The Value of an Interior Designer
Why Hire an Interior Designer?
Interior designers have, spent years educating themselves. They’re skilled in all phases of a project: The early stages of identifying a client’s needs and desires, developing a budget, creating a workable design, and delivery and installation. Their knowledge of the finest craftsmen, the most careful contractors, and the most reliable subcontractors comes in handy especially if you are just too busy to do it yourself because doing things yourself means taking on a lot of risk, and there’s no guarantee that it will come out the way you anticipated. Once you hire an Interior Designer you will finally get it right!
What exactly is Interior Design?
Interior design - is the creation and construction of an interior space that successfully meets the requirements of the end user and improves the human experience.
What is an Interior Designer?
Interior designers - are responsible for providing a safe, functional, and accessible environment for their clients and meet this goal through attention, adherence, and focus on codes, standards, regulations, accessibility, health, safety, and welfare.
An interior designer must plan, research, coordinate, and manage these projects to obtain an adequately healthy and aesthetically pleasing environment for the people who use the space. “Interior designers help to influence the way we live, dine, socialize, entertain, relax and play in the built environment,” Philomena Seeto.
I know a lot of people have a hard time seeing the value of a well-designed space, but our interior spaces affect our well-being. Designing an indoor environment is a huge responsibility for a professional. Interior Design is often confused with decoration. This is one of the biggest misconceptions, that comes loaded with preconceived ideas and misunderstandings. The choice of fabrics, colors, and finishes is an important aspect of interior design, but it is so much more than that.
There is science behind the value of Interior Design. Environmental psychology is the interaction between people and the spaces they inhabit. Lighting, colors, configuration, scale, proportions, acoustics, and materials address the senses of the individual and generate an array of feelings and practices. Our spaces can have a huge impact on how we act and what we feel every day.
Does your home reduce or induce stress? Does this place make you healthier and happier?
I hear a lot of my clients say how they can’t function when things are dirty or cluttered. It puts them in a bad mood. A designer knows when to add or take away elements to achieve the desired effect. The color of the walls in your kitchen might be contributing to your anxiety and your brand of couch could lead others to assume that you’re standoffish. The layout of your floor plan and furniture might not function as well as it could.
Geometry, which is called the science of shapes, plays a pivotal role in planning interiors. Geometry in interior design makes the design more relevant, useful, and highly ergonomic. all designs are the creation of geometry combined with materials supported by aesthetics that can induce stress or relaxation. Angled walls and ceilings or visually unsupported forms for example can increase energy and tension if not used in the appropriate setting. By simply changing the shape, a whole room may look new and fresh.
More and more scientific understandings of “mind, body, spirit” designs are coming into being as we transition to the new normal. Interior Design may just be the newest interdisciplinary field of science.