Hi Qoorious people!
I have received the following question from Justas:
When I was refurbishing my first apartment with the help of an interior designer whom I chose almost randomly, it turned out to be a horror story. Can you explain when people should work with an interior designer and how to choose one?
First of all, I am so sorry to hear this sort of situation occurred, but as we know -
𝓢𝓫𝓪𝓰𝓵𝓲𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓸, 𝓼𝓲 𝓲𝓶𝓹𝓪𝓻𝓪!
(it. one learns from mistakes)
I would like to explain why it happens and how to avoid situations like this in the future for those, who are seeking the help of 𝓘𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓸𝓻 𝓓𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓰𝓷𝓮𝓻
So, when should one concider working with a 👤?
The reasons are as follows:
▪︎ When one seeks 𝕀𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕧𝕚𝕕𝕦𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪
▪︎ has 𝕃𝕒𝕔𝕜 𝕠𝕗 𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟
▪︎ wants to save 𝕋𝕚𝕞𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕄𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕪
▪︎ 𝔸𝕧𝕠𝕚𝕕 𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕒𝕟𝕕 making 𝕞𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕜𝕖𝕤
If you are indecisive given the abundance of choices the market offers these days or simply because you got the money but don't have the time at all - it's time to consider hiring an 𝓘𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓸𝓻 𝓓𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓰𝓷𝓮𝓻
👤 can protect you from making mistakes regarding your finances, individuality and, especially, help you solve particular questions you got.
Remember that beautiful interior?🥰
The one you saw the other day on Pinterest in one of those luxurious hotels with huge horse-like-sculptures as a torchere? 🤓
Well, first! Let's discuss the opportunity of having one in your apartment, if you should have one at all?🤷🏻♀️
Or even worse - bringing that wall down, which supports the whole construction?🤯 How about getting rid of that enormous hallway, because it cost you the same money as your living room but it's just remains empty?🤔
To sum up, 𝓘𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓸𝓻 𝓓𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓰𝓷𝓮𝓻 will always go an extra mile to introduce you the very best setting for your place, if he or she is the ℝ𝕀𝔾ℍ𝕋 𝕆ℕ𝔼
Now, you would probably ask - "How can I find the ℝ𝕀𝔾ℍ𝕋 𝕆ℕ𝔼, Athena?"
My answer would be to choose the most suitable with these 2 criteria(obvious and not that obvious):
1. Obvious criteria
What can we derive from it is the expertise: Refurbishing a countryside villa is completely opposite from arranging one bedroom apartment, just like designing residential from public spaces. On the other hand, portfolio makes it clear the
𝓑𝓻𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓼 ( luxurious or not) and a financial segment designer is working with.
Aim for what you really need.
Myths‼ The 𝓢𝓽𝔂𝓵𝓮 interior designer works in shouldn't be the main criteria. It's rather secondary, because professional 👤 are flexible in their work.
Despite the fact, that the professional you would love to work with has majority of his objects designed in Classical style, he or she will be able to adjust the space exactly to your needs and preferences. That's what professionals do.
However, there are also 👤, who work with one particular style or colour and they usually work solo. If you don't like 👤's vision and expression via space, then it would be best to work with interior design studio, who are predominantly focused on helping their clientele solving individual problems, rather than pushing one and only type of character.
2. Not that obvious factor
Browse through 👤 social media and find the ℙ𝔼ℝ𝕊𝕆ℕ, who meets your expectation. In fact, choosing 👤 is similar to having new short-term family member! You must feel yourself comfortable sharing secrets with the particular 👤 you choose.
Yes, reviews! They tend to be very subjective and you should trust only those written by the 👤 you trust, or at least know. That said, it might sound as a cliche but personal recommendations work the best.
I could go like this forever...
However, in conclusion I would love to emphasize that prior to choosing organisations, designers, professionals in general - choose them by the ℙ𝔼𝕆ℙ𝕃𝔼 they are, simply because there's just a ℙ𝔼ℝ𝕊𝕆ℕ staying behind every name.
Who am I? First of all, a ℙ𝔼ℝ𝕊𝕆ℕ you can read about from Qoorio profile. Secondly, I am what I say without pretending and if we are on the same page, I would gladly help you create the space you desire.
Below, I have attached one of the floor plans I made. I believe that in the first place, 𝔼𝕍𝔼ℝ𝕐 design project starts with space arrangement which functions just perfectly!