Unfortunately for us, the public perception of interior design is far different than the reality of code-regulated or commercial interior design. So when we stand before a lawmaker or policy maker and we ask them to consider creating a law that regulates the practice of “interior design”, or we are forced to defend existing interior design laws from deregulation efforts, our message is less than cogent and convincing.
UPDATE 5/9/2019 The effort to deregulate the practice of interior design in the State of Florida has been unsuccessful. In other words Florida Registered Interior Designers have won their fight to remain independent of other licensed building design professionals. Below is my original post on the subject. I have noticed an uptick in views over […]
Here I go again…….being a stick in the proverbial mud regarding our collective efforts to advance the profession of certified/commercial/code-regulated interior design via regulation. AKA, pursuing our right to practice to the fullest of our abilities as peers with, or independent of, other licensed building design professionals. It has been awhile since the profession of […]
If you reached this site because you are interested in pursuing a career in interior design in the United States (or Canada- to an extent) please know this; This site is not funded or financed by anyone. I am not here to promote any particular interior design degree/certificate program or interior design organization (do you […]
“INTERIOR DESIGN LICENSE AND REGISTRATION PLEASE…..” AP/Rich Pedroncelli But…But Officer I’m Not a Licensed Interior Designer I suspect that there are a few egalitarian designers out there who do NOT recognize the value of job titles, professional credentials, or licensure. But reality tells us that labels are a fact of life. What we call ourselves, […]
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 […]
Kudos to Ms. Coryell for taking advantage of her right to promote her business. I don’t agree with her methods but I admire her entrepreneurial spirit. .
http://www.retaildive.com/news/home-depot-launches-interior-design-service/448020/ Well why not? And we wonder why we get no respect. HOME DEPOT OFFERS RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE Ahem…….why not? This is not a rhetorical question. If you consider that the majority of single family homes in this country are not designed/built by “Architects” but are built by contractors, builders and developers who have […]
Following up on my recent post regarding California’s Certified Interior Design, or C.I.D. credential I came across this recent missive from the CCIDC regarding the legal rights to the “C.I.D.” credential. https://ccidc.org/consumer-alerts.html Seems those pesky decorators at the Certified Interior Decorators International also lay claim to the acronym C.I.D. as in Certified Interior Decorator. http://www.cidinternational.org/membership.php […]
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 […]