Should You Hire an Interior Designer?
If that's a question you've been asking yourself recently, it may be helpful to know that many of our clients have never worked with an interior designer or decorator before.
Common challenges that they usually come to us with are that they are tired of "DIY'ing" and are ready for a professional to come in and take care of all of the details, they have demanding careers or growing families (or both!) and simply don't have the time to get their design or decorating projects done, and they're finally ready to make their home feel "complete" so they can actually spend time enjoying their homes (not stressing about how to find that perfect furniture piece or adding even more tasks to their to-do lists).
While we're happy to walk them through our organized, detailed process and what they can expect from working with us, if you've never worked with an interior designer or decorator before, you might be asking yourself questions like, "Is working with an interior designer right for me?" "What are the benefits of working with a designer?" "How do I know if it's a good fit?"
So if you're considering moving forward with a professional designer, here are a few benefits you can expect:
Saves you time
Designing or decorating your home yourself can take an incredible amount of time! All of those hours spent searching online or in magazines for inspiration images, countless trips to furniture stores testing out different sofas, clicking around on the dozens of retail sites looking for that "perfect piece," not to mention the time it takes to place all of your furnishing orders, track down shipments, and maybe even having to wait on the phone for a customer service rep if an item shows up damaged or trying to figure out when a backordered item will actually arrive.
When you hire an interior designer, all of those tasks are taken right off of your plate - freeing up so much of your own time, that you could spend actually enjoying your home with your family! As busy working professionals, or parents (or both), our to-do lists are endless...and a professional designer can help finally check those home projects (and shopping trips) off your list.
We handle all of the details for you, from finding, selecting and designing your furniture pieces, to purchasing and tracking each item, to helping coordinate your trades such as painter, electrician and handyman, right down to styling that last flower arrangement. We manage the entire process from start to finish, taking so many tasks off our busy clients' to-do lists...so they can spend time on what matters most to them.
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Saves you stress
Let's be honest, home projects can be overwhelming (and exhausting!). From researching recommended service providers to making countless decisions on whether this countertop will coordinate with this tile/light fixture/paint color/(you name it), to keeping track of what's next with your project (and when it will actually be finished), there's so many moving pieces and parts that go into a design project.
Hiring an interior designer is like having your own "design partner" to be there with you every step of the way. From providing references for your remodel, to keeping you updated on when your sofa will arrive, and helping you choose materials and pieces in your design that will all complement each other, to working through unexpected challenges for you, a professional designer can actually help make the process more fun by taking out the stress and overwhelm, so you can sit back and get ready for your new beautifully designed, functional and family-friendly space!
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Saves you from mistakes
Do you get intimidated when it comes to redecorating your home, or maybe you're unsure and hesitant about how that new sofa will look or coordinate with that new coffee table/area rug/lamps/or any other furniture item, and simply feel too nervous to move forward? Or maybe you want a professional to help put your "dream room" together and help you see how it will look before you invest in your new furniture pieces? Or you can't decide what size area rug would fit or look best in your space, only to purchase one and realize, you made the wrong choice?
Another benefit to working with a designer or decorator is the tools designers can use to help you visualize your new space, and give you the opportunity to see how all of your new furnishings will look together in your room before they are purchased, and to know for sure that your new furniture pieces are the right size and fit before purchasing.
Besides giving you confidence in the furnishings selected by your designer, these tools help take the guesswork out of "But how will all of this look?" by showing how all of your furniture pieces will coordinate once paired together. From design or style boards to-scale floor plans, visual 3D renderings, and actual fabric, carpet, and paint swatches, working with a designer can truly help you see your new room come to life before it's a reality. This also helps to save you from making costly mistakes from purchasing an item you don't love or that doesn't quite fit in your space.
So if you’re done with the "DIY" route and are considering a design, decorating, or remodeling project, it’s never too early to start consulting with a professional. Your designer can help provide a more organized and streamlined process from the beginning.
So if any of these scenarios sound like you, let’s schedule your discovery call and talk about your project:
Looking forward to helping you finally take your design project off your to-do list!
Are you ready to save valuable time and stress from remodeling or redecorating your home?
Many of our clients are busy, hardworking professionals and parents who appreciate having a dependable, reliable, and organized professional to help them take their projects off their to-do lists.
If that sounds like the perfect fit for you, schedule a call to tell us more about your project. Excited to help you with your home!
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