To help our clients gain a better understanding of our services as an Interior Design firm, we have compiled a brief list of common questions.
Interior Design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. Interior Design draws on aspects of environmental psychology, architecture, product design and furniture design in addition to traditional decoration.
In the age of endless searches and instant access to a multitude of information and creative ideas through media, it is important to know that at its core, Interior Design is still a process. A process that combines critical and creative thinking, communication skills and a clear understanding of technology for the purpose of enhancing the built interior. It considers the entire space as it relates to flow, function, performance and aesthetics.
It is methodical, problem-solving and ultimately delivers a visual interpretation of the big picture.
This process is repetitive: A constant churn of designing, evaluating, re-designing, evaluating and refining.
A licensed interior designer will do the following things:
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According to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, who regulates the practice of interior design in the State of Texas, a Registered Interior Designer meets the following qualifications:
An interior decorator or designer may have no formal interior design education, qualification or regulation. They are not required to maintain current and important knowledge in all aspects of Interior Design. They are not bound to protect and promote the very best in healthy, safe and well-designed interior spaces. A decorator is limited to finish and furniture selection.
An Interior Designer’s approach is from the inside out, making them an ideal resource for any remodel or renovation. An interior designer is not authorized to practice removal or modification of load bearing interior walls. An interior designer may consult a licensed architect or a licensed structural engineer in this event and must have stamped approval by the appropriate discipline.
In most remodels and renovations an interior designer has the full qualifications to be the primary discipline overseeing the project.
An interior designer often teams up with an architect on ground up construction to best utilize both disciplines so the interior and exterior function cohesively.