Interior Design

Here's Why Most Kitchen Remodels Go Overbudget

By: Michelle Ecker on March 1 2019.

If you're a professional interior designer, you probably understand that staying within a predetermined budget is half the design battle. Part of the reason people seek out the expert guidance…
Design a More Practical Mudroom

By: Michelle Ecker on March 1 2019.

When it comes to comprehensive, thoughtful home design, no small space should go unnoticed. Many homeowners often overlook less trafficked areas such as the laundry room and the mudroom…
Tips for Styling a Small Bedroom

By: Michelle Ecker on February 14 2019.

If you’re designing an especially small bedroom for a client, one of your main goals will likely be to make the room look at large as possible using…
Meet the NYIAD Student Behind York Avenue Blog

By: Michelle Ecker on January 31 2019.

If you’re interested in taking our interior design course but aren’t quite sure what to expect, reading NYIAD reviews
What's Your Dining Table Style?

By: Michelle Ecker on January 28 2019.

If you want to design a dining room space in your home that reflects your personal aesthetic, your choice of table is crucial. And since there are so many…
Make Any Living Room Look Bigger

By: Michelle Ecker on January 17 2019.

As interior designers, it’s important to learn best practices for accentuating rooms of all shapes and sizes. Especially if you’re working in a metropolitan area, city apartments aren’t…
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By: Michelle Ecker on January 4 2019.

If you’re interested in becoming an interior designer, deciding the right school can be a complicated choice. Maybe you’re already busy with another 9-5 job and looking to make…
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By: Michelle Ecker on September 20 2018.

Functionality is one of the most important aspects of a well-executed, thoughtful interior design. Not only is a professional designer responsible for creating a space that looks beautiful, they need…
How to Perfectly Style Shelves

By: Michelle Ecker on July 18 2018.

The New York Institute of Art and Design is an online interior design school and because we are, we like to provide free tips for aspiring designers. Enjoy!…
Residential Versus Commercial Design

By: Michelle Ecker on June 14 2018.

When it comes to professional interior design, the type of work you practice will generally fall into one of two categories- residential or commercial. Many designers practice both areas…