Why hire professional interior designers? In a recent interior design interview with Debra May Himes, ASID, LEED AP, Jane Monzures of Arizona Living and Creative Living discussed with Debra the importance of hiring a professional interior designer when beginning a remodel or new construction project. Debra and Jane also discussed how hiring a professional interior designer in the beginning of a project will help save the homeowner money in the end. During the interview, Debra conveyed interior design tips and trends she is seeing in design style, color trends, as well as how to implement some of these tips on a budget. What are the differences between a professional interior designer and interior decorator? Mostly education. Debra began her career with a bachelor’s degree in design. From there, she was able to build a 30+ years career as a professional interior designer. An interior design student studies usually includes art, architecture, and the fundamentals of good design and business. A professional interior designer will also be mindful of the health, safety, and welfare of his or her clients when helping them determine the direction of their project. The interview with Arizona Living will air on COX networks on March 4th. The interview with Creative Living will air nationally on March 18th. Check them out! The picture shows Jane Monzures interviewing Debra May Himes, ASID. http://www.dmhdesign.com.