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Saturday, November 15, 2014

IDS Soy Candle Making

Interior Design Society put on a soy candle making event, open to the whole school. It was such a big hit! There were many different scents you could choose from like, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Goodnight, Breathe Easy, Lemon, and Orange.

Sophomore Class takes on ABX

Sustainable Office Design Sophomore Studio took a class trip to ABX.  We had the choice to either go on Wednesday on our own or Thursday with our class. While we were at ABX our professor had given us a scavenger hunt to do, which was really fun. ABX is always a great time!
 And of Course a few of the girls had to take a picture with the ABX letter :)

Nicole, Taylor, Leah

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

First Years Visit ABX

On Tuesday October 28th the first year students visited ABX with their studio classes. The students we're able to learn about a variety of products and different types of design while having a ton of fun!

Some of our students participated in a jumbo jenga challenge put on by F.D. Sterritt Lumber.. we even attracted a crowd who were so impressed with the students jenga skills!

 We came, We saw, We posed.

IDS Architectural Boat Tour

On October 5th the Interior Design Society took a wonderful boat tour around Boston! They viewed so much of the architecture around the area - from Charlestown to the Cambridgeside Galleria! It was a beautiful day for it and it looks like a ton of fun! 

We even were able to snap a quick selfie with one of our ID chairs past design projects!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 New England Design Hall of Fame inductees!

Mount Ida College's Interior Design program would like to acknowledge 2014 New England Design Hall of Fame inductee Christina Oliver who had been a great mentor to many of our students and alumni over the years! She has worked diligently for legislative recognition for the Interior Design profession in Massachusetts. 

Congratulations Christina on this well-deserved recognition.

"Although she was born into a family of architects, designers, and draftsmen, Christina Oliver did not discover a passion for interior design until after a sixteen-year career as a social worker. While Oliver was contemplating a higher degree in the mental health field, a Myers-Briggs test revealed a keen sense of space she hadn’t previously given much thought to. Once she did, she never looked back.
She earned her certificate in interior design from Boston Architectural College in 1990, and opened Oliver Interiors in 1991.
It turns out that social work isn’t so far removed from interior design: Oliver’s skill for listening to what clients really want and then translating that into personal spaces factors heavily into her success.
Giving back to the community remains a strong tenet of her work ethic; she places an emphasis on hiring interns, and often works for such nonprofits as Rosie’s Place and the Devon Nicole House at Children’s Hospital Boston. “With all the help and mentoring that I received during the time I was trying to develop my own career, I felt that I needed to give back,” says Oliver. “I work with a lot of people who have a lot of resources, and it’s important to me to do work for people who don’t have those same resources.”
As past president of ASID New England and current president of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition, Oliver has been dedicated to pushing through legislation allowing interior designers to bid on state projects separately from architects and engineers. After years of hard work by Oliver and other designers (including fellow New England Design Hall of Fame inductee Lisa Bonneville and Mount Ida College professor Rose Botti-Salitsky), the bill has finally been signed.  
Thanks to the dedication of Oliver and others, interior designers can bid on state projects beginning November 19, 2014. •"  (New England Home Magazine, 2014)


Saturday, October 18, 2014


USGBC (United States Green Building Council)

"The mission of the Chapter is to promote the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings and communities in Massachusetts through education, collaboration, and advocacy, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. " - USGBC

For more information you are welcomed to check out their website:

If you have any questions what USGBC is or want to join our new student chapter you are more than welcomed to contact:
 Stephanie Scheivert at (Faculty Advisor)
 Melissa Pastore at (Group President)
 Leah Truesdell at (Group President)

Interior Design Society Architectural Boat Tour in Boston

A few weeks ago IDS took a Architectural boat tour around Boston. We learned a lot about Architecture in Boston, which was very interesting to learn about and then actually see what he was talking about as he was saying it.