Tammy Hart, I.D.D.P, CAPS is a graduate and Tutor of Q.C. Design School and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders. She is the Owner and award winning designer for the Designer Chick Co. and is the Past Director on the National Board for DDA (formerly CDECA). She is a professional speaker, speaking at venues like IIDEXCanada and the Small Business Forum. She’s been featured in East in the City Magazine, as a guest on Daytime Durham, Rogers TV and has won the HOUZZ Service Award 2017. She works to empower young women to become successful future leaders and supports ocean clean-up efforts.
In the first unit of the QC Design School’s Interior Decorating course, we ask our students where they find their inspiration from and 9 out of 10 times it’s HGTV. We love HGTV just as much as you do! We love the inspiration. We love the befores and afters. We love the personalities. But how realistic is TV design and decorating compared to real-life interior decorating and design?
We’ve explored the differences between reality and reality TV to help you set realistic expectations for yourself and your clients so you can create successful projects.
The Process & Budget
We love all of our sources of inspiration that help us keep up with trends and expand our imaginations. What we do need to keep in mind is that shows for TV are made for TV, edited for TV and take clips of reality to produce a good show. In real life, we need to create plans, collaborate with strategic partners who have similar values, and consistently communicate with our clients for the success of our projects.