August 15, 2022

Interior Designers Vs. Interior Decorators

One of the common misconceptions about Interior Design is that Interior Design is all about décor and color

Its called a common misconception for a reason, as it happens quite often. At least 8 out of 10 people refer to me & my collogues as interior decorators. They, just like many others, don’t know any better. Thus, I wanted to write an entire blog to get this message out & explain the difference. Let me start by telling you that referring to an “interior designer” by an” interior decorator” is like referring to a “doctor” by a “nurse”.

A lot of the times those two professions overlap, and in the interior design world, any construction or renovation job is not as complete until the final decor touches are done. Which is why its a little bit harder to differentiate between the two. But here is the two explained to give you an idea before you decide to hire one or the other.

What is Interior Decoration all about?

There are many resources and programs available to become an Interior Decorator which mainly focus on aesthetics and surface looks of spaces. Such learning materials provide in depth learning material on space layouts, planning, fabric color and texture, furniture trends and styles. Interior Decorators often have a natural passion for fashion and décor and admire using their artistic sense to create the final masterpiece. This all comes in after the architectural, structural planning and renovations take place.

To be a successful decorator, it is very important to portray skill and artistic vision. It is also key for decorators to have strong relationships with furniture professionals and fellow decorators as they work very closely together. But, do you ever wonder- If an Interior Decorator is designated to architecturally plan interiors and create surface looks of the space? Who is really capable of designing the structural build out and determining whether or not an architectural design project is feasible?

Suzinteriors Staging Job (Furniture & Decor)

This is when Interior Design kicks in! At the very beginning of the planning of a project.

Having a desire and passion for design and architecture is definitely important when becoming an Interior Designer. However, one of the main must haves that Interior Designers are required to obtain is educational credentials.

          Interior Designers- as the title states, are responsible for the creation of the entire interior of a space. From structural, to plans and drawings, to the final touches of furnishings and placements of décor. Designers plan and execute the interior from start to finish. They play a vital role in working closely with architects, builders and contractors, and play an essential role in having the entire team aligned on one vision, which is the final desired outcome for their client. Designers ensure that they utilize realistic designs that are functional and align with the architectural build of the space while all elments coordinate throughout the floor plans.

Suzinteriors Design to Remodel Job

Now that you know the difference between the two, we are more than happy to connect with you, should you inquire an interior designer service. Take that first step and reach out to Suzinteriors. We will take lead on your project from start to finish, from architectural design to construction drawings and 3D renderings. We guarantee you will have a seamless planning experience leading you to exciting remodeling and design experiences, ending it off with modern décor and furnishings. Our team work closely with trades to ensure that design and construction are aligned. From the first day of demolition, to the last day of staging & decorating – we work with you side by side to ensure a seamless process.

August 7, 2022

Pivoting the compass from Architecture to Construction through Interior Architecture

Building, remodeling, or even just flipping a home is not an easy project. It involves a lot of tasks & brings together the work of different parties coordination. An ideal scenario for the perfect home design result; from the outside, inside and all in between.

BTS at Suzinteriors: Interior Design coordination on early stages of Architectural plans

While architects create beautiful exteriors & initial interior plans for the home build, more often than not, those interior plans are either a cookie cutter design or an after thought preceding the exterior vision. From our experience, a lot of homes that gets designed this way, lack in their interior design, and miss out on a lot of potential.

Although, clients start with a list of requirements for their dream home, the architect deliver their vision on a 2D plan for both the interior & the exterior. Whilst the full focus is on brining a 3D exterior design that is well thought from every aspect, the inside doesn’t get microscopic attention. Unless your architect or architectural firm is approaching your project from both an interior & exterior expertise, you have a big chance of missing out on the interior potential of the home. Thus, it is not only highly recommended but vital to have both parties coordination on your home build.

Suzinteriors Architectural home remodel 3D design – later coordinated with engineers & architects for construction drawings & build.

Why hire an interior designer on your home build/remodel?

To alot, hiring an interior designer is an extra expense that is not needed, nor is important on a home build. However, believe it or not, interior designers are one of the most important pivotal compasses on your job. Now, before I go further, please take sometime to learn how “Interior designers” are different from “Interior decorators” HERE. In this case, & throughout our entire firm, we take pride in delivering focused interior design services, that gets garnished with our unique staging decor.

Lets start by telling you that as interior consultants we take a good amount of time listening, understanding & envisioning the life, style & vision that |YOU| our client’s have. We then base our entire design on |YOU| focusing on every aspect of your day to day life. We work on your home design from the inside-out, outside-in. Making it a master piece throughout. Nothing gets missed or is out of place, its all a whole of coordinated elements that completes and compliments one another.

Suzinteriors PTS – Meeting with client over interior design & layout

In distinction to, the minute you see the home from the outside to the minute you enter the space & start experiencing the inside, there is never a missed opportunity of a seamless coordination that is no less than beautiful. Here is how hiring interior consultants is worth your time & money:

  1. Our services focus on creating interiors that works well with your exterior design. In coordination with your builder or architect, we consider natural light, views, architectural style, Exterior finishes/colors, windows/doors location & how all that might effect the interior layout/design from the exterior design.
  2. We think of your space in 3D, not only on paper. We design it in 3D. And bring forward a full set of drawings/presentations, renderings & mood boards that consider your home’s best possible interior & exterior potential.
  3. Our design team contemplates materials, colors, movement in space & layout of interior-architectural elements in relation to your lifestyle & furniture requirements.
  4. We think of your architectural plans with furniture in mind. This might not seem important, but it is really vital to know & visualize where & how furniture will be placed in the space in the early stages of the home design to be able to build and plan (openings, walls, doors & more) accordingly.
  5. At the same time of delivering an interior floor plan, we draft a ceiling plan that reflects & compliments what’s getting designed on the floors. Considering lighting locations, switches, outlets & more…etc.
  6. We do not only offer building Code (OBC) experience, but also universal design experience, psychology in space as well as custom furniture design experience.
  7. We can take on up to 3,000 sq ft new build architectural project from scratch – delivering not only architectural/engineer drawings, but also interior drawings & full interior design services from start to finish.
  8. We bridge the gap between architects, clients & contractors in delivering a seamless process & direction throughout the stages of construction.

Whether you are remodeling or building, your home or commercial unit, Suzinteriors is pleased to hear from you and bring forward an exceptional opportunity that lays behind your space/build design.