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Finding the Perfect Interior Designer: A Guide for Homeowners

My dream is to give as many families as possible their dream home, and I want everyone to take advantage of that opportunity. However, finding the right designer can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect designer for you.

  1. Communication is Key: For a designer to create a home that reflects your personality, you need to communicate well with them. The designer needs to understand who you are and what you're looking for. Share your personal stories, and the essence of who you are may be revealed.

  2. Establish Your Goals: Knowing what you want to achieve and your goals ahead of time is crucial. This helps the designer determine if they can meet your expectations. If they don't feel like the right fit for the job, they should suggest a different designer or tell you they're not the best choice. It's better for them to say no than to do a job poorly.

  3. Check the Designer's Website: Check the designer's website to see if it's up-to-date and whether it reflects their style of work.

  4. Do Your Research: Research the designer's business by Googling them and following them on social media. Look for complaints against the designer on Better Business Bureau. Check if they are part of industry-related organizations and if they attend meetings and are active in them.

  5. Review Their Portfolio: Review their portfolio to get an idea of their design style. Some designers specialize in particular areas such as kitchens and window treatments. Look for a designer who has experience with projects similar to yours.

  6. Read Reviews: Read reviews from previous clients or ask for references. This will give you an idea of their work ethic, communication style, and ability to deliver on their promises.

  7. Discuss Availability and Timeline: Make sure the designer is available within your desired timeframe and can answer questions or address concerns throughout the project.

  8. Talk About Fees and Payment: Discuss fees and payment structure upfront so that you have a clear understanding of what you'll be paying for and how much it will cost.

  9. Ask Questions: Be bold and ask questions or voice concerns. A good designer will listen to your feedback and work with you to find solutions that meet your needs and budget.

Finding the right designer can be a challenging task, but these tips will help you find the perfect fit for your project. If you think we might be a good fit, book a free 30-minute Zoom call with me. If not, I'll be happy to suggest another designer for you.

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