Interior design has been recently a big boom. Let’s say, what all can do an interior designer for you… what’s his offer and the scope of work? How does it differ from the architect? And another, not very familiar things that you might be interested and maybe I did not even know about them before…
Interior design covers primarily the layout of the apartment or house from a practical as well as aesthetic and artistic point of view. Interior ideally should build on the overall architecture of the building, observe and respect the concept of its architectural style. Certainly should match the user’s lifestyle.
What is the difference between the architect and designer? The line between them is very narrow, rather these professions overlap…
Architect forms of architecture, home study and then possibly realization. It solves the insertion into the construction environment, thus urbanism space. His profession is close to the building, they must know the building codes. The extent of his work from the very study of the house, through the garden architecture, to the interior alone. Architect usually only addresses the placement of furniture in the building, but some architects made their way into the overall interior design. The architect usually has has an university degree.
Interior designer mainly deals with the internal layout of the apartment or house. Selects materials, furniture, accessories, etc, which gives the interior style and an atmosphere that is tuned precisely to the user. In some cases, may extend to the layout in the sense of the cutting rails and their movement or complete removal. All this is done in order to create an ideal environment. Some interior designers can work with the principles of feng shui. Designer constantly educates herself… attends fairs, courses, and discovers new innovations on the real estate market.
So, what all can designer offer to you?
As I mentioned interior designer works with the internal structure and gives the interior style and atmosphere. It may be the interior of the entire apartment or even just one room in the apartment, but also commercial space. Designer together with you will find the concept and the direction that will make your living more comfortable. They strive for natural connection with the client and interior building (exterior). The draft is reflected from this selection. The interior concept is not just putting the furniture together.
Designer’s work can be divided into two phases:
The first phase is the proposal itself, when designer, based on discussions with you, creates the final style of interior for you. Designer then visualizes interior and work with you to choose specific colors, materials, furnishing and decoration elements. Today’s designers are working with 3D visualization programs, which describe very well the overall layout of space and its atmosphere. The space is then better imaginable.
The second phase is realization, when the designer will assist in shopping and interior equipment to its final form.
These two stages are usually separated in budget, so you can go through the first phase only and the second phase can be done on their own, without the help of a designer.
Designer can offer:
Complete reconstruction of the interior – the layout of the possible movement of the walls, electricity and subsequent interior design (colors, furniture, flooring, etc.)
Redesign of interior – to rearrange the furniture, painting, new furniture, decoration (floor)
Interior decorating – introduction atmosphere into the interior, cosiness the space
Homestaging – arrangement of furniture, equipment and interior decoration in order to for better sales
All this at the design stage and then the realization, the range is depending on the client’s needs and space.
Interior designer deals with the selection and arrangement of floors, staircases, built-in features and furniture, and works with the material and color potential. Foresees possibilities of modern lighting, sound, control electronic devices, creates a different atmosphere and conditions for work or relaxation. Designer may also deal with atypical design elements and non-standard solutions to various problems, according to the possibilities and requirements of users and designers. Interior designer should also deal with a selection of fine works of art (paintings, sculptures), which round out the overall concept.
Each designer has its own work style; some keep only one direction of the interior, others design with respect to a particular project.
Finally, it must be said that the interior design is not just about buying designer goods for thousands of dollars. A good interior designer should be able to design a nice home at reasonable budget.