Interior design is far more than just decorating a room. An interior designer’s primary focus is giving a space the best functionality it can have. Designers plan furniture, colors, lighting, and finishes to transform your space into the one you envisioned.
The Benefits of Working with An Interior Designer
Gain Exclusive Access
Hiring an interior designer gives you exclusive access to furniture, lighting, and accessories that you cannot shop anywhere else. Bringing your dream spaces to life is no challenge for an experienced designer because they’ve developed strong relationships with specialists of all trades – from carpentry and furniture design to customized art and unique, one-of-a-kind pieces – and they can pass that access on to you.
Working with an interior designer saves you time because we manage all the pieces of the project and make sure everything keeps moving forward on schedule.
Get a Better Outcome
We have experience. We know how to manage contractors and vendors. We know which colors, textiles, furnishings and lighting options will work best. When you work with an experienced interior designer, you’re going to be much happier with the result.
Interior Design Education
Interior designers study art and design as well as technical drawing, life safety, fire safety, and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) codes.
Megan Thompson, our principal designer, has a B.F.A in interior design and is a member of International Interior Design Association (IIDA). The IIDA requires its members to have a design degree and complete continuing education courses each year. When looking for a qualified interior designer, make sure they are members of IIDA.
At Spark Interiors, we always start with the function of the space. We look at how the space will be used and who will be using it. We assess for building and safety codes for residential and commercial spaces, and we take into consideration the ADA accessibility requirements in commercial spaces. An interior designer’s first tenet is to make the space function as best it can. We then break down the function of the room into user goals.
Interior User Goals
User goals are individual tasks you need to accomplish in the space. For example, a basement can be a fitness room, an entertainment center, a play room, a bar or anything else you can envision. As the designer, we take your vision and segment it into the individual user goals such as walking on a treadmill, watching TV, playing ping pong, or entertaining guests. We look at how the space and the furnishings need to function, given these goals. We transform the space not only to accomplish your goals but also to create an environment that people enjoy being in and want to come back to.
Enhance Your Experience
Good interior design improves your experience in the space. You can see and feel this enhancement when you walk into a cool new bar where the environment makes you want to sit and have a drink with a friend. When you walk into a beautifully designed kitchen you cannot wait to start cooking in; an interior designer was involved in the project. Interior designers make spaces that are exciting to look at and intrinsically functional.