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What is an interior designer?

What is an Interior Designer?

The terms interior designer and interior decorator get thrown around frequently and get used interchangeably but there is a difference. Interior designers have formal education focused on the technical aspects of interior architecture, materials, history and building codes. Designers have years of classes devoted to space planning, kitchen and bath design, universal design, and health and safety codes. Then interior designer has a responsibility to their clients, first and foremost is safety in their environment. The designer is also educated in the fundamentals of design, color, texture, pattern, proportion, scale, rhythm, emphasis, balance and harmony.

All of this education and training creates a valuable professional that can help with all aspects of your home. Many designers also join trade associations that require continuing education. This keeps the designer current on codes and trends in the industry. Most designers are up to date on the latest trends in design and what is to come.

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) defines interior designers as creative and technical problem solvers who work with their clients to develop design solutions that are safe, functional and attractive. Combining aesthetic vision with practical skills and knowledge, interior designers impact the human experience and transform lives.

To best describe,

“Interior designers are our idols. They’re the daydreaming pragmatists who make real-world magic happen. They champion the power of beauty with custom, one-of -a kind work. And they save their clients time and money by getting it all right on the first try. Because they know that life’s too short not to live it in style", sourced from Bulletin by Schmacher.

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