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

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 Crah Course for Design Pros

Cool Tools for Your Design Business

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CEU Seminars

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

The Buzz on Deb

First, it was such a pleasure meeting you at the IDS National Conference!  Also, thank you so much for taking the time to brainstorm ideas with me; I am sure you were busy so that meant A LOT!  The takeaways I got from that conversation along was worth the cost of the conference.  Bryan Short

Wow, amazing content/info, head is spinning with all the possibilities, soooo well done, thank you! Mary Maloney

Thank you so much for traveling to Tucson and speaking at ASID AZ South Day of Design. Guest described your “Cool Tools” presentation as mind blowing!. I think it is safe to say they learned a lot that they can apply to their design businesses. Michelle Wood, Professional Development Director  ASID AZ South

Thank you so much; based on my personal opinion and the reports from our members you were a hit! Karen Fallon ASID OH KY

I just signed up for the complete crash course on fabric.   That lead me to look through your website:  Deb Barrett.   Wow!  You are a master at all this.    I enjoyed going through all of which you offer and continue to be amazed at your diversity, passion and energy. Kathleen Bivona, IDS

…this is the best “tuition” I’ve ever paid.  I cannot believe how rich the content is and I also can’t believe how you know all this stuff!  Absolutely incredible.  Thank you! Lori Steinman, Allied ASID, IFDA

What a wonderful addition you were to the Deco Zone. The feedback 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.”


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/NC/OH/AZ/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                                                                      Budget Blinds                                               SOFA                                                                                           Las Vegas Market


For more information, please contact Deb

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