So, you’ve decided to redecorate or remodel your home. The first thing you need to do is establish your style. How do you want to feel each and every time you walk through your front door? Do you want your home to exude energy; do you want a sophisticated, elegant feel, or maybe a fun and funky vibe? As an interior designer, in order to provide you with the best design service possible, it’s important to fully comprehend the message you want to convey; because ideally, the design of your home should represent you. There can be a variance in rooms behind closed doors. For instance, a master suite can be transformed into a romantic retreat or a child’s room can become a jungle, but the open areas should seamlessly flow into one another.
The first thing I always tell my clients is to pick up some magazines or go on line and find images you like. Don’t overthink the selection process; just mark the ones you naturally gravitate to. The first round of ideas is just to get the overall expression you want to achieve. This will help me categorize your style: traditional, transitional, modern, coastal, country and so on. This step is really the foundation of your project development. For great inspiration, visit some popular websites like Houzz and Pinterest.
Once you’ve done that, we will detail exactly what you like about something and what you don’t. It may be challenging to break it down, but it will help you, as well as me, understand your goal. Often times this step is very enlightening for people. They have known they like or dislike something, but haven’t been able to put their finger on it. I dig a little deeper and assess specifically what they do or don’t like. We will also discuss your lifestyle. It’s important to respect and acknowledge how you live. It’s your life, live it the way that works for you and own it. Photos in interior design magazines always look beautiful, but if you don’t have the time or desire to make it picture perfect all the time, perhaps a more relaxed look works better for your lifestyle. Open and honest communication is paramount to a successful interior designer/client relationship.
When you’re ready to begin your interior design project, give Design Soul-utionS a call at (954) 253-1833 or send us an email. I’ll be happy to answer your simple questions for free!← Back to the Blog