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Inspirational quote of the day is: “Every night, make it a habit to empty the cup of your mind so that every day you wake up, you feel a bit more free and at ease.” Big round of applause to the inspirational quote provided by my free meditation app, haha.

Often times, I do NOT get asked about what it’s like being an Interior Design student. I get the constant ooh’s and aah’s and asked “so you’ll decorate my house right?” Beyond the many questions of what paint should I use or does this chair match the theme of this room, it’s underwhelming when people assume all an Interior Designer does is “decorate.”

First let me start off by saying, Interior DESIGN and Interior DECORATING are two different things. It’s simply in the name people!! Interior Design is “a distinct profession with specialized knowledge applied to the planning and design of interior environments that promote health, safety, and welfare while supporting and enhancing the human experience.” (NCIDQ, 2019) Be glad I omitted the long run on sentence version from their actual website.

In simpler terms, Interior Designer’s give peace to chaos. We design functional spaces and can dictate human emotion simply on what color or pattern or texture we use. In other words, we’re basically superheroes… just look at Professor Kunselman!

I can’t tell you how frustrating it is when people simply think 90% of the job is just staring at paint in Lowe’s Improvement Store and perusing IKEA catalogs. (Don’t be confused though, we still do that, haha.) Being an Interior Design student is hard work. There are days where your art doesn’t look as good, or your concept isn’t executed the way you’d like. Days where you are constantly converting scales from 1/8 to 1/4 or the random all-nighters because you just started a two-month project two hours ago.

Interior Design is rewarding the same way it is challenging. I ask yourself to look in the room you are currently standing in and applaud the designer who created the space. However, if the room looks like three-day old bread and has an odor, maybe call a new one.

P.S Here’s some weird doodles and concept assignments of mine!

LOL, look at the definition of that toilet!










That’s it for today! Catch me next week Wednesday for another crazy story from the life of an MC Student! 


Kayla Savoy

Hey there! I promise finding this author’s note and stumbling across my blog page is no accident. My goal at the end of the day is to hopefully get you laughing, encouraged, or ready to make a change in your life. Now back to basics. My name is Kayla Savoy and this is my second year here at Montgomery College. Although I transfered from a different Community college halfway through my first year, I decided to make the switch and study Interior Design here on the Rockville campus! My goal after graduating is to transfer to Marymount University where I will continue my path to becoming an Interior Designer!

In my spare time you might catch me walking along campus helping other students as part of my job as a Peer Navigator or hiding out in Macklin Tower playing the Sims 4! Although Interior Design is my passion for my ocupation, I have found comfort in designing stickers and writing on my own personal blog ‘Accidentally Fluffy.’

Hobbies aside, I know what it’s like to be a college student and see each phase and go through every struggle. I understand the late nights, the “I haven’t eaten in four days”, I even understand the procrastination and overwhelming desire to give up when classes get hard. I hope you view this blog as a safe haven and a place where you can get a quick laugh and not feel judged. I hope you feel empowered enough at the end of each post to search for the opportunities offered here at MC as well!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Kayla –

    You might be able to use this as a quick reference for interior design styles –

    The glossary lists a hundred styles and provides a brief description and photo for each. It also notes important designers and iconic items for select style movements.

    We’re always making improvements on this glossary, so we would appreciate any thoughts on how to make it more valuable.

    Good luck!

    1. Bill –

      Thanks for the reference to the glossary! I found it to be valuable and will pass it along to my other I.D friends as well!

      I’d love to share any feedback that I may find when looking through the glossary!

      Thanks so much!

  2. reading i quickly realized i love interior decorating and have very little knowledge about interior designs. i want to learn about both now thank YOU.

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