Top Questions to ask your Interior Designer!

Top Questions to ask your Interior Designer!


When you’re out shopping for an interior
designer you need to put together a list of questions that you should ask
the interior designer to make sure it’s the right person for you to be working with. The client-interior designer association is one very intimate very The client-interior designer association is one very intimate very The client-interior designer association is one very intimate very stressful at times and very important
to the success of your project. So what are some of the things
that you should be aware of. One of the first things I think that
is important is to get a sense of how limited or how broad the interior designer is in
their ability in different aspects of interior design. how limited or how broad the interior designer is in
their ability in different aspects of interior design. Are they used to many different styles?
Are they limited to only one style? Are they willing to be challenged by new
things that they haven’t been aware of or been involved in before? Secondly, you want to look at their portfolio. Back in the day when I began
my career many years ago our portfolios were expensive high-end, high quality photographs in an
album that we used to show our clients. And now most of those, if not all
of us, in the interior design field have portfolios that are online, are digital and are much more technically astute. I have a project currently where we
actually have created what we call a “fly through” an interactive look at the project that is being
completed so that we can see the end result before its even finished. Those are things you should be aware of in terms of making sure your interior
designer is up to date and current on what’s going on in the world. And lastly I would ask for references. Now of course as an interior designer
I’m going to give my best to references to my potential clients. However you can talk to those references in such a way that you
might be able to find out from them such things as “Would you hire
that interior designer again?” “What were some of the really positive things you like about it?”
“What were some of the challenges that you faced in working with that interior designer?” So be very aware. Be prepared. Make sure
you have a list of questions that you ask. So be very aware. Be prepared. Make sure
you have a list of questions that you ask. And actually in my book called Renovate, Sustain and Survive we have a chapter devoted to selecting
an interior designer and it gives you a list of questions and thoughts that you might want to list of questions and thoughts that you might want to put forth to the your potential interior designer.


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