What are the pro’s and cons of using an interior designer ?The profession of Interior Design is relatively new, constantly evolving, and often confusing to the public. The best way to know if you should be using a interior designer for any of your decorating needs is first to ask yourself what will they be bringing to the table?
There are two area’s of expertise that a professional interior designer should be bringing to the table.
The first – is their design sense.Do they have one. Be sure and check references thoroughly and go see projects that your designer has done. Don’t always rely on photographs of past jobs. Those photo’s could have come from anywhere and been done by anyone. Check out the home owner and ask for references that can be verified. This will also give you and opportunity to see if the designer you’re considering has a similar taste to yours and do they design to your liking. You might be looking for Country French, and the designer your considering focuses mostly on Modern. All designers have an area they’re most comfortable in and where they tend to shine. Although some of your truly better designers are capable doing a wide range of designing styles. When you look at what your prospective designer has done on previous jobs…….. are you impressed or do you feel as though you might have achieve the same look by yourself.
The second – is the area of expertise your designer should have , which are vendors and suppliers. If you’re looking for a special design in material or a particular fabric not readily available in your local fabric store or furniture, your decorator should be able to find it for you. They can also, depending of the pay scale and way in which they’re getting paid, be able to get you many of the materials, furniture and accessories at a discounted price. Be sure and ask about their pay scale and mark up on items.
Although there are numerous other qualities your designer should possess, such as an ability to listen to your likes and dislikes and not give you just what they’re comfortable with.
Don’t be afraid of interviewing a number of potential designers, even if they come highly recommended. Make sure you’re a good fit.
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