Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator. No, these two are not one and the same. Louisa Jane, however, is both.
If we were to choose only one that describes us though, it would be interior designer. Now, let us break it down for you. Interior Design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavior to create functional spaces within a building. “Interior Designers see the whole picture, and respond to a space with creative, technical solutions to make the space functional, and attractive to the client. Sometimes, the Interior Design will even design and create the space from the ground up! A lot of aspects go into Interior Designing, like sustainability, social context, the actual location of the space, etc” NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification). Lots of research and talent plays into Interior Design. Interior Decorating is literally decorating a space with fashionable, beautiful objects and decor. To sum it up, an Interior Designer can also be an Interior Decorator, but an Interior Decorator is not necessarily always an Interior Designer. And that, friends, is a lesson well learned.