Are you looking for energizing educational programs? Interested in CEU accredited seminars?

Bring me to your organicrowd shot seminarszation!  I am a noted speaker, trend strategist and design expert, and a recognized authority on design, technology and window covering  topics. I am available for conferences, keynote addresses, workshops and CEU accredited seminars. I love to speak to other design professionals and share my passion for any one of a variety of design topics. Whether it’s talking trends, window coverings or discussing the masters of design, my presentations are all current and applicable along with being IDCEC or AIA accredited.  To book a speaking engagement, email Deb.


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I am an IDCEC CEU Provider and a member of the IDCEC Advisory Board. 18 States require some form of continuing education credits for interior designers. Not sure if you need to offer CEU credits? Our FAQ about CEU’s can help you answer that question.




Oh the places I go! Be the next to bring me to speak to your organization.




 To book a speaking engagement, email Deb

Deb’s IDCEC CEU Seminar Topics

iPad for Design Pros

iPad for Design Pros- Beyond the Basics

A Guide to a Sustainable Design Business

The New Design Client: Who They Are and How to Reach Them

High Impact  Materials for High Income Projects

Master Class: The Geometry of Design

The Profit Potential: Pricing Your Design Products and Services

World Tour: Smart Designs from the World’s Top Markets

Smart Textiles for Modern Environments

Textile Technology

Cool Tools for Design Pros

Bottled Lightning: How to Monetize a Trend


CEU Seminars

 Not sure if you need to offer CEU credits? This CEU Fact Sheet can help.

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The Buzz on Deb

What a wonderful addition you were to the Deco Zone. The fedback was glowing!   — Sandra Racz, The Decorating and Staging Academy

What a great workshop! (iPad for Design Pros CEU Class). Was already using some of the apps discussed, but hadn’t yet figured out how to really make them work for my business. Spent the weekend reorganizing myself based on everything you presented and am excited to start the new work week better organized, with information more immediately available to myself and my clients — and one step closer to being paperless! Always looking for ways to work smarter not harder, and your content certainly did not disappoint. Thanks again! — Tamara Smith

Thank you Deb! This was great. I purchased my iPad 2 last year and I am loving it but so many of these apps and sites I was unaware of, what a help. You are the best!!        Designing Spaces Mb., Wanda Vuignier, Member of CDECA Director of Continuing Education

Dear Deb,  Naturally, I’ve heard of you before – who hasn’t – you are a legend in our industry.  But only recently did I have the pleasure of hearing you speak live at one of your workshops.  I must say that I’m spell-bound by your ease of delivery, unassuming personality, and deep, deep (real deep) knowledge of everything design – from textiles to best business practices.  You had us all laughing, learning, and loving everything you had to say.  I am really thankful and privileged to have heard you speak.  Looking forward to many more presentations. With Gratitude, Vita Vygovska, Vitalia, Inc.

  “An incredible amount of information was shared in such a warm and inclusive way! I felt more like a part of a large family gathering.  Keeping it personal, yet professional and on track is a wonderful quality.”

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For more topics or to inquire about customizing a topic contact Deb

Deb’s speaking engagements have included events for the following clients:

                                                                                ASID – IL/NE-IA/TX /WI/DC Metro/NJ                                 Springs Window Fashions                                                

Greater Detroit Workroom Association                                      International Window Coverings EXPO                   

                                                                               Custom Decorators, Inc.                                                               Arlington Design Center                        

Dallas Design Center                                                                      IFDA New York / MN/ PA /IL                                    

                                                                              WCAA – Window Coverings Assoc. of America                         NeoCon 

                                                                              High Point Market                                                                          Decorating Den

                                                                               Budget Blinds                                                                                 SOFA


For more information, please contact Deb