What to Expect During an Interior Design Consultation
Why Do You Need an Interior Designer?
An interior designer's role is to create safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing spaces. There are several practical reasons why you should bring an interior designer on board:
Get clarity on what you want
An interior designer will take your initial ideas and turn them into a cohesive design that meets your needs in terms of style and function. They’ll help you communicate your vision through visual sketches and material samples, giving you a clear idea of what the space will look like.
Save on time and money
Interior designers maintain great connections with suppliers, contractors, and craftsmen and should be able to help you negotiate better deals. It’s their job to ensure that plans are executed correctly, for example, that all kitchen appliances fit exactly where they should. An experienced interior designer will help you avoid costly mistakes by making sure it’s done right the first time.
Have a polished, cohesive look
Getting a trained professional to oversee the project will ensure that all the furnishings come together in a cohesive look, with that wow factor that brings the space to life and showcases your unique personality and style.
What is an Interior Design Consultation?
The initial consultation is the first step in the building process and will cover the project’s scope. It’s usually held in the space that will be renovated or built. As the client, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to communicate your needs and vision for the space.
Meanwhile, your interior designer will try to understand your ideas. They’ll want to discuss your lifestyle and the function of the space. They’ll also explain the building process, take measurements, and show you samples of similar projects.
Questions to Answer During an Interior Design Consultation
To understand your vision and how to make it a reality, your interior designer will ask you questions. These questions are meant to glean more information about your needs, preferences, and lifestyle to gain more insight and clarity about what you want.
- What are your overall expectations from the project?
- What are your needs to complete the project?
- How involved do you want to be in the process?
- What do you like/dislike about the current design/space?
- What is the primary function of the space?
- What needs to be changed or altered?
- Can you share visual samples of design inspirations and ideas for the space?
- What is your budget range?
- What is your ideal timeline and deadline?
Your Interior Designer of Choice
After the initial consultation, the next step is to wait for the design proposal, which will include the project scope, design plan and sketches, terms and conditions, and the projected cost and billing process. Then you can decide to start the project.
Trust One Nine One Interior Design and Decor as your one-stop shop for all your design needs. You’ll work collaboratively with us while we do all the heavy lifting - from the conceptualisation to sourcing, construction, installation, and the finishing touches. We’ll take care of every detail from the smallest to the largest, so you can rest assured that the results will be as you envision them.
We deliver full-service residential and commercial designs to create spaces that are beautiful and functional at the same time. Contact us to book an interior design consultation today.