ultimate goals in our community and our industry. If you are a student member or know of any students that may be interested, please contact our board Student Outreach Chair, Andrea, at [email protected].

    We continue to work on rolling out a revised, virtual student program for our student members. These are uncertain times to be a student in any industry, but we are here to assist you in any way we can.

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    Additional Goodies

    the ids national blog

    Did you know IDS National has a blog?  Be sure to check it out when you have time for this article "Trusting the Process" and more! There are all kinds of goodies being shared! They've also got a great "Hot Topics" section on their website here.


    Buyers guide

    If you haven't seen, IDS has a Buyers Guide! If you need something for a project or are looking for any new vendors, check it out.  You can also always reach out to your board or chapter members to hear if they have any recommendations! 


    member directory

    We want to help get your name out there! Check out the Member Directory and make sure your information is up to date and let us know if not!

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