Should I hire an interior designer?

Is it worth it to hire an interior designer for my house? 

That's a question that most of the potential clients ask themselves. As an interior designer, I understand that most of my clients have good taste in design and they probably can do the design and decoration themselves but interior designers are trained to design like doctors are trained to heal patients.

When I get sick I can take some Ibuprofen to relief my pain temporarily but I do not know what is the exact problem, and I keep on spending more money on medication but the actual pain remains until I go to a doctor to give me the exact prescription. 

Hiring an interior designer for your place is the same way, you know there is something missing from your house or office and you keep on spending more money to buy furniture or accessories but nothing seems to be working. When you hire a professional they give you a prescription for the main problem and fix it permanently, so you do not need to buy more things.

During every site visit and meeting with my clients, I created a list of basic problems that most of the spaces I visited had, and I came up with a grading list that would help my clients to see the actual problems in their space.

Usually, the main things that are lacking in a space are the functionality, the space plan, color scheme, furniture, style, lighting, window treatment, storage, and accessories. When you hire an interior designer they pay close attention to those details and they fix them according to their clients budget. It is very important to know which area is lacking some details and which one to fix not to make your space look out of order. When you hire a designer they exactly know what to do and which area to fix to give you a brand new remodeled spot.

If you would like to schedule a consultation for timeless interior plan feel free to email me your requirement, type of project and your email address.

struggles of interior design world

Since I started the business I always get this question about what are the struggles in interior design profession and how I deal with them.

The first and hardest problem is to find clients. When you start a business finding project is the hardest part. You need to invest alot of time to go to public events, private events, emailing individuals to introduce yourself and invest money to do marketing. After you find a client It is important to design a project you truly enjoy. Throughout your career you might get alot of requests to do a specific type of project like commercial or residential, but if you really don't like to design one, then the outcome will not be presentable.

The second struggle after you find the client and the right type of project is how much you can charge your client. Since there are alot of competitions out there specially with the online design websites, it is hard to let your client know the value of your work. At the beginning it was hard to convince my clients because I was relatively new to this industry and how could they trust me???? Fortunately after they saw the design and the professional work and attitude, I could win their trust. After all, they all wanted a fresh and young design rather an old and stodgy one. 

The third and the last struggle for this blog is to how to make your costumers satisfied. Since interior design is not a type of company like tech startups that you can have investors, the only thing that will always bring you projects are the clients and the word of mouth. My number one goal is always to see my clients happy with their designed space.

Hope this blog would be helpful for those who dream about having their own interior design firm and I want to tell you all that as long as you don't jump in the ocean you will not learn how to swim properly. So get over your fears and start what you always dream, TODAY.

 

 

Welcome to My Design World

Introduction

Introduction

Hello my beloved readers. My name is Mitra and I am the founder of Deleap.  The first reason that I Wanted to start my blog is the ability to connect with those who love design and they want to get in to the world of interior design. I always get questions regarding how I started my business, what are the struggles in this world, how much experience each person should have and how should you deal with the clients and the third parties. 

The second purpose of writing a blogs is to connect with those that I am still not connected with, so hopefully they will read my weekly blog and we can connect in virtual world. However I always enjoy the face to face connection but what can we do this is 2016.

Well hang around as I plan to finally share my experiences regarding my design projects and insight of interior design world. 

Looking forward to hear from you all.

Houzz