What Residential Interior Designers Are Saying
Natalie offers this insight for new designers: Continue to put yourself
out there. That consistency and determination pay off, but it's not going to happen overnight. It's about
staying true to yourself but also working really hard at it. Start to build a portfolio of work you have
done in your own home or mood boards you have designed. Offer to help friends at a reduced rate for
the experience. Ask seasoned designers for advice or find an opportunity to intern for one.
Start an Instagram feed and start showcasing your work.”
Natalie Papier HOME EC
Above all else, she says, "Stay true to yourself,
work hard, and be nice."
Hello! I am Laura Pennington, and I am so proud to hold the title “RIDQC-Certified Residential Interior Designer.” Environment and design play massive roles in our lives—particularly within our homes. I am grateful for all opportunities that allow me to create a bit of beauty and breathe new life into a space.
I design custom spaces that my clients are proud to call home. Seamless integration of traditional and modern design creates timeless rooms that will never go out of style-achieving my client's dream results with their timeline, budget, and vision.
Just as we enjoy nature's beauty, why not enjoy the wonders humans have created to live in spaces with style, comfort, and harmony?
I have always been a faithful admirer of what I consider beautiful, the best of each culture's contributions to art, technology, traditions, designs, styles, and all that nourishes our souls and senses.
I have always dreamed of designing spaces that provide a healthy, pleasant, comfortable quality of life by designing interiors tailored to the client's environment, budget, and possibilities. The best way to make reality all this that we enjoy and to put it within our reach is to design each space we occupy daily with everything that makes us feel happy and comfortable, with things that we like, and surround ourselves with what contributes to creating that cozy dream space with style, comfort, and warmth. That is precisely the essence of the work of the residential interior designer!
The wonderful thing about all this work is the diversity of options available to us as Residential Interior Designers. We can please each unique client regardless of age, gender, tastes, preferences, or nationality. Each client is unique, and the possibilities are endless.
Obtaining the RIDE accreditation has been a gratifying and enriching challenge; I have greatly enjoyed this process.
Adriana Palazuelos G.
Residential Interior Design Education
Being certified with the RIDQC means learning the importance of providing the customer with an aesthetic, comfortable, and functional environment to increase the quality of life at home and work.
To understand the client's needs, their routine, and the spaces in the house to transform it into an environment with harmony and balance.
Carolina Medrado RIDQC Certified DSA
Interior Designer - Landscaping - Decoration
Thank you, Natasha!
I just read my feedback from you on my final project. Thank you very much for what has been quite a journey into the craft of interior design. I truly loved the course; it was informative and detailed.
Your informative and concise feedback made me reflect on my submissions and want to learn more.
At the end of this course, I have so much information to work with and of course, to improve and learn more!
As we say in Scotland, this course was “brilliant.” so my heartfelt; thank you for your time, detailed, informative feedback, and for providing a foundation I can work with. Many thanks for sharing you’re knowledge and talent.
RIDE Residential Interior Design Education
Passing the RIDE course is another step closer to doing what I love. I've had a fascination with design for a long time, all kinds of design. Interior Design is special because you're able to customize it to fit yourself. Every design tells a story.
I'm looking forward to helping others find a style that fits them, along with capturing a moment in time and making their dream a reality.
Thank you for this opportunity!
Residential Interior Design Education
“This is a dream come true. Since I was 14 years old, I have wanted to become an interior designer. Life choices made that dream obsolete. When we looked into this program, I was ecstatic. With my whole heart, I dove into the program and enjoyed every minute of it. Yes, even the tests! The material is thorough, and the assignments are fun. Thank you for this opportunity. Thank you for making this “little girl's heart’s” dream come true!”
Residential Interior Design Education
Passing the RIDE course means I went after this goal to better my career and myself, and I accomplished just that!
I learned so much I didn’t know 6 months ago. This picture of me was inspired from school! When studying Architecture, my husband and I took a trip to Chicago to see it all in person. Interior design is an art, and I can’t wait to help my clients personalize their homes with new ideas, designs, and functionality.
Katie Elumbaugh R.I.D.E.
Passing the RIDE course has meant the world to me!
The subjects covered are inspiring and challenging
and have given me enough tools to realize what a Residential Interior Designer
can do, and how to start my own business. Natasha was an inspiration to my designer path.
Thank you!Patricia Acosta
Margarita Bravo "Engineer turned Interior Designer out of pure passion. Mom first, entrepreneur second. Always aiming for higher grounds. I design my furniture."
Chief Creative Officer
Being an interior designer means, well, everything to me. I see interior design as more than just selecting colors, fabrics, and furniture and putting them together. It's about appreciating the spaces we design where people will live and work each day. Our clients invite us into their homes and workspaces, exposing their lives and all the flaws in their homes/offices. We as designers must gain a client's complete trust to accurately interpret their design desires and needs and successfully deliver a result that improves how they live and work. Interior design is not necessarily about the talent we bring to a project but how the design can improve the client's life.
