Interior Design Arts strives to translate what people want into
their own story as told throughout their entire home environment.
Combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, creativity and
discipline; Interior Design Arts works closely with their clients to
develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive and meet
the needs of the client, using the space.
Interior Design Arts' design process follows a systematic and
coordinated method, including analysis, research, and integration of
knowledge into the creative process, whereby the needs and resources of
the client are satisfied to produce an interior space that fulfills
their desires and demands.
IDA draws upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety, and
aesthetics of interior spaces. The main concerns are with how different
colors, lighting, space, textures, and furniture work together to meet
the needs of a home or business owner. Interior Design Arts plan
interior spaces of almost every type of space, including offices,
restaurants, hotels and private residences. Good design can boost
office productivity, attract a more affluent clientele, provide a more
relaxing stay, or increase a building's market value.
Almost all interior designers follow the same process. The first
step, known as programming, is determining the client's needs and
wishes. Interior Design Arts meet face-to-face with the client to find
out how the space will be used, to get an idea of the client's
preferences and budget and a feel for the style. When the design
concept is finalized, Interior Design Arts will begin specifying the
materials, finishes, and furnishings required. Depending on the
complexity of the project, Interior Design Arts might also submit
drawings for approval by a construction inspector to ensure that the
design meets building codes. If any project requires structural work,
the designer works with an architect or engineer for that part of the
project. Most designs also require the hiring of contractors to do
technical work, such as plumbing and electrical wiring. Interior Design
Arts chooses and writes work contracts with those contractors.
In today's world three areas of design are becoming increasingly
popular: ergonomic design, elder design, and environmental or green
design. Green design involves selecting furniture and carpets that are
free of chemicals and hypoallergenic and selecting construction
materials that are energy-efficient or are made from renewable
resources. Elder design involves planning interior space to aid in the
movement of people who are elderly and/or disabled. Ergonomic design
involves designing work spaces and furniture that emphasize good
posture and minimize muscle strain on the body. Interior Design Arts
can assist clients to create the perfect space within today's fastest
growing interior design areas.
It became common lately to use the terms of interior decorating and interior design interchangeably; however there is a significant difference between the two. Both interior decorators and designers create beautiful and functional spaces; however, interior designers are professionals who coordinate projects that may involve architecture and construction. Interior decorators make aesthetic improvements, but they don’t make structural changes to interior spaces. Interior designers can carry the art of interior design from space planning and structural changes to the end of the decorating process. Interior Design Arts offers professional help during all of the stages of design and decorating process of interior spaces as well as changes to outside elevation (storefronts, restaurant fronts, etc).