WORKING WITH A DESIGNER- WHAT TO EXPECT

Many calls we receive are from potential clients who admit they’ve never worked with an interior decorator and so, aren’t sure how it works or what to expect.  Part of that initial conversation is explaining how we help & how we charge for our services, hopefully helping to alleviate some of their uncertainty.

Working with a design professional shouldn’t be intimidating or mysterious.  Their help should elevate your design and bring a trained, experienced and valuable second opinion to the process, hopefully saving stress, time and money.

If you think you might need some design help, but are still on the fence about making the call, we’d like to share our process at Decor Designs, so you might better understand the steps we follow and how we collaborate with our clients on every project:

ONE- HELP DEFINE THE “PROBLEM”

  • Offer a Complimentary 15-20 Minute Phone Consultation
  • Determine our Client’s Wants & Needs
  • Answer Initial Questions

TWO- DISCOVER BY LISTENING

  • Meet & Greet/ In-Person Consultation
  • Determine if We are a Good Fit

Get to Know our Client, Their Family & Space
Lifestyle
Design Style
Color(s)
Measurement(s)
To-Do List(s)
Budget & Time Frame
Brainstorm Initial Ideas

  • Complete Design Questionnaire (as needed)

THREE- DESIGN & OFFER SOLUTIONS

  • Discuss In-Depth Ideas & Concepts
  • Share Space Plans & Story Boards (as applicable)
  • Plan our Budget Allocation & Investment Strategy

FOUR- SOLICIT FEEDBACK

  • Improve Accuracy of Finished Design Concepts
  • Insure Meeting our Client’s Intended Goals
  • Review and Approve Plans
  • Complete Decorating Agreement
  • Accept a Deposit (if required)

FIVE- PLAN, SOURCE & ORDER

  • Begin Behind the Scenes WorK
  • Source & Order Materials
  • Track Orders & Deliveries (as needed)

SIX- IMPLEMENT PLANS & IMPROVEMENTS

  • Realize the Design Concept
  • Provide Guidance in Selection of Necessary Contractors
  • Coordinate (as needed) Structural Improvements (paint, finishes, flooring etc..)
  • Install & Style
  • Bring Design Plan to Life

SEVEN- THE REVEAL, EVALUATE THE FINISHED PRODUCT

  • Reveal Finished Design
  • Ensure Client Satisfaction
  • Fine Tune (as needed)

While every job is different, the process is essentially the same.  From beginning to end, our clients are involved in the changes happening in their home.  So, they continue to control the journey without any unexpected surprises at the end.

Don’t let the unknown or never having worked with a design professional keep you from enjoying a space that is everything you dreamed it could be.  Beautifully-designed spaces aren’t reserved for the rich and famous.  Our goal is and always has been to demystify the process and to help elevate our client’s decor to the next level.

Hopefully, by explaining what to expect, we’ll be getting a call from you very soon.

Happy Decorating from Decor Designs, Inc.  815-245-2433

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