New York, New Jersey, and Palm Beach Areas
Being certified with RIDQC means a higher level of understanding and commitment to completing design projects and improving the functional beauty of home spaces.
I am an advocate for clients' hopes and dreams regarding their homes.
Kitchen redesign, a bathroom remodel, or optimizing a room or structure-- I am committed to learning my client's goals for their spaces and actualizing them for their ultimate satisfaction. RIDCQ certification assures my clients that I am driven to work for them; it indicates a determination for constant improvement to their benefit. Certification and continued education differentiate me from amateurs and hone my proven solid professional skills.
Tina Klucsik, founder Lyons-Archer
Tina Klucsik, RIDQC, AKBD, WFCP
Becoming RIDQC Certified is rewarding because art and design have been a big passion and part of my life. This certification is a testament to my hard work!
You can absolutely call it a comeback! After my 18-month recovery from a near-death illness. I decided to pursue my passions anew. I had always been a design enthusiast, so I went all-in with professional accreditation. Accomplishing this goal is more than a pivot; it is an upgrade, an ever-expanding horizon. It is a new mode of expressing my purpose and contributing to my community. And in some ways, it feels like, finally, a return to myself. I am proud to be a DSA-RIDQC certified Interior Designer.
“The RIDE certification and education have provided me the knowledge and self-confidence I needed to pursue my goals & to help others achieve their design goals.”
Thank you so much, Ms.Lima-Younts, for the opportunity and feedback that helps me understand and grow. Best regards,
Joseyris Acevedo Tejeda
"Being an Interior designer allows me to use my creativity and experience to create spaces that bring joy, clarity, style, and comfort to my clients. I believe it's not about me; it's all about the client. Your space should reflect you! Your Experiences, Your Travel, Your Culture, and Your History! The passion I exude radiates to the client, who realize that I am truly there for them. I am their advocate and always have their best interest at heart! I LOVE what I do!"
Always Designing, Karen
Interior Design is my absolute passion. Participating at Designer Trade Fairs or the excitement when I receive new
samples from vendors, feeling the textures and colors, with hundreds of ideas running through my mind, are just
priceless. When designing a kitchen layout, the satisfaction when it comes to life in a 3D rendering and seeing the
client's reaction is overwhelming. Each project is unique, and each client is different in their specific
requirements and priorities. I believe one of the key ingredients to success in this industry is to listen to and
understand your client for the design process to start on the right track. The passion and motivation for our
work push us toward the pursuit of excellence.
MAYRA PAREZ DSA
Miami & Spain
The learning provided a deeper understanding of the art, science, logic, fundamentals, and history of Interior Design and the mindset and professionalism required to serve the client best. I realized that I was up until then practicing as an amateur indulging in a hobby.
The certification provided the stamp of validation and professionalism.
Residential Interior Design
Dubai, India, USA
"Being a certified residential designer solidifies my passion for interior design. My goal is to make interior design accessible for all, and by gaining the knowledge and expertise, I am given the ability to offer that now. The process makes it all worthwhile and so rewarding!"
Stephanie Narewski DSA,
Hi, I am Shelley Amato, the principal owner and creative director of ADG. I'm an innovative, trustworthy, and
experienced interior designer in Chicago, IL specializing in creating beautiful homes from the ground up.
Nothing makes me happier than watching my client's reactions when they see a room transformed and completed. I love creating beautiful spaces for people to live in.
I change people's lives, one room at a time.
Shelley Amato, IDS, DSA,
Interior Design Professional
"When you change your environment, your soul changes with it."
helping clients become a better version of themselves. It's a journey we embark on together, and when you
change your environment, your soul changes with it." Christina Richardson Interiors - DSA, RIDQC certified
I have been fortunate to have been in the design industry for over 35 years! I'm inspired by design and architecture
from the past and the present...I look to the past for my forward-thinking projects.
I love to add an Edgy Mix To The Norm!
"Having been a nurse in my previous career, I enjoy helping people and believe that interior design can be a powerful catalyst for finding enjoyment in your life. I have a bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and Interior Design 2004 from Suffolk University and many years of experience in interior design and spatial planning.
In 2012, White Interiors was born out of a love for the creative design process and my passion for helping people find their style. I started the business based on the simple idea that the best interiors reflect the personalities and lifestyles of the occupants. I can guide you through selecting the suitable materials for your home decorating project."
Becoming certified as a Residential Designer gives me a chance to take my passion for decorating, and share it with others. Being able to bring a physical change, that would cause an emotional change to a family home, or business is the most rewarding experience.
Sandra Halliday, RIDQC Certified
Being an Interior Designer means bringing together different colors, textures, and elements to create a harmonious environment where clients can find function, joy, and comfort. Nothing brings me more joy than getting "invited" when a project is completed!
Being a RIDQC Certified Interior Designer provides me with extra confidence when meeting with potential clients, & I take pride in maintaining the integrity of my work
. - Amie Woeppel WildFire Design Studio Key West, Florida
I love having the opportunity and privilege to help people improve their homes within their budget. Getting the RIDQC certificate has helped me not only feel better qualified to help others but provides credentials for others to trust in my capabilities. Sarah Flores RIDQC
I am proud to be a recently certified residential interior designer through the RIDQC program. Design has long been a passion of mine, and I'm proud to have taken this step toward building a career in design and helping others to achieve their vision to make their home a place of respite and beauty.
