Southwest Interior Designer, Jeff Ander, says the key to successful interior design is to be aware of the “big picture” and “big cities” as opposed to “little cities” and suburbs.
“If you’re trying to do a big-city design, it’s like, ‘We’re going to build a skyscraper and we’re going take a skyscrapers in a lot of places and then we’re gonna build a park on top of it,'” Ander said.
“We’re building a park in a big city, and we don’t want to get in a hole in the ground, which is where the big cities are.”
So what does a big urban center look like?
It’s a city that is dominated by people with similar values and aspirations.
“The question is: How much is that city, how much is it dominated by the wealthy and the upper middle class and the top-of-the-line?
And how much of that is actually built into the city?”
“It’s really hard to design a city where the poor people don’t live there.”
To get a better understanding of what kind of urban design cities look like, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution conducted a survey of more than 2,000 people across the country to find out which cities were the best for interior design.
The survey found that cities with large populations of people who make the same lifestyle choices are the best cities for interior designers.
The survey also found that the cities with the most urban design choices tend to be in the Southeast, Midwest and West.
“You have a lot more people in these areas that are making choices about where they live and where they work and where their children are going to be,” Ander noted.
“And so, when you look at urban design, you really need to consider where those people live and how that is impacting the people around them.”
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