EXPERTISE

 

Interior Design

Interior design is the planning and design of interior spaces. This includes tasks such as designing the physical layout of the space, choosing materials, finishes and colors as well as decorating the interior. Good interior design promotes the health, safety and welfare of all that utilize the space while supporting and enhancing the human experience.

 

At IID we listen, learn and work with you to design your vision for how you wish to experience your space(s) in your daily life. Every detail in the design is interrelated. With our extensive knowledge, experience and processes we create an environment for you that is comfortable, functional, beautiful and within your budget.

Universal Design

Universal Design is a design philosophy that ensures interior environments are built for the needs of everyone, regardless of age or ability. These intuitive designs are accessible, usable, convenient and enjoyable to use. 

The 7 Principles of Universal Design:

  1. Equitable Use

  2. Flexibility in Use

  3. Simple and Intuitive Use

  4. Perceptible Information

  5. Tolerance for Error

  6. Low Physical Effort

  7. Size and Space Approach for Use​

Aging in Place (CAPS)

Aging in Place designs ensure older individuals can remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably instead of moving to costly assisted living facilities.

Examples include:

  1. Zero-Step Entries

  2. Improved lighting

  3. Attractive grab bars

  4. Curb-less showers

Feng Shui

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy for design intended to harmonize and improve energies in the physical environment. It is a personalized way of forming and engaging with your living space that synchronizes your interactions with your surroundings.

Basic Principles include:

  1. Incorporating the 5 Basic Elements (i.e. Wood, Fire, Earth, Water, Metal)

  2. Designing around a Commanding Space (e.g. stove, bed)

  3. Integrating with Nature

  4. Circulating Air

Sustainable & Healthy Design

From clean indoor air quality to recycled materials, to energy-efficient appliances, sustainable designs are beneficial for the health and well-being of people and the planet. And they can be great for your budget too!

The Principles of Sustainable Design:

  1. Eco-friendly Materials and Finishes

  2. Resource Efficiency

  3. Proper Space Planning

  4. Waste Reduction

 

The 2 Principles of Healthy Design:

  1. Indoor Air Quality

  2. Use non-toxic materials, finishes, paints and furnishings