Interior design is both an art and a science. Simply put, it is the practice of designing interior spaces in a functional and aesthetically pleasing way. A professional interior designer undergoes training in the various aspects of design, which may include:

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Graphics Techniques
  • Color Theory, Selection, and Coordination
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Textiles
  • Interior Design Styles
  • Space Planning
  • Principles of Interior Lighting

Interior design encompasses all of these areas, and an interior designer’s job is to examine your space (whether one room or a whole house), and help you define what look and feel you are going for, and then helping you select colors, textiles, furnishings, and décor items that achieve that look.

They may start by asking you questions to help you define your design style.

What Is My Interior Design Style?

Did you know that everyone has an interior design style? No, really. Your design style is determined by your likes and dislikes, and the feel you want to get from a certain room or your whole house, for that matter.

Some well-known design styles include:

  • Traditional
  • Transitional/ Eclectic
  • Mid Century Modern
  • Contemporary
  • Art Deco
  • Farmhouse Style
  • Minimalist
  • Bohemian
  • Rustic
  • Industrial
  • French Country
  • Scandinavian
  • Mediterranean
  • Southwestern

It’s important to know that many of us have a style that is a combination of two or more styles. You might enjoy taking this interior design style quiz that the Designer Society of America (DSA) put together.

Please be sure to share the results of this Style Evaluation with us when we meet. We will still ask you a lot of questions to get to know you and your style, but it will be a great starting point.

If you’re redecorating a room or decorating an entire house, all of the decisions can be overwhelming. Working with a professional designer can help you avoid costly mistakes, and get the design of your dreams.

Work with an Award-Winning Interior Designer

If your home is in the Rochester NY area, including the Finger Lakes region, we can help you get the gorgeous interiors you desire. We work closely with you to ensure you get the best interior design services at a competitive price point. Read about Our Design Process to get an idea of what to expect.

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