Episode 254

Why and How to Hire A Designer


September 11th, 2018

36 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

If you listen to Decorating Tips & Tricks YOU ARE A DESIGNER!

Even great designers need some extra help sometimes. If you find yourself in need of some help with your overall project, specific advice on decorating choices or simply another opinion on your space, you may decide to hire a decorator.

Listen in for all our thoughts on this topic. Here are 7 questions we think you should ask anyone you are considering hiring for the all important job of your designer.

  1. How do you decide what projects are a good fit for you?

  2. Do you welcome client involvement, or do you prefer clients to be hands off?

  3. What elements define your own style and where do you find inspiration?

  4. What do you find most challenging about designing a home?

  5. What is your project management style?

  6. Give an example of a design mistake you made & how you handled it?

  7. How do you prioritize a design project?

These are fair questions to ask a potential design hire. If answered honestly these questions will give you real insight into the person's style and how they handle a project. With that knowledge you can decide if you want to work with them on what is a very personal project ~ your home.

Thinking of being your own general contractor and/or designer? If so this is a good read for you. Click HERE

Did you know Anita and Kelly offer virtual design consults through the shop Bespoke Decor. See HERE.

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Anita, Yvonne and Kelly