Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator

When it comes to transforming your living space, the terms “Interior Designer” and “Interior Decorator” are often used interchangeably, leading to some confusion. In this blog post, we’ll demystify the roles and highlight the benefits of working with an Interior Designer, especially when that designer is part of the educated and skilled team at Krista + Home.

Interior Design by KRISTA + HOME.

Educated Designers 
At Krista + Home, our team comprises designers who all have, at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design.  They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. With a strong educational background in interior design, our team members are equipped to handle the complexities of transforming spaces with a keen understanding of design principles and industry trends.

KH Interior Designer Kirstin Kaplan. Photo by Eve Greendale

Comprehensive Design Solutions
Interior Designers go beyond the surface to create holistic design solutions. While decorators focus on aesthetics, designers consider the functionality and flow of a space, ensuring that every element serves a purpose. Krista + Home’s designers are committed to delivering comprehensive solutions that address both form and function.

Interior Design by KRISTA + HOME, Photo by Eve Greendale.

Tailored to Your Lifestyle
One of the key advantages of working with an Interior Designer is the personalized approach to design. Designers takes the time to understand your lifestyle, preferences, and needs, tailoring the design to suit your unique requirements. The result is a space that not only looks stunning but also aligns seamlessly with your way of life.

Interior Design by KRISTA + HOME, Photo by Venji Reyes.

Project Management Expertise
Interior Designers excel in project management, overseeing every aspect of the design process. From conceptualization to execution, our team at Krista + Home ensures that the design vision is brought to life efficiently and within the specified timeframe. This attention to detail and project management expertise sets designers apart.

Interior Design by Krista W. Alterman, Photo by Venjhamin Reyes

Access to Exclusive Resources
Working with an Interior Designer opens doors to exclusive resources and industry connections. Our team leverages a network of top-tier suppliers, artisans, and craftsmen to source unique materials and furnishings that elevate the design to unparalleled heights. This access adds an extra layer of sophistication to your space.

Interior Design by KRISTA + HOME, Photo by Jessica Glynn.

Navigating Design Challenges
Interior Designers are trained to navigate design challenges effectively. Whether it’s optimizing limited space, addressing architectural nuances, or incorporating specific design styles, designers approach each project with a problem-solving mindset, turning challenges into opportunities for creative expression.

Interior Design by KRISTA + HOME, Photo by Jessica Glynn.

Long-term Value and Investment
While decorators focus on immediate aesthetics, Interior Designers at Krista + Home emphasize long-term value and investment. The designs are curated with an eye toward durability, functionality, and timeless appeal, ensuring that your investment stands the test of time.


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