A New, Simpler Year

By: Lee A. Boyland I’ve begun my spring cleaning ahead of Spring this year! During some much-relished time at home the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I spent some time organizing and purging. With the motivation of the book “A Simplified Life” by Emily Ley, and a neighborhood challenge, I went through closets, the toy room, craft supplies, bathroom… Read More

2018 Color Forecast

By Janet H. Thomas Every year Interior Design Trends are analyzed and influences for the upcoming year are predicted. Color is one of the biggest topics and is covered by Manufacturer’s from many venues. The results are varied and provide options for all whether you are a fan of boldness or still loving the classic black/white/grey them or wanting soothing… Read More

Linking Health, Well-being and Productivity in the Workplace

By: Donna Metallic In a previous blog, I outlined the principles of the WELL Building, in this blog I would like to link together health, well-being, productivity and the work place. Today the conversation is expanding to include a more holistic, person-centered point of view to promote well-being, an enduring state that encompasses wellness of mind and body, and can… Read More

A New Year, A New Voice!

The 2017 year was a transformative one for the IDO Team. We celebrated our 25th year in business, expanded our team and completed a record number of projects for a record number of clients. Little did we know, 25 years ago, a dream to create a firm dedicated to Commercial Interior Design, was a big dream. We are grateful to many who have believed in… Read More

Happy Holidays!

By Sara Kotarski, Associate IIDA, LEED GA What a year it has been! This year, IDO celebrated 25 years in business. That’s 25 years of providing exceptional design service to our clients around the Indianapolis area and beyond. 2017 was a year of pushing our limits, setting and achieving goals, and expanding our IDO family. We are so fortunate to… Read More

A Better Solution?

By: Victoria Numbers, NCIDQ, RID As designers and creators of the built environment, we are responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the public who live, work, and play in our spaces. This charge is taken seriously by the profession and we work diligently to ensure that building codes are met, products and materials are specified correctly and projects… Read More

How To Recycle More Responsibly

By: Julie Knight, RID Did you know there are certain retail manufacturers that have programs to take back items when your local recycler will not? Here are just a few: Patagonia Inc. is an American clothing company that sells outdoor sustainable clothing. The company offers the Worn Wear program that promotes keeping their high-quality garments in action longer through on-line… Read More

Everything is Awesome………

By: Kris Kleinknight, RID, NCIDQ Recently I’ve noticed the LEGO house popping up on some of my go-to sites and in so many trade magazines, that I just had to dive deeper.  Bjarke Ingels of BIG; a Copenhagen, New York, and London based group of architects, designers, urbanists, etc., have created a new Lego experience in Billund, Denmark, at the… Read More

Christmas Design Trends 2017

By: Rhonda Wessel It’s that busy time of year again as all of us here at IDO are hustling to get projects completed by the 2017 End Of Year deadline.  As my family and I are prepping for Thanksgiving, I was wondering what the latest and greatest Holiday Design trends would be for this year.  We almost always put up… Read More

Facility Manager + Interior Designer + Miller House Tour = A Learning Experience of a Lifetime

By Gary K. Pino FMP, SFP and Cindy Herr-Pino During a beautiful day in mid-October, my Interior Designer wife, Cindy Herr-Pino, and I took a nice one (1) hour relaxing drive to Columbus, IN to go tour the Miller House & Garden.  In case you didn’t know already, Columbus, IN has been nicknamed, “The most diverse city in Indiana”, and… Read More