Interior designers wear a lot of different hats!

Interior designers wear a lot of different hats!

If you’re hesitant about hiring an interior designer, it may be because you’re not sure what we even do. You know what you want your home to look like, so can’t you do everything a designer can do? Believe it or not, there’s a lot that goes into creating a new look for your home. Interior designers wear a lot of hats, and artistic creation is just the beginning!

The Art

When you hear the term “Interior Designer,” what immediately comes to mind? If you’re like many people, you picture a designer choosing and arranging furniture, sorting through paint and fabric swatches, and strolling through your home dreaming up possibilities. This picture is a very good start. A designer’s first job is to help you and your family come up with a concept for making your home beautiful, functional, and unique. We spend time in your home taking measurements and understanding the way you live and move in your space. We also scour the world for the newest and best furniture, art, fabric, paint, flooring, and anything else that goes into a great design. But all this is just the beginning!

The Science

After working with you to develop a concept, a designer’s real work begins. It’s all very well and good to point you in the direction of a great sofa or the perfect lighting fixture, but we don’t stop there. We actually make sure it will work for you and in your home. Creating detailed and accurate renderings are crucial for making sure each space has everything you need without feeling overwhelming or crowded. Full color visuals also help make sure you know exactly what you’re getting before even one tile or of paint can crosses your threshold. Designers may even build models to really help you get a feel for what the space will look and feel like.

Then, we do research. We search for that perfect piece of art, the best quality carpet, and that exact shade of paint that will pull the whole room together. Then we price everything out and develop a budget and schedule that work for you.

The Management

Once an interior designer and her clients agree on a concept, budget, and plan of attack, it’s time to get the project started. Designers can recommend and work with remodel teams and various teams of contractors and specialists to make sure your vision won’t get lost in translation.

Amazing Results

At the end of the day, the job of an interior designer is to give you a home that you love to look at and live in. We want to create a space that tells your unique story and supports you throughout your everyday life. It isn’t always easy to create this kind of results on your own, but interior designers have special training, a head full of ideas and insatiable creativity that always pushes us to give our clients an amazing result!

Obviously, one short blog post can’t cover everything that an interior designer can do. Our services will also depend a great deal on your particular project, needs and personality. If you are curious about what an interior designer can do for you, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. I work with homeowners throughout San Diego and Los Angeles, including Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and Corona Del Mar. I love hearing about your ideas and sharing my knowledge. Give me a call at (760) 277-7442, and let’s do some brainstorming together!