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The Power of US

By: Amanda Medlen With the Olympics in full swing, in tandem with some recent research and reading that I found myself in, I am strengthening and building upon my already strong beliefs in the power of teamwork. In this short 55 second video, entitled “How teamwork is the greatest asset at the Olympics,” it talks about the power of individuality… Read More

Likes, Shares, & Tweets-Oh My!

By Lindsay Ferro   Social media in the workplace is sometimes frowned upon, but studies show that it can actually be beneficial in many ways. Here at IDO, we have a business Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIN account that many of the staff uses to share project highlights, employee recognition, professional connections, informative blogs, industry events, and some of our day-to-day… Read More

A New, Simpler Year

By: Lee A. Boyland I’ve begun my spring cleaning ahead of Spring this year! During some much-relished time at home the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I spent some time organizing and purging. With the motivation of the book “A Simplified Life” by Emily Ley, and a neighborhood challenge, I went through closets, the toy room, craft supplies, bathroom… Read More

2018 Color Forecast

By Janet H. Thomas Every year Interior Design Trends are analyzed and influences for the upcoming year are predicted. Color is one of the biggest topics and is covered by Manufacturer’s from many venues. The results are varied and provide options for all whether you are a fan of boldness or still loving the classic black/white/grey them or wanting soothing… Read More

A New Year, A New Voice!

The 2017 year was a transformative one for the IDO Team. We celebrated our 25th year in business, expanded our team and completed a record number of projects for a record number of clients. Little did we know, 25 years ago, a dream to create a firm dedicated to Commercial Interior Design, was a big dream. We are grateful to many who have believed in… Read More

Christmas Design Trends 2017

By: Rhonda Wessel It’s that busy time of year again as all of us here at IDO are hustling to get projects completed by the 2017 End Of Year deadline.  As my family and I are prepping for Thanksgiving, I was wondering what the latest and greatest Holiday Design trends would be for this year.  We almost always put up… Read More

The Ace Mentor Program – Living the Future Today

By: Jill Mendoza For several years, IDO Associates have volunteered as mentors who help inspire high school students to pursue careers in design and construction. The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization, formed under Section 501(c)3 of the District of Columbia in 2002.  A history of the organization can be viewed here.  Thanks to the dedication of ACE’s mentors… Read More

NeoCon: A History

  By: Brittany Adkins It’s almost here! The 49th annual NeoCon trade show is set to take place June 12th– 14th at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. IDO is graciously sending myself along with Victoria Numbers, Catie Sterling, and Sara Kotarski to the event to scope out new products and vendors. As we have been gearing up and laying… Read More

Spring has Sprung

By: Kris Kleinknight WOW – we’re through the first quarter of 2017; Spring is finally here; North Carolina won the Final Four and Easter is in two weeks! I’m super excited for Easter Sunday!  In an effort to help with my group’s Easter egg clues; I was searching for Easter facts or trivia and came across other Easter traditions from… Read More

25 Years & Racing Forward

By: Jill Mendoza  We have a history of living the beliefs and values that have shaped us.  For the last 25 years, we’ve been united in our commitment to our clients by providing the discipline of Commercial Interior Design to serve the needs of their mission critical environments.  We are so very fortunate to now be looking to the future and… Read More