7 Signs You Should Hire an Interior Designer
Does your home interior feel out of shape or bore you? Does your living room lack the spark to wow your guests? Have you tried to rearrange your furniture, add new decorations but didn’t see any improvement? Maybe it’s time to consider hiring a designer to help redesign the interior of your home. Here are some signs for when and why you need an interior designer:
#1 You have a general design concept but don’t know where to start.
You have the idea or the concept, but you don’t know where to begin. It’s not unusual. Most of us can pick out looks that we like but to make it materialize in our home is another thing entirely. If you are like many of us, you procrastinate or make some poor choices. Guilty? Give us a call to help you build the house of your dreams!
#2 Because you are ‘too busy’ and don’t have the time.
People are busy these days. Whether you have two jobs – a career person at day, parent duties at night – are a full-time parent to your children or one very demanding job, the 24 hours in the day is not enough. Add to this the traffic in and around Los Angeles that will consume much of your available time to shop. As much as you might like to decorate your home by yourself, you clearly don’t have the time.
#3 You have the idea but need a professional to make it a reality.
Colors, colors and more colors. Mixing patterns with patterns. Making modern design meet shabby chic – How does that work? We all have these crazy ideas in our mind’s eye but don’t know if our unique designs will mix well when combined. When everything else seems vague and confusing, don’t hesitate to seek professional help.
#4 Because you’re afraid to shell out more resources on home interior designs.
Let’s admit it, we all want to have a successful project in one take! But often, instead of a home run on the first take we end up wasting money because ‘Plan A’ didn’t turn out the way it’s supposed to. Most people do not know that hiring an interior designer can help them save money. Why? An interior designer can avoid costly mistakes that a person with no design background can make.
#5 Because you want VIP access to designer furniture.
The general public cannot buy all designer furniture as it is not made available to them. If you’re the type of person who is willing to invest in unique, high-end furniture that can last a lifetime, you should seek the consultation of a top designer. These professionals have immense connections in their industry. If you’ve found a picture or example of a sofa that’s not available in the store, your interior designer can help you find that particular piece of furniture. Plus, there are some designers (like me, Abby Rose) who also offer custom-made furniture uniquely designed for your style and preference.
#6 Because you’re on a shoestring budget.
Every home interior design project should have a budget. If your resources are limited, tell your interior designer upfront. He or she will be able to maximize and utilize your resources the best way possible – the decorator can easily determine where to splurge or save, so you don’t have to worry! The interior designer can also find you some hidden sales or closeout items that are really budget friendly. Especially those who have close ties to their suppliers. These relationships can often render discounts on certain items such as fabrics, floorings, furniture and more.
#7 You admit that creativity is not your strong suit.
Admit it you’re not that creative. You may excel in Science, Mathematics or other fields but when it comes to decorating, you have minimal knowledge. Decide to let the design experts handle your home redesign. As they say – if it’s not your strength, it’s not your job.
If any of these 7 Signs apply to you, then give us a call for a complimentary consultation. As an Interior Designer in Malibu, I focus on residential interior design in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Studio City and West Hollywood. Although we work with many retail outlets, one advantage I offer clients includes the relationships with suppliers and customization options through my retail store, Architexture. We like to say we offer Custom Interior Design without the Custom Price. Call me at 818-760-3399.