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Why Should You Hire An Interior Designer? { Part 1 }

Although interior design is a creative field it has a very complex business model. For years, people have associated interior design with fluff and the affluent demographic.

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To us, being an interior designer is about being our client’s life activist. We are about design and quality, not just about selling furniture. We are not here to tell you what kind of style you are, or make you stick to a specific trend. Ultimately it is our mission to make your life easier, more fun and more functional. It is our job to bring your dreams to life and visions of where you call home. It is through our 30 years of proven business practices and special technical and creative knowledge that we can be curators and innovators of good design. We are qualified by education, experience and examination.

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According to ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) interior designers should receive their education from a CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) qualified schools. ASID’s website has a wealth of information about selecting accredited schools  and picking the right interior design program. Here are a list of CIDA accredited schools in North Carolina.

All of the interior designers at Design Lines come from accredited schools and are members of ASID. Molly & Ashley hail from ECU, Judy calls Florida State her alma mater, Lauren received her degree from Meredith and Brittany graduated from the interior design program at BYU-Idaho.

Check back next Tuesday for {Part 2} on “Why You Should Hire an Interior Designer?” We will help you identify your goals and determine what you would want to achieve when working with an interior designer.

12 Days of Christmas {Day 2}: My Favorite Christmas Memory…

So- as a person who feels extremely blessed to have health and happiness on my side for most of my life – my best Christmas is still that of 1973 – oh yeah baby!! Flashback to my living room – soft avocado painted trim mouldings- wide ivory & white striped wallpaper, a peach rug and a green velvet sofa with my sister’s oil portrait hung above the fireplace.


I run downstairs (6 a.m.) at my scraggly age of 6 to find a black and white puppy hanging in my stocking. Yes – a real puppy! Nothing has ever topped that. So – thank you Santa for all the work that it took to get my beloved Bitsy in place that wonderful Christmas morning. Bitsy later died when I was a Junior at ECU – she lived a long happy life. What a gift – what a Christmas.


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