Working with an Interior designer
Getting an Interior designer to help with your project is not an admission
of failure. Neither does it mean handing over all decisions to someone else
and then living with the consequences.
As with any activity, working alongside someone with experience of what works
and what doesn't, makes the process less stressful and more enjoyable. This
increases the efficiency and longevity of the final design and the benefits
of this can easily outweigh
the costs of employing a designer. By working closely with your designer you
should achieve the result you envisage in a shorter time
You should consider employing an interior designer if:
- You are embarking on major work such as building or re-structuring
your house or you wish to redecorate a number of rooms
- You are having difficulty locating items that will work with existing
- Your project is being held up because you are struggling
with design decisions
- You need to make more efficient use of space
in your home
- You are having trouble selling your house
If you do decide to work with an interior designer:
- Don’t be afraid to ask to see samples of
their work or for references from previous customers.
- Do work with them. Present any ideas that you have and
use samples and mood boards to show them what you have in mind.
- Do listen to their ideas but don’t hesitate to discuss them. It’s
your project so don’t allow yourself to get talked into something that
doesn’t suit you.
- Do agree up front what their fees will be and how they are calculated.
- Do agree on your budget and make sure that any extra spending is agreed
and justified before it happens.
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