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DIY may not be the best option

March 16, 2017

Did you know you don’t have be a billionaire living in Beverly Hills to hire a designer? That you can actually SAVE money by working with right person? Not talking about all that time and stress you won’t have to deal with either! Trust us, DIY, is not a good idea and 97% lead to disasters. Real life is not like a Pinterest boards. Of course we can’t all afford that remodel that will be the front cover of Architecture Digest, but many great designers will work with people on affordable projects. Designers are all about creative collaboration. The best homes come from a great client-designer relationship- one you can have, too.

Why collaborate with a designer?

  1. You have endlessly tried redoing your living room into one of the pictures you found online and just cannot do it. You may know what you want but don’t know how to get your home reflecting your vision. It does not come to picking the right sofa for your living room, but picking out the perfect rug that will pair with the sofa. Or you might have all the right pieces in all the right places but it is still lacking that personality and warmth you want to achieve. Maybe you what that really cute built in breakfast nook you saw once in a magazine but just don’t know who to call or how to get one.

Do not be one of those embarrassed clients who have already spend hundreds of dollars trying over and over again but still can’t get their room they want it to look like. Again, not everyone is born a designer, just like you are not born a surgeon. You must go to school and learn to become a professional and make things match.


Designing a home is not a black and white field. There are many shades of grey in between because there are endless interpretation of objects and space and how they relate to one another.

  1. You need a fresh start. Unfortunately, by the time people call a designer, they have tried multiple times to create their dream home and someone in the house is at their breaking point. For example, a husband and wife are remodeling their home and the husband is very frustrated. He does not mind working with a designer but is upset that his wife has already spent a lot of money and does not what to buy new pieces for the home when they are just going to be boxed up by next year. That is why it is very important to let your designer know what pieces are important to you and want them to stay because not everything that has been purchased is going to stay. A designer is here to work for you so remember that it is your vision not theirs.
  1. You are ready to get what you want! At the end of the day a interior designer is a service oriented profession where your client’s satisfaction is the most important goal. Some tips to have a productive and positive experience:
  • Have a general idea of a budget
  • Know what you want to get rid of and want to keep.
  • If you have partner make sure you are both in agreement with the changes.
  • Ask about suggestions
  • Respect each other
  • Communicate all your feelings to your designer and do not be afraid to let them know how you feel.

Happy designing!


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