With the abundance of interior design resources on the Internet, including great website’s like Pinterest and Houzz (that we love too) it’s very easy to feel inspired to do some DIY interior design projects. However, while Swift-Morris Interiors is all for clients finding inspiration, creating vision boards and generally doing their own research, we believe that there are 10 very good reasons you should leave the design execution up to the experts…
Interior design is an Art, that requires a wealth of expertise, understanding and resources. With a well-trained eye, a good interior designer has the ability to identify and understand the taste and lifestyle needs of a client and apply that to a project. They have the special skills that you need, to be able to create a functional, personalized and beautiful living space. It’s important to note, that an interior designer should always be hired before an architect. While architects play an important part in determining building structure and layout (later down the track), it is an interior designer who assesses how the building structure and layout will not only be affected by lighting, use of color, fabrics and furniture but most importantly the needs, taste and lifestyle requirements of the client.
Believe it or not, an interior designer will help you save money! Despite paying a design fee, they will save you expenses in the long run, by avoiding costly design mistakes. They also have the ability to source labor, materials and furnishings at a much lower cost than the average consumer. Such savings are particularly relevant at Swift-Morris Interiors; with two retail locations (Hoboken NJ & Newport RI) we have the unique advantage of being able to source furniture at a great rate, which enables us to pass on a discount. We believe that all our design clients should get discounted prices!
There’s arguably only one thing more important to save than money and thats time! Decorating or doing lengthly renovations that involve construction, take up an awful amount days, weeks, months and sometimes years! Unfortunately, time is a luxury that many people can’t afford. Hiring an interior designer will not only save you a great deal of hassle but many valuable hours that would otherwise be spent on researching, planning, sourcing, executing and so on.
One reason to hire an interior designer is due to their access to contacts. Being immersed in the industry, interior designers have an unbelievable number of contacts that they can always call on to help get the job done. It’s a sad reality, but unfortunately it’s difficult to find reliable and trustworthy contractors. Hiring an interior designer will save you this worry, with their list of tried and trusted contacts at the ready!
RESOURCES & SAMPLES:
Not only does an interior designer have many contacts, but they also have a vast array of resources and samples – some of which are not available to the general public. From hundreds of thousands of different types of wallpaper, to a one of a kind antique coffee table, an interior designer will have just the right resource to help you find exactly what you want and need!
Working with an interior designer is a very personal experience. This is because interior designers need to understand the way you and your family live. From your personal objects in the bedroom to your morning dressing routine, a good interior designer will understand everything about you and your living space. When you share a vision while working on a very personal project, developing a friendship is a natural outcome. Here at Swift-Morris Interiors, some of our greatest friends simply started off as clients – and we couldn’t think of a more rewarding aspect of our job than the friendships that we get to make along the way!