Working with an interior designer is truly a sensible
decision. It allows you to wisely invest your design budget and can help
you to avoid costly decorating mistakes. With the guidance of a design
professional, your attitudes, personality and lifestyle can be translated
to the rooms where you spend so much of your valuable time. To help you
communicate your needs to your interior designer, we’ve developed
a worksheet that will help you to answer many basic questions and provide that necessary
first step to get you started. Please feel free to print this page out,
provide answers and bring it with you during your first meeting.
COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR DESIGNER
We suggest creating a “wish list” idea folder with samples
and photos of things that you may have seen in decorating magazines or
advertisements – styles of furniture, paint colors, room settings,
etc. Organizing your preferences will help you introduce yourself to your
designer, and the more you educate the designer on your likes and dislikes,
the more he or she can fine-tune a plan based on your needs and preferences.
Your designer can help you develop a master goal for the entire room
(or house) even if you’re only working on part of it right now.
This will ensure that when planning, all of the areas that will make up
the end result relate harmoniously.