No Design Legislation

Opposing interior design legislation everywhere



  1. Thank you for this blog. I have had an independent residential business in Indiana for 18 years and graduated with a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture (3.94 g.p.a.) from an “accredited” university. My husband and I are moving to Florida next year and I will no longer be able to work as a designer. I reached out to a professor at U.Fl. for direction and she couldn’t be bothered to respond by either email or phone call or even to acknowledge my inquiry after the automated response that the email was read. The system is broken when I cannot even specify a sofa for a client’s living room without passing some grueling exam on commercial design that even my degree did not prepare me to take! I hope I don’t end up bagging groceries in order to have health insurance. What is this corrupt world coming to?!

    Comment by april | October 31, 2015 | Reply

    • You’re welcome, April. I’m not keeping it up to date any more, though, or following the issues very closely now, but take heart: Patti Morrow and the Institute for Justice were able to break the back of the cartel in Florida a couple of years ago and and roll back this terrible legislation there! Unless something else has changed in the meantime that I’m not aware of, you will certainly be able to work legally there now.

      The system is indeed badly broken, though. I just left California, where even *floral designers* have to be licensed, believe it or not. It’s all about money and greed – and people trying to protect their own turf, whatever that may be, and get ahead at the expense of others, by trying to shut down competition.

      Comment by Hoechstetter Interiors | November 3, 2015 | Reply

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