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The Interior Design Process

Interior design is a rewarding industry that, if a project is done right, would satisfy both client and designer. The magnificent interiors of many a luxury hotel or a stately home in London or around the United Kingdom are the works of an interior design team. Many interior designers, with the help of other allied professionals, specialize in designing the interiors of entire homes and commercial and hospitality establishments.

Finding the Designer

Looking for the right interior designer is not always easy. To make the process easier, the potential client may zero in on a few interior designers and check out their websites. The potential client may also get testimonials from other satisfied former clients.

Once the potential client has all the needed information and has the designer in mind, all the client needs to do is to contact the interior designer to get the project started. The first meeting is about determining if both parties want to work together. The designer talks to the client about project and the desired budget, the fees, the design process, and other concerns.

Agreement and Site Survey

Once the interior designer and client have agreed to the terms of the project, the next step is to check out the site. The site visit is all about assessing the current interiors and discussing what the client seeks when it comes to interior additions and changes. If the project is a new home build or a full renovation, the interior designer would also want to meet with the architect or builder. During such stage, blueprints are drawn up and materials and colors are discussed. After the site survey, an estimate would be established and will be handed to the client.

Presentation of Design Plans

The interior designer, with the help of CAD (computer-aided design) software and scaled models, creates a customized plan for the homes interiors. The concept will be presented through the use of floor plans, photos, paint, fabrics, and flooring samples that the interior designer recommends. During this stage, the design will then be altered (as per the clients suggestions) and then eventually approved.

Implementation and Accessorizing

Once the design is approved, materials and furnishings are then ordered. Moreover, all construction, painting, and other work is scheduled by the interior design firms project manager, who also arranges deliveries and coordinates with the contractors. Once the construction work is completed, the only things left to add are the accessories, which provides the interior spaces soul. The space is then accessorized by items like lighting, paintings, objet dart, and antiques. In the end, the client is left with a space that is highly personal


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