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Monday, March 9, 2009

client + designer = a match made in decorating heaven

After you fully assess your needs and your budget, we recommend that you gather photographs from magazines and books to share with potential design candidates to communicate your preferences. Through our research, we have found that the best interior decorator-client bonds are founded on common ideas of style and taste. Even the best designers can falter and lose interest in a project if they are not excited by the end goal. So as you gather potential names from The Franklin Report and from friends, focus on the preferred style of the designer—even if they say they can do anything.As you narrow down your list and begin the interview process, think about your working relationship with the interior designer, who, for better or for worse, will become a big part of your life. Will you be seeing the principal on a regular basis or the project managers? Are you interested in a collaborative process or looking for strong direction? Will you be offered a wide range of budgetary choices? Finally, the prospect of working with this person should feel positive and enjoyable. Given the amount of time and money you are about to spend, it ought to be fun.
Photos above are design projects completed by various designers. Explore your choices before you make a decision for your design project.
Have a great day!

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