Now is an exciting time for Interior Design!
Truly spectacular and inspiring design blogs abound. Simplified DIY’s appear with amazing frequency in our inboxes and feeds rather than the monthly, glacial pace once set by print magazines. Bolder design and envelope-pushing choices that had once only been found in Elle Decor and other aspirational shelter magazines are accessible daily during our morning commutes. More people are exposed to Interior Design than ever before. HGTV, DIY-design services, and apps make “good” design easily accessible to a larger audience.
As a result of this mix of technology + design, more people are turned on to the power and play of an environment. Design buffs are born and are empowered to recreate for themselves what they see. With all of this content available to do it yourself: “Why work with an Interior Designer?”
I was asked this exact question just the other day. And it’s an important question. Both for me to reckon with as a designer, and for my clients to consider when making the design choices that impact how they live. The answer is both simple and complex—much like good design itself.