ID8’s Top 8 Reasons for Why You Need a Rug in Your Life

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When it comes to interior design even the smallest details make a huge difference in a space. This is especially true when it comes to using rugs in your interior design. A rug can not only change the overall look and feel of a room, but they also have many practical benefits too. Keep reading…

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ID8 New Year Goals 2021

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Who are we at ID8 Architecture? We are flexible, adaptable, positive, and passionate. We work hard and play hard, we are constantly learning and pursuing growth, and most importantly we encourage each other toward becoming the best possible versions of ourselves. One way we do this is through office challenges, holding each other accountable, and…

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A Designer Christmas List: Our ID8 recommended gifts


Designers are our own breed. We’re all about quality, good design, and functionality which sometimes makes us a tricky bunch to buy presents for. Do you have a designer on your Christmas list this year? We’ve made a list of sure-to-please, designer approved gift ideas, most of these items are on own Christmas lists this…

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As a small business, a strong company culture is important to us and we strive to create a happy, positive work environment for our employees. What makes people more happy and positive than good food?! One Friday afternoon an office discussion took a random turn (like many office discussions do) and the idea of Crocktober…

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Material of the Month: Lighting

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Lighting is a topic that can become very technical very fast (what Kelvin temperature of bulbs do you buy? What wattage? How many foot candles of light do you need?) but, in my opinion, good lighting all starts with a feeling. Now that day light saving is upon us and it is dark starting at…

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Tile Patterns and Layouts

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As interior designers, patterns pop up all over the place, especially in tile. When choosing tile, layout is just as important as the type, size, and color, and also affects the look and feel of a room. It can be tricky to keep track of the many different pattern options for laying tile, so we’ve…

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Tips to Become a Better Design Student

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Earning a degree in design can be a challenge. Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, graphic designer, or website designer, every area of emphasis requires a lot of hard work and dedication. We want to help make your design education as good as it possibly can be. In this blog, we’ll share a few of…

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Tips from ID8 to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

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Fall is here! The days are getting shorter, cold weather is right around the corner, and it’s time to start embracing oversized sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. You may be ready for winter, but is your home ready? Here’s a quick checklist of to-do’s from our team to get your home ready for winter! Check…

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Preparing for a Critique

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No matter what kind of design you specialize in, critiques are an essential part of the design process, and they continue to be important long after you flip your tassel at college graduation. As professional designers, we’re constantly being critiqued by team members, colleagues and clients, and although it’s scary to present work that you’ve…

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Writing a killer cover letter

Are you starting the search to find an internship? Or looking for a new position at a new company? A cover letter is one of the first things your future employer sees when ‘weeding’ through candidates. Some applications may not require a cover letter, however I personally believe you should always take the time to…

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