A good economic indicator>Decorating FAQs are popping up all over! Today's question centers on a popular buzzword, "Redesign".
Written or spoken, we communicate with words. The best word choices convey nuance and details, they also attract and engage listeners when they are different, or unexpected.
"Redesign" popped into our consciousness probably about 5 or 6 years ago; pretty much when the economy was fully on the skids. The prefix "Re-" meaning back, or again gave us us this new word, meaning to create something new from at least some existing items. Un-specific, but snappy and less-indulgent sounding, it appealed to those craving change in their decor, alluding to dollar-centric change, i.e. solutions based on creativity, not purchases.
On the other hand, Decorating, and Interior Decorator are words that carry a lot of baggage-even in sophisticated circles!- and IMO need to be
un-demonized...ah, I mean further clarified.
The Refreshed Home considers Interior Decorating as a personal service, and anything that improves the look, feel, and function of a space, and elevates the happiness level of its users. And yes, that often includes re-positioning furniture or art, re-upholstering a chair, re-glazing tile, or re-evaluating the use/flow of a space.
Further, an Interior Decorator as one who evaluates all the circumstances, needs and goals of a client; creates, and generally helps execute (at least some of) a plan that'll lead to that level of Spatial Nirvana.
Redesigner or Interior Decorator? You'll choose one to describe what you think you want, how you want to get there, or how you want people to see you, but neither is a guarantee of price, or a defined approach...at the end of the day it's about the individuals, how they click; the conversation and the relationship/framework they establish.
Personally, I chose the name The Refreshed Home to represent 'bettered spaces, regardless of price point', and describe myself an an Interior Decorator not because of my training, experience or accreditations, but because my focus is on solutions, not on a price point or market.
TRH is guided by three principles: working with nice people, who want to work with me, and want to get things done. Budget-conscious, but not budget-driven, bettering Westchester County spaces since 1981, your inquiries are always welcomed!