Your Professional Interior Designer and You
The best way is to schedule an in-home consultation with a professional interior designer to work out a solution that fits your budget and needs.
Depending on the scale of the budget, most designers offer three levels of services:
1) Design Consultation: The designer provides guidance, ideas, and opinions for the client who wishes to purchase goods on their own. This can include color palette analysis, advice on window treatments, or even assistance with a ‘to do’ list to be accomplished over a longer period of time.
2) Design and Implementation: The designer works with you on a portion of your home or office, or on a custom design such as a fireplace, with the option to purchase the materials through the designer’s trade resources at below retail costs.
3) Management: For a full service project, from beginning to end, the designer is your representative and project manager coordinating with contractors, consultants and vendors. In short, your ‘go to’ rep to help iron out every detail.
Working with an interior designer takes the guesswork out of a project, minimizes stress and avoids costly mistakes. They can work on an hourly basis to hit the target problems, or establish a design fee based on the scope of the work to be done.