What do you recommend to major in to become an interior designer?
Hello! I would recommend looking for a school that offers a complete Bachelor of Interior Design degree. Otherwise some schools offer Bachelor of Arts with majors in Interior Design. Hope this helps :)
What is the process in becoming an interior designer. I may be interested in a career in interior design. By the way I LOVE your blog.
Hi Anon! Sorry to be getting back to you so late! The process of becoming an interior designer is different depending where you live. I live in Ontario, Canada, and the term ‘interior designer’ is licensed here. This means that in order to call yourself an interior designer you must earn your Bachelor of Interior Design at an accredited school in a 4 year equivalent course plus complete 3 years of work under an ARIDO recognized employer. After this seven year process, you can take the NCIDQ licensing exam and legally call yourself an interior designer. I recommend checking out the laws in your area.
If you don’t complete this process, you can call yourself just ‘designer’ ‘interior stylist’ ‘interior decorator’ etc. If you choose to go this route, I still recommend taking atleast some courses on Interior Design as there is lots of technical aspects that having an education will help with. You must also be familiar with industry standard design programs such as AutoCAD and Google Sketch Up.
Interior Design is such a fun, multi-faceted career field! I hope you decide to pursue it! Hope this helps and I wish you all the best.
Hiya Tiffany! I love your blog! I'd like to study interior design next year :) I am super excited!
That is so exciting, I’m so happy for you! You will love it. It’s hard work, but very fun! You can check out my more in depth design blog if you would like - It’s tiffanyleighinteriordesign.blogspot.ca. Keep me posted on how you like school! xoxox
Hi, love your blog, i think its genius! I was justing wondering what color throw pillows you think would go with light blue floral-chinioserie style bed linen, without it looking too busy? thanks a lot.
Hey anon, thanks so much for your lovely comments and question! I would suggest Coral. The coral deco pillow from Caitlin Wilson Textiles, or something similar, would look absolutely amazing.
If you want a tamer look you could also do Navy blue! Green would also work for a nice fresh look.
Hope this helps! Feel free to send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org when you make a decision! Have a great night! xo
How did you get into interior design, what courses etc did you do? Also, any good interior design books you recommend? :)
Hi anon :) Thanks for the question.
I’m currently in the process of earning my Bachelor of Interior Design degree at the Academy of Design Toronto. It’s a great program. I highly recommend getting some level of education in design if you are interested in getting involved in the industry. It takes a special eye of course, but it also takes knowledge of building code and other technical aspects which might not come so naturally. There are many amazing interior design books on the market. Two that I would definitely recommend are ‘Domino Book of Decorating’ and Nate Berkus’s ‘The Things that Matter’. Both changed my life. All of Kelly Wearstler’s books are great to go to for inspiration when you want to get a little bit bolder with your designs. I can recommend more if you want! I have a tonne.
Hey! This is a question I get asked a lot and there is no easy answer. Today’s economy is shaky, so people aren’t spending as much money- and this includes design. That being said, the idea of hiring an interior designer is more popular today than ever thanks to the media. Also, almost every popular restaurant and hotel you walk into has had an interior design consulting on the project. Interior designers are used to help design corporate office spaces, hospitals, schools, even the inside of cars! It’s such a multifaceted field and full of opportunity. I think it’s easy to get lost in the mix, but if you are dedicated, work hard, and are good at what you do, there is plenty of work! I have been approached for several consultations already even though I am just a student!