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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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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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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Behind the Scenes: Dining Chair Reupholstery

Behind the Scenes: Dining Chair Reupholstery

I’m so excited to share a behind the scenes look at my most recent reupholstery project! These antique chairs needed some TLC. Finished just in time for Thanksgiving, these newly redone chairs are sure to be the talk of the dinner table! Special thanks to my favorite upholstery shop, Covers Unlimited and my go to leather source, Garrett Leather for being invaluable partners in the completion of this project!

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