There are often large misconceptions when it comes to interior design and the design process; 'its just decorating' and 'it can be done in a snap' are a few prime examples.
First of all, interior design is not interior decorating, although decorating does plays a role. A designer's job isn't just to create aesthetically pleasing environments, but to create functional ones as well. Yes, we have to know how to select just the right sofa and material to upholster it in. But we also have to know how to create the most effective traffic flows in a restaurant, what kind of light fixtures to use in a retail store to highlight products, to check the coefficient of friction of flooring for commercial spaces, and so much more.
We use computer programs to space plan, create 3-D renderings, and presentations; we are in constant communication with product representatives to gather information to make the perfect selections; and we create personal relationships with each client in order to create just what they want and need. And now with the importance of green design, there is a whole other facet of information to become familiar with.
So I've decided to post examples of current projects and what it takes to complete a project from the initial consultation meeting to the last placement of the final accessory.