WISCONSIN PRACTICE LEGISLATION AND FLORIDA DEREGULATION UPDATE

PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER has been so focused on Wisconsin’s effort to gain permitting privileges that I lost sight of the renewed deregulation effort in Florida. First for those of you who are interested in such things here are the links to the bills mentioned; https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/proposals/reg/sen/bill/sb303 https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/474 The Wisconsin bill and the effort to get it through the […]

The Interior Design Profession-10 Years Gone.

Belated happy 2020……hopefully your vision matches the new year….or is that hindsight?  Well hopefully your vision and your hindsight are 20/20. PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER woke up this morning feeling a bit melancholy and nostalgic ….getting older has a way of doing that to one’s psyche.  Assuming you do not wake up dead, which is a great way […]

If This Is Interior Design………….

and she is an “interior designer”…… then why would I want to be a “certified” version of this? https://www.ktnv.com/morningblend/dwg-home-decor-11-22-19 Once again if we, the code regulated commercial interior designers of America, wish to establish a public image that demands understanding and respect we need to do one of two things; Establish a public messaging campaign […]

IDCC & CCIDC Seek Input on Adding “Commercial” to California’s CID Credential

Familiarize yourself here and take the survey if it applies; http://shoutout.wix.com/so/cLrIy9Gz?cid=9ca151d3-acaa-46bf-acaa-85e558baccfe#/main So if you do not practice Interior Design in California you probably are unaware of their voluntary certification system.  It is confusing….even if you do practice in California but why should we care? As the most populous state in the Union California also has […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-REGULATION & THE DECORATOR vs. DESIGNER TITLE MATCH

I have spent a lot of bytes on this blog pointing out the drawbacks of relying on Uncle Sam to validate our professional status via title and practice legislation.  Unfortunately we tend to lump our decorator vs. designer identity crisis in with the massive effort to gain regulation that codifies our right to work in […]

FLORIDA INTRODUCES BILL TO DEREGULATE INTERIOR DESIGN

UPDATE 4/1- This is not an April fools prank: UPDATE 4/13- Florida HB 7047 Amended to remove the deregulation of Florida Registered Interior Designers. Currently Florida House Bill 7047  and Senate Bill 802 which seek to eliminate all legislation and practice rights regarding Florida Registered Interior Design, and the practice thereof, are working their way […]

HOW DO YOU BECOME AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?

Seems straightforward enough.  I can imagine lots of high school students or 2nd career seekers asking this question. Of course there are lots of legitimate resources available to those who are curious, books (those things in “libraries” and “book stores”), guidance counselors, friends of friends, etc. But PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER is fairly certain that the world wide […]