In case you didn’t notice the name of my blog has changed. It is now T + D D~zine and I have joined “design forces” with a friend and we are forming our own new design team. In the past, I have worked on my own or for a company, so I am excited to form a team of our own. It has been a long journey to get here and we are both excited to work together.
Tracy M. Corriveau, CAPS, CGP is my new partner. She has worked in design doing kitchens and baths for the last eight years with a design and real estate background before that. CAPS signifies Certified Aging in Place Specialist, (which I will be taking in the Fall) and CPG CertifiedCertificed Green Professional. She taught interior design at NCAD for two years and is a member of our local NKBA chapter.
Diana (Bennett Wirtz) Kingsley ASID. IIDA. NCIDQ certified (that’s me) is a design professional having passed the NCIDQ certification many years ago. For those of you that do not know, the NCIDQ is a two-day test that can be taken after receiving your Interior Design Degree from a CIDQ accredited college and working in the industry under a qualified designer for at least 3520 hours. I have a real estate background like Tracy and have practiced interior design for many years. ASID signifies American Society of Interior Design, and IIDA is short for International Interior Design Association, which is the commercial and global professional sector of interior design. I taught interior design at The Art Institute of San Diego, The Art Institute of Orange County and The Art Institute of Seattle for eight years and teach online for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. I am a member of our local NKBA chapter.
So as you can see together we are a strong team. We both do old-world hand drafting and you can buy my book “Hand Drafting for Interior Design” on Amazon. I am in the process of learning SketchUp, so we can quickly do 3D sketches and Tracy is very skilled in Cabinet Vision. Starting out we will do floor plans and elevations while we catch up on contemporary 3D.
We would love to help you pull together your home or office, as we both have experience in both residential and commercial design. So think of us with your next remodel, your kitchen, bath, home, and office. We do it all with panache.
This blog will continue to have ideas and information on interior design and of course, cooking! If there is something you would like more information about please comment and I will find more information on that topic.