If you just Googled that question and ended up here I apologize. Unless you want to read through my previous 350 posts on this topic I am afraid this post will not come close to answering your query. Click on the next link. I wish you well in your search.
Continuing my series on what is “Interior Design” and how does one become an “Interior Designer” the links below represent a one month sample of what the popular press (at least as far as Google Alerts is concerned) sees as newsworthy “Interior Design”. I tried to avoid blogs, webzines, 3rd party press releases, and industry/trade press (since only the trade reads their own press). I really wanted to see what the common press/media interpretations of our professional domain are.
Is it a scientific survey? No. But let’s face it….it does not take a rocket surgeon to determine that the common perception of “Interior Design” is not what we, the professionals who deal in code regulated building design environments, would prefer it to be. But by default it defines us.
To be clear this stream of thought is not intended to impugn or lay blame on any one aspect of our varied profession. So stretching that into the multitudes of residential decorators, occupationalist, the self-proclaimed and those DIY’ers innately blessed with a flair for color, I am merely seeking to validate my emerging revelation that we, those who practice code regulated Interior Design services, are not ‘Interior Designers”. No matter how hard we try we cannot unring the bell of the common perception. We cannot re-define the public perception of “Interior Design” in a way that societally, politically, and legally suits us.
It is time to leave “Interior Design” and those who legally own that title. “Interior Design” is a noble and worthy profession and we need to let them be. We need to stop investing our time and energy trying to change what we cannot and to redirect that energy into a discourse regarding our new identity. It is time to realize that we have evolved the profession into a hybrid of Interior Decoration, Interior Design and Interior Architecture…whatever that may be. I have danced around this realization for years now. My future posts will be much more direct.
Anyway here are my reseaarch findings…with some pithy comments interspersed for your entertainment. And for fans of the new NBC soap “This is Us”….well this is us.
This is the most stylish thing you can buy for your home right now, according to a top interior designer;
First, they can enjoy the new program “Inside the Architects Mind.” According to organizers, “attendees will see and hear in-depth presentations of architect-designed homes” by local experts. “They’ll talk about the process, challenges and offer valuable tips on the home building and remodeling process,” backers say. The Saturday event’s schedule includes Danielle Gilbert, NCARB—Ar-Chi-Tecture, 11 a.m.; Steve Goggans, SGA Architects, noon; Bill Huey, Bill Huey & Associates, 1 p.m.; and Chris Rose, AIA, ASID, Christopher Rose Architects, PA, 2 p.m
And at the same Home Show;
A returning staple will be top local interior designers offering free design consultations. “If you’ve never had a professional interior designer help you create the home you’ve always wanted, you literally don’t know what you’re missing,” Barkley says. Showgoers can count on a 20-30 minute design consultation with interior designers, who volunteer their time. Participants are advised to bring fabric or paint swatches, floor plans, pictures of their home, Pinterest boards and other materials. To make an appointment, call 843-577-7652.;
“Should Adam Lippes ever grow tired of fashion (God forbid!), he’d have an excellent career in interior design. Anyone who has been to his New York town house, which he furnished himself with a refined mix of 20th-century antiques and contemporary art, can attest to that. “It’s a passion of mine,” says Lippes, who often weaves an element of interior design into his fashion collections.”;
Consult an interior designer: Even if for only an hour, allow someone in neutral territory to offer bright ideas and help comb through the goods. We always make time and love to work with fun young couples — old too;
Not just a nursery interior designer….a high end nursery designer. Wonder what her definition of “high end” is?;
Later in life, she launched her own interior design firm, Charmian Carr Design, which counted pop star Michael Jackson as a client….The frills are alive with the Sound of Music…..;
Looks like the U.K. has the same dilemma;
And of course there is the free interior design service;
“How did you get into interior design? “I’m not a trained interior designer. I studied stone sculpting in [my home country of] Germany”
In this one we are actually confused as “Architects”;
Okay maybe it is China but this is actually the most relevant Pop Press article I have seen in eons;
Yep this is us…;
Whoda thunk “Good Taste” was a legitimate design concept? Not me……
“Wildlife motifs are poised to become (a) top interior design trend. YOU DON’T SAY!
“Christiansen worked as an insurance agent and decided recently to take the plunge and open her own business.” Never thought of it as “plunge”….;
PPPffffttttt! What the hell? Why not?;