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Before You Enroll in Design School, Read This

Over on Instagram, I get a lot of DM questions about how to become a designer and whether or not one should pursue formal education in order to provide interior design services to clients.

As someone who completed a bachelor’s degree in interior design as a second bachelor’s degree, you would think that I am firmly PRO interior design education. If you haven’t, go back and read my whole design journey story here.

But to be completely honest, I lean more towards the opposite response. Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely proud that I completed my degree program and I’m so grateful for the education and nurturing I received at Meredith College. However, the interior design industry as a whole is changing so quickly and what most aspiring designers desire to do for a living is NOT what is taught in design school.

Before You Enroll in Design School, Read This

The Perfect Girl's Night Out

This fall has been super busy for me. Between client projects, I traveled to Athens and Atlanta to visit friends and complete design consultations. High Point Market was so inspiring and informative per usual. But all work & no play makes Niki a dull girl… See how I took a night off at so.ca in Cameron Village in today’s post!

The Perfect Girl's Night Out

How You Can Become a Designer

As I mentioned yesterday, there is no formula to becoming an interior designer. Every designer I know has a different story about how they got to where they are now.

There are, however, some common threads that I have noticed between all of their stories, and I want to share them for aspiring designers out there!

How You Can Become a Designer

How I Became an Interior Designer

I recently realized that I have never shared my story of how I became an interior designer here on the blog. I get asked this question constantly by aspiring designers, and quite frankly, there is no short answer to give! This long story starts back in 2007. I was a senior at UNC Chapel Hill and after years of preparing to go to medical school, the reality set in that I was graduating in a few months and I did NOT want to apply...

How I Became an Interior Designer