When is the Right Time to Call an Interior Designer?

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HELP! Is there an Interior Designer in the house? So at this morning’s staff meeting it was finally agreed that a physical expansion/remodel/new building is definitely needed and you got elected to manage this new project. Congrats! All day your email has included a torrent of “name dropping”… similar projects, various architects, engineers, and recommended builders. Amid advice and warnings …

Planning Your Project: Have a Time Frame In Mind

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Aside from asking you about style/color preference/branding, any designer worth their salt will ask you how long you plan to be in your space, whether you own your space, and how often clients come in your space. The last question is probably obvious but the first two…..maybe not. Here’s why we do a little detective work: If you are a …

Products We Love: Acoustic Products from BuzziSpace

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I have an affinity for cacti.  I attribute it to the fond memories I have of the years I lived in Arizona.  And I think the BuzziCactus from BuzziSpace are borderline genius.  As far as I’m concerned, these smart and practical acoustic panels are appropriate for almost any design project.  While this may not be everyone’s opinion, you can’t deny …

ID Collaborative – Registered HUB

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Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) is a company level diversity certification that is generally issued by a State Government to increase the amount of goods and services acquired by that state from HUBs. The program is in place to help businesses that are at least 51% owned by minorities such as Black, Hispanic, Asian-American, American Indian, Female or a Socially and …

Featured Designer: Nancy Borum

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You may or may not know that Nancy Borum is our fearless leader here at IDC. I think anyone who has ever worked with us would tell you that Nancy is the epitome of professionalism. People would also describe her as engaged, invigorating and sincere. Nancy is extremely committed to the design profession and to her local community. She has …

Why Hire an NCIDQ Certified Designer?

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The right mix of specialists on a project can save you time and money—and reduce your liability, too. Make sure you require the same level of competence from your interior designers as you do from the architectural, engineering and other building professionals on your team. All NCIDQ Certified Designers have been educated, trained and examined to protect public health, safety …

Cool People Doing Cool Things: MIITO – Tea Without A Kettle

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How much of your life have you waited for the tea kettle to boil?  when it finally did, there’s a good chance that you didn’t use half of that boiled water.  In her 2013 TED Talk, sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu pointed out that if everyone in the United Kingdom boiled only as much water as they needed, for one year, …

Designing With Purpose – Memory Care

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You may not know that senior living is one of the main types of design that we work on at ID Collaborative. We have been featured Environments for Aging and Health Care Design Magazine. We are also members of various senior care focused industry organizations such as Leading Age. There are a lot of different strategies we use when designing …

Featured Designer: Charlotte Perriand

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Charlotte Perriand was a French architect and designer. Her work aimed to create functional living spaces in the belief that better design helps in creating a better society. In her article “L’Art de Vivre” from 1981 she states “The extension of the art of dwelling is the art of living—living in harmony with man’s deepest drives and with his adopted …

Products We Love: CF Stinson’s Funnybone Collection

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Laughter may the best medicine, and this fabric collection is designed to cheer up the youngest, and often most vulnerable, patients. To combat the boredom and stress of treatments, Funnybone from CF Stinson is a conversation starter with five patterns. For example, Knock Knock, a 100%-recycled solution-dyed nylon, features jokes woven into each stripe, while I Spy, made of 71% …