Interior design includes a scope of services performed by a professional design practitioner, qualified by means of education, experience, and examination, to protect and enhance the life, health, safety and welfare of the public*.

Programming & Schematic Design

Programming is the scope of work which includes, but is not limited to, conducting research; identifying and analyzing the needs and goals of the client and/or occupant(s) of the space; evaluating existing documentation and conditions; assessing project resources and limitations; identifying life, safety and code requirements; and developing project schedules and budgets*. In order to achieve the highest quality design, it is important that both the designer and the client(s) are working toward the same ultimate outcome. Interviews with the clients, key personnel or family members and careful review of existing conditions and project goals help the designer fully understand the goals for the use and desired ambiance for the space.

Master Planning & Space Planning

Space Planning is the analysis and design of spatial and occupancy requirements, including, but not limited to, space layouts and final planning*. Materials, including finishes such as flooring, trim, paint colors, and furnishings must harmonize with the others as well as with the architectural details. Planning a space in its entirety and developing a Master Plan is essential for good design.
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Finish Selection & Specification

On projects where an architect has been involved in the Master Planning and/or Space Planning, the designer will assist and work with the client and the architect in the selection of finish colors and preparation of the corresponding specifications. (Specification means the detailed written description of construction, workmanship and materials of the work to be undertaken*.)
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Materials & Fixture Selection and Specification

There are infinite combinations of materials, fixtures, furniture, equipment, millwork, etc. The designer works with the client in narrowing the selections, based on the client’s desired scheme, to streamline the process. The designer then prepares appropriate specifications for the architect and/or contractor. (Specification means the detailed written description of construction, workmanship and materials of the work to be undertaken*.)
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Brand-Imaging Consultation & Coordination

Your home and office convey a silent image to your friends, clients and even employees. The designer will consult with you regarding the image you wish the public to perceive and show you ways to use design to achieve and improve your “brand image”.
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On-Site Interior Survey

The designer will perform research and analysis of the client’s goals and requirements; and development of documents, drawings and diagrams that outline those needs*.
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Furniture & Textile Selection and Specification

Furniture and Furnishings are an integral part of the design process in that they can add emphasis and further define a scheme. The designer’s role is to assist the client in finding the appropriate pieces and selecting textiles and finishes that compliment the overall design concept.
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Artwork & Decorative Objects Selection and Specification

Artwork and objects decorative objects, are the finishing touches that complete any sophisticated design project. Whether it be original artwork such as paintings, hangings, sculptures and the like or reproduction work, the Certified Interior Designer has resources to find the appropriate high-quality pieces the client requires.
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*Definitions used with permission of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc.