Why Hire a Professional Interior Designer…part 1.

A little while ago I stumbled across an article written by Alexandrea Schultz (a leading interior design expert) in an edition of Queensland Homes Magazine titled: “Why Should you use an Interior Designer?” and I wanted to chat about this…

Alexandrea had some very good points to make and so I thought I would share her content with you and make my own comments along the way…

She explained that the Interior Design Industry is riddled with many misconceptions and inaccurate assumptions that need to be addressed. These range from the usual suspects like ‘they’re going to be way too expensive’, ‘I only have a small project so I don’t need it’, to more outlandish ideals that ‘interior design is a luxury’, or ‘why should I pay a designer to just throw some fancy fabrics, cushions and over-priced furniture at me that I probably don’t even like’…

As you can see, these sweeping statements are quite damaging to the industry and can cause a downhill effect for beautiful design…

The good news is, these people are wrong and here’s why…

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Reason Number 1: Interior Designers are in the Know!

A Professional Interior Designer has usually undergone many years of study to become qualified in this field, and with this study comes a wealth of knowledge and experience. As designers train, they develop a sense of what’s available on today’s market, where to source it from and most importantly, what these products or materials “should” cost.

With this in mind, I wanted to take a moment to point out that “being in the know” is all part of the service, it’s in the job description of EVERY Professional Designer on the planet and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

You see, the ability to source the right products and materials for your project can actually save you time and money! Knowing where to spend and where to save is an important skill to have when working with clients – no matter how large or small their budget is…

The only downside (as a designer) is that with the constant need to keep up to date with all the latest products, materials, colours, styles and emerging sustainability design trends – it’s a wonder that we ever get time to actually “Design” interiors..

Have you ever heard the term “my little black book”?? Well, Professional Interior Designers have a whole LIBRARY filled with products, suppliers and contacts available to us at our fingertips to use on projects just like yours!

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