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One other thing, and I think it's the most important: an interior designer saves you a HUGE amount of time (they know recommended measurements, narrow down choices, explain choices, and give you options you would never think of alone).

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Making Spaces

murphygreen - you totally nailed it. So many people focus on what an interior designer might cost - but they need to look at the "value". I spent just two hours this morning with a young lady who has been in her new house for a year, but is struggling to commit to colours, electrical work, layout... so has been in what I refer to as "decision paralysis". Two hours this morning (£130) and now she has a plan to execute the transformation of two rooms and feels confident, happy and raring to go and carry on without me. Which is great! This is someone who only has £2.5k to update her kitchen (so not the "well heeled bourgeoisie...." as quoted above by another Houzz member) a totally normal house with real life budgets.

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Ines Blasco

This was a really interesting article, thank you for all the Interior Designer who shared their views. I particularly like the figure of the ID as the professional support to pursue the client's ideas, a mediator if you will. Never thought about it that way!


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