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 […]

HOW DO WE REMOVE INTERIOR DESIGN FROM THE DEREGULATION HIT LIST?

Deregulation is the current trend in State Houses across the nation.  There are many arguments for and against this effort.  I am not here to argue the merits of government regulation or the deregulation thereof.  Full disclosure- I support a common sense approach to government regulations and yes some regulation is clearly unnecessary but my […]

POSITIVE PRESS AND THE REGULATED INTERIOR DESIGN MESSAGE

It is rare when PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER comes across a mainstream press article that actually discusses professional Interior Design as we know it.  95% is simply innately talented interior decorators posing as qualified interior designer pabulum.  4% are articles targeting Interior Design regulations as a prime example of government over-reach and the remaining 1% is simply too […]

Michigan’s Interior Design Title Act is Challenged

You heard it here first folks. Chalk one up in the ‘L’ column.

http://michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=156705

Not a good start to the 2013 legislative season.

And here is more anti-regulation news from Texas;

“……And what, exactly, is the public danger of an interior or landscape design gone wrong?”

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/once-government-gets-involved-professions-are-diff/nW25f/

Ahh yes one step forward several leaps backward.

Michigan Introduces Bill to Repeal Interior Design Registration

Funny- Interior Design is the only occupation/profession stricken from this bill; http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%284o5v5rftbhdxht5505uuxt45%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=BillStatus&objectname=2013-HB-4378 Something smells fishy in the Mitten State.  I hope the Michigan Interior Design Coalition can address this before it goes any further.