How To Work With An Interior Designer


Once we both decided that we are a good fit for the project, we can move forward. Our best clients are those that trust us to do what we do best, so we strive to facilitation a working relationship that makes your design experience positive from start to finish.

Here are the best practices we’ve learned can help ensure that your project is a great success.

Communicating Your Interior Design Vision

We want to hear all about your goals for the project. Tell us your concerns; keep us informed of any limitations you need to work within, such as, “no one can be in the space on Mondays.” We are happy to work within your structure and your budget.

Determine Your Budget

In your first meeting with Spark Interiors, we can lend our expertise to help you craft a budget that aligns with your end goals for your space. Knowing what you’d like to spend on transforming your space – whether with new furniture or a complete remodel – can help your designer best support your vision.

Design Collaboration

Designing your space can be a very collaborative process. However, you have to trust the designer you hired to narrow the field of options for you. As a client, you may be overwhelmed with hundreds of choices. Our job is to narrow the thousands down to the options that suit the functionality needed, your design style, and your budget. We welcome your input during our concept phase, but at as soon as we are running with your design, we ask that you trust our expertise to bring you the results you want.

Design Deadlines

To stay on schedule, you have to give approval on any presented plans and materials within three days. Besides keeping the project on schedule, we have learned through experience that delaying design decisions does not lead to better choices. In many cases, it can lead to more indecision. Trust yourself and your vision in this process. We have only the best intentions for the outcome of your interior design project in mind.

Making Interior Design Choices

The designer’s job is to cure your option fatigue by narrowing things down to a few options for each selection you have to make. One of the benefits of working with an experienced designer is their ability to understand your taste and preferences, so you can trust that when your designers narrows the scope of options, you’ll have the expert guidance to make the right choice to bring your vision to life.

Understanding The Concept Phase

The concept phase is the inspiration and ideas portion of the interior design project. This is where we establish the feeling and mood of the project. We choose a color palette, textures and finishes and identify the style aesthetic of the project. This is our roadmap to follow for the next phase, the design phase. If any part of the concept at this point does not fit your vision or feel right, we will make revisions. Tell us before you approve the concept. We want you to love it unconditionally. Once you have approved the concept, that is our direction and we begin moving quickly to make it happen. At this point, any new ideas that you may introduce will delay your project. An approved concept is the signal for you to stop looking at alternate designs and ideas for the space.

What To Do During The Design Phase

In the design phase, we present all of the specific materials, finishes and furnishing options. At this juncture, you will choose between the options we present. Your choices will help us finalize your budget so we can continue to move forward and finish your interior design project efficiently.

Our Process

Our process is tried and true, and it works. When we follow it, your interior design project is successful. It is delivered on time and within the budget, so trust our process and enjoy it! We’re here to answer any questions you have. Contact us to discuss your project. We’re happy to schedule a phone consultation with you.



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