Style, color, mood, harmony, contrast, comfort, convenience and fit likely come to mind when considering a new design. Interior design concerns itself with more than just the visual or ambient enhancement of an interior space. It seeks to optimize and harmonize the uses of the space to fit your lifestyle.
Many factors come into play in formulating the design solution:
- The space itself--its dimensions and construction--with its potential and its limitations. How the space will be used--for work or leisure, entertainment or worship, healing or learning.
- The meaning of the space, what it signifies--be it power, authority, security, wisdom, achievement, playfulness or serenity.
- Practical considerations, like ease of access, amount of light, acoustics, seating and places to store or set things down.
- Health and safety considerations, attention to special needs and more.
- Psychological and behavior impact of the design.
- Environmental impact of the design.
When you hire an interior designer, you get the benefit of an experienced professional who can solve problems, help you avoid costly mistakes and, most importantly, create a space designed specifically to meet your needs.
When you're ready to select a designer to work with on your project, the number of individuals and firms to choose from can be daunting. How do you know if you’ve chosen a professional designer? In general, you want a designer with the following characteristics:
- Is accredited as an interior designer,
- Has experience in the type of project you are doing
- Has demonstrated creativity, talent and resourcefulness
- Is attentive, responsive and communicates well
- Has a record of reliability and good work habits.
One way to ensure you are working with a professional interior designer is if he or she is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers. ASID member designers must meet the profession’s education and experience requirements, as well as adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct. The ASID appellation after a designer’s name indicates that he or she is an accredited designer who has passed rigorous professional scrutiny and testing.
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