Member Spotlight Crystal Cordie 2015

Name:  Crystal Cordie
Membership Type: Associate
Company/Location/Position: UW Hospital & Clinics / Madison, WI / Contract Interior Design Consultant

Favorite IIDA event: IIDA WI has many wonderful events and it is never a dull moment with our fun group. If I had to choose, our fashion show STRUT has to top the cake. The teams always create such an energy with their outfits, it’s contagious and inspiring every year.

Favorite area restaurant: Being a foodie myself, this has to be one of the hardest questions on here. It fluctuates upon the flavors of the season and of course the company with whom you chose to dine.  I experienced Forequarter restaurant for the first time this past year and I swear I can still taste the fantastic and broad flavors! **mouth is watering now** http://www.forequartermadison.com/#home

Hobbies:  This should really have a subtitle of “outside of career and IIDA” because those are definitely still hobbies to me. And even though I already mentioned it, I am a foodie! Let’s be honest, it can be quite the chore to keep up with! Other serious contenders are concert going, binge-watching Netflix documentaries, traveling (wishful hobby), people watching, boating and fishing.

Current design obsession: Instagram helps me amplify my obsessions all in one spot, but the one thing that always sucks me in, is Apartment Therapy. Living downtown in a tiny apartment, I am always looking for new ways to keep my objects sorted and trimmed down. Seeing how people live is fascinating to me and the “home tours” literally open the front door to personal creativity, ideas, and style. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ + follow me @cordesignstudio AND @iida.wi on Instagram!

What gets you excited about design? Opportunities! From collaborations with teams of people.  To project challenges with space, finishes and oh so special clients.