You can go into a store and buy a sofa. Or window treatments. In a good store, there may even be a “decorating” staff there to help you.
So why do you need a designer? You need a designer because…
A designer is there to consider the big picture, and help you see it, too. A designer knows what comes first. That a simple, cosmetic change can pick up a whole room – or just as easily put it out of balance. And you don’t want to do that.
A designer knows what to choose to create the right effect. When the lower cost choice will be just as good. And even more importantly, when it won’t.
A designer can take your ideas and inspiration…and turn them into a reality that is far better than you could have even imagined. Because a designer is able not only to imagine … but envision. She knows how it’s all going to look together, because she can see it. Even when you can’t.
When you hire a designer, you are working with someone whose primary interest is to create an environment that both suits and delights you. A designer is looking for your satisfaction – not her next sale. That makes a big difference in the recommendations you’re likely to get.
A designer is your insurance against shoddy workmanship. Unfortunate choices. Hours wasted looking for things you can’t find; and learning things you didn’t realize you needed to know.
When a designer says… “You should really think about that,” you should listen. Because, when it comes to creating a home you’ll love to live in, a designer knows what’s she’s talking about.
In short, a designer is part artist. Part educator. And part genie. And the reason why you should hire a designer is simple: because it’s a very good idea.
Iris Houlihan is the owner of Iris Interiors, a boutique interior design firm specializing in residential interior design, custom window treatments, and equestrian inspired design. We help our clients express their own unique story, one design at a time. Iris lives in Central NJ, near Princeton, with her husband, children, and pets.
Are you downsizing, updating your current home, or just purchased a new home? Call Iris at 908.265.7688 for a complimentary phone consultation.