Friday, April 18, 2014
When you hire an interior designer for any project, it’s important that you trust them to do their job or you’ll end up with a lot of problems. It can be difficult to let go and give control to someone else but it is necessary in this case. You hired the designer for his expertise, so you need to let him do the job you hired him for even though it can be a little difficult. When you do your research, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.
That’s why it’s so important for you to take your time and look for the individual or firm you want to work with. Find out how much experience he has working with projects similar to yours. Ask for references and check credentials. You also want to meet the designer that you’ll be working with before hiring him because this is someone you’ll be spending a lot of time with.
You need to make sure you’re comfortable working with and talking to the person. Sometimes, personalities clash and you won’t know if you can work with the designer throughout the duration of the project, until you meet him face to face to get a feel for what type of personality he has. You don’t want someone intimidating, rude or obnoxious handling your project because you wouldn’t be able to put your trust and support in someone you don’t truly feel comfortable working with.
When you do your research, check references and look at past projects you’ll know when you’ve found the best match for your designing needs. It will also make it much easier for you to let go and trust that he has your best interest in mind.
Trusting your interior designer to handle the project doesn’t mean that you don’t have any say in what happens. In fact, the opposite is true. A good, professional designer will take the time to sit down with you and go over every phrase of the project. He will listen to your suggestions and to what you would like to accomplish when the project is complete. He will then use this information to create a design that suits your needs perfectly.
However, he will have the foresight to know if your suggestions will work or not. If something is not a good idea, he will have the communication skills needed to explain why something else would be better. A professional designer that has your best interest in mind will make the decisions that are best for you, even if you don’t agree with his decision because he has the knowledge and experience needed to make the right choice.
Once you have chosen an interior designer or firm to take care of your project, don’t second guess yourself. You need to be open minded and willing to take a few risks, so relax and let him do his job. You still need to check in often and stay updated on the progress but don’t question every decision he makes or try to force him to do something that he believes is a bad idea.
Allowing the designer the freedom to do his job will ensure you’re happy with the results. After all, you did hire him for his expertise, so you should trust his opinion.