It may be more than you think.
What do interior designers really do?
Before I get into what we do all day, I would be remiss, not to mention the most challenging part of the job. Hands down, without a doubt, working with a wide variety of people, each of whom has their own idea of what looks good and what they like varies WILDLY!
Every client has their own definition of “good design.”
This means I must work within any style to create each client’s design dream. It is one of the many things I do every day. It’s all about psychology, getting into clients' heads and pulling out what they want. It is hard for most people to tell me what they like. They are better at telling me what they don’t like. And often they don’t know what they don’t like until they see it! Are you with me so far?
THE FLOOR PLAN.
1. The Knowledge & Expertise of a Specialist
The hardest part of the job is mind-melding with clients to achieve their vision. I am taking the idea in someone’s head and turning it into reality. All while coordinating the moving parts and helping clients decide on all the details.
An interior designer is part of a larger team that works to build, remodel, or even furnish and decorate a home. I can’t do it alone, and I rely on subcontractors with whom I have built relationships over the years.
From the planning phase above to the actual finished product below.
Click on the image above to see the full project.
2. Project Management from Start to Finish
My clients are busy and don’t have time to select, order, purchase, arrange delivery, receive, and install every piece of furniture, accessory, art, or fixture in their home. Nor do they have time to liaise with every contractor and quality-check work in progress during new construction or renovations.
Often, clients jump into a construction project with little to no knowledge of how the process works, which is critical to a well-completed project. Any construction project involves many moving parts, each affecting the other.
With over 20 years of experience and being involved with hundreds of projects, we alleviate the strain and necessary time commitment for our clients. We do all this while coordinating the big picture to ensure perfect precision, craftsmanship, style, and beauty throughout the process.
Finish Schedule Examples Above
Organization is Key! Finish schedules keep me organized and prepared.
3. Guidance in Smart Investments for the Long-Term
An investment in your home’s interior design is an investment in you. Not only does beautiful, professional interior design add value to your home, but it elevates your quality of life. The result is a thoughtfully designed home that exudes personality and turns your house into a personal sanctuary you’re proud to return to and invite guests inside.
If you want a cohesive, well-thought-out, complete design for your home, you need an interior designer. I live, breathe, and sleep design, and my passion is to help you create a luxurious and livable space.
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Be sure to read all about a home designed by Jill Shevlin in this Luxe Magazine Article
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