Why should I hire a designer?
It’s a good question that so many homeowners don’t think to ask. There are loads of reasons why hiring a professional to take over the design of your space is a smart call. Here are a few of our top reasons.
Designers save you money and time.
Need we say more? Who doesn’t want to save money and avoid making errors that end up costing even more of your hard-earned savings? Through experienced designers and contractors, we make sure you’re getting the best possible materials for the best possible prices. We know where to go and what we need so that we can expedite the process, saving you from wasting time and making decisions you’re not comfortable making. Leave it to us.
Designers are professionally trained.
We’re just going to say it — it’s so important to know the fundamentals of design. My team has the education, experience and know-how that goes along with the good taste when it comes to good design. You wouldn’t trust a physician who lacked education, experience and credibility. I have been a designer for 22 years and you’ll reap the benefits of my years, my contacts and my professional experience.
Designers are liaisons.
I think it’s safe to say that the homeowners who hire us aren’t truly interested in dealing with electricians, plumbers, painters, contractors and the like — most don’t have the time or ability to deal with the trades themselves. Designers have what we like to call “designer lingo” — we use it when communicating with trades. We understand each other. Designers know the renovation process and timelines that are necessary to maintain a free-flowing organized process. I have a wide network of contacts and after more than two decades in the industry, I have contacts who I’ve trusted with my own home.
Designers have amazing contacts and resources.
I have aligned myself with many trustworthy suppliers, but I’ve also ensured I forge good relationships with artists, furniture makers, upholsterers and other creators so that I can select products for clients that are unique to create luxurious interiors. No two interiors are ever alike.
Designers bring a fresh perspective.
It’s true — designers thrive on creativity, and when we look at a space, we have an innate response when it comes to knowing exactly what a space needs to be functional and aesthetically pleasing. You probably have an idea of what you want your room or home to look like, and that’s fabulous. I can add a fresh take. Between your vision and my vision for what I believe you’re looking for and what I know will work beautifully, you’ll appreciate the perspective I bring to your project.
Designers do it right the first time.
It comes down to everything we’ve already mentioned — our experience, relationships with trades, our perspectives and our professionalism. We have the experience to understand what is required to make selections that are suitable for the project and the homeowner and their lifestyle. For example, we create extensive plans to determine appropriate furniture layouts so we know exactly which fabrics are appropriate for the application, scale and proportion so the client receives a room that is done right. You know what they say: Measure twice, cut once. We’re big proponents of getting the job done correctly, on budget and on time the first time.