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Kitchen Design Trends with JennAir and Famous Tate

Recently, I participated in a discussion with valued trade partners, JennAir and Famous Tate, to catch up on kitchen design trends and important considerations when planning your new kitchen project. From an IDC/Interior Design Consulting perspective, we’ve seen a real shift in our new and prospective client’s design desires. It appears recent circumstances are prompting...

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From my desk to your home

When it comes to redesigning and renovating your home, it’s not about the journey, but the destination. The job of an interior designer is to create a client’s vision for the destination and layout every aspect of the journey to get there. You might think in these current unusual times the journey has come to...

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IDC design work published in HouseTrends…Beauty and Brains

We have already written about the recently completed Bold and the Beautiful whole home redesign and remodel, but mostly from Johanna’s perspective and her relationship with her client. Now, a new perspective. As one of several key artisans and experts working on this extensive project, Johanna (and her work) is highlighted in this article published...

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Guest Blog Jeff’s Year in Review

It’s eye-opening when you realize (and admit) just how little you actually know about virtually everything when you’re at school. Of course, you think you do know everything, but very quickly into my internship, it was clear I had a great deal to learn if I was going to make a career of interior design....

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Creative Design meets 2020 Kitchen Trends

It’s not typical for Johanna G. Seldes/IDC to discuss design trends. As an ASID licensed interior designer with more than 25-years’ experience, Johanna G. Seldes/IDC uses learned skills, design creativity and product knowledge to ensure our clients’ home designs are one-of-a-kind originals. That said, we understand design trends are what influence and inspire many of...

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How Johanna G. Seldes/IDC tackles space in tight quarters

In a previous blog post, we broke down scale, which basically comes down to the spatial layout of your home. Scale matters with the size of any space, but especially smaller spaces. Whether it’s for budget, aesthetic, or architectural reasons, sometimes you have to work with the space your home came with and sometimes that...

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Guest blog: Interning with Johanna G. Seldes/IDC

  When I posted my blog about finding an extra pair of hands, I was excited to find someone to assist me but also to share my expertise with. I found Jeff, an eager and willing mentee looking for experience outside of the classroom. With a passion for interior decorating and design, Jeff has helped...

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Interior Designer: It’s Official

The Official Definition Time and again I am asked about the difference between an Interior Designer vs. a Decorator. Now, thanks to the Council of Interior Design Qualification, I can answer with authority that there is an official definition for a licensed Interior Designer. Here is the abbreviated version: Interior design encompasses the analysis, planning,...

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An extra pair of hands

For some time now, the possibility of needing help in the form of an extra pair of hands has become more apparent. Yet, given that the actual service I offer is my expertise, knowledge, design insight and creativity, I’ve been baffled as to how could I potentially achieve this. I, Johanna G. Seldes, will always...

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Design Reasons and Seasons

Dining Groupings The Design Reason Beyond the Season  Florida may be lacking in the distinctive seasons department – but that doesn’t mean your home design can’t enjoy a little seasonal change. Not to be confused with visiting your local home décor store to accessorize for the seasons, we’re talking about conscientiously thinking about design. With less focus on decorating...

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