Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

OUR MISSION is to create thoughtful, beautiful interiors that meet our clients’ aesthetic, functional, and economic goals while honoring and celebrating the buildings that contain them.

OUR PERSPECTIVE is informed by a respect for historical architecture coupled with an appreciation of the playfulness and brightness of modern design.

OUR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE applies to all types of projects: on smaller residential and renovation work we can produce the drawings necessary for permitting and construction, on larger commercial and new-construction projects we focus on the interiors and work in tandem with architectural and engineering teams.

OUR APPROACH is flexible and responsive. We work with some clients who have a strong vision and we help them achieve it. Others are less sure and we guide them through the design process, helping them to formulate their own aesthetic as we go.

OUR NETWORK of collaborating professionals, formed through fifteen years of practice, includes architects, builders, artists, and artisans who share our vision.

WE ARE BASED IN PORTLAND, OREGON but we are currently working on projects in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities in the US. We enjoy the diversity and learning opportunities offered by working in communities other than our own.

Jessica

Jessica Helgerson has more than fifteen years experience designing residential and commercial interiors. Though her interiors are typically clean and uncluttered, she is comfortable working in a variety of styles, guided by her clients’ individual needs and tastes. Her design process is pragmatic (how should the space be laid out to flow and function well?) as well as creative/conceptual (what idea or feeling will ground and focus the design?).

At the beginning of each project, Jessica likes to start with the same questions: What’s the best design for the client? What’s the best design for the building or space? What will stand the test of time, stylistically and functionally? For any project, her goal is to ensure that the fundamental design and materials are classic, long lasting, and appropriate to the building and its period. Then she likes to layer on fresh, contemporary elements—such as lighting, furniture, and art—that feel just right for the clients and for the moment.

Jessica has a long-standing interest in green building and sustainability. At the start of her career she was a green building activist, sitting on a number of boards devoted to environmental preservation and serving as president of the Sustainability Project. She continues to bring this interest in sustainability into her daily life. For four years, her family lived, rather experimentally, in a 540-square-foot cottage on five acres of farmland. Adorned with a planted green roof and big front porch, the cottage was remodeled with almost entirely reclaimed materials. With her husband, she has been raising chickens, turkeys, and bees and growing nearly all the food their family eats, as well as throwing lots of big dinner parties for friends hungry for food they can see growing. They now live on a larger house on the same property, where everyone can spread out a bit.

Fluent in French and Italian, she has lived and worked in Italy, Switzerland, and France. Her life in Europe and her travels in India, Mexico, Morocco, and the Far East have strongly influenced her work.

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Chelsie Lee

Originally from Ohio, Chelsie studied Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. During school she interned in Nashville, Cincinnati, and Boulder and studied abroad in Copenhagen where she fell in love with Scandinavian design aesthetic and principals. After graduating in 2008, Chelsie temporarily shifted her path away from design and volunteered at AmeriCorps. She spent a season living and working at Arches National Park in Utah before eventually finding her way to Portland in 2009. Prior to joining JHID, Chelsie spent six months at Skylab Architecture where she worked on a number of projects including the renovation of the W Hotel in Seattle.

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Em Shephard

Em Shephard first discovered her passions for design and travel touring across Asia with her 78-year-old grandmother when she was 12. Since then, she has studied in Europe, taught English in Argentina, eloped in India, and travelled throughout SE Asia and Central and South America. Along the way, she has fed her design aesthetic with the cultures, perspectives, landscapes, architectures, and inspirations of her travels. She earned a Bachelors in World Religions from Colorado College, and went on to receive a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She then spent three years at Kelly Wearstler, Inc. in LA where she managed design projects for 5-star hotels (including the Viceroy brand), high-end residential, and boutique retail. She worked on new construction and renovation projects, while gaining extensive experience with custom designs—from rugs and lighting to furniture and millwork. Tiring of the clichéd LA traffic and smog, and looking for a community to compliment her sustainable design perspective, Em and her husband moved to Portland where she joined JHID. She has fallen in love with the city, and surrounding area, and spends her weekends hiking, camping, and indulging in Portland’s renowned food and wine culture.

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Mira Eng-Goetz

Mira Eng-Goetz enjoys exploring the relationships between objects, people and spaces. She studied sculpture at Mills College in Oakland, California and later received a bachelor of science degree in interior architecture at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Mira’s designs are often influenced by her experiences abroad in Europe and West Africa where she interned with a variety of visual artists and volunteered as a health worker in the Peace Corps.

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Alisha Borden

Alisha Borden is intrigued with the effect the built environment has on its users. She believes the most inspired designs are created through multidisciplinary practices, and is always seeking to learn. Alisha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in interior design and a minor in sustainability from the Art Institute of Portland. During her time in school she completed an internship at Skylab Architecture, and regularly collaborated with students in various fields of study, broadening her perspective on design and how it is influenced by allied arts.

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Mariah Hum

Having grown up around and in her father’s ceramic and woodworking studio, Mariah has developed a deep appreciation and connection to fine craftsmanship and the intimate qualities of the handmade object. These influences inspire her to design spaces with intention and integrity that create human and environmental wellbeing. Mariah earned her BFA with honors in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In her free time she continues the creative tradition with her own art making, be it painting old buildings, sculpting with clay or carving wooden spoons. In any endeavor Mariah always brings a positive attitude along for the journey.

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Kayti Huffman

Kayti Huffman grew up in the suburbs of Southern California, where she longed to be surrounded by architecture with history and a story. Before beginning design school, she spent time training in water purification relief work in Hawaii, then volunteered in Southeast Asia providing aid for tsunami victims. Upon her return she earned a bachelor’s of art degree in interior design and a minor in business administration. Working in the service industry throughout college, Kayti couldn’t help but notice that the spaces she was working in could be better designed, and she began to develop a strong interest in hospitality-oriented public spaces. She is particularly interested in the relationships between brand identity, consumer behavior and the built environment.

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Stephen Pierce

Stephen was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. After receiving a B.A. in marketing from the University of Memphis, the humidity finally drove him out of the South to teach ESL in Korea and Spain. He decided to move to the Pacific coast after hearing about the food and culture of Portland, and he received a post-baccalaureate degree in accounting from Portland State University. When he is not at JHID, Stephen spends his time biking, cooking, and exploring our beautiful city.

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Adam Porterfield

As a primarily self-taught, multidisciplinary artist and designer, Adam experienced a late-in-life realization that dabbling is, in and of itself, an interesting career path. In working with JHID, Adam has been provided the opportunity to wear many hats; from scheming dream projects for the firm, to corresponding with the press, and picking up tile samples. Every day, and every project, is chock full of opportunities for learning, growth and gratitude.



Top Schools for Interior Design

Learn about degree programs in interior design, which can be found at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Take a look at what’s available at four high-profile design schools, and find a list of other schools in the United States that offer formal training in interior design. View article

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    School Overview

    Aspiring interior designers can find undergraduate and graduate programs at many of the nation’s top schools. Programs are offered at a variety of institutions including the Pratt Institute, the University of Cincinnati, the New York School of Interior Design, and Bellevue College.

    Three top schools have received high marks from DesignIntelligence for their interior design programs, while a fourth offers two different degree tracks for students. Degree levels awarded at these schools range from a certificate to a master’s degree. Students may develop a design portfolio that can aid them in the job search upon graduation.

    Pratt Institute in New York

    A private school in Brooklyn, NY with programs in art, architecture and design, the Pratt Institute offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design program, through which students can learn how to create commercial or residential settings. The MFA program is new as of Fall 2015 and replaces the previous Master of Science program. Course topics can include 3-D design and architectural drawing. In addition to coursework, students enrolled in a master’s degree program complete a thesis project. The undergraduate program at Pratt was ranked third, and the graduate program was ranked second in the nation of top interior design programs by DesignIntelligence in 2016.

    University of Cincinnati in Ohio

    DesignIntelligence ranked the University of Cincinnati as #4 in the nation for undergraduate interior design programs in 2016. Through the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. This is a 5-year course of study that helps aspiring professionals develop skills in design technology, critical thinking, and visual communication. The school offers a special co-op program for interior designers, and the degree program culminates in a capstone project, which provides students with hands-on practical experiences.

    New York School of Interior Design

    The New York School of Interior Design in New York City is a public institution that was ranked 4th among graduate programs and 5th among undergraduate programs in interior design by DesignIntelligence in 2016. In addition to a basic certificate, the programs can lead to an Associate of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Students who enroll in the certificate program acquire an understanding of architectural design for interior structures. Graduate programs include a professional and post-professional Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments, Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design, and Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design. This school offers faculty and guest speakers in this field that are among the top in the world.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

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    Bellevue College in Washington

    Located in Bellevue, WA, Bellevue College offers an associate’s degree in interior studies and a bachelor’s degree in interior design. Graduates of the associate’s program can apply to the bachelor’s program. The bachelor’s program requires students to complete a capstone project and a 150-hour practicum. Both programs prepare students to work at architectural, space planning, or interior design firms, offering coursework in lighting, fabrication, the history of art and design, and building systems.

