Interior Design vs Interior Decorating
Interior Decorating versus Interior Design is a question that comes up a lot when homeowners are trying to determine “who is the right fit for our project”. Well, there are many factors to consider when hiring a decorating or design professional. As a self taught professional in this industry with 24 years of experience, I can tell you that there are many aspects to consider when looking at who to hire based on the scope and size of your project.
An Interior Design Professional will offer residential work whether it is décor, custom builds, additions and renovations with the ability to create functional structural spaces within a building. They will help you redesign your space whether you are remodeling or removing a structural wall, providing guidance beyond aesthetics and taking into consideration the function and design elements. If you are hiring an Interior Designer to work on your remodel, renovation, addition or custom build another factor to consider is their ability to manage your project. This is a key factor in making the project run smoothly, on time and on budget.
An Interior Decorator will have been trained in décor and could be specifically trained in kitchen and bath as well and could work with key professionals to create functional, structural spaces within a building. A decorating professional will have the ability to offer space planning, colour themes, furniture layout, window coverings and design elements to your existing space, giving your space a whole new look through their trained eye.
The key element in all of this is to know who you are hiring, their experience in the industry and that they have a professional team to support the work they are offering. Ask questions, look at their previous work and see their level of attention to detail and ask if every job is completed. Our team services anywhere from Aurora to Friday Harbour and all over the GTA. If you want to discuss your project further, feel free to drop by the studio or Contact Us!