i know you need creativity and a sense of style but do you need art?
one more question would an online interior course be good or is it better to go to an art school?
thanks so much, and i appreciate you taking your time to read this
i will def. pick a best answer!
Ok..i will anser this first.
the difference between an interior designer and and interior decorator….. A designer has gone to college for ID and has passed the NCIDQ exam. both of those qullifications must be met in order to legally call yourself an interior designer (in most states) A decorator is some who well decorates, normally no formal education in the interior design field, but talented none the less. Lol..really this is like a HUGE debate right now in the design industry and there is actually tons of legislation going on abouot it.
OK art. While not all designers are great artists, it does help. Being able to create sketches of a room or plan or idea and convey it to someone else is an important facet of the job. Weather is a loose sketch on a napkin or a fully rendered scale drawing of a HUGE hotel lobby that you are picthing to a major client. Any design program is going to require art…but have no fear, you will also learn the latest and greatest computer programs for things like that as well.
If you are wanting to do interior design, for sure go to a design school! You will take some fine art classes, and some more spacific art classes related to ID, like perspective drawing. One thing is for sure, If you go to a good design school it is not a walk in the park, its a TON of work…but it is sooo much fun.
If you have any more questions i will be happy to help you out…this stuff is my life and my passion!!