Entries by Laura Hardin

Becoming an Interior Designer

While our interior designers do make great material and color selections, they do much more than that. We all have our stereotyped image of what interior designers do from design shows, design magazines, and social media. However, the reality is much different. A common misconception is that interior designers only select interior finishes, but structural […]

Interior Design that Encourages Collaboration in the Corporate Environment

When planning for corporate environments, the color of the walls and pattern of the carpet are important but not nearly as critical as creating an environment that encourages collaboration. Two main styles of collaborative spaces should be considered. Laid-back Lounge Comfortable areas in business offices are trending within the interior design world. By using sofas, […]

Top Trends at NeoCon 2015

About NeoCon For Laura and Liam, interior designers at Schmidt Associates, NeoCon is simply an event that can’t be missed. NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, and has been held at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969. The three-day event, buzzing with over 1 million square feet of exhibition space, […]

The Layers of Interior Design

After the dust settles and the walls have been constructed, your facility project is still far from done. This is when the work of the interior designers really starts to take shape. There are nine key layers to interior design. •  Color – The most obvious layer is color. Establishing a theme or inspiration of […]