Friday, May 24, 2019


We had a fun day @inlanddesigncenter yesterday. Reconnecting with old friends and seeing that they have gone through some big changes!!! Fresh off an acquisition by ProSource of Southern California, IDC has a new invigorated look and feel. I am so excited to see this new look and how much they have changed. With 40+ years of experience, Diane Paul has reminded us that you can still make a difference in how you experience the world around you. If your a designer and are looking for resources for your projects, this is the place to be! #IDC#colorturners #prosource #ASID#NKBA #IDS #CCIDC#interiordesigngoals #interiordesign


For Designers and Contractors Looking for Resources;
Diane Paul OR Michael Espinoza 
Main: 909-931-1778


Had a fun day filming an informational video about CCIDC (Certification for Interior Design).
The information is about the history of Certification, the qualifications for certification and how to become a Certified Interior Designer/CID. Stay tuned for our next up date. 

The California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC), established in January 1992, the organization, responsible for administering the California Certified Interior Designers Title Act, under Chapter 3.9, Section 5800 of the California Business and Professions Code.
Title Act went into effect on January 1, 1991, after several years of legislative efforts by commercial and residential interior design groups and by the California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design. The law SB 153 outlined the parameters and responsibilities of work that an interior designer can perform. Along with these guidelines, the title of “Certified Interior Designer” added to the California Business and Professions code, providing an official designation for interior designers who meet the education, experience and examination requirements, as administered by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC).
CCIDC, in accordance with all State boards and non-profit boards, is accountable to the sunset review process enacted by both the Assembly and Senate of the California legislature. Reviewed every 5 years, or as determined by the legislature for compliance with the statute they administer and are subject to sunset (elimination) if determined to be out of compliance. CCIDC is also subject to the Bagley–Keene Act, a statute specifically enacted only for the operational oversight of all California State boards and commissions.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Power Up Your Business with Color & Light

By Renee Lim M. D. & Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG

Color and light are two of nature’s strongest influencers. As entrepreneurs, how can we ignore such powerful influencers? Can color and light help us get wealthier, healthier, happier? Absolutely yes! 

What is Color Therapy? 
Color therapy uses the visible spectrum of color and light to balance a person’s mood, as well as mental and physical health. The therapeutic use of color and light to restore health has been used by humans for centuries, from ancient cultures to modern doctors, scientists and color therapists. Color therapy is gaining popularity today as a result of medical research reflecting its benefits and the advent of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). 
Color therapy can increase your energy to help you make more sales, help increase productivity in your team, and help you build your business! By using the right color and light combinations you can increase health benefits and your overall vitality! 
An amazing story of the power that color and light has over your body and mind comes from Denise’s work as a color specialist. A few years ago, Denise was hired to redesign a master bedroom suite. She learned that around the time her client’s son had redecorated his room, he had begun to experience grand mal seizures and had been put on medication. When Denise entered his room she found black walls, black curtains, and black furniture. It was like walking into a cave. Denise convinced him to change his bedroom’s color scheme. The walls were repainted, and windows opened to allow light in the room. Within weeks after these changes, the grand mal seizures stopped. His doctor eventually took him off the medication and said it was an “unexplainable recovery.” But we say, give credit where credit is due, and the credit goes to color and light! 
If color and light can impact someone this much, just imagine what it can do for your business, and your productivity! If color and light can help this young man live such a drastically higher quality of life, what could it do for you? 
But not every color affects every person in the same way. In-fact, depending on a person’s cultural background, certain color combinations can be considered irritating or unacceptable in certain social settings. If someone has a past trauma associated with a color or hue, the reaction to it will not be as expected. The length of time spent in certain visible color or invisible light can have different effects on people. Be sensitive and wise with your choices in your business. If you wish to use colors, consult an experienced color specialist. 
But that doesn’t mean. You cant use color and light in your every day life to help create a more productive life! Here are some practical tips you can implement before your meeting with Renee and Denise!
Practical Tips 
Some Impact of Colors and Light
  • Yellow is an ideal color for environments in which creative activity and socialization is desired. Its bright and cheering effect has been associated with lowered levels of depression, stimulation of the immune system, and enhanced concentration. 
  • Green has a sedative, cooling effect, making it a wonderful choice in a stressful situation. Nature makes the most use of this color.
According to a research paper published by the International Journal of Architectural Research, viewing nature for 10 minutes prior to experiencing a mental stressor has been shown to stimulate heart rate variability and parasympathetic activity (Brown, Barton & Gladwell, 2013).
  • Blue is associated with reduced blood pressure, heart and respiration rate, and an overall calming effect. When we are not in fight and flight mode, we rest better, think clearer, and our stamina is longer. Exposure to blue, for instance in looking at a blue sky, has been associated with a reduction of symptoms of headache and some nervous disorders, enhanced attention span, alertness, reaction times, mood, and sleep. To promote restful sleep, both Renee and Denise recommend blues and greens on the walls or curtains.
  • Red is the longest visible wavelength; it’s hot, has both physical and mental stimulating effects, and is associated with increased vitality and energy. Looking for an energy or confidence booster? Search no more! This mega passionate hue radiates power, energy, and helps to combat laziness and lethargy. A potent color, red has also been associated with increased adrenaline and elevated blood pressure, which triggers the fight or flight response.
  • Ultraviolet Light, on the invisible part of the color spectrum, also impacts health. Our favorite sunshine vitamin D is made when we are exposed to UV light. The same UV is also used to treat psoriasis and disinfect hospitals. However, it is also associated with incidence of skin cancer. Take a short lunch or walk outdoor every day to take advantage of this free influencer, but also respect its power to cause damage. 
There are many technologies that make use of the invisible range of the light spectrum to modulate various functions in the body. Many seek to improve blood circulation, stimulate the brain for memory improvement, detoxify the body, improve fitness, disinfect blood, and encourage anti-aging effects. The wearable technologies are much more convenient and practical than traditional machines that cannot be lugged around. The latest technology Renee has found is smaller than a dollar note, and as light as the dollar itself. In addition, it can influence the body to produce many health benefits without having to carry or use multiple technologies. 

Imagine using light therapy every day to increase your energy, decrease pain, and help you breakdown barriers in your business. How many more sales could you make? How much quicker could you finish your work to spend time where it matters most? 

Dr. Renee Lim and Denise Turner ASID, CID, CMG, have studied and personally used color therapy to enhance their lives, so what is stopping you? 

Luckily you now have full access to these two amazing professionals to help you use light therapy to increase your business and personal life! 

To learn more about how color and light therapy can help you build a life you love, reach out to 
Renee Lim, M.D. and Denise Turner, ASID, CID, CMG

Renee Lim, M.D. is a Family Medicine Specialist in San Diego, California. She is board certified with American Board of Anti-Aging Regenerative Medicine and Fellow in Anti-Aging Regenerative and Functional Medicine. She particularly pursues advanced developments in the fields of stem cells, peptides, energy medicine and cost effective, non-invasive, safe healing modalities.
To reach out to Dr. Lim, contact her at 
Tel:  760-450-5974

Denise Turner masterfully navigates two worlds of color. As an international, award-winning interior designer and colorist, she helps businesses to drive sales with color. As a ColorTherapy expert and Energy Medicine healer, she utilizes color to empower others to heal themselves and their families. Turner is an ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) professional member, Certified Interior Designer, former CMG (Color Marketing Group) Board of Director, former ASID chapter president, and UCLA graduate.