Qualifications

Qualifications

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  • Earned Bachelor’s Interior Design degree from The University of Texas at Austin, accredited program
  • Passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications examination (NCIDQ) 1995
  • VP Government Relations – National Kitchen & Bath Association, (NKBA) Texas South Plains Chapter 2013-2017, San Antonio, Texas
  • Chapter Representative – National Kitchen & Bath Association, (NKBA) Texas South Plains Chapter 2015-2017, San Antonio, Texas 
  • Speaker at KBIS 2014, Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The American Society of Interior Designers, Professional Member 18 years (ASID)
  • Woman-Owned Small Business Enterprise
  • Minority Owned Small Business Enterprise
  • Texas Registered Interior Designer 1993-2010**
  • President, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Chapter 2011-2012
  • Membership Director, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Texas Chapter 2008-2010
  • Current President of NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association) Texas Hill Country Chapter 
  • Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designers (CMKBD) by examination from NKBA

**Texas does NOT issue interior design licenses. Texas does NOT have a Practice Act instatute and neither do 47 other states. Texas does not regulate the interior design industry or interior designers as a whole. The Texas Occupational Code for interior designers contains only a voluntary registration and protected use of the title “Registered Interior Designer” or RID.  However, this title is misleading. To get the Title Act passed, the legislature grandfathered into “registration” anyone who applied, regardless of education, examination, or experience. As many as 50% of RIDs have no design degree and have not passed the difficult NCIDQ exam.  

Rather than valuing the misleading RID appellation, you would be best served by simply asking a potential interior designer what their specific qualifications are. Consumers must perform their own due diligence when selecting an interior designer. Be certain to distinguish between paid membership association appellations like ASID, IIDA, TAID, NKBA versus earned appellations in an interior designer’s title like NCIDQ, CMKBD, AIA. 

We invite you to look at our qualifications listed above as they reflect education, examinations and expertise in the interior design industry. (Revised 2022) 

Contact Kelley Barnett, NCIDQ, CMKBD (210) 408-1300 to discuss your interior design
ideas now.

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