Carrie usually calls me on her way home from work just to check in and see what is happening. Yesterday she had some exciting news!
She passed the test for her licensing! YES! Whoo Hoo!
To take the licensing exam you must graduate from college with an Interior Design degree and you need to work under a licensed designer or architect for about 3 years. And pass the exam of course. The exam is a grueling 4 or 5 part exam over two days.
You cannot call yourself an Interior Designer unless you hold this license. So all those who have that behind their names are licensed. And now Carrie is too! Whoo hoo!
See my beautiful girl there? (She looks like me of course.) She landed a job with Crump Wilson Architects just out of school. She had worked for Dixon Smith Interiors while she was in school. They loved her there and she got lots of good experience working in some of the finest homes in Baton Rouge.
And the other pet peeve I have is that a lot of people think Interior Designers do sofas and curtains. But that is actually an Interior Decorator. They decorate. What Carrie does as an Interior Designer is to study work space and living spaces and design the lighting, the people flow, where to put the walls inside the building, what materials to use to build the building and she works with the architect to complete the building. She actually manages job sites as well.
I am so proud of her! All those years of drawing houses and walking though the furniture stores and vacant houses have paid off. She loves her job and now she has crossed another bridge to a greater future!