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 …

Don’t just sit there! Move WITH your desk!

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So I am watching an episode of SoCosmo-the reality TV show that follows the lives of personal and professional lives of several young people working for the American woman’s magazine Cosmopolitan –and there pops up a scene with then editor Joanna Coles. She is taking a meeting with one of her staff member which is common fodder for this workplace …

Celebrating I.M. Pei – Turning 100

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Like most great architects who are generally inclined to longevity, I.M. Pei turned 100 this past April. Pei’s first major recognition came with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado (completed in 1967). His new stature led to his selection as chief architect for the John F. Kennedy Library in Massachusetts. He went on to design Dallas City Hall …

Water-jet Mosaics

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Water-jet cutters can be used to cut just about anything, but some of the most beautiful results come from when they are used to create decorative mosaics. Stone, glass, and porcelain are all used to create intricate designs that can be endlessly customized. The level of precision to create unique and complex shapes is groundbreaking. Most water-jet machines use water …

Discovery Learning

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At today’s inspiration corner, a children’s library that focuses on being a discovery learning landscape, leaning away from the traditional layouts of aisles with bookshelves. This dynamic space applies the idea that children learn and are motivated quicker when interacting dynamically with and being stimulated by their environment. The design creates multiple separate and unique areas for exploration and discovery …

I want to live in the West Elm catalog!

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Here are a few of my favorite new West Elm spaces that I’d like to move right into: Give me a good book, glass of wine, and a pop of yellow and I’m ready to curl up and relax in this living room! This dark navy wall and crisp white wainscoting, with herringbone detailed wood flooring is the perfect ending …