The action for which a (person) or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists: purpose.
Function, in interior design, is more than just a physical attribute or visual interpretation. It is, instead, a melding of all of the design elements: style, color, texture and form.
My approach to interior design, and the foundation of my success over the years, is helping my clients distinguish and understand the difference between fashion (how it looks) and the intended function (how it works). That is not to say one is created at the sacrifice of the other but that both can be attained through knowledge and experience .
Design Note: I custom painted black plastic receptacle and switch plates to blend into the glass tile mosaic backsplash. Function saved, fashion created.
Karyn B. Skaggs