PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTATION
February 20, 2013
The only way to work efficiently with a designer is for them to understand your needs. These simple tips to preprare for your first consultation can get your relationship off to a good start.
Share your style through Houzz. Create an account by logging on to Houzz.com, create an Ideabook and share it with Triandos Creations. In your Ideabook, include all of the photos of styles that you would like to see in your space.
If you’re not very computer friendly, you can share your style by magazine cut outs and images you’ve seen of styles you like.
Make a list of the pieces of furniture that you are keeping.
Think about functionality. What will you be using your space for? Is there anything you would like to accomplish in the space that you are not currently able to due to the design?
Determine a budget. It’s very important for your designer to know how much you want to spend. This will save you both time because they will avoid shopping for and showing you pieces that will not fit into your budget. This will also help you get the biggest “bang for your buck” since your designer will work within your budget to get you the biggest effect.
Think about how you would like to work with your designer. Do you like to be hands on every step of the way? Would you like to shop together and make every single decision together? Maybe you would prefer if your designer shops for you and sends you pictures of the items for your approval? Or, you might not want to be involved at all and just give your designer “carte blanche”.
Once you’ve covered these simple steps, you are sure to make the most of your first consultation.