Eleanor Goddard of Furnish & Fettle explains why employing an interior designer could be a sound investment.
Thinking of redecorating a room or renovating your entire home, but struggling to know where to start? Perhaps it’s time to call in the experts. Starting a home refurbishment project is not something that can be undertaken lightly. Not only are you making a significant financial commitment, but you’re also facing upheaval and a lot of decisions. Faced with unlimited choices – and the fear of getting it wrong – many people can find the whole process very stressful.
ENJOY THE PROCESS
This doesn’t have to be the case. Comments from most of our clients at the end of their project show that not only do they love the finished results but even that they enjoyed the process too. Like most things in life, it’s good to have an idea of what you want to achieve, and then formulate a plan to make that happen. And that’s where we can help. Our process usually starts with a complimentary 30-minute discovery appointment online with one of our friendly designers. We encourage people to bring any plans, photos and ideas that they might have as this allows us to quickly get an understanding of what their project entails.
CUSTOMISE YOUR PACKAGE
Most people opt for our home interior design consultation package which includes a home visit and up to five hours of design time, pulling together schemes and suggestions. For larger projects, we propose a custom package to suit the scale and the level of help required. It’s as simple as being honest with the designer about budget and expectations and then leaving it to us to work our magic. With our expert knowledge, and working as part of an experienced team, we can work quickly to pull together schemes and make suggestions that you might never have thought of. We have access to specialist suppliers and trusted tradespeople to ensure that clients get something special and unique to them.
MAKE CONFIDENT DECISIONS
Once we have all our ideas together, we arrange a presentation to run through everything. No overwhelm, choices narrowed down to the minimum and absolute confidence that the overall effect will work brilliantly. Most people love their schemes just as they are, but if not, tweaks can be made to ensure that it’s perfect. When a scheme has been agreed we get to work to provide accurate quotes for the supply and installation. Our Installations Manager, Ian Beal, has been installing luxury interiors for over 30 years, so there isn’t much that he hasn’t already seen or done before.Seeing everything come together is the most wonderful experience both for us and for our nationwide clients. A fabulous, finished result, expensive mistakes avoided and a fun, stress-free process. If you would like to explore how working with a designer would work for you, get in touch now to book your discovery appointment.