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Can't find the answer you're looking for? I've shared some of my most frequently asked questions to help you out!

  • What is the difference between Interior Design and Interior Décor?
    Interior design is the art and science of understanding people's behavior to create functional spaces within a building, while interior decorating is the furnishing or adorning of a space with decorative elements to achieve a certain aesthetic. In short, interior designers may decorate, but usually decorators do not design. I'm an Interior Designer with 25+ years of experience working on space planning and structural execution, remodeling spaces and working on interior new builds alongside architects. I'm also an experienced Interior Decorator. I have done numerous residential décor projects throughout my career. Since moving to Utah I have helped several real estate investors stage to sell and decorate their investments for short-term rental. I work with my clients providing them with interior design services and when the project is ready, I usually work hand in hand providing them décor services, too.
  • How much do Bya Patzner services cost?
    Pricing for Bya Patzner services varies depending on the scope of the project and the complexity of the design. I offer an initial consultation to discuss your project and provide an estimate.
  • What areas do you serve?
    Bya Patzner serves residential and commercial clients in the Utah, SLC and Wasatch Counties.
  • What services does Bya Patzner offer?
    Bya Patzner offers a range of interior design & décor services, including space planning, color consultation, furniture and furnishing selections, full remodel, project management and install.
  • What is the difference between an Architect and an Interior Designer?
    Interior Designers assist in designing the interior elements, like the flow of spaces, influencing style, and material selection, while using their skills to add aesthetic value. Whereas architects create detailed drawings of the structure, ensuring the building is up to the required codes. Most Architects also design but they tend to focus on the big picture, for example the scale of the furniture in relation to the space. On the other hand, Interior Designers go deep into the design details, like coordinating the furnishings around the finishing materials installed by the Architect. These is one example how both, Architect and an Interior Designer work in a project together. Both professionals collaborate but they have different roles and responsibilities and when they overlap, they support each other allow the one with the most experience to lead.
  • Should I hire an Architect or an Interior Designer?
    I believe if the project is a new build, an Architect is a must have. Architects primarily focus on defining the big picture – exterior façade, building form, building structure, exterior landscape, etc. However, when doing a remodel, an Architect takes a back seat as a remodel cannot be planned and executed as a new build. It is always a discovery and adapting to the terrain, so to speak. It is very important to work alongside a Structural Engineer instead. The Interior Designer is the key or the binder between the big picture painted by the Structural Engineer, The GC who is going to be implementing the updates and the owner of the project that has the big picture idea of what is wanted but doesn’t know how to quite execute on it and get it done. So, depending on the type of project you have you may need all or you may need one. It is a very project specific answer.
  • What is the design process like?
    The design process begins with an initial consultation to discuss the project and your design needs. Then I create a customized design plan tailored to your individual needs and budget. Finally, I provide the products and services necessary to complete the project.
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