is the art and science of understanding people's behaviour to create functional spaces within a building, while interior decorating is the furnishing or adorning of a space with decorative elements to achieve a certain aesthetic. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.
The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology—including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process—to satisfy the needs and resources of the client. Whether working in a corporate or residential space, interior designers are challenged with applying creative and technical solutions within a structure that are functional, attractive, and beneficial to the occupants’ quality of life and culture.
By implementing thoughtful solutions, interior designers can create spaces that greatly improve the experiences of the people who inhabit them.
Residential Interior Design
Hospitality Interior Design
Commercial Interior Design
Healthcare Interior Design
Sustainable Interior Design
Interior Design Services
Assessing client needs
Interior designers meet with clients to determine their needs, preferences, and budget. They assess the space and its potential, and take into account the client's lifestyle, goals, and tastes.
Creating detailed plans
Once a design concept has been approved, interior designers create detailed plans that include specifications for materials, finishes, and fixtures. They create working drawings and documents that communicate the design to contractors, builders, and other professionals.
Selecting materials & furnishings
Interior designers are responsible for selecting materials, finishes, and furnishings that meet the client's needs and budget. They must be knowledgeable about different types of materials and finishes, and keep up-to-date with the latest trends and innovations.
Interior designers must work within the client's budget, and must be able to manage costs effectively. They must be able to provide accurate cost estimates and manage expenses to avoid cost overruns.
Developing design concepts
Based on their assessment of the space and the client's needs, interior designers develop design concepts that include floor plans, color schemes, materials, and furnishings. They create sketches or computer-generated images to help clients visualize the design.
Overseeing construction & installation
Interior designers may oversee the construction or installation of the design, ensuring that it is executed according to plan and on schedule. They may also coordinate with other professionals, such as architects, engineers, and contractors.
Ensuring safety & compliance
Interior designers must ensure that their designs comply with building codes, safety regulations, and other legal requirements. They must be familiar with accessibility requirements for people with disabilities, and must ensure that the space is safe and functional.