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Who’s In Charge?

February 18th, 2011

Common Fears When Working with Interior Designers

1) Scared of losing control and spending more money than you planned to invest.

2) You’re afraid you might be criticized for having poor taste.

3) Endless hourly fees.

4) Fear of your home looking like the designer’s vision, vs. what your wants, needs, desires, and dreams are.

What You Absolutely Need to Know and Believe In

Before taking on a client, I always want to know if we are a good fit together. We dialogue and ask questions to make sure we will make a good team. If you and the designer are not on the same page, the final result may very well not be what you envisioned.

You want to know before signing an agreement what the cost of your project is going to be. There are many different ways designer’s charge and you want to know up front. You may decide you wish to resource your own products rather than leaving it to the designer.The designer needs to know this as well.

You want your relationship with your designer to be built on trust and transparency. The entire design process should be fun and exciting! It’s sort of like opening Christmas presents. The anticipation of knowing that your “big gift” will be the home of your dreams. A home that supports you and all who live there.

Finally, remember that you are smart and you really do know how you want your home to be. The best interior designer knows this. We know our passion for design lies in helping you to put all the pieces together in a way that is perfectly you.

Until next time.

Warmest regards,
Nancy


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