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by habituallychic

05 . 21 . 09

I love when one of my blog posts leads to an email from a reader who has just the right answer for my design dilemma! Today I received an email from author Cathy Whitlock about her soon to be published book re-de-sign: New Directions For Your Interior Design Career (Fairchild Books, June, 2009) that will be a big help to interior design students as well as already established designers who may be looking to take their business to the next level. Cathy was kind enough to send me a pdf sneak peek and what I love about it is that she gets that creative types are a visual bunch. The book is full of beautiful photos as well as insights from top designers such as Alexa Hampton, Nina Campbell, Kelly Wearstler, and Martha Stewart, as well as magazine editors and book publishers. Whether you want to be a regular interior designer or the next start on HGTV, this book is for you! Cathy wanted me to mention that the book is priced as a text book on Amazon so it’s a little on the steep side so she will be setting up a website to offer it at a lesser price. While it’s not exactly a how-to guide for setting up an interior design business, it’s definitely a good start!

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  1. Mimi May 21, 2009 | 6:30 pm

    Thanks for the news flash…looking forward to buying it!

  2. Anonymous May 21, 2009 | 7:12 pm

    And how lovely to see Gene Meyer and Frank di Biasi’s apartment on the cover!

  3. Habitually Chic May 21, 2009 | 7:21 pm

    Mimi – you’re welcome!

    Anonymous – I was wondering who’s home was on the cover. It’s very chic! Thanks for letting me know!

  4. OceanDreams May 21, 2009 | 10:57 pm

    Looks great, I’ll have to check it out. I am considering getting into Interior Design in the future and want the right directions to take! Thanks!

  5. Cathy Whitlock May 22, 2009 | 12:02 pm


    Many thanks for this! Anyone interested can contact me at catwhitlock@gmail.com. Also check out my Cinema Style blog at wwwcinemastyle.blogspot.com

    Cathy Whitlock

  6. layersofmeaning May 22, 2009 | 4:58 pm

    thanks for the heads up!
    I’ll be waiting for this book!

  7. Carol Ann May 23, 2009 | 4:23 am

    82.00 I have not paid that much since I was in school, Time saver standards for Interior Design and space planning was 101.00 from a book club.
    I am looking forward to seeing it in a book store to see if it worth it…
    Thanks for the heads up though…Regards, CAMdesign
    Carol Ann

  8. Robin D. May 25, 2009 | 5:48 pm

    Lovely. I will definitely be ordering this book! Thanks for showcasing it.

  9. coco+kelley May 27, 2009 | 3:16 am

    what an interesting idea and i can’t wait to check it out! the cover along looks just gorgeous and i’m sure we could all use a little insight as to where this little career could be going or have the potential to go!