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Alumna Achieves Dream Through Creatively Rewarding Interior Design Business
Becoming an interior designer had been a life-long dream for Diane Durocher. After learning from leading interior design professionals at Berkeley College, Ms. Durocher went on to achieve her goal by launching her own business, Diane Durocher Interiors.
For the past 21 years, Diane Durocher Interiors, based in Ramsey, NJ, has specialized in high-end residential interiors, from conceptual drawings and pre-construction through to final installation. Ms. Durocher, who graduated from Berkeley College in 1996 with an A.A.S. in Interior Design, has received “Design Excellence” awards from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for her work.
Ms. Durocher has offered internship opportunities to Berkeley College Interior Design students throughout the years. “I love working with Berkeley College students because they know that interior design is not all about picking out pretty fabrics and doing design work,” Ms. Durocher said. “They understand the operating end of the business. That’s one of the great benefits of pursuing an interior design degree at a business college.”