Ms. Morrow you remind me of the two Japanese soldiers on Iwo Jima that did not know in 1949 that WWII had ended 4 years earlier. There is not a state in the Union that regulates the term, or the practice of, “interior design”. Most jurisdictions regulate only those that claim the title “certified interior designer” or “state certified interior designer” while the interior decorators posing as “interior designers” are free to do so. Oh sure you can split semantic/legal hairs over the 3 States and 2 Territories that actually regulate the practice of “non-residential interior design” by those professionals who have proven that they are actually qualified to address issues of HS&W in a public facility but, ultimately the battle for what you decorators consider “interior design” is over. In fact Ms. Morrow (and your puppetmasters the NKBA & IJ) I will grant you victory in that regard. You won! Anybody with a pulse and a birthright to the occupation of interior design can call themselves an interior designer. It’s time to come out of your bunker and revel in your decorator finery. Frankly you can have it.
I also thank you because those of us who actually invest our time and intellectual capital in improving and advancing the “profession” of interior design to be on par with any other of the allied built environment professions have actually benefitted from your quasi-libertarian hissy fits. Our mission is clearer and as long as you continue to impugn and denigrate the efforts of those of us who actually concern ourselves with creating environments that protect the occupants health, keep them safe, and promote their well being (I know silly goal huh?) the more your cartoon posts empower us.
As far as I am concerned the IDPC is the best thing to happen to this profession. Keep up the good work.