Clarifying Interior Design Titles and Labels.
If you attended an educational program that granted you a certificate upon completion- that does NOT mean you are “certified” interior designer. If you passed the NCIDQ Examination- that does NOT mean you are a “licensed” interior designer. If you received an interior architecture degree from a CIDA accredited school- that does NOT mean you are…
In Defense of Interior Decoration?
https://www.stevenstolmaninc.com/single-post/2017/07/16/In-Defense-of-Decorators On the surface the above blog post ruffled my PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER feathers….Mr. Stolman clearly blurs the line between interior decoration and Interior Design which is a particular sore point with moi……..but. While I appreciate Mr. Stolman’s impassioned plea for relevance I wonder if interior decoration just might wither away. Maybe interior decoration will become…
CALL TODAY- DESIGN TOMORROW
Had I known it was that easy to become an Interior Designer I would not have wasted all of that time learning how to become one………………… http://www.theacademyofinteriordesign.com/default.asp
Hey Farooq…..Maybe it’s Time to Change Your Business Model
http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/Ethan-Allen-re-ups-CEO-next-up-designers-6551652.php Maybe, just maybe, if you considered Interior Design as valuable service and not a free hook to lure in the occasional big sale your staff might earn a bit more respect and increase their sales, and your profit, via ethical business practices. But what do I know?
INTERIOR DESIGNERS ARE BORN NOT MADE
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/10/signs-become-a-designer_n_3900582.html?utm_hp_ref=decor#! Well why didn’t you tell me that 35 years ago? More proof, or evidence as we design wonks are prone to call it, that our professional identity is…..well it isn’t professional and it isn’t really an identity. More of a joke……… Then why am I weeping?
PROUD TO DISPLAY THE NEW NCIDQ CREDENTIAL
Introducing New Benefit For Active Certificate Holders On July 15, 2013 the appellation “NCIDQ” and a unique mark will be available for use as an additional benefit for active certificate holders. After completing the terms and conditions on their MyNCIDQ online account, active NCIDQ Certificate holders will have the option to sign their names “First…
Commercial Interiors Television
Could C.I.T. become the next H.G.T.V.? http://corporateinteriorstv.blogspot.com/?goback=.gde_956917_member_199774325
FIGHTING THE WHITE BOX DIY OVERNIGHT ON A DIME MAKEOVER SYNDROME
Thanks to HGTV interior design will forever (well our lifetime’s at least) be defined as the ability of overly dramatic creative people to take a white box, or poorly decorated room, and to turn it into something all together different in an unreasonable time frame with very limited funds. Here the Washington Post has been…
Interior Designers at Work
WHY DO ALL OBLIGATORY IMAGES OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS AT WORK INVOLVE FABRIC SWATCHES AND PAINT CHIPS? If we want so desperately to free ourselves of the decorator stereotype (not that there is anything wrong with decorators) why do we continue to portray ourselves as such?
Design Star or Design Scourge
PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER told himself not to continue punishing his hyper-sensitive identity complex by subjecting himself to another season of HGTV’s Design Star series. But lo I cannot avoid it. The HGTV juggernaut is omniscient- it is like being forced, with eyes propped open, to watch a slow motion train/school bus collision. The promotion of the series…