Decorator vs. Interior Designer

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Decorator vs. Interior Designer

  1. 1. Decorator vs. Interior Designer The Professional Difference
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is a </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Interior Designer? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A TALENTED INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS A FORMAL EDUCATION COMBINED WITH AN </li></ul><ul><li>APPRENTICESHIP </li></ul><ul><li>AND THEN is CERTIFIED BY </li></ul><ul><li>THE NATIONAL COUNCIL </li></ul><ul><li>OF </li></ul><ul><li>INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION </li></ul><ul><li>…… and Becomes ELIGIBLE FOR A </li></ul><ul><li>STATE LICENSE IN THE PROFESSION OF INTERIOR DESIGN </li></ul><ul><li>AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR Designers </li></ul>www.asid.org and www.ncidq.org
  4. 4. “ WE SHAPE OUR DWELLINGS, AND AFTERWARDS OUR DWELLINGS SHAPE US.” WINSTON CHURCHHILL
  5. 5. <ul><li>Creating Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Between </li></ul><ul><li>Luxury AND Simplicity. </li></ul>AN INTERIOR DESIGNER IS FOCUSED ON….
  6. 6. HARMONIOUSLY BLENDING <ul><li>ARCHITECTURE </li></ul><ul><li>WITH </li></ul><ul><li>FURNISHINGS </li></ul><ul><li>FINISHES </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>FABRICS </li></ul>
  7. 7. and should always consider THE need for sustainability AND universal design. (aging in place) Design that eliminates the need to move to an assisted living facility later in life.
  8. 8. Light Empowers a Room. AN INTERIOR DESIGNER IS TRAINED IN LIGHTING
  9. 9. INTERIOR DESIGN IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROFESSION
  10. 10. “ GRANDEUR…CONSIST IN FORM, NOT IN SIZE” CHARLES KINGLEY 1819-1875 The Study of art, architecture and furniture. AN INTERIOR DESIGNER needs to be on the project from the beginning for a successful outcome.
  11. 11. AN INTERIOR DESIGNER…… <ul><li>Considers WHAT IS ON THE OUTSIDE. </li></ul><ul><li>Window Treatments provide natural light while preventing the heat from entering a room. </li></ul>
  12. 12. “ ENLIGHTENMENT” through DESIGN Collaborate with MASTER GARDNERS & ARCHITECTS to maximize an outdoor view.
  13. 13. ARCHITECTURE COLOR
  14. 14. FUNCTION - FINE ART - ANTIQUES <ul><li>AND KNOWING HOW TO BLEND THE “Yin AND YANG” </li></ul>“ Myakka River” by Jean Blackburn It is a proven statistic that a chair engineered to support the human spine will increase productivity. HERMAN MILLER, INC.
  15. 15. RETAIL CHOICES <ul><li>BROWN </li></ul><ul><li>TAN </li></ul><ul><li>BLUE </li></ul><ul><li>RED </li></ul><ul><li>BORING SELECTION OF FABRICS </li></ul><ul><li>MASS PRODUCED FURNITURE WITH SPRAYED ON FINISHES </li></ul>
  16. 16. CUSTOM CHOICES HUNDREDS OF SELECTIONS, CUSTOM DETAILS & HANDMADE FURNITURE
  17. 17. “ HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR HOMES THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW TO BE USEFUL AND BELIEVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL .” WILLIAM MORRIS
  18. 18. Why hire a professional? <ul><li>Legal protection – is the person you would like to hire licensed or registered as an interior designer? </li></ul><ul><li>In the State of Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Go to www.myflorida.com/dbpr/arch </li></ul>
  19. 19. “ OUT OF CLUTTER FIND SIMPLICITY ” ALBERT EINSTIEN
  20. 20. Obtain advice BEFORE INVESTING IN YOUR home or work SPACE. <ul><li>Maximize your budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Save precious time. </li></ul><ul><li>Save energy. </li></ul>
  21. 21. INTERIOR DESIGNERS HAVE SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND A TRAINED EYE FOR THE FINER THINGS. <ul><li>The study and application of all the arts, </li></ul><ul><li>enables a designer to create a functional space plan </li></ul><ul><li>and make informed decisions on all the furnishings. </li></ul>
  22. 22. AN INTERIOR DESIGNER IS FOCUSED ON…. <ul><li>DESIGN INTEGRITY NOT RETAIL PROFITS </li></ul><ul><li>EXPERTISE IN SPECIFICATIONS AND PROCUREMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CUSTOM SOURCES NOT OFFERED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC </li></ul>AN INTERIOR DESIGNER IS FOCUSED ON….
  23. 23. <ul><li>PURCHASING QUALITY PRODUCTS FROM A TRADE SOURCE </li></ul><ul><li>HELPS PREVENT CHILD LABOR. </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK FOR THE “RUGMARK” OR “GOOD WEAVE” LABEL ON AREA RUGS. </li></ul>design professionals are socially conscious
  24. 24. <ul><li>“ To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.” </li></ul><ul><li>SAMUEL JOHNSON 1709-1784 </li></ul><ul><li>ALSO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR </li></ul><ul><li>WORK OR RETREAT SPACE. </li></ul>YACHT INTERIORS
  25. 25. Therapeutic seating, colors, art, lighting and sound will aide in healing, comfort and a sense of tranquility. HEALTHCARE DESIGN
  26. 26. AN INTERIOR DESIGNER DESIGNS TO CREATE…. <ul><li>a PHYSICALLY </li></ul><ul><li>COMFORTABLE work environment </li></ul><ul><li>And a space that is VISUALLY Delightful. </li></ul>
  27. 27. GET COMFORTABLE WITH Your style …reflected IN superb taste. HINT: MAKE SURE YOUR INTERIOR DESIGNER HAS IMPECCABLE TASTE. Presentation by Sara Fattori, ASID

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