Welcome to the Indiana Chapter.
The ASID Indiana Chapter has launched a new web site at www.asidindiana.org
. Please go to that site for the latest information.
What is ASID?
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is the oldest and largest professional organization for interior designers. ASID was established in 1975, resulting from a merger of two interior design associations formed in 1931. With more than 30,500 members, ASID establishes a common identity for professionals and businesses in the field of interior design. Our members include 20,000 interior design practitioners, 7,000 students and 3,500 manufacturers and representatives of interior design products and services. Of those designers, 4,000 practice residential design; 6,400 practice contract design; and 9,600 practice a combination of both residential and contract design. Most ASID design consultants specify the products and services used in their design work, and more than 70 percent of ASID professional designers own or manage their own design firms. To learn more click on the image above.
ASID provides education for design practitioners that helps their businesses conform to environmental and safety standards. ASID design consultants receive the most current information on appropriate materials, technology, building codes, government regulations, flammability standards, design psychology, product performance and more. Armed with this knowledge, ASID designers protect the health, safety and welfare of people in interior environments. Currently, there are 48 ASID chapters spanning North America. These chapters are the focal point for the designer's involvement in ASID and its programs. Chapter activities provide support for a designer's individual practice, education, community service projects, marketing and industry relations.
ASID interior design consultants specialize in a wide range of areas. In the commercial sector, our members provide design and consulting services to the office, health care, institutional, hospitality and retail environments. In the residential field, our members' services range from space planning to designing a home office to customizing a home to meet specific client needs.
Why Hire an Interior Designer
Your home. Your ideas. Your lifestyle. Our job is to understand.
Interior spaces can look many different ways, but how they work is more important. For example, your home's interior must not only look great, but its design must support the way you want to live. Designing spaces that meet and satisfy your needs requires understanding both current and future uses.
ASID interior design consultants are trained to deal with more than the furnishings and finishes that go into a space and make it look wonderful. They use an analytical problem-solving approach that focuses on your needs and aspirations. This approach is based on listening, understanding and ultimately creating a space that exceeds your expectations.
Designing your home is a process - to some it's exciting, to others it's intimidating. An ASID interior design consultant can help you manage that process - taking on as much or as little responsibility as you like.
The first step. Decide how the space you want to create will be used - form follows function. Make an inventory of all the things - such as furniture, artwork or special heirlooms - you want to retain. Then look through magazines, such as TRENDS, or books for ideas. Clip the pictures that appeal to you. This process will help you to more quickly communicate your preferences and needs.
The choice is yours. We act as a consultant to ensure you get what you want and need. We'll help you examine your options, create a roadmap, manage the process or anything in between - purchasing, ordering, managing contractors and overseeing budgets. Interior design consultants are trained to see the big picture and to help you balance your aspirations, functional needs and budget.
To find a designer who will listen and understand your wants and needs, contact the ASID Worldwide Referral Service at 800-775-ASID or visit the Web site at www.interiors.org
To get additional information on accreditation for ASID membership go to NCIDQ