Interior Design

Latest Interior Design News

  • Mar

    Just Accepted 17-Year-Old Interior Design Student is Already Interning at a Firm

    Name: Madesyn Murray

    Age: 17

    Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

    Previous Work: I worked as an intern for LMID Inc., an interior design firm based in Los Angeles.

    FIDM Major: Interior Design

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, October 2016

    Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope

    How did your advisor help with the process? Susan was a tremendous help in making sure every thing I did was perfect. She was a great motivator and made me even more excited to continue at FIDM. She was also hilarious and made me feel very welcomed. I really felt as if I was being genuinely helped rather than just being another student to apply to FIDM. She really was a major part of what made FIDM such an appealing school to me.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I am currently a senior in high school. The past four years I have played Field Hockey which have helped me to make some amazing friendships and bonds that could last a life time. I have always aspired to work with homes and my internship was what made me fall in love with design. Being able to devise and see something go from Point A to Point B is truly amazing.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? I have competed in a couple competitions at different schools but I had competed in a Charrette competition and placed in first and I have to say it was very rewarding.

    What made FIDM right for you? I liked the idea of attending a smaller school in the heart of Los Angeles, where it would allow me to continue working my internship in Los Angeles. The school, class size, and the employers that look to find FIDM Graduates all was very appealing to me.

    Describe your entrance project. For my entrance project, I had chose two out of eight different "style" boards where I incorporated the all the color schemes by pulling fabrics. paint swatches, and pictures to depict what that a room with that color scheme would look like. The two I had chose to present were the Achromatic and Complementary colors.

    What are your career goals? At the moment, I would like to graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design. Then, I would like to become NCIDQ-certified and eventually run my own interior design firm.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I would like to touch up on the basics, learn the process of what it takes to be an interior designer, and learn the different computer programs.


    Categories: Just Accepted, Interior Design, FIDM, Admissions, Interview

  • Feb

    Interior Designer Mentoring Emerging Professionals With Better By Design

    Elizabeth Ribons ASID,CID, the principal of Environments Design Group, has enjoyed a 20-year career as an interior designer. During this time, she mentored numerous designers who wanted to start their own businesses, so it made sense to offer these mentori … Read More

  • Dec

    Interior Design Student Wins Two New Scholarships (Interview)

    Name: Kristina Roach Major: Interior Design, Bachelor of Arts Program Tell us about the scholarships you were recently awarded. The scholarships I won are from NEWH The Hospitality Network. The first one is a general scholarship from the organization f … Read More

  • Dec

    FIDM Graduate Marcia Prentice Publishes Interior Design Book

    Interior Design Graduate and photographer Marcia Prentice has published her first book, How We Live (teNeues), an intimate photographic journal of 18 designers’ and artists’ homes from around the world, including Mumbai, Beirut, Marrakech, Reykjavik, Mexico … Read More

  • Dec

    Interior Designer Julia Petiprin's Latest Project

    Interior designer Julia Petiprin of PRN Interior Design recently designed the Sundry & Vice Bar, for which she won a Cincinnati Design Award for Interior Design. The project, located in the burgeoning Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, was also featured on the Retai … Read More

  • Nov

    Monique Lhuillier Teams With Pottery Barn Kids For New Collection

    Fashion and bridal designer Monique Lhuillier, a graduate of FIDM, is collaborating with Pottery Barn Kids on a 70-piece children's furnishings collection that will debut in March, according to Apparel News. "The collection fuses designs from my bridal, ready … Read More

  • May

    Just Accepted Interior Design Student Comes From a Family of Design Entrepreneurs

    Name: Anna Giannulli-Chavez Age: 19 Hometown: Newport Beach, CA Previous College: Irvine Valley College FIDM Major: Interior Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA Campus for Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the … Read More

  • May

    Interior Design Grad Summer Jensen Is California Home+ Design's Designer Crush

    California Home + Design has featured Interior Design Alumna Summer Jensen of Hawk & Co. as their latest Designer Crush. The Q&A with the L.A.-based designer includes her favorite design trends, favorite recipe, and hidden talent.  … Read More

  • May

    Entrepreneurship Class Visits SF Start-Up Move Loot

    FIDM San Francisco students from Mychelle Fitzgerald's Entrepreneurship class visited start-up Move Loot's headquarters this quarter. Founders Bill Bobbitt and Jenny Morrill shared their successful business plan for an online used furniture site that links u … Read More

  • Apr

    FIDM Grad Launches Shopping Journeys Around the World (Interview)

    Name: Sheena Dersidan Company: IAMSHEGLOBAL FIDM Major: Interior Design What led you to start your new global shopping adventures? I’ve always been fascinated with other cultures and how people express themselves through their art, traditions, fashion, an … Read More