8/18/11

So What is Interior Redesign Anyway?

In the past few weeks I have posted two room redesigns to this blog. But to better clarify what a room redesign is, I will begin by saying that it is a low cost way of giving your living space a face lift. For many of us we know what we like but just not where to put things or how to arrange them, and this can be very frustrating. A Redesigner will see a space not as how it is, but with a fresh eye as to what it can be. They will marry room functionality with visual appeal to give a living space a polished professionally decorated look. The best part…a Redesigner will use everything the homeowner already has! This is the key to keeping the cost low for homeowners and still providing the benefit of a newly restyled room.

The technique used by many Redesigners is to clear a room out completely, to create what I like to call “visual amnesia”. Then furniture, area rugs, lamps, plants, wall art and accessories are then brought back into the room in a new configuration. But not everything that was once in the room initially will be brought back; some items may be edited out. On the other hand Redesigners may also “shop” a home for items from different rooms to be incorporated in the room’s redesign.
Interior Redesigners can be found throughout the country and abroad and there are many directories which can connect you to them and their various services. One such directory is provided by the Interior redesign Industry Specialist or I.R.I.S. which is a “professional training, education, and networking organization, with hundreds of members across the United States.” The I.R.I.S was formed in 1999 in order to “set the industry standards with regard to certification training and specific criteria for membership.”
The cost of hiring a Interior Redesigner will vary from region to region and many charge either by  hour or by room. The best route is to contact a Redesigner in your area and speak with them directly about their services.

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