PUT FAITH IN A PRO DE­SIGNER

EX­PERTS CAN SAVE YOU TIME, MONEY AND HELP WITH DE­CI­SIONS

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - Home - WORDS: TRACEY H OR­DER N

Over the years, friends and ac­quain­tances have asked for my ad­vice re­gard­ing dec­o­rat­ing. They know I am ob­sessed with creat­ing stylish spa­ces and keep­ing track of in­te­rior trends and writ­ing about them.

But while they seek ad­vice, they of­ten do not heed it.

The ex­er­cise is one where they jus­tify their own choices of dec­o­rat­ing, and why not?

Our homes should please those who live in it.

I grew up in houses that my mother en­joyed ren­o­vat­ing and dec­o­rat­ing.

She did so with the help of a pro­fes­sional in­te­rior de­signer who spent so much time ar­rang­ing our house, he be­came a close fam­ily friend.

But I now re­alise that this is not the norm for Aus­tralian home­mak­ers.

Most Aussies know what they want and dec­o­rate and de­sign their own homes.

Yet there are el­e­ments of in­te­rior de­sign that only train­ing and knowl­edge can pro­vide.

A pro­fes­sional in­te­rior de­signer can help achieve not just a look, but they can help cre­ate a home that func­tions.

A de­signer can also help with light­ing, colours and fur­nish­ings.

Plus, they should be able to help save you from mak­ing costly mis­takes. Many de­sign­ers also have re­la­tion­ships with sup­pli­ers and trades­peo­ple that can save time and money.

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