“Interior Designer Near Me”… did you find what you were looking for?

  Location is one important search feature when selecting an interior designer, but there are other critical search criteria. Here are a few. Qualifications and Credentials Try to hire the most qualified interior designer you can afford. Look for those who have earned an interior design degree from a reputable university. Look for additional certifications […]

How Much Does Interior Design Cost?

Interior Design could cost you nothing, or something, or everything. This is a complicated question because the occupation is varied and there are multiple ways designers are compensated. Simply put, there are residential interior designers and commercial interior designers, and those who design both, like me. Interior Design Charges Interior designers charge in any of […]

Texas Interior Design Regulations – FAQs and Questions

Acronymns ASID – The American Society of Interior Designers – a member association, www.asid.org DSA – Designer Society of America, www.dsasociety.org IIDA – International Interior Design Association – a member association, www.iida.org. IDS – Interior Design Society, www.interiordesignsociety.org IJ – The Institute for Justice – civil liberties law firm, www.ij.org NCIDQ – National Council for […]

How To Select Sofas And Chairs

Do you need new seating…a new sofa, or lounge chairs perhaps?  Most people start their sofa search at a large furniture store and come away overwhelmed, frustrated and confused. To make matters worse, decisions are typically made based solely on appearance. However, when you work with a professional interior designer, here are just some of […]

What Do Interior Designers Really Do?

Most professional, educated and experienced interior designers appreciate the exposure our industry has garnered through venues such as HGTV and many other similar programming with one caveat. These programs are entertainment and rarely if ever, resemble reality on the job site.  While entertaining, they promote unrealistic expectations as to what interior designers really do. Take […]

Why Hire An Interior Designer?

Before answering this question, we should explore the different types of interior designers. Absent any federal or state laws to define the title “interior designer”, most of us are free to practice and define our roles without government interference. I like it this way. Capitalism, competition and free market solutions work best. At one end […]

Qualities of a Professional Interior Designer

Education, Experience, Examination: Clients want to entrust their design needs into the hands of a professional interior designer who is capable of addressing the challenges involved. Amateurs, folks who consider design a hobby, or “those with a flair” may be well suited to simpler decorating tasks. However, nothing can replace specific interior design education, years […]