IDC On the Road – PRG Management Conference

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Sara and Alice recently drove to Baltimore, MD to participate in the trade show at the PRG Real Estate Management conference. This is an annual conference that PRG puts on for all it’s property and regional managers. It’s a great opportunity for us to get in front of properties with upcoing projects and to get feedback from properties that we’ve …

Harnessing Daylight

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From homes to hospital patient rooms to classrooms, daylight is a huge factor for design as it impacts wellbeing, promotes health and healing, encourages learning, and creates inviting spaces that people are drawn to naturally. Daylight has a large part to play in everyday design, but a new idea is playing out in New York City for how to harness …

Featured Designer: Vollis Simpson

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The terms collaboration and repurpose are not new to the design industry, but sometimes a new product incorporating both aspects catches your eye. The captivating history of the artist Vollis Simpson and his sculptures has been translated into a new assortment of contract grade fabrics. Mayer Fabrics and Sunbrella Contract have teamed up to introduce the new Vollis Simpson Collection. …

Biophilic Design in Interiors

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A design concept that I became interested in last year and that influences my design thinking and strategies is Biophilic Design. Based on the research and findings of Biologist Edward Wilson, Biophilic Design connects people to nature in their interiors, which has a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. Biophilic design can reduce stress, improve learning, increase productivity and …

Senior Living Solutions – Masland’s Answer to Designers’ Carpet Woes

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As designers, we’re typically at the mercy of the ‘running line’, or standard, products that carpet manufacturers develop, produce and market to us. A great deal of research and development is invested in each and every new collection a manufacturer launches. As designers, we eagerly await each new launch, particularly those aimed at the senior living market, hoping that this …

Meet Our Newest Team Members!

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Our IDC team is growing and we’d like to introduce you to our newest team members! If you call our office in the afternoons, you may have noticed a new voice on the end of the line. She has actually been here since April of 2016, but I don’t believe you’ve been formally introduced. MacNair Black is our new afternoon …

The newest member of our IDC Family!!

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All of us at IDC are so proud to present Mr. Mason Clark Denton – Born Saturday, February 11, 2017. Weighing 9 lbs. 4 oz. Everyone is doing well, he’s a beautiful healthy addition that you will be hearing more about in the coming months. We wish The Denton Family love and peaceful nights!!!

Babies, Babies, Babies!

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What a year it’s been! – With Nancy Borum becoming a grandmother in February and then a second time in March, IDC was then blessed with our own baby when Blair’s little daughter arrived in April. Sara met a new nephew in November and another new nephew in December. And now we have Katie Denton expecting a little one in …

Sherwin Williams Color Forecast 2017

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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 2017!

Pantone Color of the Year 2017

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Have you ever wondered where color trends originate or how it is possible to coordinate colors using different types of materials (fabric, paint, plastic, etc.)? Pantone is known for creating a standard language for color communication worldwide. Since 1963, Pantone has been the expert on color matching systems used by designers and manufacturers. The ever expanding company now encompasses digital …