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.
DAVID BOWIE WAS GLAM- YOUR GOLD LAME’ FRINGED PILLOWS- NOT SO MUCH
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/around-town/real-estate/The_Glam_Factor_All__National_.html Is this really interior design? Unfortunately in the minds of a majority of the public yes. But don’t get me wrong. Interior decoration is a noble and creative endeavor. My concern is that most of the decorators posing as interior designers do not know the difference. Hence the stereotype goes on and on and on. Unfortunately interior decoration is…
Who owns the rights to the term Interior Designer? Does anybody or does everybody? Can interior decorators call themselves “interior designers” and their work “interior design”? Can home-stagers (people who help amp your homes curb appeal) lay claim to the term when they arrange furniture? Can a furniture sales person who recommends new office furniture…
Welcome to Professional Interior Designer’s Blog
This is my attempt to create a forum for interior designers, students, and design educators to discuss the issue of interior design legislation, interior design regulation, interior design licensing, interior decoration interior architecture, professional vs. occupational interior design, the organizations that represent the profession of interior design- ASID, IIDA, NCIDQ/CIDA, the stereotypical perception of the…
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