The Interior Design Business and Social Media Marketing Podcast: Wingnut Social

Are You a Designer or a Decorator?

July 1, 2019

What’s in a name? Pretty much everything, if you ask your favorite interior designer. On today’s Marketing Monday Minisode, Darla and Natalie dig into designing versus decorating. 

The inspiration for this discussion came from a discussion in Claire Jefford’s Facebook group (link below), in which interior designers who earned degrees in the field took umbrage with people without degrees calling themselves designers. But of course the debate didn’t start there, and in fact, Darla recounts a conversation she had with a designer at a recent event in which the issue came up.

But a good question to ask is: Why do you care? Is it a good use of your time as an interior designer to worry about what other people call themselves? If you have the credentials, then by all means use those credentials to differentiate yourself in the field. Use it as a marketing tool. Darla gives her 10 cents on the question in this week’s episode, and if you have any disagreements, you should email them to Natalie!

What You’ll Hear On This Episode of Wingnut Social

  • [1:00] A bone of contention about a bone of contention
  • [2:00] Degrees of separation
  • [3:30] Policing language
  • [5:15] If you can do it, go to school
  • [7:15] If you’re not on board
  • [9:12] Natalie gives a bit of marketing advice
  • [9:50] What’s on the next minisode?

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