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    How To Price Your Interior Design Work

    How To Price Your Interior Design Work
    You’ve worked hard. You have experience, resources, access to products, materials and finishes not always available to the general public. You are trained and have solutions for your clients. They are coming to you to save time and money, and of course, have a new, beautiful, finished project. But….How will your clients pay you for your services? There are a variety ...
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    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste

    How To Work with a Client with Bad Taste
    When it comes to the phrase “bad taste”, do you immediately go to stereotypical images of front porch flamingos and plastic-covered furniture? No, that’s the bad taste grandmother to the current generation’s mix of over-abundance in color, pattern and all things “trendy." If in your first meetings with a client you can sense a not-so-keen eye toward design, fear not – ...
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    Steps to Starting Your Interior Design Firm

    Interested in starting your very own design firm? A big venture like creating your own design business could have you rolling in cash, working your own set hours...or pulling your hair out. Here are some tips to keep your endeavors profitable, stimulating and most of all fun! Work for a design firm and gain experience. One of the best ways to ...
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    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space

    4 Steps to Creating an Inspiring Studio Space
    When setting up your design workspace take care to be organized and efficient to maximize your creativity and motivation! Your projects will benefit from a workspace that is not only well thought out but inspired by your life! Creativity Ideally, your workspace should be separate from your living area so as not to confuse work/life tasks and obligations. However, working in ...
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    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!

    Interior Designers: Tips to Pass the NCIDQ Exam!
    The National Council of Interior Designers Qualification is an independent, nonprofit organization which protects the health and safety of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. The NCIDQ created an exam for professional interior designers. In addition to education requirements and experience, passing the NCIDQ Exam represents competency in business procedures, business ethics and communication ...
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    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer

    How to Be a Successful Interior Designer
    The definition of success is certainly subjective. In terms of what makes a career successful one could measure success as it relates to salary, benefits and professional advancement. Interior designers strive to create intentional, fresh and personalized spaces for their clients. It’s a business of helping others. Designers are hired for their expertise in a variety of categories, not for their ...
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    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig

    Inside and Out: My Interior Design Gig
    Joyce Fownes is a principal at Perkins + Will, an architectural and interior design firm. Using her knowledge of interior design, as well as her professional accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), she leads the way in managing the creation of everything from corporate headquarters and commercial spaces to schools. What is your typical day like? It’s a ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer

    5 Steps to Becoming an Interior Designer
    Thinking about becoming an interior designer? It’s a job that requires a little bit of everything, from sketching, designing, and arranging a space to managing budgets, clients, and staff — you’ll do it all. Moreover, a job in this field can provide chances to see the world and work with a wide range of people. Interior designers draw upon many disciplines ...
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    How to Design Responsibly

    How to Design Responsibly
    “Dubai Shares See Biggest Fall This Year” read the headline in the business section of the BBC World Service Web site near the end of 2009. As soon as we saw it, my architect friends and I began discussing crisis and chaos in the middle east’s wealthy city state. The architects directed most of their ire at bankers. Last year was ...
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