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Under her company name, f o r m a n d c o l o r, Wende Reid practices architectural, interior and furniture design and fine art consulting. She began her career in New York and has been awarded twice for excellence in her designs.

During her career, she has held licensing agreements in the US and Europe, under her own trademark and for clients.

She has developed numerous best selling collections in decorative textiles, wall paper, bed linen, rugs, lighting, dinnerware and flatware.

Her work has been featured in highly prestigious stores, residences, five star hotels, international sporting events and publications in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, the sovereign nation of Kiribati, and five star resorts on Lizard Island, Vanuatu and Fiji.

She has been commissioned to develop designs for dignitaries and royalty.

She founded in house product development for the home furnishings at Federated Department Stores and, in the US, developed the early framework on which coordinated home furnishings collections are based, such as Ralph Lauren and Martha Stewart.

I started out with very little knowledge in Interior Design and came out as a business owner holding a Diploma. The completion of the 12 modules was very liberating to say the least. My experience with The Interior Design Institute was truly rewarding!

Meredith Mahan

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  • 23 days ago

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  • 24 days ago

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  • 34 days ago

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  • 41 days ago

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  • 43 days ago

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  • 50 days ago

My experience with IID was wonderful

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  • 51 days ago

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  • 54 days ago

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  • 61 days ago

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  • 62 days ago

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  • Interior design student

  • 66 days ago

Took the course to expand my basic…

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  • 73 days ago

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  • 74 days ago

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  • 75 days ago

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  • 78 days ago

Perfect way to start

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