I thought I should explain just a little about improving, renovating and applying interior design to a house. Its what makes a house a home. It’s all well and good fixing and restoring, stopping the roof leaking and draught proofing the windows, but in the end, when all the fixing is done, your need to turn the house into a home. That is where interior design comes into it’s own.
But just what is interior design? The New York School of Interior Design says
“Interior design is all about how we experience spaces. It’s a powerful, essential part of our daily lives and affects how we live, work, play, and even heal. Comfortable homes, functional workplaces, beautiful public spaces—that’s interior design at work.
The best interior designers make it look easy, crafting spaces that anticipate our needs and appeal to our emotions, but in reality a broad set of skills and technical knowledge is required.”
I couldn’t have put it better myself. This video also puts it in a nutshell…
Todays interior designers are able to work alongside customers, architects, contractors and other business owners. They are able to take into account the space, style, architecture and safety of any living space, and work with many types of materials, such as fabrics, lighting, furniture and textiles.
That is why I hope that this blog will be enlightening to many people in many different ways, from the technical repair and renovate aspect of renovation, to the subtle and intangible design elements.