What does it take to be one of the Best Interior Designers?

Posted by Michael Foran on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 @ 03:30 PM
Michael Foran

Here are 5 things that show what it takes to be one of the Best Interior Designers

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1.  Experience

Nothing is more important than experience in the design field.  An expert in interior design will know what materials are best for each and every use.  For example, what type of leather will hold up best for heavy use, or what fabrics will fade with a southern exposure.  

An experienced professional designer will have seen many different situations and will be able to advise you what is the best solution for your unique problem.  

 

2.  Good Communication

The best interior designers will ask questions about your dreams and needs.  They will not just talk about their personal style.

An expert designer will design around you and your family.  They will ask how you will be using the space. They will not pick out a white sofa when you have children or grandchildren who will also be using the room.  

 

3.  Knowledge

Knowledge is very important in the design field.  For example, you must know proper spacing when you are doing a floor plan or space planning. You must know whether you have room for a buffet in your dining room and still have enough space to pull out your dining room chairs. Another important thing for a professional to know is what furniture companies are the best quality and the best value?  

These are just a few examples of the knowledge that an expert must have. Every job is different and has unique challenges that require knowledge in the field of design.

Knowledge is something you gain from experience and education. The field of interior design is always changing and a professional must keep up to date with new ideas and materials. Professional members of ASID must attend continuing education classes as part of their membership.   

 

4.  Attention to Detail

To get all the details right it takes a certain kind of person.  Somebody who wants to do things the right way.  Somebody who cares about each project as if it was his or her own.  You must be thinking about how each decision affects another.  The best designers must be a right brain and a left brain thinker.  

 

5.  Talent 

Talent is not something you learn in school.  It is something you are born with.  

A talented professional should be able to create any look that the client wants, not just what the designer considers their look. They must be able to see beauty and be able to incorporate it into the project.  They should be able to visualize the room and know what it will look like before it is done.  Being able to visualize the finished room is part of the design talent needed to be a design expert.  

 

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