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The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book by Mimi Love, Chris Grimley, Linda O'Shea

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ELEMENTS
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The components of an interior environment fall into two categories: xed
elementssuch as walls, moldings, light xtures, and built-in cabinetry—
and moveable elements—such as furniture, artwork, and the knickknacks
and ephemera that are evidence of everyday life. Signicantly, the selec-
tion of moveable objects requires a close collaboration between the inte-
rior designer and client. Small items play a disproportionately large role in
suggesting the interests and tastes of their owners. Artwork and souvenirs
can also have very personal associations. As a result, interior designers
often serve as teachers, by contextualizing both the taste of their clients
and the objects they own into a larger vision for an interior. A good interior
designer will empower clients to make their own smart curatorial decisions
long after the project is nished.
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