Every single day, SOMEONE talks to me about being his/her own Designer. In the long run, if "time is money" (and for most everyone it is, one way or another), a Designer should pay for him (her) self. But that's not accessible to everyone and we all live SOMEWHERE that should feel like Home. A studio apartment, a house or even an office. The WORST to hear is that someone made a decision for themselves that they hate.
After tackling some general and a few specific topics so far, here's my "purpose":
I want to educate anyone interested in Design -- mostly interiors, but also architecture and other design specialties. I'm hoping to remove some of the mystique from my industry, yet seriously explain the place of Interior Design as a profession.
There are many, many ways to shop and mix items, construct and repair as "Do It Yourself", but Designers (and decorators and knowledgeable sales people) have an important place in helping take vague concepts (or no concepts) to awesome fruition. Budget matters, time tables (although I think this only complicates top results), and interest matters. If you are not interested in putting your own time into this, why should you?
Architecture and construction add many more "angles" to the Design "heading", as does office planning.
And, as I have the opportunity to delve more, the historical element of Design in this First City of Architecture opens the door to endless knowledge.
Questions? Let's look for answers!
Credits: Composition by Tom Wesselman, MOMA (New York); Home Goods; Emerging artist, NEXT (Chicago)!