What is Interior Design?
Interior Design is a large subject and it covers a wide range of areas, from understanding colour and how to put a scheme together to more technical aspects such as bathroom planning and design, spacial planning and technical drawing. Interior Designers must not only be able to confidently put a beautiful scheme together but they must also keep control of budgets, health and safety regulations, building control requirements and of course – ensuring that the client is satisfied with the work that is being produced!
British Institute of Interior Design
The British Institute of Interior Design is the leading and most respected professional organisation in the UK for interior designers. There is no legal requirement for interior designers to have qualified but the BIID has a rigorous selection process during which designers are assessed on their experience, professionalism and creativity. Designers are then required to continue their professional practice each year to ensure their continued expertise. I am currently in the process of becoming a member and look forward to joining such an important and renowned institution.
Interior Design Services
When undertaking your own project, obtaining some expert advice from an experienced interior designer really is worth it. Gaining advice and guidance may well save money in the long run, as well as saving you from unnecessary stress and worry! I believe that interior design can and should be accessible. This was the starting point for my tiered packages. So often my clients are interested in interior design (and know what they like) but just need a little help along the way, which is where my design consultancy day comes in. The Design Day enables clients to pick my brains, make the most of some of my contacts and bounce ideas around – its amazing what a difference a day can make! Of course, my real passion and expertise is in taking control of a project and all that it entails. From initial design ideas through to site visits and liaising with contractors, I love being immersed in a project and by taking control of the entire project, the results are coherent, well planned and effortless (for the client!).