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Insights | FAQ | Tips

Planning a kitchen renovation soon?
to remodel your basement, update furniture or create a home-office? On this page you'll find a review of selected design insights and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) along with tips you can use and inspirations you will appreciate.

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INVISIONS - Residential & Business Interior Design
A monthly publication for news, trends and work-in-progress
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Views on hiring a professional designer for residential or business interior projects. Click to view or download PDF:

Interior Design FAQ

  • What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior decorator?
  • What are the NCIDQ and the NCIDQ Certificate?
  • What is the difference between the NCIDQ Certification and the other "certified" qualifications on designer’s cards or websites?
  • How do I know if I need an interior designer?
  • I am embarrassed to use design professionals for the possibility I will be judged for my personal aesthetic taste
  • We are on a budget and I have always thought that interior designers were expensive and that only wealthy people use them
  • I have never worked with an interior designer before. How does your firm work?

Color Finish & Material FAQ

  • What are the effects of light on colors, finishes and materials?
  • How should natural light be considered in interior space design?
  • What is the impact of direct natural light on colors and certain materials?
  • What are the differences between artificial light technologies available in the marketplace?

Interior Staging FAQ


Useful and implementable design tips for enhancing resindential or office interiors. Click to view or download PDF: