Category: Interior Design Profession
THE ACT OF DESIGNING vs. THE ACT OF DECORATING
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/jan/14/creative-interiors-take-deep-breath-then-design-it/ Is there a difference? Why do I care? Why should you care? This Naples News story is a prime example of the public’s inability to differentiate between decoration and interior design. Unfortunately I can’t fault them. We (the certified/credentialed interior designers) have failed at any effort to properly define our true role in the…
THE INTERIOR DESIGN DILEMMA
If you are wondering what all the fuss is about and you are unaware that the profession of Interior Design is under attack then I suggest that you read the following. This is the anti-regulation case; http://www.ij.org/images/pdf_folder/economic_liberty/Interior-Design-Study.pdf The pro-regulation case; http://www.idec.org/pdf/MartinRebuttal.pdf These documents represent the two sides of the issue as well as any. However,…
If You Have Rosacea Can the Lancome Lady Really Treat You?
There is an interesting parallel to the decorator vs. designer regulation dilemma http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=56459665282 I know there are similar debates amongst all of the professions. One more reason that it is imperative that we carefully consider the impact of our collective devotion to government regulation.