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    contemporary to timeless traditional. Her projects incorporate personal elements that reflect her clients personalities and tastes.

    Listening to the desires and concerns of clients and integrating their ideas into excellent interior design is the primary focus of each

    renovations present. She makes it her mission to create a new perspective for the homeowner by converting their spaces in fresh and

    unexpected ways with function and comfort always in mind. She is known for her lighting experience, keen eye for color, and ability to

    balance space planning, material choices, and customized furnishings to create stylish yet comfortable rooms and environments.

    local, national and international books and periodicals and showcased on Home and Garden TV. Cheryl s innovative designs have also

    led to an impressive list of industry accolades, including ASID Design Ovation and Texas Legacy of Design awards. In addition to the

    awards, she has also been selected for 11 consecutive years by the Dallas design community to D Home Magazine s Best Designers in

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    He specializes in comfortable luxury living. He has an experienced interior design team providing furniture, draperies, lighting and

    accessories. He also provides a selection service for new construction and remodeling. Michael uses his creativity and your personal style

    to create rooms that are beautiful and comfortable. Through the years Michael has developed a series of questions that help capture your

    style and taste. That way, he is able to provide you with a beautiful environment that is uniquely your own.

    Professional member of A.S.I.D.

    Winner of Best of Houzz 2013 and 2014

    Featured in Spectacular Homes

    Over 35 years experience in the Interior Design business

    His attention to detail is unparalleled. In addition, he delivers your requests with expediency. Working with Michael and Donna on past, as

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    Oklahoma State University. One of the first designers registered in the State of Texas after passing the NCIDQ exam, Mary Anne Smiley is a

    member of ASID, and is qualified in AutoCAD. She has been featured in a myriad of publications, and is the recipient of numerous awards for

    excellence in design. Mary Anne has been on the Best Designers in Dallas list for the past 10 years, and was celebrated in 2013 as one of the

    FAB FIVE TOP DESIGNERS IN DALLAS by Luxe and Roche Bobois.

    the 60 s she was informed by the Dean that women don t enroll in architecture. Undaunted, she enrolled in Fine Art and Interior Design. Her

    career has taken her coast to coast. Ms. Smiley is known for her use of pure color and pearl finish backgrounds, and for her avant-garde use

    of contemporary art. Her AutoCAD skills have given her the ability to design custom furnishings when unique and creative solutions are

    required. This often results in recognition for product design, and sometimes in collaboration with various artists.

    art, and enjoy dabbling in water colors purely for personal pleasure. She has even illustrated the children s book, SAM S BIRTHMARK with

    charming water color drawings.

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    Texan whose passion for interior design began more than 25 years ago. In January of 2004, this passion blossomed into the creation of Kim

    Bailey Interiors. Kim carries the designation of an Associate Member of the Interior Design Society and currently serves on the IDS DFW Board

    as Treasurer. She is also a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. KBI was also given the prestigious Best of Houzz 2015

    believes that their customers’ needs are of the utmost importance and they are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high

    percentage of their business is from repeat customers and referrals. They utilize their affiliations and access to trade-only resources like

    Dallas Market Center to offer options that bring elegance and beauty to their clients spaces.

    and trends, and the ability to customize products and solutions. KBI has built significant trade relationships in order to bring to life their custom

    design visions for each client. The success of KBI lies in getting to know their clients. the form and function of their overall lifestyle. to create

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    Texas. Barbara translates her expertise in color theory, principles of design, and environmentally friendly renovation into beautiful,

    completion, Barbara and her team endeavor to make the experience enjoyable and stress free. After an initial meeting to discuss

    wants, needs, and lifestyle, Barbara s unique back office processes allows clients to approve design elements, see budget reports,

    and approve spending online.

    in her many design awards, including 13 ASID awards, 4 IDS Designer of the Year awards, six consecutive years as Best of Houzz for

    Design and Customer Service and an HGTV Pro Network Designer.

