If you are having a hard time planning your space and knowing and executing your style, it is advisable to hire a licensed interior designer who can simplify the process for you. I can save you from making the wrong purchases and make things easier for you.
This is a common misnomer. Speaking personally, an interior designer can remove the gap between dream space and construction nightmares. From experience, I personally did not hire an interior designer thinking that I can “save the money” and do it myself. The problems I encountered are too numerous to enumerate right here but had I known better, I would have made my space look more cohesive for one, and have better functionality. Now, being qualified, I am rectifying my mistakes—I had to let go of some furniture which did not work at all in my space and design new ones. Another problem is my kitchen which sadly does not have the right storage and is thus quite a problem to deal with as now, it is more expensive to have it renovated. In the end, the “savings” I thought I had ended up being more expensive because of those corrections I needed to do.
In addition to that, we follow your budget. It’s not a buy the most expensive item kind of thing. For me, it is VALUE FOR MONEY. I will work within your budget and I will tell you as well if your budget is realistic.
For traditional design, purchases can be made by you or me. The only requirement I would have if you were to buy the item is to show me the product with the corresponding technical specifications first. Why is this? To ensure that you are indeed buying the right item with the quality you expect. My philosophy is always VALUE FOR MONEY. This means that there are some items that can be bought cheap but has good quality while there may be other items that you would want to invest more. Just as an example, never purchase cheap faucets as it will not last you long and the headaches of having one replaced and hiring a plumber justifies the cost of investing in a more durable albeit more expensive faucet.
Depending on your style, I do have some suppliers to recommend. I do not force you to buy things you don’t want. I only ask that you buy the things that you LOVE. It is your home after all. I will advise you on the quality of the item and give you my best take on it. If you have your own supplier, that also works for me. I will always take your best interest in mind as I protect you from any unworthy purchases.
Shoot me an e-mail detailing your requirements. Photos and a floor plan will help but not necessary.
Yes. Please. e-mail me.
It all depends on the complexity of the project and typically on how fast the client also gives feedback on the design. These figures are all based on traditional design and varies significantly from project to project.
However, with that in mind, I ensure that design deadlines are met in a timely manner.