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04 January 2014 @ 01:26 pm

Hi! I'm new to this community. Nice to meet you!

New year 2014 has started so it's time to think over the interior of my house. As other Japanese, my living room should be as tiny as your elevator hall lol. I'd always wanted to live in a room surrounded by books. How do you think about this plan? Is it dangerous when a big earthquake occurs?
04 August 2011 @ 06:50 pm
I realize this community has been dead for a while but I'm hoping there are still enough people watching to answer my question.

I'm interested in studying interior design online and was linked to Rhodec through the ASID, along with other, much more expensive schools. Rhodec seems to be the only affordable option I found, however I'm nervous that it's just another scam school.

At first glance it appears legit, you can join ASID, IIDA, and apparently sit for the NCIDQ with the info you learned there. But I cannot for the life of me find external reviews for the school.

I went to the NCIDQ website to find out schools they accept but they only list physical schools not online schools. So I'm at a roadblock here. I want to find out from students of the school if it was legit, if they secured employment after, if it prepared them for the NCIDQ, and if it was a recnogised degree (you'll find with a lot of scam schools that people wind up being turned away from employers because they don't recognize the school as credible).

So did any of you attend or know anyone who attended who could give me feedback?
01 February 2010 @ 04:29 pm
 Hey everyone

I'm just starting the interior design program at my school, and I have an assignment to interview an Interior Design professional about the field. If you're an interior designer and would be wiling to spend a couple minutes answering some questions, I would really appreciate it. 

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I was wondering if anyone here is successfully running a non-traditional design/decor business (such as home staging), and if you have any tips on getting started?

I have a 2-year interior design degree (I don't live anywhere near a 4-year program that doesn't have a years-long waitlist), and am in the beginning stages of starting a home-based business geared towards nursery and children's room design. Because of the very specific nature of the business, vendors I'd be using would be all over the map and not really conducive to the traditional route of ordering wholesale and taking profit from markups on draperies, etc. I was hoping to go fee-based for design services, prepare orders for clients, assist in bringing the room together, etc, but leave the individual purchase responsibility up to the client themselves. Does this sound reasonable? I swear, every home-based interior design business resource I've come across deals only with how to take profit from marking up incredibly expensive wholesale frippery, and although I'm not going to make a million bucks going for fee-based services, I don't want to be put into the position of having to eat the cost of a designer crib that wasn't available at a discount, you know?

If anyone has any insight, I'd really appreciate it!
10 April 2009 @ 10:39 pm
My two core classes that I'm taking this quarter are Commercial Design & Theoretical Concepts. For Commercial, we've been given our final project, which we'll be working on all quarter. It's a 50,000 sq. ft. building for "Just Right Tools." We have to design the two-floor building to accommodate the multiple departments, such as Sales & Marketing, and Design & Engineering. We're spec-ing all the furniture, etc. For Theoretical, I don't know what the final assignment is. This is the first time that this particular professor has taught this class; but he's awesome, so I'm still excited.
Mood: thirstythirsty
22 March 2009 @ 07:20 pm

Queen-size frame/headboard/footboard, his & her dressers, and dresser mirror.
$850 P.U.O.

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All images, dimensions, and weights provided by the manufacturer (STOCK).

I'm a 5'4", 125lbs. girl, and I've had no problem moving these pieces around by myself, or from room to room with my little sister.

Pieces are in good shape. They're sturdy, and they've lasted me years and three moves. They have a few scuff marks and dings, but nothing's broken or deeply gouged or anything like that. I'm living with someone at the moment, and this set's just been sitting in my parents' basement. I'd like to take it off their hands. If you're interested, let me know. I'm willing to take photos of the actual items; but since I'm not at home, the stock photos give you the general sense of the style of the pieces.

I live in Michigan, and due to the size, these would have to be pick up only.

$850 for the whole lot. But I may be willing to negotiate the price or sell pieces individually. Email citrus.sunsetsATgmailDOTcom or leave a comment if you're interested.
Mood: sleepysleepy
15 March 2009 @ 03:57 am
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13 March 2009 @ 02:01 am

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13 March 2009 @ 12:06 am
So, I'm nearing the end of the quarter - next week's our last week! That means that I can spend a few hours on the community :) instead of my finals (that are having a hard time completing themselves).

A few things I'd like to implement:
- School reviews (tell us about from where your education in interior design came)
- Firm reviews (where you work)
What information would be pertinent to you in these reviews?

Feel free to suggest more features that you'd like to see.

In other news, my school, the International Academy of Design & Technology - Detroit, just received accreditation from CIDA, and we are now listed on their website as having an accredited program.

- Ashley
17 February 2009 @ 06:05 pm
* Name?. Olga
* Student or Professional? Student, Ryerson School of Interior Design- 3rd year
* Why did you choose this field? I like the fact that you can be creative and make a difference in one go. I tend to notice thing that are designed very poorly and I want to fix them. By poor I mean whoever designed it didn't think enough about universal design and could have made different choices to increase better quality of air, light, etc of the space.
* Are you interested in commercial, residential, or both? Right now I'm willing to try anything, but I would like to get involved with retail and hospitality. I would like to design things for children.
* Do you prefer a particular design style? Well I love funky things that are curvy yet sharp. So in terms of structual, stuff like Hadid and Gehry really catches my eye. I don't really go for a "style" I just like certain aspects from some precedents that I find inspiring.I love when there are big vistas for natural light and smooth finishes. In terms of ornament I like middle eastern motifs. So a bit of eveything really.
* What is your favorite aspect of interior design? The fact that I get to actually create something out of nothing. I like how it would involve doing many things like various programs and hands on building so it can never get boring.
* What is your least favorite aspect of interior design? having little time to do something and clients who want to much in that little amount of time..and therefore losing sleep haha.
* What would you like to be doing in 10 years? as stated before, I would like to design things for children, I'm not too sure what yet but right now i'm pretty much open to anything.
* What is your favorite building? Your favorite piece of furniture? That is tough, I have either too many or can't choose one. the Taj Mahal, all the things poping into my head are pretty much built in the old days like roman bathhouses and whatnot, anything grand scale I like. The seats by Dedon, they are quite comfy and look cool too.