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Interior architecture can be described as a combination of architecture and interior design. This includes the selection of interior materials and furnishings plus the design of the room/s. Interior architecture deals with everythin
More InformationWhy do you want to employ an Interior Architect/ Designer
A designer will not only bring good aesthetics to your home but will also create functional spaces with the goal of effortless living - a space that works with you and not against you.
Selecting a designer.
Employing a designer should be a great experience that excites you and, when the project is finished, you should feel as though you never want to leave your home.
Designers love to engage and express their ideas, but this is their intellectual property and the basis of their livelihood.
If you work with a designer who understand your energy and tastes, you may just find that once it's all completed, you have become best friends
The next stage is what is called an initial consultation - it's where you meet with the designer in their studio or in your home. This is the beginning of the paid agreement and is where the designer will ask every question under the sun. You can ask as many questions as you want and we both go through the idea of the extend of the project, how big or small and how much is to be spend.
The designer might spurt ideas straightaway and others might keep it close to their chest - not because they are not sure but because they don't want to give you ideas that you may not cling to ad be disappointed when the full design comes around.
Depending on the scale and complexity of the job, the first presentation can take anywhere from one week to six weeks. Most clients are so enthusiastic after the first meeting that the waiting time becomes almost unbearable, but please be patient.
A designer lives and breathes design: it isn't clocked into a 9am to 5pm stream. Sometimes ideas come as a burst in 24 hours, but it could also take weeks of mulling and seeking inspiration before anything becomes in mind. Inspiration for a job can come from anywhere.
Remember you want to live with this design for a long time, so the design process may seem slow initially, but it's integral to get this stage right.
This is the time you get to visualise how your home is going to look. You and the designer will go through every drawing, selection of materials, fittings and fixings and get the first glimpse of how much the job is going to cost.
Inevitable, this is where compromised will be made. Unless you have an unlimited budget you'll look at the "nuts and bolts" of what can really be achieved as you space, time and budget are assessed.
From here, things can go in a few different directions. You might be over the moon with the first presentation of you may change a couple of things, or you could rethink what direction you wanted to take with the design and then move and swap things around, watching it develop in front of your eyes. You may have to cut your losses now, but it will be less expensive then getting halfway through the renovation and realise you have made a big mistake.