Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer by David Fuller
1. Avoid Costly Mistakes
One of the most important reasons to work with an interior designer is they will help you avoid costly mistakes, which can come in countless forms including repairing damage in shipment, errors by the manufacturer, warranty issues or fabric protection among others.
2. Experience Matters
A designer’s experience and vendor knowledge help to insure the products selected for your home are high quality, stylish and comfortable.
3. The Showroom Advantage
Design services offered in conjunction with a showroom will be the best way to select the right product for your home. This enables you to determine the quality, scale and comfort of a piece. A picture in a catalog does not tell the whole story.
Discerning the needs and wants of a client and selecting products they may not be familiar with opens up a world of possibilities for a project to make it more interesting.
5. Scale and Proportion are Everything
Determining the scale and proportion of furniture perhaps the most critical elements in furnishing a home. This is the most common mistake made when ordering without education, experience and thorough product knowledge.
6. Quality Counts
Today’s marketplace carries so many poorly made products. It takes time, energy and money to make a decision and you want the product to last.
Colors are often based on trends, however, a designer can help you define a more personal color palette to fit your existing home and acquisitions to create an interior that becomes a true expression of who you are. Become the trendsetter!
The feel and performance of the fabric are important criteria for selecting fabric, beyond color and pattern. An interior designer guides you to the proper selections depending on how a specific piece will be used.
9. Comfort and Ergonomics
Furniture is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Whether short or tall, skinny or no-so-skinny, each piece needs to be tailored to who intends to use it and a designer can help you make these determinations.
10. Custom Creations
Sometimes it is the finish, other times it is the scale, other times it is the purpose, then it comes to personality and expression; all of these criteria may add up to a custom solution. Whether it be furniture, painted finishes, drapery or bedding, there are many ways to find the perfect fit for a particular problem area or to create something simply out of this world!
David Fuller is an interior designer with John-William Interiors in Austin, Texas.
We invite you to visit our showroom in Austin or San Antonio to find the right designer for your next project and view our extensive inventory. If we don’t have what you need we can customize an order from a manufacturer or have it custom made to fit your needs.