This Is What Makes You a Cult Interior Designer
In today’s era, anyone obsessed with social media wishes to reside in a space looking like an Instagram cliché. And what we do is, we look at what's popular on Pinterest so that we don’t end ourselves up in the "overdone" territory. Interior designing is quite a lucrative field where anyone having a knack of aesthetics can take their chance to succeed.
Being good at what you do is a little passé, these days it’s more about being the best among all. However, talent and education aren’t enough you need to learn, develop, encourage and nurture few skills required to become a professional. And I am sure being a professional is far better than being known as a mere decorator. Now one of the basic necessity is the love for decorating, I mean when someone truly loves what they do for a living, it shows. Similarly, it is very important for your interior designer to have a genuine love for all the aspects of the designing. Besides, he or she should be able to design any space residential, commercial, retail and so forth.
Further below I would like to mention a few must-have
designing skills to become better than the best.
- Creativity: One has to be full of creativity and artistic vision. Of course, this all has to suit the client's taste and personality. In addition to this subtle skill, one must have the quality of clarity of expression. It doesn’t matter whether you want earth-shattering new décor or not, your professional has to carry potential to transform a drab pad into the ‘loft’ of your dreams.
- Communication skills: Interior designing isn’t all about designing, it definitely incorporates the need to have an effective communication with clients, project managers, contractors, supervisors, vendors and labors at various stages like from designing till the execution of a site. And communication even includes listening where one needs to understand the need of a client both aesthetically and functionally.
- Multi-taskers and problem solvers: Gone are the days when interior designers were required to sitting at a desk all day long. Today’s professional requires embracing several tasks at once and at the same time remain calm/ creative when an issue arises. There are times when you offer something unique but your client absolutely hates the newly applied fuchsia paint on her walls. So what you can do is, discuss her concerns, and come up with a mind-blowing solution.
- Management skills: Success cannot be achieved without ineffective management and the field of interior design is no exception. Right from meeting the deadlines to marketing yourself to new clients while working on other projects, a designer has to impose these skills as well.
Interior Designers Who Have Nailed the Art of Crafting Furniture
Designing furnishing products turn out to be a blessing for everyone who is passionate about design. Other than size, proportions, materials- professionals require understanding the role of furniture plays in the flow of spaces and, most important, how people use their furniture day-to-day. Below I would like to mention a list of few professionals who have a knack of crafting interior design furniture.
1. Workstead- Being alums of the Rhode Island School of Design, Stefanie Brechbuehler, Robert Andrew Highsmith and Ryan Mahoney came up with Workstead in 2010. Till now they have proved themselves by designing the interiors for Brooklyn’s Wythe Hotel, a former cooperage, where their polished yet accessible interiors broke with the borough’s typically gritty vibe. Speaking of the furniture, they offered industrial chandelier featuring adjustable arms and an exposed hanging wire, was inspired by early factory lighting.
2. LMD/studio- Since 1990, Lukas Machnik has been working for national and international clients successfully. The designer loves a palette of black and white and mainly prefers furniture with weight and substance and abhors anything fluffy. He offers Obelisk slit lamps, which are made of ebonized steel and stand more than seven feet tall, are reminiscent of pieces by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. “I like to push the boundaries,” he says.
3. Kelly Behun- Last but certainly not the least, Custom furniture design has always been a part of Kelly’s practice. Over the years, she has developed a stable of skilled makers who execute her modern twists on traditional techniques, such as stone mosaic work and wood marquetry. Like her interiors, which deftly mix the artful and surreal with the laid-back, her furniture designs range in style from bohemian floor pillows made with Moroccan textiles to boxy chairs covered in eye-tripping Memphis stripes.