5 TIPS FROM ELLIOT BARRATT ON HOW TO GET THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS WITH YOUR INTERIOR DESIGNER
Never too much information
Even if you don’t know what you want, you can at least communicate what you don’t want. The more information you give, the better your designer can develop insight into what’s best for you.
Dollars and sense
Talking about money might be awkward but setting a realistic budget with your interior designer helps set expectations between both sides on what can or cannot be achieved.
Racing against time
Give your interior designer ample time for renovations, and factor in extra time for delays, changes to concepts and lead time on products. Most custom pieces will require a build time of 12 weeks.
Many designers specialise in a particular style, like baroque or modernism, so pick one that matches what you’re after. They should also share a level of quality that is acceptable to you.
Enjoy the process
Renovating your home is a huge undertaking and can be a very emotional process, as you’re entrusting your personal space to someone else. But, as long as you and your designer have an open and honest relationship, the results will surpass your greatest expectations.