They Contribute to Our Well-Being
The human element is essential to interior design, which can have a profound impact on our well-being. “It is a profession that has an impact on the person,” Paris-based interior designerMargaux Carnevali says. “Our eyes need visual harmony of colors, shapes, and [we need] adapted ergonomics.”
Another designer in France, Elodie Ricord, takes this a step further, citing design’s therapeutic potential. “Interior design can be therapeutic when it is shared with a client,” she says. “I think that it is essential in order to create a sense of well-being in the home, to put together interiors where one can find oneself again and to create suitable spaces.
“It is not something vital, but it is necessary for well-being,” she says. “The therapeutic role of interior architecture consists in creating well-being while representing the client’s ideas in material form. If this is done well, the clients are very happy because they recognize themselves in the interior architect’s work. We do everything we can to create the client’s universe, and this is a form of therapy.”