    the National Board of the Interior Design Society, is the former President of the Interior Design Society, Dallas chapter, served as a

    presenter for the 2011 Dallas Home and Garden Show, and as a judge for 2011 Habitat for Humanity Design Duels. She is a founder

    and managing partner of Dallas DesignWorks, a design co-op she created to ensure her clients have access to the most exclusive,

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    Pres./Prinicpal Designer | Nicole Arnold Interiors

    Founding Partner | North Texas Design Group

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    services to luxury residential and prominent commercial clients throughout the metropolitan Dallas area. As president of an award winning

    design firm, she s earned widespread acclaim for her ability to make space meaningful for the customized, personalized residential interiors

    and the commercial facilities she designs in such prestigious Dallas communities as Preston Hollow, Richardson, Southlake, Highland Park,

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    and other successful professionals. In addition, she works with commercial clients ranging from World Trade Center showrooms to

    professional service provider offices, creating dazzling interiors that improve their customer experience and convey their corporate image.

    She also consults and guides custom homebuilders and realtors so they can enable their clients to visualize their new space. Nicole s clients

    benefit from the project management, budgeting, communication, consulting and rapport skills she gained during her highly successful 16

    year sales and marketing career with Levi Strauss Co. Her corporate background enables her to speak the language of the executives

    precision, look no further than Nicole Arnold Interiors. She’s proven time and again that they can imaginatively transform a single room or an

    entire home or office to embody her client s desired result!

    fast efficient manner, that allowed minimal time from my busy multi-office in multi-city schedule. Nicole is a genuine expert in Interior Design. I

    highly recommend her services. I am very well pleased. -David R.

    Worth chapter and led the chapter to four consecutive national design awards during her tenure. Freshome.com recognized us as one of the

    Top 20 Dallas interior designers. Houzz recognizes Nicole as a Top Influencer, Recommended Professional and one of the Best of Houzz

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    How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Interior Decorator Or Designer?

    Let’s get local cost data for you. Where are you located?

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    Whether you are redecorating your kitchen or building an annex to increase your home’s usable living space, tackling home improvements by yourself is a daunting prospect. Even before you start drawing up plans, there are many questions to consider: What building codes apply? Where should you position windows to get the best light? Do you need to move electrical outlets? What kind of paint creates the most welcoming environment?

    If your head is starting to spin and you aren’t sure where to start, it’s time to call in the professionals. Employing an interior decorator or interior designer helps to keep a project on schedule and on budget; however, the services of these talented individuals come at a cost. Fortunately, having a designer on board often creates savings in other areas by helping to bring a project to completion on time and leveraging trade discounts for materials. It’s important to realize that interior design and interior decorating are two separate professions. Designers are usually more expensive, but they bring a wider set of skills. Understanding the difference between the two roles ensures you employ the right person and helps to keep your budget under control.

    Cost Structures

    When you’re shopping for quotes, comparing rates isn’t always as easy as you think. You may get a quote that seems too good to be true, only to discover the designer is using a different pricing structure than the one used by other professionals you have approached. Knowing the main ways designers price a job makes it easier to compare quotes to get the best deals.

    Generally, decorators and designers use one of four ways to charge for their services: cost plus, fixed rate, hourly rate, or square foot. There may also be additional charges, such as retainers (usually a percentage of the project cost) or consultation fees (a flat fee for the designer to visit the property ranging from approximately $200 to $300).

    Cost Plus

    Designers using the cost plus method purchase necessary products and then bill you for the total, including a markup you agree to when drawing up the contracts. The markup is usually around 20 percent and pays for the designer’s services. So, if the work costs $10,000, the designer bills for $12,000.

    Fixed Rate

    A fixed rate, or flat rate, is a single price that covers all of the work, materials, and other expenses. This is the simplest way to cost up larger jobs, and it’s helpful for you as the customer because you know exactly what you need to pay.

    Hourly Rate

    Some designers charge by the hour, with rates ranging from $50 to $200. Because the total fee depends on the amount of time the project takes to complete, designers often reserve this method for small projects where there is less risk of complications and spiraling costs.

    By the Square Foot

    Commercial designers often charge by the square foot. This is effectively a flat rate based on the size of the property. Some designers implement a minimum charge to cover the amount of work involved for a small room, so you pay the minimum fee, or the fee based on the actual room size (whichever is greater).

