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National Council for Interior Design Qualification

1602 L Street, NW Suite 200

Washington, District of Columbia 20036

United States

Company Description

NCIDQ is the global leader in establishing standards of competence for interior design/interior architecture professionals. The National Council for Interior Design Qualification protects public health, safety and welfare by identifying interior designe ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Design Principal
Designing Edge

Board Member and Officer for the Illinois Chapter
American Society of Interior Designers Inc

Education

BA degree

Northwestern University

Web References (37 Total References)


Designing Edge Interior Design Project Team - Hinsdale & Chicago Illinois Area Full Service Interior Design Firm

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Mary Lou Kalmus, Principal

ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Professional Member
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Mary Lou Kalmus has over 20 years experience as a professional, licensed ASID interior designer. Her innovative design and willingness to listen has resulted in repeat business among her loyal clients. Based in the Hinsdale and greater Chicago area, she recently obtained her license to practice in the state of Florida and has established a presence in the Naples area. Dedication to excellence is apparent in her nationally recognized award winning designs (see In the News).
Mary Lou has shared her expertise as a speaker throughout the Chicago area and has been featured in a variety of publications including This Old House, Chicago Magazine, Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, I-4 Design, Window Fashions Magazine, Decorate with Paint, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago Home Book, and Builder's Profile Magazine. She is one of a select group of Chicago area designers chosen by Chicago's Merchandise Mart to be included in their "Designer Portfolios" and assists visitors as a "Designer On Call".
Her professional dedication is apparent in her involvement with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). As recipient of repeated Outstanding Service and Presidential Citation Awards, she has served as a Board member and Officer for the Illinois chapter and as co-chair of the ASID Program Committee for Professional Development. She is one of the founding developers of Design Summit, an annual conference for design professionals and industry related trades. Mary Lou currently serves as a juror for the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) examination.
As ASID chairperson of the Community Service Committee, she saw transitional housing for homeless women become a reality at Deborah's Place and the Rebecca Johnson Apartments. She continues to lend her expertise to organizations such as Southwest Women Working Together and Chicago Children's Advocacy Center.


Mary Lou Kalmus, Principal ...

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Mary Lou Kalmus, Principal ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Professional Member State of Illinois Registered Interior Designer License #161000972 NCIDQ (National Council for Interior.


Chicago Design Concierge - Chicago Area Interior Design Firm Offering Design Driven Relocation Services for the Executive on the Move

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Mary Lou Kalmus, ASID

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Mary Lou and Barbara are the recipients of awards both for design and service to their profession.


About Mary Lou - Designing Edge Interior Design

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With a BA degree from Northwestern University, Mary Lou Kalmus entered the design field when a change in career direction led her to interior design classes (and an eventual degree) several years after graduation. After gaining experience working for local design firms prior to founding Designing Edge, she has enjoyed over 25 years as a professional licensed interior designer. Based in the Hinsdale and Burr Ridge area of greater Chicago, she is certified by NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and also licensed to practice in the state of Florida, establishing a presence in and around the Naples area. Featured in a variety of publications, Mary Lou's dedication to excellence is also apparent in her nationally recognized award winning projects (see Press).). Mary Lou is also a featured designer and "Designer On Call" with the Merchandise Mart Design Center in Chicago.


"The powder room is one of ...

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"The powder room is one of the rooms that guests use the most, so it's worth spending a little extra time on," says Illinois based designer Mary Lou Kalmus. She suggests using one special item such as an antique mirror or vessel sink as a focal point.

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