Are you renovating your home or redesigning your office? And are you beginning to realize that this project is way out of your league and that you need professional assistance? But who to call on: an interior designer or interior decorator? Take our quiz and learn about the differences between the two seemingly similar professions.
On what type of construction projects does an interior designer work on?
both residential and commercial
Who would be involved in designing the layout of a room, such as where the windows and doors will be placed?
an interior designer
an interior decorator
Who hires an interior designer?
an architect or developer
the owners of the property
the end users of the construction
What is an interior designer's main focus?
creating a room that reflects the personalities of the end users
to assist the architect with his myriad tasks
designing a building that efficiently and safely utilizes the space for the purpose it was built
When did interior design begin as a profession?
When does an interior decorator become involved in a project?
once an architect has completed a basic layout
at the planning stages
once a building project is complete
Who is an interior decorator hired by?
What degree does an interior designer need?
a certificate or two year course from a university or college
a four year bachelor's degree from a university or college
a bachelor's and master's
How many hours of work experience does an interior designer need to obtain a license?
What is the difference between an interior designer and an interior architect?
Interior designer and interior architect are interchangeable terms.
In the U.S. an interior architect is someone who has an architect's license.
in Europe, interior designers are referred to as interior architects.
What does the LEED program teach?
safety principles in building design
principles of architectural design
how to make buildings more environmentally friendly
Where does most of an interior decorator's work take place?
in meetings with architects and engineers
out in the field
in the office, designing
How does an interior designer spend a significant portion of their day?
meeting with clients
meeting with architects and engineers
What is the medium annual income for an interior designer in the U.S.?
What percentage of those in the design industry are self-employed?