Wicker is Trending

by Admin March 27, 2020

Almost all of us have had a piece of wicker in their lifetime. It is so versatile and can be incorporated with all styles of design and décor. idi students learn about sustainable environments in our Environmental Design class. Sometimes synthetic fibers are used, especially in outdoor furniture, but traditionally wicker is made of a…

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IDI Students Create Their Own Textile Designs

by Admin March 13, 2020

idi students gained hands-on experience while exploring the world of fabrics and fibers. This week students created exciting tie dye projects by dying their own textiles.

idi Environmentally Designed Projects

by Admin March 2, 2020

One of our favorite days at idi is when the students bring in their custom designed lighting projects for our Design Thinking Class. The designs must be made from sustainable, eco-friendly materials and illuminate when plugged in. This is one of the many exciting projects at idi where students can use their innovative creativity!

Meet Erica Bryen – IDI Graduate, Principal Designer and Owner of Erica Bryen Design

by Admin February 6, 2020

Today we welcome Erica Bryen – Principal Designer and Owner of Erica Bryen Design. In this episode Erica shares her passion for interior design and her long time role as buyer for one of Orange County’s premiere “to the trade” showrooms. We also talk about the reality of client relations, how she leverages her association…

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Congratulations to Martha Duque, IDI Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design Student, 2019 IA Interior Architects Diversity In Design Scholarship Recipient

by Admin December 22, 2019

 Deepening Design through Diversity.  By Martha Duque, Student IIDA. With the expansive reach of technology, creativity inspiration sources have become endless. Traveling to exotic destinations, bustling urban environments, nature’s wonders, and cultural heritage sites, is readily available at your fingertips though your computer screen. But incorporating diversity in design is about a lot more than…

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Meet Megan Stone IDI Graduate, Interior Designer and Founder of The High Road Design Studio

by Admin November 25, 2019

“Megan Stone’s specialty is designing marijuana dispensaries, like this Royal Highness store in Palm Desert, Calif. Credit…Laura Austin for The New York Times.” A disrupter, innovator and entrepreneur, Megan Stone is the grand dame of dispensary design. Since founding The High Road Design Studio in 2013, she has provided interior design and brand identity services…

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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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