But where are the Queen Anne dining chairs?

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We have read that “80 may be the new 60”. That may a bit of a disrespectful sound bite, but it does speak to the rising expectations and agenda of the senior population. With 10,000 people turning 65 every day the demand for better facilities is in a growth phase. This competition coming from the baby boomers means dated interiors …

Cool People doing Cool Things: Camp Wood YMCA

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American grasslands used to stretch from North Dakota to Texas. Only 4 percent of that ecosystem remains today, and it’s considered one of the most endangered in North America. In Elmdale, Kansas, the home of Camp Wood YMCA, which provides year-round outdoor education for kids, prairie still covers 11,000 acres. For the centennial of Camp Wood, it teamed up with …

VCT is no longer the only answer

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Although VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile) has come a long way since your past days of school and hospital design horror, there are so many alternate options out there with similar price points that this no longer makes the most sense to put on your floors. Waxing floors is a thing of the past. You no longer have to live like …

Designing with Empathy

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‘Design Thinking’ is a concept that has been gaining momentum in the increasingly flexible and fast changing business world, but it again proves that the principles of design are applicable in such a broad spectrum of areas – not only for innovation and increased functionality, but for bringing into focus what In reading an article in Forbes recently about ‘design …

The Value of a Mockup

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As designers, we dream big. We will gladly perform a task of any size that you give us, but we relish the opportunity to give a space a fresh new look. After coming up with a conceptual design and receiving initial client approval, we begin to research our concepts further. The majority of this research is done through conversations with …

Breathing New Life into a Historic Greensboro Landmark- The Carolina Theatre

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The historic Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro is undergoing significant renovations and ID Collaborative is excited to be a part of the design team. Opening on Halloween night of 1927, The Carolina Theatre was intended to be “The Showplace of the Carolinas”. This 2,200 seat Vaudeville Theater was intended to give an ordinary citizen a night of fantasy with its …

Three Favorites for this Week

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Here our three designs to inspire your week: 1) After focusing on a health care project, I have been on a quest for innovative and exciting wall and floor details that are not only aesthetically pleasing but improve efficiency, wayfinding, and traffic flow. This hallway found in a health care facility in Turkey, utilizes light, color, and geometric shapes to …

Why Go Quartz for Countertops

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For what seems like forever if you wanted a quality countertop, granite was the standard. That has changed! Every countertop material has it pros and cons… until now. Solid surface is essentially plastic and can melt when exposed to high heat. Laminate deteriorates over tile as the underside particle board is exposed to moisture. Granite is natural stone and needs …

Sherwin Williams Color Forecast 2018

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Each year, along with a specific color of the year, Sherwin Williams comes out with 4 new color palettes to look forward to in the coming year. According to Sherwin Williams, here’s what you can expect to see in 2018! Here is a behind the scenes video of the process the folks at Sherwin Williams use to come up with …

Happy Holidays from IDC!

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We’ve had another fantastic year and we couldn’t have done it without our wonderful clients, manufacturers, reps., installers, and friends. We are so fortunate to work on the kinds of projects to make a difference in peoples’ lives and communities. We’re looking forward to a new year filled with more rewarding projects and relationships. ID Collaborative will be closed beginning …