You Might Need
a Designer If...
Reasons to hire a professional.
Do you need to hire a designer
for your project?
That depends... on you, on your available free time,
patience, creativity or lack thereof, list of resources, interest, and
Here are some guidelines to help you decide if you should hire
You might want to hire a professional designer
little or no free time to coordinate and shop for home decor items.
completely overwhelmed by the number of choices available.
You need help
with space planning, lighting design, kitchen layouts, or
someone else to deal with the hassles of ordering, shipping,
coordinating, and installing.
You want to have
quality work done but don't have your own list of reliable
workmen, installers, and resources.
You've tried to
decorate your home and have purchased a few nice items, but really need
help pulling it all together.
You want a
cohesive color scheme and design that can be carried throughout your
You think you
have pretty good taste, but would like to move up a few notches
You've torn out
photos of rooms you like, but are unsure of how to coordinate
some of the elements.
You and your
partner can't seem to agree on anything for your home.
You've found a
gorgeous sofa in a decorating magazine, but it's available "to the
You want some
custom designed furniture, cabinetry, fireplaces, built-ins, murals,
faux finishes, etc.
know what new products, fabrics, or appliances are available that
might be used for your project.
finally came through and you want something new, something
different, something fabulous.
You have a new
job and now need to upgrade your home for corporate entertaining.
Your home is
from a particular period, has a specific style, or has an unusual
design and you need assistance in selecting appropriate furnishings.
You're tired of
buying things here and there without an overall plan.
creative but don't know where to start with your current
more choices in fabrics, flooring, and furniture than are available
in local stores.
seen a source for the look you really want for your home.
planning to build a new home and are wondering if any interior
specifications should be changed before work begins.
the "perfect" room in a decorator showhouse and would like to hire
that designer to help you.