    The Cost to Hire a Professional

    Homeowners employing the services of an interior decorator or designer usually pay $1,839 to $8,842 for materials and labor, with an average of $5,296. Small projects cost as little as $499, while large projects cost as much as $17,000. Costs vary significantly based on the skill of the designer or decorator, the geographical location, and the scope of the project.

    Interior Decorator vs. Designer

    Do you need an interior decorator or an interior designer? They may seem like interchangeable terms, but they actually describe two different professions. Before you start shopping for quotes, you need to know your project requirements and what services you actually need. Understanding the different skill sets decorators and designers bring to a project makes it easier to make the best choice for your needs.

    Decorators

    As the job title suggests, decorators are primarily concerned with aesthetics. They choose and implement the decor that gives a room its unique appearance, such as window treatments, paint, wallpaper, and accessories. Decorators don’t design or build spaces, but they dress them stylishly, introducing new color schemes and decorative elements.

    Decorators don’t require any formal training, and therefore many aren’t qualified to remove existing structures, build new structures, or change the wiring in your home. It’s important to check what qualifications a decorator has before agreeing to any terms.

    Designers

    Interior designers are qualified professionals who become involved with projects at the construction stage. They often work with architects, using their skills and knowledge to create functional, quality interiors that match a homeowner’s requirements. Designers attend an accredited college or university to major in Interior Architecture or Interior Design, and then they complete an internship. They also pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam to attain state recognition as part of acquiring a license.

    Designers have knowledge of building codes and regulations, making it possible to create a functional environment that is aesthetically pleasing while also adhering to all applicable construction laws. Their level of training and their ability to help plan, schedule, and execute a project make their services more expensive than those of a decorator.

    How to Prepare

    Interior designers help to facilitate your ideas, making your dream home a reality. Before you contact a designer to work with, it pays to think carefully about your requirements. Pre-planning lets the designers know your expectations and helps to guide any consultations. Consider the following:

    • Define your goals: Building an extension on your property entails planning permission and the services of a designer. Changing the color scheme in your living room is much simpler, and only requires a decorator. Having clear goals makes it easier to know which professionals to hire and helps to ensure your contractors know exactly what you want.
    • Get inspired: There are certain styles you love, and others you hate. Give your designer a clue by cutting out pictures from magazines or printing off images from the Internet.
    • Set your budget: Let your designer know your spending limit. Once a designer knows your budget, it’s much easier to shop for suitable decor.
    • Stay in charge: Designers are trained professionals with a keen eye for detail, but only you know what you love. If a designer is coming up with suggestions that don’t match your tastes, say something. It’s a good idea to express any strong opinions you have on sustainable and organic materials, animal skins, “Made in America” products, upcycling, and child safety features.

    Why Hire a Pro?

    There are many reasons to employ a decorator or designer:

    • They save your time: Professionals know where to shop and have a lot of business contacts, making it easy for them to find exactly what you need for your project. This insider knowledge speeds up the project because you don’t have to waste weeks hunting down the perfect decorative elements, comparing prices, or researching the benefits of different types of fixtures and fittings.
    • They have necessary skills: Designers and decorators are very knowledgeable. Decorators have an artist’s eye for color and composition, and they know how to arrange furnishings to create a welcoming environment. Designers go a step further and know how to create a space that utilizes acoustics, lighting, and temperature.
    • They have the tools: Professional contractors have all of the equipment and materials they need, so you don’t have to worry about sourcing tools and products to get the job done.
    • They simplify a project: Designers have in-depth knowledge of building codes, and they work in association with architects and builders to keep your project running smoothly. Designers and decorators identify and resolve problems, minimizing the delays that can cause costs to escalate.

    Before you hire an interior designer or decorator, make sure you understand what you are paying for. If you just want to reinvent your living space with a new look, calling on a designer isn’t the most cost-effective solution. However, if you are planning a complex project starting from construction, hiring a designer helps to keep the work on track through planning and execution.

    When shopping for the best deals, get at least three quotes to choose from, and consider employing designers with certification from the American Society of Interior Designers to ensure you get the best results.



    Houzz Interior Design Ideas

    This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

    Houzz is the No. 1 app for improving and designing your home. Whether you’re building, remodeling or decorating, Houzz has you covered.

    – Browse more than 15 million high-resolution photos of home interiors and exteriors. Choose by style, location or room, such as kitchen or bathroom.

    – Save and share photos with friends, family and home professionals.

    – Use the Sketch feature to annotate and draw directly on photos from Houzz.

