Sunday, March 4, 2012

So, what all do you do?

Many people wonder what an Interior Designer does. Beyond space planning which you've seen in previous post, designers do assign materials to the interior. Let's take a look at what all is included.

For this project we have to choose 10 spaces and be sure to assign everything that is needed, as far as design, for those spaces. 
This will include: 
  • flooring
  • wall base
  • paint
  • wall coving
  • chair rail (if chosen)
  • seating with fabric and finish selection
  • occasional tables with finish selections
  • work stations with fabric and finish selections
  • task chairs with fabric and finish selections
  • ceiling paint
  • ceiling enhancements with acoustical properties
  • lighting (recessed, sconces, pendants, task lighting, table lamps, etc)
  • art 
  • accessories
  • etc. 
As you can see, there is a lot that must be addressed.

Due to the amount of things I have to remember, I have begun creating a list for each space with everything that must be included in that space to help organize myself. Some of these you have seen on my furniture/accessories sheets with each space. 

There are many things that I still have to decide on and get approved by the profs. One things that I always seem to overlook is wall base. So, today I decided on two big things, wall base and chair rail profiles. I haven't chosen a color for either yet, but samples are on the way. :)

Here are the profiles for all three I have chosen.
This is the Chair Rail Profile. It is Johnsonite, Bastion, 4" Chair Rail.

This is the basic wall base profile. It is Johnsonite, standard rubber wall base. 

This is the more decorative wall base Profile. It is Johnsonite, Milwork Series, Silhouette 4" Wall Base.

As always, comments are welcomed and appreciated. :)
<3 - Ariel

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you should have a materials list by area With the contractors name,rate, length of job