hiring an interior decorator questions
Kitty
September 26, 2013 in Design Dilemma
So Im tired of just buying random things and I want to know how to go about hiring and interior decorator. I have a 3500+sf home with kids and pets and want to decorate to accommodate a casual lifestyle and i don't want to spend a zillion $ doing it. I live in westchester ny and want to hire a decorator that will work with a client that does not live in a $5 million home. Do these interior decorators exist? Should I just use and in house decorator that offer free advice like ethan allen? I need help in all areas color, furniture and some remodeling. Also how do they get paid usually. Im a complete novice so any advice would be welcomed. Thank you!!!
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
Yes they do exist. There must be some local interior designers from the houzz.com group. Interview 3 and ask all of those questions. Call their references and ask them if they were happy with their designer...did they work within the budget and would they hire them again. Good luck and have fun with it.
September 26, 2013 at 7:59AM     
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Pamela DeCuir Interior Designs
Many designers work with clients who don't live in $5m homes - I certainly do, but I'm not in your area. I'll bet you could find someone in your area through Houzz.

Decorators/designers charge in different ways. Some have flat rates, some hourly plus expenses/materials, some by percentage.
September 26, 2013 at 8:01AM   
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