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Not Everyone Needs an Interior Designer

Project: Hyland Hills

It sounds counterintuitive coming from someone who designs homes for a living, but I do believe there are times when hiring an interior designer may not be the best choice.

Don’t get me wrong, a good designer will always be a value-add to a project if both parties are aligned. But it’s important to note we are not necessarily the right fit for everyone. A few situations where hiring a designer may not be the best choice.

Reason #1

Minimal Changes or Small-Scale Projects

Not all home improvement projects require the expertise of a professional. If you're planning minor updates like painting a room or replacing a couple of pieces of furniture, you may be better off handling these tasks on your own.

Reason #2

Resistance to Collaboration

Collaboration is key when working with a designer. We rely heavily on open communication and our client’s input in order to create homes that are tailor-made for them. If you tend to prefer making decisions independently, it can lead to a frustrating experience for both parties.

Project: Bentgrass Way

Reason #3

Strong Personal Design Preferences

If you have a clear and unwavering vision for your space and are committed to executing it precisely, hiring an interior designer may not be necessary. We love to bring our creativity and expertise to the table so if you would like to maintain complete control over the design process, you may prefer to tackle the project yourself.

Reason #4

Limited Timeframes

Construction, renovations, and design projects can take months to complete. If you have a strict deadline that is fast approaching, hiring adesigner might not align with your schedule. Good design takes time. This is why we always recommend getting a designer on your team early.

Ultimately, the decision to hire an interior designer should align with your goals, preferences, and circumstances.

Our clients are people who see the value in a thoughtful, custom-designed home. They understand that the investment and patience required are well worth it in the end.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to chat.


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