Deborah Kimmet, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Most of us spend the majority of our days indoors, so it’s important that we as designers do everything we can to provide environments that are not only beautiful and functional, but also healthy and sustainable.
- 20 Years of Experience
- Bachelor of Science in Human Resources - Interior Design, Minor in Art History / University of Delaware
- Associate Degree in Architectural Technology / Harrisburg Area Community College
- Certification, National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ)
- Member, International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- LEED Accredited Professional, Interior Design + Construction
Deb’s first job
My first job was working in a general store, at a campground. I learned about dealing with people, how to make change, and not to pull the first $100 bill you ever saw out of the register to show your friend. Because, yes, that is when your boss will return!
Inspiration to become an interior designer
Since childhood, and even still, I’ve had dreams of going through a huge home and all of the rooms were different. I loved it! I couldn’t wait to see what was next! Now I’m looking forward to renovating my own home.
Deb’s Role model
Definitely my mom and dad. One to keep me moving and help others, the other to teach me to chill out and not worry so much. Both taught me compassion and strength.
A few of her favorite things
If I had to pick my most prized possession, it would definitely be my husband! My favorite part of each day is a kiss and “I love you” from him. The food I cannot live without is chocolate, in any form. It’s like oxygen for the soul.
Deb’s Career Highlight
It was early in my career. One of the first open houses I went to, nobody knew who I was and I overheard a lady say, “This makes it not so scary to get old.” Then at another open house, a daughter of a woman in memory care asked her mom if she liked where she was. She answered, “I’m not sure where I am, but it feels like a beautiful hotel.” It’s always been about the residents for me. Their reactions hold the most weight and give me the most inspiration.