What does an interior designer do?
An interior designer is trained to develop a scheme based on a customer’s requirements and needs (called a ‘brief’). The creativity involved in the process will assist in choosing the right colour scheme, fabrics, furniture, lighting, and accessories. The whole look should work together within the clients’ requirements as well as the historical style of the property. Interior designers are very good at organising, managing and styling a project at each stage of its development. Good communication throughout the project with the customer is essential.
“The creativity involved in the process will assist in choosing the right colour scheme, fabrics, furniture, lighting, and accessories.”
Is interior design costly?
No, it can actually save both time and money by having an expert do what they are good at. Projects can start small with just window treatments and/or advice on colour schemes. Designs can also be developed over time to spread costs.
Is there an initial fee?
Yes. Known as a ‘design fee’ (starting at £50 for two rooms), it covers the cost to visit the prospective client. This ‘design fee’ is normally refunded at a suitable stage after an order has been secured.