What is interior design?

Interior Design is more than just aesthetics. It is a multi-faceted profession that follows a systematic and coordinated methodology that includes research, analysis and the integration of knowledge into a creative process. By implementing – the needs, wants and resources of each clients are satisfied and enables an interior space to be created that fulfils project goals.

Well-designed spaces enable us to live and work in an environment that is efficient, comfortable, functional, safe, practical and stylish.

There are many elements to interior design that from the visual (lighting, forms, colour) to the tactile (texture, shape, surface) and to the auditory (echo, noise). Creating the ultimate interior design means understanding how people use and respond to all of these elements and how these elements work and respond with each other.

Interior Designers are qualified and experienced in assisting clients to realise their goals to create an environment that is functional and aesthetically attractive.

From planning space allocation, furniture, fixtures, furnishings, colours, textures, surfaces and more, Interior Designers are always considering the purpose and aesthetic of each space in order to achieve an optimum interior design. Interior Designers provide a range of services both residentially and commercially including:

  • In-home consultation services to understand the goals and objectives
  • Generation of ideas to determine the functional and aesthetic possibilities of each room space
  • Renders, illustrations and drawings if need be
  • Documentation with specifications relative to the interior and in line with safety codes
  • Arrangement, organisation and allocation of each space
  • Project management of construction and installation
  • Furniture, fixtures, materials, colours and lighting selection
  • Ordering and purchasing of products

Interior Designer Vs Interior Decorator

The difference between an Interior Designer and an Interior Decorator is that Interior Designers are professionally trained and educated with experience. They have a comprehensive skill and understanding of all elements involved in residential and commercial design as well as all health and safety codes.

On the other hand, decoration is an element of an Interior Designers work that is included and considered at all times during a clients project. An Interior Decorator works with the aesthetic elements of a space to increase the appearance of the environment.

What does an Interior Designer do?

Interior design is the process of understanding people’s behavior in order to create practical, functional and stylish spaces with a room, house or building. The difference between interior design and interior decorating that that decorating refers to the furnishing that adorns a space with on-trend, modern and stylish things.

This means that decorators are only qualified to adorn the house with features but not design whereas an Interior Designer undertakes both.

What Is The Interior Design Process?

The Interior Design process follows an organised and coordinated methodology which includes interior design research analysis and the integration of knowledge into the creative process. All of this leads to client satisfaction.

When do I need an Interior Designer?

If you are looking or have been thinking about updating, changing or altering your home for renovating, new build or home décor purposes, hiring the work of a Sunshine Coast Interior Designer, Gold Coast Interior Designer or Brisbane Interior Designer will have a positive effect on your final project outcome. This is because Interior Designers know all the available resources in the industry and pick up on opportunities you might not otherwise see.

In most cases, Interior Designers help you avoid any unnecessary expenditure by making sure all your design needs are met and no errors are made along the way. Through our knowledge, experience and expertise we can help you save time and money.

Do I need to do anything before I contact the Interior Designer?

It is always a good idea to have some interior design inspiration that your have got from design magazines, the internet or have seen within other people’s homes. This way Studio Collective will be able to understand the colours and overall style that you are interested in. In the initial in home consultation, the experience Interior Designers will go over this with you and completely understand all of you ideas.

What will the Interior Design ask me for?

Studio Collective know what to ask to ensure you receive the exact interior design outcome you desire. When visiting your project we ask questions that we know will lead towards achieving the best results. These questions usually sounds like this:

  • What do you love about this room or project?
  • What do you hate about this room or project?
  • What colours do you love?
  • What colours do you hate?
  • Is there something you have, or have seen, that you want to serve as your colour inspiration?
  • Do you have a favourite look or style that you want to create?
  • How do you use this room?
  • How important is this furniture in your room?
  • Are there any special needs that should be considered?
  • Do you want to accomplish this all at once or in phases?
  • What’s your budget?

These are broad questions the Interior Designer will ask you. Beyond this, Studio Collective will delve into the detailed needs and wants of your design and give you are few ideas, hints and tricks along the way.

What my project cost?

The budget is the most important aspect of starting any interior design project. This is because if you have a certain budget in mind, Studio Collective will need to know this in order to tailor all design to fit within this budget.

When you use Studio Collective as your Interior designers or home decorators, you will be completely informed and up-to-date with all associated costs and overall project budget.

What if the style the Interior Designer suggests I don’t like?

When your Interior Designer visits you for the initial in hoe consultation, they will be taken through the house and given a brief. At Studio Collective, we ensure that the concepts our Interior Designers suggest are closely in line with the brief. At times, the design and decoration ideas can differ based on what your personal taste is which is exactly the reason why you have engaged the services of an experienced Interior Designer.

Instead of putting any ideas at the back of your mind straight away, give yourself time to reflect on the potential new design and look, continue to discuss with the Interior Designer and create an outcome that not only you will love but that will make your home look incredible.

At Studio Collective, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, which is why each one of our clients are always extremely happy with their interior design and home decorating outcome.

Are the Interior Designers at Studio Collective certified?

Yes! When you work with Studio Collective’s Interior Designers Sunshine Coast, you will only receive the highest quality interior design service there is. Casey Drummond is a qualified Interior Designer with over 12 years working in the industry. Living overseas, based in different countries, Casey is ahead with all of the design and style trends.