Concluding Observations and Remarks


  • Many states (e.g. IN, NY, CO, CA, NJ, and OH) are fighting back AGAINST the Interior Design cartel and vetoing and/or abolishing Interior Design regulations.

  • Other states (most notably AL & CT) have experienced successful court challenges resulting in Interior Design regulation being rendered unconstitutional as a restraint on a person's right of free speech and expression since Interior Design is largely art and subjective in nature.

  • Florida's interior design regulation, while not completely stricken down by a Federal court case, was largely gutted, leaving ONLY Nevada and Louisiana as states to have restrictive licensing regulation with teeth, with Louisiana having BY FAR the most stringent interior design regulation in the United States.

  • To obtain an interior design license in Louisiana, one must:  1) possess a 4-year college degree focusing on Interior Design; 2) pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam, the cost for which merely to sit is $1,200; and #3) have two (2) years of interior design experience (thus requiring a licensee to "sponsor" the applicant). 

  • In more than 30 years of advocating for regulation, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has yet to identify a SINGLE incident resulting in harm to anyone from an unlicensed Interior Designer.

  • Verbatim ASID quote:  “In the near future, the post-professional master’s degree will be the accepted requirement for all entry level interior designers.”   Gee, why not go ahead and require a full-blown PhD?

  • As a result of an attempt to enact Interior Design regulation in Minnesota, many "associate" members of ASID uncovered the fact that their membership dues to ASID were being utilized to degrade them as being mere "decorators" who should not be afforded the title "Interior Designer."  Accordingly, an increasing number of "associate" ASID members is canceling membership and joining the anti-regulation movement.

  • The Louisiana Interior Design Board is nothing more than a trade union (in a supposed "right-to-work" state) masquerading around as a State Board!

  • Historically, the Louisiana Interior Design Board's so-called "meetings" were nothing more than social gatherings frequently held at "restaurants."  Such was the case, as demonstrated below by Interior Design Board Executive Director Sandy Edmonds in the following video:

  •  0:45 - 6:12 Interior Design Board Executive Director
    Sandy Edmonds explains that the Interior Design Board
    has lost the "luxury" of meeting at restaurants due to
    videotaping of meetings by Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips
    and Robert Burns.  She also makes significant additional




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 historical video coverage of
 Louisiana Interior Design Board Meetings





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