Your home can and should be the home of your dreams!! To work with an interior designer, help the process run smoothly, and to keep the design costs reasonable, here are 5 things tell tale signs you've have found a good designer:
1) They encourage you to provide specific feedback. For example: they bring you amazing options, which look great in the room, they want you to be very specific - for example "I love it but my husband will say it's too contemporary" or "I like this one best, the other is too similiar to what I had in my last house".
|A good designer will ask the right questions: For some examples: Do you prefer symmetrical? |
Do you prefer subtle or bold colors? Do you need storage?
|A good interior designer knows how to work on a budget, see above|
|A good designer can think of unique solutions to problem areas|
2) A good designer will want to hear details about what you own. For example: "we need to use that piece somewhere, it's a family heirloom" or "I realize that piece isn't right, but for budget reasons, I'd like to wait to upgrade it".
3) A good designer will need to meet with both you and your spouse. Often people say "My husband doesn't need to be home for the appointment, he doesn't really care what we do". So, the designer loads and transports beautiful & functional options to your home, place them, discuss details, & prices, you say you want to proceed, but your husband is not "on board" because he wasn't present to understand the vision! Then - you have to do it all over again!
|A good designer will ask how durable your fabrics should be, |
and if you need your drapes to function for privacy, or just for looks!
It's true, they are few and far between, but a good designer can actually save you time and money, and these 5 tips can help you find a good one! Happy decorating! We'd love to hear from you, if you have a question, send us an email, or type a search word in the search box above (top left corner), for example:
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