IDI Student team wins IIDA Student Design Charette

by Admin November 8, 2019

IDI student, Soon-Young Kwon and her team, won first place at the recent IIDA Student Design Charette. IIDA Student members from around the country compete in this live, onsite annual design competition. Students have less than six hours to determine a design solution, develop a presentation, and pitch their concept to a panel of esteemed…

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Congratulations Rona Graf, named HGTV Designer of the Year – Color & Pattern for her work on the Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach

by Admin October 29, 2019

Rona has been in the Interior design community for eleven years and specializes in residential new construction and major re-models. During our conversation we talk about the business of design on every level. From staying ahead of the curve to her approach to qualifying the perfect clients, Rona lets us in on the the things…

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Fall Home Decor Trends For Those Who Are Obsessed With Neutrals

by Admin October 4, 2019

Article by Karen Tietjen. When it comes to decorating with neutral colors, there are two sides: Those who are obsessed with them, and those who consider them a snooze. If you resonate with the former, you’ll be glad to know that some of this year’s fall decor trends follow a muted palette; and if you’re…

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These Will Be the Hottest Paint Colors in 2020, According to Behr

by Admin September 20, 2019

Article by Marisa Spyker, from Coastal Living Magazine. If you’re still pumped over Pantone’s energetic pick for their 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral, now is the time to come back down to earth. ‘Tis the season for 2020 color forecasting (yes – already!) and, if there’s one thing we can glean from Behr’s…

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Interior Designers Institute is proud to announce it is an ACCSC School of Excellence Award recipient.

by Admin September 9, 2019

This award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institutions for their efforts in demonstrating a high level of achievement among their students and a commitment to the accreditation process. The ACCSC School of Excellence Award is intended to recognize ACCSC-accredited institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation as well as efforts in maintaining…

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Meet Lisa McDennon, IDI Graduate, IDI Excellence in Design award winner & Accomplished Interior Designer

by Admin September 6, 2019

Today we welcome Lisa McDennon of Lisa McDennon Design and NUANCE Home Boutique Both based out of Laguna Beach, CA. In this episode we discuss the synergy between designers, builders, and architects. We talk about how Lisa achieves her signature refined and sophisticated design style and we discuss her recent collaboration with HINKLEY…

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by Admin August 28, 2019

Photo from Architecture Lab. Article courtesy of Teal is a medium to deep blue-green color. It is made by combining blue and green pigments into a white base. The soothing blue-green shade evokes tropical lagoons and dense jungles. From oceans to peacock feathers, teal is a common sight in the natural world. Polls show…

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by Admin August 15, 2019

“The idea,” says Director Dexter Fletcher, “was to create something that would genuinely explode off the screen, a riotous joy-ride of imagination, celebration and drama.” They toured Elton John’s Windsor house and met with him early on re: the look of the film, as he was not only the subject but also one of the…

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Meet Wendi Young, IDI graduate and the recipient of the 2019 IDI Excellence in Design Award

by Admin August 7, 2019

With over twenty years in the design business, Wendi, along with her talented design team, has completed hundreds of full scale interior design projects for clients near and far. Wendi has witnessed first hand the transformation of the design industry and has responded both creatively and from a business perspective with acceptance and innovation. Her…

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Design Your Break

by Admin May 22, 2019

If you’re reading this it’s likely that an attempt to get away from the everyday required data gathering or task completion work in your life is very intentionally on hold. Humans need breaks1 and although we often do this at the expense of anything productive, it is possible to get a break without losing touch…

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