The Best Interior Designers in San Antonio

Kelley Barnett Interior Design provides interior design solutions to homeowners and businesses throughout the San Antonio Metro area. Services offered include residential interior design for renovations and new construction, commercial interior design for restaurants and offices, aging in place designs, and sustainable designs. Businesses they have designed for include Nicha’s Comida Mexican Restaurant and La […]

INTERIOR DESIGN AND THE INTERNET

The internet changed how interior designers are compensated, forever. There is no closing the proverbial Pandora’s box. In the past, professional interior designers typically charged a “mark up” from wholesale prices as their main method of compensation. But I always wondered, “Why is my value to the client dependent on the quality of merchandise a […]

Texas Interior Design Regulations – FAQs and Questions

Acronymns ASID – The American Society of Interior Designers – a member association, www.asid.org DSA – Designer Society of America, www.dsasociety.org IIDA – International Interior Design Association – a member association, www.iida.org. IDS – Interior Design Society, www.interiordesignsociety.org IJ – The Institute for Justice – civil liberties law firm, www.ij.org NCIDQ – National Council for […]

How To Select Sofas And Chairs

Do you need new seating…a new sofa, or lounge chairs perhaps?  Most people start their sofa search at a large furniture store and come away overwhelmed, frustrated and confused. To make matters worse, decisions are typically made based solely on appearance. However, when you work with a professional interior designer, here are just some of […]

What Do Interior Designers Really Do?

Most professional, educated and experienced interior designers appreciate the exposure our industry has garnered through venues such as HGTV and many other similar programming with one caveat. These programs are entertainment and rarely if ever, resemble reality on the job site.  While entertaining, they promote unrealistic expectations as to what interior designers really do. Take […]

Why Hire An Interior Designer?

Before answering this question, we should explore the different types of interior designers. Absent any federal or state laws to define the title “interior designer”, most of us are free to practice and define our roles without government interference. I like it this way. Capitalism, competition and free market solutions work best. At one end […]

The Role of a Professional Residential Interior Designer

Residential interior design is known as the design of the interior of private residences. These residences can be: single-family homes, condominiums, lofts, multi-family, and hi-rises.  Residential interior design can involve new construction, renovation, flipping, or staging. A residential interior designer has to be comfortable with a more interpersonal relationship than most commercial interior design relationships. […]