I am absolutely thrilled that I have become R.I.D.E. Certified!! I have ALWAYS wanted to be an Interior Designer since I was a kid. Now that I'm R.I.D.E Certified, I'm one step closer to making my dream a reality. I'm hoping to take the RIDQC so I can officially be a Residential Certified Interior Designer.
My goal as a designer is to help people create their Dream Home!
I cannot wait to start my career as a residential interior designer! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this opportunity!!!
Emily Asato R.I.D.E Graduate
Residential Interior Design Education
Having a residential interior
design certification reassures my clients of my competence in the design industry, and I couldn't imagine doing
business without it!”
Jupiter, Florida USA
To start my career as a certified interior designer gives me the confidence to proceed, knowing I can reassure my
clients I have extensive knowledge in the field to support future projects with ease. Being a designer is a unique
layered process of details and a big responsibility, the most rewarding job I can imagine.
Ryan Deanon DSA
Interior Design, for me, is one way to share my gifts and passion for life. As a previous Physical Therapist, I focused on creating functional and safe spaces for my patients. As a Designer, I get to do that plus make their home aesthetically pleasing.
Interior Design is a perfect blend of serving others, creating beauty, and bringing joy to my clients!
"Decorating is to be in tune with colors, art, and soul ..." My name is Flavia Gueiros, and I am genuinely passionate about arts, decoration, and bold designs
Design is my passion! My Client's Face on Reveal Day! This is my ultimate reward. Seeing tears of joy, overwhelmed as they see their vision for their home is now a reality...makes months of planning, late nights, broken nails, and behind-the-scenes work...worth every moment!
Owner- J Squared Interior Designs
My sweet client's overwhelmed on Reveal Day
Our first job is to listen to you, the client, no matter how small or large the need. We take that information and turn it into an innovative design, pleasing to the eye and touch, and even sound, a plan that efficiently uses space and meets your budget.
Thank you for your consideration
Great Finds & Design
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Award-winning interior designer living on the French Riviera but working internationally.
La vie est belle!
Being an interior designer is FANTASTIC because I wake up
each day and be like the most extraordinary and exceptional designer
ever. GOD created SO much inspiration throughout my surroundings and
the world that I can use daily to help guide me with design projects.
To have a creative mentality not only to transform people's
surroundings, but their life is beyond transcending and a powerful gift.
Ask yourself: What do you want to feel when you walk into a room?
Being a certified designer fills me with a sense of validation, reassurance, and motivation. The experience and
knowledge gained from this course have led me on the right path as I pave my way toward success within my dream
career. This course has fully equipped me with all the tools I needed to convert any home into a soulful extension
of its owners.
Noemi Jerez RIDE Certificate
Jerez Residential Interior Design
Space planning & kitchen design expert. I love how redoing someone's kitchen has transformed their family's life-
they start living a healthier life. My clients tell me that they cook & entertain more and are overall happier
in their spaces.
Owner of Kitchen Designers NJ
As an Interior Designer, I have the ability to create a space that someone will love, surrounded by the things they love! I thoroughly enjoy bringing a client's vision into a reality that they can appreciate and live within every day!
Thank you for this program to someone like myself, who
needed the convenience of an online course while working full time as a nanny and now starting a new job in the
field I have been studying for.
Again, thank you so much for providing this program.
To start my career as a certified interior designer gives me the confidence to proceed, knowing I can reassure my clients I have extensive knowledge in the field to support future projects with ease. Being a designer is a unique layered process of details and a big responsibility, the most rewarding job I can imagine.
All the best
"Becoming a certified designer has opened up a new world; I can finally use my creativity to bring happiness and beauty to someone's home. My eyes are now open everywhere I go, whether through travel or just walking into someone's home. I take in the architecture, I try to visualize the exquisite design by other designers, and it feels like a career choice that will let me utilize my talents."
I chose the field of interior design to be self-sufficient and to be able to work a flexible schedule to support my kids. As a single mom of college, high, middle, and elementary kids, Interior design has inspired me to show them the can-do attitude that will set them apart from others, no matter where they go.
Leslyan Jones R.I.D.E. Certified
Residential Interior Design Education
Hi! Thanks for the opportunity!
First off, this certification is exciting because this is a career path that I am super excited about. I currently work for Restoration Hardware, and I know there. Are numerous opportunities for me. After graduation from WCU, I decided I wanted to further my education and learn new skills.
... I know this is the career for me since every lesson is enjoyable and a learning experience. I have not found anything to be boring. Even in the areas I feel I am naturally good at; I still find that I am learning something new. I wish I had started this career choice 20 years ago!
I look forward to each lesson and my new future. A person is never too old to learn something new or start a new path.
Have a beautiful day!
Candice D. California