Definition of an Interior Designer

The ultimate multi-disciplinarians: space planners, window dresser, taste tester, waste reducer, number cruncher, cushion fluffer…

Window dresser
spatial planner
technician of style
psychologist in your
sink-into-chair
taste inquisitor
space saver
number cruncher.

An accountant
an administrator
a cushion plumper
and pillow fluffer.
The advisor of trips
the negotiator of traps
the smoother of suppliers
the furnisher of soft things
and selector of fine floors.

The ‘just-so’ lighting adjustor
the difference-of-opinion lightning conductor
(aka marriage guidance counsellor).

The art selector of what’s right, not ‘right now’
the bathroom cabinet declutterupper
the maker of beds you have to lie in
the occasional flower arranger
the constant rearranger
the itinerant junkshop junkie
the itinerary perfector
the interpreter of needs
the searcher of one-offs
the connector of ‘want’ and ‘got’
the recipe finder and folder
the till-you-drop shopping advisor.

The – when the lights are dimmed
and the curtains pulled,
or any other metaphor
of final analysis –
one whose job it is
to think about the things
you think you like
and test the things
we think you might.
Because you’ll
have to live with them.
After all, this is,
and always will be,
your space,
for life.