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 Marth 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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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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