The Psychology of Color in Interior Design

The Psychology of Color in Interior Design

I love using color as a communication tool in my interior design projects. In order to do that effectively, it’s important to understand how colors behave and how they can influence our mood. Color psychology suggests that some colors may increase anxiety, while others can boost your energy level. Your home should be your sanctuary, so it’s important to understand the emotional impact a color will have in your home.

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Renew Your Illinois Interior Design License - Expires August 31st!

Renew Your Illinois Interior Design License - Expires August 31st!

Registered Interior Designers in Illinois (RID): You must renew your active license before it expires on August 31, 2019. Once renewed, licenses are good for two years and always expire on odd years. Read the step by step instructions here on how to renew your Interior Design License today.

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6 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Ceiling Fan

6 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans come in a variety of sizes, heights, styles, and colors. Choosing the right size fan for your space ensures it will provide efficient air flow. Here are 6 steps to selecting the perfect ceiling fans for your home!

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Understanding the NCIDQ and How it Benefits You as an Interior Designer

Understanding the NCIDQ and How it Benefits You as an Interior Designer

We are on a mission to help other designers pass the NCIDQ exam and become Registered Interior Designers! Just starting to think about taking the NCIDQ exam can be daunting. We break down the requirements with step by step instructions on how to become an NCIDQ Interior Designer this fall!

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Colorful Creatives: Socials in Bloom

Colorful Creatives: Socials in Bloom

This week’s Colorful Creatives feature is Cheyenne Huffman of Socials in Bloom. Cheyenne is passionate about helping ambitious entrepreneurs craft quality brands that help their businesses thrive! Her positive attitude and go getter attitude are infections and inspire others to take a leap of faith even when not feeling 100% confident. Cheyenne shares her journey of discovering her passion, leaving her full time job, and building her business. I hope you enjoy learning more about this girl-boss and find her to be your new business bestie!

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Colorful Creatives: Events by JVB

Colorful Creatives: Events by JVB

This week’s Colorful Creatives feature is Jordan Vanden Bos of Events by JVB. This girlboss has found the perfect marriage between her business background and creative edge. Jordan’s love of the wedding industry started with planning her own wedding and has flourished over the years into an amazing business! Her passion for people and combined attention to detail make her just what you need to execute a flawless wedding!

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What's In Your Sofa?

What's In Your Sofa?

Have you ever stopped to consider what’s inside your sofa? When it comes to furniture, it’s not all created equal. Lets breakdown the basics of what’s inside a sofa: frame, suspension, and cushions. When shopping for your next sofa, ask the manufacturer these questions.

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Colorful Creatives: Jennifer Yates

Colorful Creatives: Jennifer Yates

Happy Friday! Creative expression comes in many forms, and this week I share with you a woman who found her passion by helping others. Jennifer Yates is a Diamond Wellness Advocate for doTERRA essential oils and social media business coach who exudes positive energy! Her story is so inspiring and one that I think so many people can relate to. I met Jen a couple years ago and she introduced me the wonderful world of essential oils. They have helped me in all aspects of my life, sleep, anxiety, focus, and over all health and wellness. I’m so grateful to have met this awesome Ladyboss! She has been such a huge supporter of my career and business these last two years. I hope you enjoy learning more about Jen and her journey in entrepreneurship!

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What Paint Sheen Should I Use?

What Paint Sheen Should I Use?

So you’ve selected a paint color! But now you've got another decision to make, what sheen to use. You pull out the little chart that shows the gloss levels increasing, but where to start? You decide that semi gloss is durable, and buy enough for your walls, ceiling, and moldings, one easy decision - right?

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Colorful Creatives: Radically You

Colorful Creatives: Radically You

I’m so excited to share this weeks Colorful Creatives feature, Jess Bugher of Radically You, a bohemian macrame home decor and fashion accessory line! Jess is incredibly talented and naturally creative. I was lucky enough to come across one of her posts on Instagram and got to her know better. Her story is one that I think so many can relate to, working day in and day out at an office that was’’t sparking joy in her life, leaving her personally drained everyday. She discovered her love of working with her hands at a young age, and started to explore macrame in her early 20’s. From side hustle, to full time job, to exploring opportunities in education, Jess is pursuing her passion: “working with kids and making beautiful things to bring into the world.” I hope you enjoy learning more about Jess, and be sure to check out her Etsy store!

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Colorful Creatives: Xced Design Build

Colorful Creatives: Xced Design Build

Happy Friday! This week’s feature is a boss babe killing it in the construction industry! I had the pleasure of meeting Chelsey Jackel right after I graduated interior design school. She was a natural mentor and taught me so much about the construction industry. She’s incredibly personable, talented, and cares deeply about doing her absolute best everyday. Chelsey and I recently reconnected upon the opening of her new business, Xced Design Build. Their new studio space is absolutely incredible! Fully designed showroom, studio kitchen, collaborative work area, and a design library.

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ASID Illinois Communications Director 2019 - 2021

ASID Illinois Communications Director 2019 - 2021

I am excited to announce that I have been nominated and voted in as the Communications Director for the American Society of Interior Designers Illinois Chapter. My two year term will begin on October 1st, 2019. It is an honor to be part of the Illinois design community and have the opportunity to serve on the board with such a talented group of individuals. I look forward to enhancing the stature of ASID and the challenges that this role brings.

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Colorful Creatives: B. Rose Studio

Colorful Creatives: B. Rose Studio

Happy Friday! This week on Colorful Creatives, I share with you an amazing and talented stylist, Bianca DeSantis! I’ve know Bianca for a couple of years now, and it’s been so inspiring to watch her business grow. From personal experience, I can say she gives the absolute BEST hair cuts! In this interview, Bianca shares her story of perusing her passion, and living the life she always dreamed of. Her positive attitude is contagious, and just might inspire you to take a leap of faith and follow your own dreams. One of my favorite quotes from her, “Stop saying tomorrow, make changes to seize the opportunities for success today.”

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Colorful Creatives: Rachel Serb Photography

Colorful Creatives: Rachel Serb Photography

Rachel Serb is a Chicago Photographer, specializing in maternity, newborn, infant milestone, and family photos. In this interview, Rachel shares how she started her photography business, how she landed her first clients, and what keeps her motivated today. With the launch of her new branding for 2019, I’m so excited to share this week on Colorful Creatives, Rachel Serb Photography.

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