This spring, I had the opportunity to participate in the IIDC Capital Day event. Members from the Illinois Interior Design Coalition, as well as the International Interior Design Association met in Springfield to promote legislation for our professional field, and others in the design-build industry. Interior design professionals and students spent the day in the Capital Building meeting various state representatives to inform them of current and future bills we support. It was a great experience to see the lawmaking process in action and to partake in the promotion of law to protect the interior design industry.
Afterwards, we toured the Dana-Thomas house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which was built in 1902. The house has been restored and kept in a remarkable condition by the current owners, the Illinois State Historic Preservation Agency. Visiting the vast 12,000 square foot home complete with Wright designed art glass windows, lighting fixtures and furnishings was truly inspirational. Unfortunately, I was not able to take pictures once inside, but here is an image from the entrance to the house.