Sunday, January 9, 2011

How To Select An Interior Designer Part 2

 Look at the designers' portfolio carefully.
This in fact helps a designer secure a job, and are going to showcase the best work he or she has done.You almost certainly will not like everything you see in that individuals portfolio.
Remember that the work that designer's show you reflects not only their taste, but to some extent the various tastes of their clients as well.But, if you don't like most of what you have seen, move on.
How eclectic is the selection of furniture and accessories in the designs they are showing you?In at least some of their work do you see antique or vintage looks fitting with a contemporary or even avaunt-Gard look? If not and everything seems to match they may have trouble finding effective ways to use many of the things you already own. Here are a few examples. of mixing styles.

This old farmhouse table looks lovely with the more contemporary slip covered chairs

The combination of the contemporary sofa, the traditional side chairs and the cottage style wicker chairs all flow so nicely together, the fresh bright fabrics on the chairs and sofa really help ground the room
This room has it all!Tradition blended with the contemporary  looks fabulous with the animal print rug.

Finally.... Do  YOUR homework. Ask for references. Designer's will supply references upon request. Did the designer deliver what he or she promised? Did they come in on budget, easy to work with? Depending on the kind of job you want done, check credentials. Is he or she ASID certified,capable of working with contractors ,if you are going to be gutting a room. ? If you aren't going to be knocking down walls than this shouldn't be an issue.

I hope you have found this helpful if you are in need of an interior designer.

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