You may have occasionally heard the terms for interior decorator and interior designer interchanged. However, there is a difference between the two titles. An interior decorator generally refers to someone who deals with finishes, surfaces, furniture, and wall coverings. Also, an interior decorator may work in a variety of venues from a design showroom to a remodeling retail store.
An interior designer is a more specialized career field, requiring a certain combined level of education, work experience, and licensing. An interior designer may create spaces for the inside of a commercial office building, design the lighting for a restaurant, or select the furnishings of a home. An interior designer may also deal with issues of safety like accessibility and building codes.
Whether you need a little help or a lot, from answers to a few questions on color selection or furniture layout to help on planning and completing a complicated remodel or new construction project, the advice and guidance of an Interior Designer is invaluable.
Having a professional Interior Designer on your team who has the knowledge and experience of countless similar projects as well as the information and expertise for finding the exact products and trades-people you need to get the best result for your project is priceless. Working with an Interior Designer will help you to move seamlessly and efficiently through the project, as well as help you prevent costly mistakes or side-steps along the way.
While it is true that many retail establishments may offer “free” advice and assistance, and that sometimes, though not always, those consultants may be very good at what they do, it is also true that although the advice they offer you is “free,” they definitely are not working for “free” and their primary allegiance and obligation is to their employer.
While a good designer can help you at any stage of the design, it is most advantageous for you to begin your work with a designer at the earliest stages of the design. As with almost any process, a good plan in place as early as possible is the best route to success. AD Interio can take your project from the initial point of gathering information on the requirements and needs that you have for your space, throughout conception, development, construction, purchasing and installation for every detail of your project – all the way to completion, the final result that shows the great result of a plan well thought out and well executed from the initial ideas to the final details.
Yes, to a point. We strive to utilize as much of your current furniture into the new design plan as possible. You’ve spent a lifetime accumulating things that make you happy. We find that your current furniture is a good jumping-off point for a more cohesive design plan. Often, however, some pieces just can’t be used. If they are of poor quality, too worn, out-dated or just not in keeping with the new design plan, we cannot use them.
We work in a wide variety of design genres depending on the needs and tastes of our clients. We interpret the personalities and decor tastes of our clients into living spaces that are refined, modern, luxurious, exotic and comfortable. Well-versed in the gamut of decorating styles, we like mixing them, thereby making our overall design aesthetic uniquely AD Interio. Browse some past projects under the Interior Design category to get a better idea of our work.
Our fees are based off the scope of work and we charge a simple flat design fee when possible. However, sometimes smaller jobs will billed at an hourly rate depending on scope of work. AD Interio also offers Customized Services that add flexibility for your needs and to fit your budget.
Generally, six months is a good rule of thumb. Smaller projects can take as little as three months. Larger projects can take upwards of one year.