Posts tagged "NCIDQ"

Interior Design in 2013 -- Defined!

Interior Design in 2013 -- Defined!
Today is the first day of NeoCon, Interior Design’s Chicago-based conference.  Exhibits, meetings, showroom presentations (and parties) abound during this annual international gathering. In honor of the upcoming gathering Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a proclamation declaring “Interior Design Week” in Illinois. It would be easy for me, as a Professional Designer and ChicagoNow blogger... Read more »

Do You Need An Interior Designer? FAQs

Do You Need An Interior Designer?  FAQs
Do I need a Professional Designer for my project? If you are making minor changes or investments in your home, office or whatever you are re-doing, you may not need a Designer.  Store personnel might be all the help you need to make appropriate selections.  For offices, there are showrooms and dealers that can provide... Read more »

Help: When You Can't Do This Design Project By Yourself

Help:  When You Can't Do This Design Project By Yourself
Reload!  This is important if you are entering the world of  Interior Design Projects, so yes, I am re-posting! OK… You know you can’t properly do this design project alone.  You kind of know what you will need, so what are your options? Referrals are best… and hopefully from personal experience. If you are looking... Read more »
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What's an "Interior Designer"?

What's an "Interior Designer"?
One of the most common questions I am asked is to explain the difference between a Decorator and a Designer. Here’s My answer, which I am positive that I would find much agreement within the REAL Design community including related professionals like contractors, architects, manufacturers, showrooms, “and more”: How can you tell?  First, ASK!!  Along... Read more »

Interior Design and the Supremes

Interior Design and the Supremes
Last year, a carefully assembled group filed suit against the State of Florida to void their Interior Design Practice Act.  This law allowed Licensed (also called “Certified” or“Registered”— as in Illinois) interior designers to produce their own blueprints, sign and seal them for issuance of building permits.  The Practice Act was upheld in the state... Read more »

Designer? (or not really)

About 10 days ago, an architect asked me the difference between a Decorator and a Designer. A week before I was told by a contractor that one of the best known local “designers” has to take an assistant to every meeting because he can’t read blueprints.  It’s so aggravating, I won’t even go there.  That’s... Read more »
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