We love the work of Tanya Lippuner and her company TML Creative and she’s written a great blog about why you need an interior designer in your life…
It will save you money
Yep that’s right, it might sound ludicrous I know, but by hiring an Interior Designer you are more likely to get the room design right first time rather than by trial and error and going in blind. Sometimes you could be looking at hundreds of Pinterest boards and quite frankly it’s confusing! What furniture goes with what? What do you mean gloss paint on the walls?!!! It can all be too overwhelming. Don’t assume that you’re always looking at a high price tag when hiring an Interior Designer either, many offer some really good options – either be it a set price per room or concept only.
It will save you time
So you are knee-deep in family life, school runs or a full-time job (or both – eek!), and this far away dream or vision of one day renovating a room in your house, or building that extension, never seems to come to fruition. Life is busy! Scheming your project, choosing furniture, deciding on a design, layouts, dealing with electricians, plumbers and builders – all takes a lot of time. By delegating this task to an Interior Designer does not mean you lose control, or that you will have no input – it is simply trusting that person to carry the task out on your behalf. If your Interior Designer has truly listened to your needs and wants and understood the brief, then you can rest assured that your dream will turn into reality and you will be left with a design that fits your vision.
Defining your style
People often say they don’t have a style, but more often than not they do – they just can’t see it. It takes the Interior Designers expertise to spend time with the client and unpick their likes and dislikes. Your home should reflect you and your personality, so it is possible to include your favourite objects that hold memories – it could include items that have been collected from the places you’ve travelled, or furniture you didn’t think will fit in the scheme. Interior Designers have some clever tricks up their sleeve on how to incorporate existing pieces within your new design.
Life is too short to stress about things you don’t need to, let an Interior Designer do it for you! By hiring an Interior Designer the stress of planning layouts, requesting samples, thinking of new schemes, colours, dealing with contractors can all be done on your behalf. As long as the brief is clear from the outset you literally can’t go wrong.
Interior Designers cultivate contacts with other professionals in the industry – architects, surveyors, decorators, electricians, builders and so on, who could all be on hand for advice on specific needs for your project. Do not feel embarrassed to ask for references!
On top of the latest trends
Interior Designers invest time by attending the design shows and keep their fingers on the latest trends and developments.
Ultimately, you will be adding value to your property. Investing in your design is likely to pay off when it comes to selling your house. Modernising an interior and utilising the space is really something which sets your house apart from others. Buyers not only want beautiful interiors but lots of storage and clever layouts will always be a win-win, not only while you’re living in it but also when you come to sell the property.
That extra-special something
By investing in an interior designer, you will have a beautiful room or space with a designers finish. This is because they bring new ideas to the table – the details, which you may not have thought of, something bespoke for your interior that isn’t ‘off the shelf’
Budget & Planning
Once you have decided on your scheme, layout and established the budget, your Interior Designer will give you advice and direction on where best to spend your money.
Do you have an awkward area in your house that you don’t know what to do with? This is where the Interior Designer comes into their own, with some fresh ideas and offers some bespoke solutions. The resulting finish will be functional, solves a problem and looks fantastic.
While using an Interior Designer you will have access to all the software that will assist in your designs coming to life – such as floor plan, layout tools and 3D visualisers. You will also have access to a long list of retailers and trade discounts.
Often couples can have conflicting views on how they see the design. It is the Interior Designers job to listen to both sides carefully and come up with a solution which ticks the boxes for both parties, resulting in a scheme that the clients both love and know they had their own part to play in the final result.
A good designer will not only have followed the brief, but take it to the next level by questioning more about function and purpose. Having a collaborative process means that your finished design will reflect you and you can have pride and take credit for your contribution to the fantastic end result.
We have your back
Dealing with contractors can be intimidating and frustrating. An Interior Designer can work on your behalf and deal with the trades direct so you don’t have to. We can ask the questions and be the bad guy (if we need to) if something hasn’t been done right. Your Interior Designer will have your back to make sure the vision is executed well and to your expectations.
Yes! You will complete! When refurbishing yourself, you can be living with a half-finished room for months as the only time you have available to you are weekends – which also means less time with friends and family. You and your Interior Designer will have a project end date set so you will be able to look forward to completion and living in your stunning newly designed space.
I hope this gives you an insight on all the ways you can benefit from involving an Interior Designer on your project. Get in touch if you need help with your room / house / business renovation or project.