    – Shop from more than 9 million products and materials, including vanities, cabinets, lighting, furniture, tile and more.

    – Read verified product reviews.

    – Save up to 75% off during featured sales.

    – Use Visual Match, our visual recognition technology, to discover and buy products and materials directly from photos on Houzz.

    – Wondering what that sofa would look like in your living room? Select the View in My Room 3D feature and use the camera on your iPhone or iPad to see 500k 3D products would look in your space.

    – Connect with over 1.5 million active home improvement professionals, including architects, general contractors, interior decorators, repair professionals and more.

    – Check out our biweekly Houzz Newsletter for engaging and informative articles, including home tours, full kitchen and bathroom remodeling guides, industry news, decorating tricks, organizing guides, designing for pets, gardening advice, humor and everything in between.

    – Watch Houzz TV to see original videos of inspiring homes, how-tos and more.

    – Discuss home design and renovation topics in our Advice section and get feedback from the Houzz community on your projects and ideas.

    What’s New in Version 17.11.2

    We’ve made enhancements to the Houzz Shop product pages:

    – Product reviews now include photos, so you can see how products look from other shoppers on Houzz.

    – We’ve made fonts larger and easier to read.

    We’ve clarified free shipping information for shoppers from Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.

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    Customer Reviews

    Great app, but updates have issues

    I’ve relied heavily on this app for inspiration for our remodel. However, recently the app has started behaving badly. When searching for a feature (say wainscoting), then trying to filter for the room, style, etc., the app forgets about the feature I’m searching for. It just shows all the rooms that meet the filter criteria. Also, when reviewing photos in search results, if I select to learn more about a photo, then close the photo details when I’m done, the app returns to the top of the search results, rather than the last photo viewed. If The search results have a few hundred photos, it’s extremely time consuming to try to figure out where I was. These bugs make the app significantly less useful. I’m starting to look for a replacement.

    This is not AR

    This app doesn’t work at all like they make it appear. You don’t see smart AR furniture in your living room as if it’s really there, giving you an accurate sense of perspective and size. No, it just gives you a fixed perspective 2D clip art photo of the furniture and YOU have to guess what size it is as you shrink or enlarge the image. There is no AR technology to this that I can see. It’s literally like putting stickers on your photo. Maybe that can be useful to an extent but it’s not even close to what I thought I was getting based on the preview photos and descriptions.

    Addictive and Manipulative

    I have a love hate relationship with this app. In Design Home, one is given the challenge of decorating rooms with real, high end furniture in homes around the world. How fun! The caveat is the budget. The virtual cash and diamond awards are not sufficient. That leaves the user with 2 choices – purchase diamonds with real cash, or go to Tapjoy for awards. I found myself taking hours of surveys to earn diamonds to support my design habit. To add insult to injury, sometimes I didn’t actually receive the award. I have contacted Tapjoy multiple times for rewards I didn’t receive and have received no response. Hopefully, Design Home will up their free cash and diamond awards or quitting Design Home might end up being my New Years resolution.

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    Online Interior Design Courses and Certification Programs

    Find out about online interior design courses and in which degree and training programs they’re most commonly offered. Get course descriptions, program information and in-person requirements to make an informed decision.

    Essential Information

    Online coursework in interior design is available mainly through degree programs offered at both for-profit and non-profit schools. Students who are interested in the field can choose a major in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Fine Arts. Programs can lead to an associate’s degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or a certificate. These programs are offered in a blended format, combining online courses with on-campus requirements. Students who are interested in earning an online certificate in another design-related field may also consider professional certification in graphic design, which can be completed entirely online.

    The classes within these programs typically cover the planning, livability and aesthetics involved in interior design. They also focus on design theory, process and studio work. Design elements and principles, space planning and color theory are part of the program. Through assignments that require hands-on design work, interior design students build a professional portfolio of their projects. Graduates are prepared for interior designer certification.

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Advertising and Commercial Design
    • Commercial Photography
    • Fashion Design
    • General Visual Communications Design
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    Interior Design Programs and Courses

    Interior Design Associate’s Degree

    Offered by a few colleges, this entry-level online program covers areas like residential and commercial design, drawing techniques, use of computer-aided design software, and legal, financial, ethical and other issues encountered by interior designers. Students will be expected to take some general education requirements. Coursework for the 2-year degree program includes:

    • History of interior design
    • Color theory
    • Textiles
    • History of furniture
    • Architectural lighting design
    • Professional practice

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