A question I get asked often is what is the difference between an interior designer versus an interior decorator? That’s a great question because there is a significant difference between the two.
Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior and lifestyle to create functional spaces within a residential or commercial building. Interior designers apply creative and technical solutions that are practical, attractive, and beneficial to the occupants’ quality of life and culture. They are trained to look beyond the aesthetics to design code compliant spaces that are healthy as well as beautiful and efficient. They can move windows and doors, remove/add walls, and plan a space that functions better for the occupant. Interior design is making the best possible use of the available space.