March 21, 2011
Interior Design and Staging
In this research, six aspects about Interior Design and Staging include the Origin of interior design, interior design and staging, designing process, education and training, professional organization, and my mentor information.
Basically the history of interior design is quite uncertain. According to the article “Interior Design History”, “Nobody really knows for sure how the history of interior design first begin though you can easily imagine that the rich and wealthy right through the annals of history has always wanted their homes well decorated and filled with exotic furniture” (1). In other words the origin of interior design still remains uncertain because going back in time before Jesus Christ, fortunate people always like their houses embellished with beautiful ornaments. Also, researches show that the history of interior design goes way back to the roman time, Italian Renaissance and the industrial revolution (“Interior Design” 1).
Although they are somehow different, interior design and staging are both about decorating a space. Starting with staging, Weinstraub quotes, “Home staging is about illusion…. It’s all about dressing the house for sale” (1). This quote means all homeowners or interior designer in need sell their house makeover their house by decorating it, adding and removing some items to make it desirable to buyers. The purpose of interior design is to make a house look larger, brighter and lovely; staging a house also gives home buyers the desire to buy it (Weinstraub 1). The price for staging a house varies. Weinstraub comments, “Fees range from $500 to $5,000 or more depending on square footage and the number of room staged” (1). The cost for home staging may cost less or more depending on the size of the house or the number of room. The money supply for staging may come from bank loans, savings, family, or issued stocks (Ball 89). Next, Ball writes, “Interior designers plan and provide for the inside of buildings in order to make them as functional, beautiful, and meaningful as possible” (1). The principal task of an interior designer is to design and plan how to occupy the space to make fit with the mood of the client. Interior design improves health; it raises a profile and boosts a business staff (“What Is an Interior Design” 1). Three types of interior design are ergonomic design in which the designer works on the space design and furniture design, Elder design which concern is to make a place comfortable to people with disabilities and environmental design taking care of construction material selection and furniture selection (“Interior Designers” 2). To be successful, the designer must have the following characteristics: be creative, artistic, organized, skilled business and use his imagination (“What Is an Interior Designer”1). Meeting the artistic requirements involves planning the place, visualizing, knowing the material and product, and they also furnish spaces. The interpersonal communication call for the designer to meet and deal well with people, be a leader and a team player, Pay attention, and be a good negotiator (“What Is an Interior Designer”2). Matthew states, “They should have artistic and creative talent, as well as good business sense and the ability to solve problems” (4). A good interior design must have the characteristic of an artist and be talented in creativity; he also has to have some knowledge in business and know how to solve a problem. A designer must also establish a time strategy. This means that he must have a perfect time and management abilities; He must understand business planning , sell his ideas, be persuasive and maintain good relationships with the client ( “What Is an Interior Designer” 2). Interior design involves six types of designer. First, there is the interior designer who plans and furnishes the space. Second, there is the architect who takes care of the interior schemes, building projects and...
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