When you hear the term “Interior Designer” many will jump to a vision of an HGTV host picking out furniture and assisting home remodelers on how to implement a trend or aesthetic into their home through paint colors, or floor finishes. While this is not an entirely false image, it is just the small tip of the iceberg on the capabilities and responsibilities of an Interior Designer. Many people will confuse an Interior Designer with an Interior Decorator, but they are two very different jobs.

Interior Design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building. It is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. These solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the spaces occupants while also making it aesthetically attractive.

In the Material Matter blog series, we will cover some of the services and roles an interior designer will play in creating a successful project. From material finishes, specifications, drafting, site analysis, cultural & behavioral analysis, and many more.

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