MTSU interior design students show their flair at ...

MTSU interior design students show their flair at Feb. 22 showcase

MTSU will offer a glimpse into the living and working spaces of the future as its students show off their creativity and style.

Lisa B. Wells, an MTSU interior design major from Murfreesboro, shows off her project at the 2013 MTSU Student Chapter ASID/IIDA Interior Design Showcase. (Photos courtesy MTSU Department of Human Sciences)

The MTSU Student Chapter ASID/IIDA 2014 Interior Design Student Showcase is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the McWherter Learning Resources Center.

This event is free and open to the public.

“This is an opportunity for us to share what our interior design students have accomplished with family and friends, the academic community and the larger community,” said Deborah Belcher, chair of the Department of Human Sciences.

“They’re learning the theory, skills and knowledge required for jobs as professional interior designers.”

ASID and IIDA are the abbreviations for the American Society of Interior Design and the International Interior Design Association, two professional organizations in the interior design field.

Computer-aided drawings, construction drawings, floor plans and elevations, presentation boards and rendered perspectives will be in the MTSU student displays. The students include furniture and finish selections, textiles, light fixtures, space planning and other factors in creating their designs.

“The job market for interior designers is on the rise,” Belcher said. “While 2008 brought drastic changes in the economy, the pendulum is swinging back toward more jobs in the profession.”

Twenty-six sophomores, juniors and seniors and several vendors are slated to participate in the showcase, which will take place in rooms 107, 108, 109 and 112 and in the lobbies of the Learning Resources Center.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Belcher at 615-898-2302 or

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An array of textiles and other materials invites the viewer to examine the stylistic possibilities at the 2013 MTSU Student Chapter ASID/IIDA Interior Design Showcase.