IDO On The Street

IDO On The Street

By:  Lindsay Ferro and Yvonne Rush What do interior designers do day to day? That’s a question we designers are often asked, and many, even with years of experience can struggle to give a specific answer. When telling someone what our profession is, we often hear “Oh fun!,” “I love HGTV,” “Can you decorate my home?” Even some of our parents and friends tell others we are interior decorators.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Interior Designers “make interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They read blueprints and must be aware of building codes and inspection regulations.”  The NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc) has a much lengthier definition of what the profession is, which can be read here. IDO took this topic to the streets, to find out what Indy thinks interior designers do, and see if we can come up with a universal job description.   [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/92299841[/vimeo]   It seems it can be hard for interior designers to give a general job description because not all designers have the same job. Some specialize in a specific market or phase of design. Some are more technical, some more conceptual. Some support the industry through product sales. That’s the beauty of the career: it’s multifaceted, ever evolving, and brings together a variety of intellects, interests, and talents. So next time you’re asked what an interior designer does, what will you say?

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