About Interior Design

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Interior design is a broad and multifaceted field. The information and resources listed below are intended to provide a brief introduction to interior design and its many expressions throughout history and the world.

Design Specialties
Designers often specialize in one or more specific types of interior design. This is an overview of the variety of design specialties.

What Does an Interior Designer Do?
A definition of the profession of interior design and how it differs from that of the architect or decorator. Includes a list of frequently asked questions.

How to Work with a Designer
A successful design project begins with finding the designer who’s right for you. The information provided in this section can help you make an informed choice.

Why Hire an ASID Designer?
The benefits of choosing an ASID designer.

The ASID Appellation and Membership Designations

Design Resources on the Internet
A list of noncommercial informational and educational Web sites about and for interior designers.

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

Illinois Interior Design Title Registration
A summary of the Illinois Interior Design Title Registration Act and guide to information available on the web.

Source: American Society of Interior Designers, Washington, D.C.