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Feb 5, 2024

Top 10 FAQ about Choosing and Working with an Interior Designer

Hey there, design enthusiasts and curious minds! Ever wondered how a splash of paint here and a throw pillow there can completely transform a room? Let’s unlock the secrets to successfully choosing an interior designer with our comprehensive FAQ. That’s the magic of interior design! It’s not just about making spaces look pretty; it’s about creating environments that reflect who you are and make you feel amazing. So, let’s dive into some of the most common questions about interior design and uncover the secrets of this wonderful art together!

FAQ Section

Question 1: What is Interior Design?

Think of interior design as the fairy godmother of your home. It’s the process of making your space not only look stunning but also feel comfortable and functional. It’s about finding that sweet spot where beauty meets purpose.

Question 2: How Do I Choose an Interior Designer?

Imagine finding someone who gets your style and turns your dreams into reality – that’s your ideal designer! Look at their past work, see if their budget fits yours, and most importantly, if their design vibe clicks with yours.

Question 3: What’s the Difference Between an Interior Designer and an Interior Decorator?

Here’s a fun fact: Interior designers often have formal training in planning and designing spaces, while decorators are the wizards of making a space look great with decor and furniture. Both have their unique superpowers!

Question 4: What is the Design Process Like?

It’s like going on an adventure! From our first chat about what you love (and don’t love) to the grand reveal of your transformed space, it’s a journey we take together, step by step. 

At JLI, we always do a consultation whether it is face to face or virtual (out of state clients) to view the home and understand the wants and needs.  Then, once the scope is finalized, we move into the creative process that involves all of the space planning, renovation drawings, gathering quotes from contractors, vendors and other trades, to presentations, ordering, tracking and the final reveal.  It is a process that takes time to yield the dream results!

Question 5: How Much Does Hiring an Interior Designer Cost?

This can vary as much as styles do! Some designers charge by the hour, others have a set fee. But don’t worry, we can always find a plan that fits your budget. Check out some of our services here!

Question 6: How Do I Communicate My Style and Preferences?

Start a Pinterest board, tear out magazine pages (old school), or gather photos of spaces that make your heart sing. We’ll use these as a starting point to create a space that’s uniquely you. In addition, at JLI, we have a kickoff Vision Meeting to really gather all your feedback and ideas before getting started on the nitty gritty of your project. 

Question 7: How Long Does an Interior Design Project Typically Take?

From a quick refresh to a full makeover, the time can vary. But trust us, the transformation will be worth the wait!

Things to consider when working with a designer, our job is to focus on the art of planning and curating.  We are truly looking into your lifestyle to transform your space not only into something beautiful, but also functions and flows easily. A Furnishings Only project can take up to 6 months while renovations and remodels can take anywhere from 6-12 months from planning to reveal.  

Question 8: Can Interior Designers Work with Small Budgets?

Absolutely! We love getting creative and finding ways to make your space shine without breaking the bank.

Question 9: How Do Interior Designers Stay Up-to-Date with Trends?

We’re always learning, exploring, and playing with new ideas to bring you the best and brightest in design. 

Question 10: What Should I Expect in Terms of Communication and Updates During a Project?

Think of us as your design buddy! We’ll keep you in the loop with regular updates and are always here to chat about your project.

So, there you have it – a little peek into the world of interior design. Remember, your space is a reflection of you, and we’re just here to help you make it shine. If you’re ready to transform your space or just want to chat about ideas, drop us a line, follow us on social media, or subscribe to our newsletter for more fun and fabulous design tips. Let’s make your design dreams come true together!

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