1. We are a combination of engineer and artist. Not only do we take into account safety and economy when designing a space, but we also create an aesthetic that can comfort and inspire.
2. Our work improves the lives of others. We design for the homebody and the workerbee, in addition to the aged, handicapped, and infirm. Whether we add light to a dark interior or design a beautiful and healthy working space, we make a difference in the lives of others.
3. We are continually learning and seeking answers. We take continued education, discuss problems with our peers and research materials. We know that the profession is evolving, and we’re evolving with it.
4. We don’t settle for the tried and true. We push boundaries and discover new and better ways of doing things.
5. We provide a service. We work with clients who typically have little to no experience in design, and we find a way to turn their ideas into a tangible reality.
6. We pay attention to details. Whether we’re picking carpet to use in a hallway or what color to paint a wall, we make each seemingly small decisions count for the client’s health and happiness.
7. We explore what sustainable design can mean in the home and workplace. We’re debunking myths and testing new products, and we’re saving clients money along the way.
8. We’re problem solvers. Each project we work on is a new puzzle with a new set of challenges. As the designer, we’re in charge of making it work.
9. We’re collaborators. We’ve learned the value and benefits of teamwork, and how to process and connect. We disparate ideas into a working whole. Even if we work alone, we’re never really working alone. We always have a network of peers that we turn to for advice and support along the way.
10. We work to change the public perception of Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator. When asked we patiently explain qualifications, certifications and scope of experience. We are more than just reality TV design stars. We are the Professional Interior Designer.