Q: Why hire an interior designer?
Just like you can do your own taxes or write your own will, you can also handle your own interior design.
But working with a professional interior designer has its benefits. In short, a trained design professional will:
- Save money by helping you avoid mistakes that need to be replaced or designed around in the future
- Save you time by “putting it all together” for you
- Educate you regarding other choices available
- Find creative solutions to your specific challenges by utilizing their knowledge of materials and building practices
- Keep the project focused and pay attention to details, which results in a room that is “fabulous” not just “ok”
- Provide guidance and assurance to try something new and bolder than you would try without the assurance of their experience
- Provide access to items not available to the public, plus contractors and craftspeople that have been vetted and have a proven track record
- Reduce stress by providing project management.
- Maximize your existing items and show you how to repurpose them.
The bottom line? A well-designed space that is cohesive and you feel good in. One where the details add to the whole without overwhelming it and there is balance and movement.
When you walk in you feel good- more like you- in the space. This is your haven and the final design should make you happy and last for years to come.
Q: How will you meet my budget and yet assure me of the best?
As with all budgets, we work with appropriate materials that incorporate optimum design finishing. While top-end materials may be “vastly priced out” from allocated budget, nonetheless, our creativity enables suitable materials to be used in lieu yet retaining the “conceptual value” of the desired design.
Q: Duration of process?
This is unique to each project and client. At the initial meeting we’ll go over the budget and timeline in detail to ensure that everyone has realistic goals and expectations.
Q: How would I know if I would be getting the latest in design trends?
In reality, there is no such thing as a design trend as all concepts and designs are customised specifically to a client’s needs and desires. While certain elements may be telling of the current mass usage, only good and well thought-out creativity will withstand these “changes” that seem to occur sporadically, in effect, giving each design its own and lasting characteristics that are not easily influenced or dictated by the passage of time or trends.