Deb Barrett Takes a Seat on IDCEC Board of Directors


IDCEC Announces New Board of Directors Member, Deb Barrett

The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) announces the appointment of Deb Barrett, Window Dressings, to its Board of Directors.

Continuing education is essential to strengthen the interior design profession by improving individual attitudes, competencies, knowledge and skills in specific subject areas essential to interior design. IDCEC was formed to streamline and centralize support to learners, providers, reviewers and administrators, as well as enhance the approval process of professional continuing education units (CEUs) within the interior design industry.

Ms. Barrett has been working in the design and home furnishings industry for more than 30 years in various capacities, building a deep professional background in her passions. As a design entrepreneur, speaker, consultant and décor guide she has been inspiring and energizing her peers. She was awarded WithIt’s Educator of the Year in 2015 and was WithIt Conference co-chair in 2016.

“As a CEU provider, I am very excited to assume my duties as a Director for the IDCEC and to work with the incredibly talented Board of Directors and Executive Director.”, says Barrett.

About Deb Barrett

Deb Barrett- window fashion visionary, creative catalyst and design confidante- has had an industry presence for more than 30 years.  As a design creative, she combined her twin passions-design and window coverings- by founding Window Dressings. As a nationally known award winning designer, she has built a reputation for cutting edge couture treatments whose specialty is finding creative solutions to challenging design problems. Barrett has also co-founded Soft Design lab, an online base camp and creative community dedicated to providing advanced education on soft furnishings design. As a sought-after speaker and design educator, Deb frequently speaks at national conferences, design events and association venues. She is an IACET accredited speaker and a member of the Withit Board of Directors. Most recently she was awarded the Educator of the Year (2015) award by Withit and the Industry Icon Award at IWCE 2016. You can find Deb at

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