Some people don’t realize that there is a difference between interior decorators and Interior Designers.
Anyone who feels they have a “knack” for putting color and fabrics together can call themselves an interior decorator. But Interior Design is a profession that requires years of education and experience and, in some states, licensure.
I have a four year degree in Interior Design from an accredited university and over 20 years of professional design experience, the first 15 of which was in Texas. In Texas, Interior Designers had to be licensed by the State Board of Architects, Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. You were also required to take hours of continuing education each year. Colorado does not have these same requirements, but I continue to do continuing education each year and stay current on the latest practices in the field.