Designer vs. Decorator
What is the difference between a Designer and a Decorator?
The main difference is designers create functional spaces within your home and decorators adorn the space with furnishings, artwork, pillows and the list goes on and on.
Think of your kitchen and your cooking a big meal for your family or spouse.
Everything is almost done but oh no! You forgot to cut the onions and they need to be fried! Here is what a designer would say ↓
"To make this problem as functional as possible I suggest implementing a cutting board hidden in the cabinet just above the trashcan for easy cleaning and access to your stove."
I make this example to say that designers think about the space in a functional aspect. We fix problems so you don't have to worry!
Other differences between Designers and Decorators are:
Education - Interior Designers require a degree typically a four year degree to complete their education.
Credentials - Once interior designers complete there education they can take the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) to be licensed in North Carolina to practice Interior Design.
Services We Offer - Services differ from firm to firm, however a few have these in common, renderings, production of documents for construction, selection of materials, space planning and the list goes on and on.
Anybody can decorate a space, but a designer can make it functional with less headaches to make your life easier!