Updated: Nov 30, 2018
There are a variety of reasons people hesitate hiring an interior designer. The list stems usually from a thought that it will save money, thinking they have the time and can just do the project themselves or that they are confident in their design abilities. How hard can it be? This might be true for some people. But there are many people that choose to do the project on their own to find mid-way their project isn’t turning out quite how they hoped and are left with a half completed house. So, in the world of Pinterest, Youtube and HGTV why hire an interior designer?
We help you visualize your dream
Good designers ask you a lot of questions. We coordinate a client dream list and assist with any problem solving upfront to help you fully create and organize your vision. We use this vision to help funnel all of our future design decisions together. The end result is a well-thought, functional, beautifully-appointed home. Incredible design doesn’t just happen by chance. A trained pair of eyes will see things you’re guaranteed to miss and anticipate.
Interior Designers save money and time
A good interior designer is well trained and understands how to plan and manage a project. We help you to avoid costly mistakes that not only help save money but can increase the value of your home. Designers know the timeline of a house project and can serve as your advocate with your builder and architect keeping accountability of the overwhelming "to do" list. This keeps the project time efficient by keeping the project’s deadlines on track. Designers document all of the client decisions regarding house details and selections in a timely manner for the architect and builder.
Nothing is left out or undecided that keeps the flow of communication solid. Builders like to have all the materials on site before they can start a job. Time can be your enemy. Client choices and preferences can fall through the cracks from the time you make them and the time materials are installed. A good designer will streamline this process for you and everyone on the design team have a solid set of schedules to lean on for installation; to make material purchases and to double check details that were made early on in the project.
A good designer will know how to speak the language when it comes to architects, contractors and building owners.
A good designer will know how to speak the language when it comes to architects, contractors and building owners. This is key in managing time and money. Strong communication between the interior design and lighting, furnishing and architecture is crucial. Outlet placement, HVAC ducts, electrical control pads, drapery at windows are all details that a designer has on their plate. These types of issues should all be considered before any construction and an interior designer will know exactly which issues should be brought up and questioned.
Less stress and less headache
We understand coordinating furniture and fabrics. We think about how the sofa will look with your antique chairs; what fabrics we should consider and trim detailing will make the chair look best and implement with the rest of the room. An experienced designer will understand antiques and masterminding all the details one should consider with reupholstery and the reuse of family heirlooms. No bad surprises and no returns and adjustments needed on purchases.
Using a designer will create a unique space for you that looks collected over time and layered. Not a house that looks like you bought it all from a box retailer or catalogue.
Sources and Contacts
We all know it can be difficult to find good resources. Designers already work in the world of home design and have established relationships. Having a designer will help you find that electrician, plumber and contractor you can trust. Designers have great sources for tons of products that are harder for the general public to find. They make sourcing quick and easy. We always have a great idea in our back pocket and are excited to share these with you. We all want the special stuff not the pieces everyone can go get at any retail establishment. A designer will create a unique space for you that looks collected over time and layered. Not a house that looks like you bought it all from a box retailer or catalogue.