While there’s a ton of options on the internet, looking for the best interior designers doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are 5 questions to ask, to help you narrow it down.
When making the choice to hire an interior decorator, first ask yourself “What does their website communicate to me?” The old adage, you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, is solid for the most part, when it comes to hiring a professional designer, the look and feel of a website is often the first indicator of professionalism and what it will be like to work with an interior decorator.
As an example, take a look around the Lavish site. Do you notice the variety of types of spaces we’ve transformed, and yet they all have a look and feel that’s totally Lavish? Each one of our designs is unique and carefully curated with the client in mind, and still there’s a pinnacle level of quality and care that’s taken with each and every one of our designs.
Next, ask “How does their portfolio feel to me?” The best interior designers will have more than an adequate representation of their work available online, or upon request. So, what do the photos showcase to you overall? Don’t be afraid to scrutinize the photographs for the fine detail. The best interior designers have a good spread of variety with different types of spaces, and also an overall look and feel that communicates whether their taste aligns with yours.
Again, with Lavish, we hoped to provide a sample representation that speaks to the Lavish experience we create and execute with our transformative designs. We love the work we do, and believe it shows in each one of the portfolio pictures. But don’t just take our word for it. Take a look and judge for yourself.
The next question you can ask yourself is “What does the experience of speaking with them indicate to me?” The best interior designers offer ideas and suggestions that align with your taste and comfort level. They will make you feel valued and are responsive to your questions. The best interior designers, make you feel like their only client.
At Lavish, this is super important to us, and why we’ve curated a team that surrounds and supports each one of our clients to give them a Lavish experience, each step of the way. From finding the right property with one of our brokers, to transforming an existing space to make the aesthetic feel completely Lavish, our team has your desired lifestyle in mind.
Another question to ask is “What does their fee include?” The best interior designers are completely upfront with pricing. They want you to be aware of what’s possible for your budget from the get-go, allowing for no room for surprise when it comes to payment. They are honest and have integrity with your budget, and build trust from the beginning and throughout the project, answering questions and giving progress reports along the way.
At Lavish, we go through your design budget with care and honesty. We know you’ve worked hard for your money, so we do everything we can to make sure our design team operates from our founding philosophy that it’s not how much you spend, but where you spend that makes the biggest impact. When the details, the colors, textures, and material are working in concert, it evokes emotion that you can’t help but call it lavish.
Last but not least, another question to ask is “How do they leverage technology?” The best interior designers will walk you through the vision they have for your space before a sledge hammer is swung or the first gallon of paint is purchased. Before they start spending your money, they use computer generated renditions or mock-ups so that you can see what’s in their mind’s eye and make sure you’re on the same page with the direction they’ll take with your design project – no matter the scope.
At Lavish, we are doing everything possible to find ways of taking the friction and stress out of working with a designer, and this includes our use of technology to help you see the space before you make any big investments of time or money.
Ready to see if the Lavish experience is right for you? Get in touch with us here. We can’t wait to talk about your design project!