Debra Wade of Creative Interiors guides individuals through the design process with the goal of transforming lives though beauty and function. Working closely with the inspirations of her clientele, she orchestrates a harmonious fusion of color, furnishings, artisan paint finishes, and art. As an interior designer and painter, color is her primary muse.
Ms Wade is distinguished by 22 years of professional residential, commercial, and educational design projects in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Central America. She graduated with a BFA in Fine Art and Communications from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She holds an International Accreditation in Color Consulting and Design for the Built Environment, IACC, graduating with honors. Within her professional practice, she specializes in the effects of color on human consciousness, productivity and creativity.
Her upcoming book focuses on the dynamic application of color within the home environment. The Integral Color Plan for Interior Design melds quantum physics, color psychology, and the art of color in the home. It guides readers through pin-pointing personally resonant colors, simplifying design decisions and fostering an environment that nourishes body, mind and soul.
Recent Work: Summer Adventure in Honduras. Feature story by Debra Wade, ColorNOMICS, Volume 6, Issue 2-Fall 2007
Color into the Future. Feature story by Debra Wade, ColorNOMICS, Volume 5, Issue 1, Spring 2005
Your Color Horoscope. A color preference test by Debra Wade derived from The Integral Color Plan. Alternative Medicine Magazine, April, 2004
Outstanding Interior Designers of Oregon. Photo feature, Conde Nast Publications: Architectural Digest, Los Angeles, CA: November 2001
Living Color. Reference as color consultant and interior designer, Alternative Medicine Magazine, April, 2004
Color, Environment and Human Response, Frank Mahnke. Creative Interiors color and design board for fast food restaurant in color photo section of book, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1995
The Personality Color and Style Plan for Living Environments. Written thesis project for The International Association of Color Consultants and Designers, graduated with honors. San Diego, CA: self-published, Eugene, OR, January, 13, 1997
Design is in the Details. Designer reference, Explore The Pearl magazine, Portland, OR Spring 2010
The Ambassador, Photo feature and reference as member of design team, NW Street of Dreams magazine, Portland, OR 2009
Snooze Control. Designer reference on how to design with color for the bedroom. Portland, Oregon: The Oregonian, August 31, 2007
Designing Away Winter Blues. Designer reference. Eugene, Oregon: Oregon Daily Emerald, January 7, 2003