Is working with a Designer right for you?
We understand that you may be intimidated by the idea of working with a Designer.
Many people are. They have either had a previous bad experience themselves,
know someone who has, or think using a Designer just isn't for them.
Here's a few reasons why working with a professional Designer
will make your design process easier - and even enjoyable!
A Designer will save you money in the long run
Have you ever made a costly mistake measuring incorrectly for a window blind,
or bought the "perfect" sofa only to have it delivered and find out it's all wrong?
A designer will see to it that your end-product is a perfect fit.
We know what will - and won't - work in a room, how different light affects color,
how to create both balance and contrast in a room, and "what works with what."
If you are building a new home, a Designer can work with your contractor
to ensure your new home will function with your interior decor -
little details such as having electrical boxes where you want your lighting fixtures,
or finding the right flooring material to complement your countertops.
Designers have more resources than a consumer
Even though the huge array of home furnishings available in retail stores may seem
mind-boggling to you, the fact is, even more products are available to Designers
from resources that sell "To The Trade" only. With that many resources at their disposal,
a Designer can help you find what's absolutely right for you - not just what will "suffice."
Our Designers also have tried and trusted professionals at their disposal -
from flooring installers to cabinet-makers - to see to it that things get done right, the first time.
Professional design has staying power
We know how easy it is to get caught up in what the home decor magazines
tell you is "in," or fall in love with something "new" you see in a store.
Professional Designers know the difference between "fad" and "style,"
and will help you choose decor that will still be timely for years to come.
Common Myths About Using A Designer
Interiors knows all the misconceptions about working with a Designer -
Here's a few, and why they are indeed "myths."
"Designers charge a lot of money."
Yes, some do - we'll admit that.
And some stores and design firms charge a design fee on top of product cost.
But at Interiors, our Design assistance is complimentary
when you purchase furniture, flooring or window treatments from us.
"A Designer will impose their own style on me."
Certainly, every Designer has their own personal style - they're human. But a good Designer's training allows them to be objective. They will ask you questions about your likes and dislikes, your lifestyle,
your "wants" - and determine YOUR personal style and reflect it in your interior decor.
"I'm not comfortable letting someone else pick out furniture and paint colors for me.
A professional Designer never "picks out" what will wind up in your home
(unless, of course, you ask them to). A Designer's function, after determining what best suits your wants, needs and budget, is to narrow the choices and offer their recommendations,
but the final choice is always up to YOU.
"A Designer will make me buy all new things for my house."
First of all, a Designer should not "make" you buy anything,
or worse, try to "sell" you something you don't want.
Secondly, Interiors' Designers understand that most people have a budget,
and do not need, or want all new furnishings. We will evaluate what you have,
respect what you want to keep.
Sometimes just having a Designer re-arrange a room makes all the difference
and you'll only want a few new pieces, different wall color, or window coverings.
If you'd like to discuss working with one of our Designers,
give us a call and make an appointment.
There's no pressure, no obligation, and no charge.
Let's just get together and discuss what you need, and most of all, what you want!
*Our Designer Services are provided free-of-charge when you purchase Interiors' furnishings, or products from our Design Center (flooring, custom window treatments, wallcoverings). Should you require Designer assistance with construction, home staging, or products not purchased from Interiors, there is a $90/hour Design Consultation fee.