3.10 Women and the professionalization of Interior Design


Please Read Hinchman, Mark. “Interior Design History: Some Reflections.” Journal of Interior Design, vol. 38, no. 1, Wiley Subscription Services, Inc, 2013, pp. ix–xxi, https://doi.org/10.1111/joid.12004.



Sidewall, La Jeunesse de la Journee, ca. 1928; Designed for Nancy McClelland
May, B. (2008). Nancy Vincent McClelland (1877-1959): Professionalizing Interior Decoration in the Early Twentieth Century. Journal of Design History, 21(1), 59–74. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25228566

Elsie DeWolfe, Trellis Room, The Colony Club, New York City, 1906

Or Read one 

a. Chapter 3: Elsie De Wolfe in Lupkin, P., & Sparke, P. (Eds.). (2018). Shaping the American Interior: Structures, Contexts and Practices (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315520735

b. Chapter 3: Elsie de Wolfe and her female clients, 1905–15 in Martin, B., & Sparke, P. (Eds.). (2003). Women’s Places: Architecture and Design 1860-1960 (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203402016

Kate Reed
Please read: Karen White, Kate Reed In Comparison – Canada’s First Interior Designer https://whitestudiolo.com/2020/10/22/kate-reed-in-comparison-canadas-first-interior-designer/


Jennifer L Fraser, Screenshot of Karen White’s blog whitestudiolo.com, 2022

For further study:
Dedek, P.B. (2022). The Women Who Professionalized Interior Design (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003041504


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