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Sometimes an Interior Decorator
takes on the role of an Interior Architect.
Traditional Fireplace As Focal Point
The Interior Designer considers the
natural light and existing architecture of a room, identifies an existing focal
point*, enhances it, and constructs a complete design scheme around it.
The Interior Architect creates a
focal point in a room without one, or adds additional focal points to rooms
that already have one, and blends them into an overall room design. In the
second instance, the room has to be sufficiently large and important to be able
to carry off two or more focal points.
More often than not, the lines
between an Interior Decorator and Interior Architect are blurred. Each is
involved in space planning, and often recommends erecting or demolishing walls,
building structures within a space, adding or removing crown molding, wood
paneling, and ceiling treatments.
Stainless-look Media Center and Fireplace
I’m involved in all of the above,
and to keep it simple, I’m happy to retain the title of Interior Designer often
inspired by Architects.
*Examples of focal points are
fireplaces, art work, media centers, pilasters, columns, and lighting fixtures.