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How to Choose Your Unique “Perfect” Interior Designer

By Beth Whitlinger, ASID, CID

“Perfect” is defined as having all the required or desirable elements, qualities or characteristics and being as good as it is possible to be. In choosing the “perfect” interior designer, “perfect” is subjective to what each person thinks is perfect. Here is a guideline of the essentials to define your unique “perfect” designer.

Personality

Your perfect designer is calm, methodical and process-oriented and will work through challenges in a proactive way, delivering a drama-free experience. While it’s always somewhat stressful to have your home under construction, having a flexible and organized...

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How to Choose Your Unique “Perfect” Interior Designer

By Beth Whitlinger, ASID, CID

“Perfect” is defined as having all the required or desirable elements, qualities or characteristics and being as good as it is possible to be. In choosing the “perfect” interior designer, “perfect” is subjective to what each person thinks is perfect. Here is a guideline of the essentials to define your unique “perfect” designer.

Personality

Your perfect designer is calm, methodical and process-oriented and will work through challenges in a proactive way, delivering a drama-free experience. While it’s always somewhat stressful to have your home under construction, having a flexible and organized...

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I am always asked what an interior designer does. Without a very long and technical explanation, it is actually a challenging question. There are such a variety of practitioners out there that it is sometimes quite hard for the general public to differentiate one from another.

The Wikipedia definition of Interior design is the art and science of understanding people's behavior to create functional spaces within a building. Decoration is the furnishing or adorning of a space with fashionable or beautiful things. In short, interior designers may decorate, but decorators do not design.

What I do and how I do it is different than many other interior designers, and certainly different from someone who calls themselves an interior decorator.

Here...

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Starting your interior design project can be both exciting and difficult. In today's world, there are endless choices. Choosing colors, fabrics, furniture, fixtures can be overwhelming. Selecting the right textures, colors, patterns, etc. is what makes your house both special and beautiful and requires a designer educated in not only the process of design, but how to address the specialized needs of each client.

Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions about Interior Design. If you have questions that are not answered here, please fell free to send them by e-mail or give us a call.

Q: How does an interior designer work?A: Your designer will assist you in every phase of your project. The designer's job is to help you prioritize ...

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