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5 Qualities of a Happy Designer-Client Relationship
Cultivate trust, flexibility and more during a design project, and it could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance
"during a design project, and it could be the beginning of a beautiful alliance... tips, design ideas and trend information from our own very clients. Some have... about designers and decorators — that we're all bossy people who roll into your lives... together a design plan, slap on a hefty fee and then steamroll through your house executing... changed my design business. Here we'll discuss the qualities that can make for a great..."
8 Things Interior Designers Want You to Know
Get the scoop on certifications, project scope, working from afar and more, from 2 Best of Houzz designers
"hiring an interior designer? Wondering if hiring a designer is right for you, or just... Houzz interior designers, Kate O’Hara of Martha O’Hara Interiors and Andrea Schumacher... Schumacher Interiors, to share their insights. What do interior designers do? The popular... states, interior designers have design degrees and are also certified to offer additional... of an interior designer toting around fabric swatches and paint samples covers only..."
Inside Houzz: An Interior Design Match Made Right Here
See a redesign that started on Houzz — and learn how to find your own designer, architect or other home pro on the site
"your own designer, architect or other home pro on the site... profiles of interior designers in her area on Houzz. That's when she found Kayron Brewer... needed a designer to help them remodel, they didn't have a network of friends or resources... hired the designer before she and Patrick even closed on the house. As is so often the... awesome design and designer!! I'm most impressed with the kitchen layout...it's all..."
Meet the Quick-Change Artists of Interior Design
Are you missing a great little stool, ottoman or bench? Just look at the ways they can adapt to what you need now
"antiques and interiors shop in Seattle. There it was, standing forlorn and lonely in a... these ideas for putting a stool, bench or ottoman — or all three — to work in your... Wonderful idea book; I too love benches and ottomans and have them all over the house... the X design. Your little stool is a treasure. Your little stool is my favorite.... Beautiful ideas, great article! The only thing I don't understand is the ottoman as..."
Working With Pros: When to Choose Full Design Services
Whether you want a single room or a whole house done, the maximum service level means the least work for you
"decorators and interior designers work with clients: full design services, design plans and... about what interior designers do — and what they cost — prevent people from seeking guidance... and design consultations. Because there’s a lot to go over, let’s take a look at each... service designer. Our designer is part of our process of design build. We can keep... especially in design work- it may cost more. @fbdq, Many interior designers, like myself..."
Working With Pros: When a Design Plan Is Right for You
Don’t want full service but could use some direction on room layout, furnishings and colors? Look to a designer for a plan
"Look to a designer for a plan... of full design services in redesigning a home. Many homeowners, though, want to be... prepare a design plan. Here’s what to know.... service interior design. I do full service interior design, but I also offer e-design... regarding "Interior Design Tips from a Designer". You are making it easy for Houzzers... probably most interior designers offer the same 3 levels of design services. Good job!..."
Top 10 Interior Stylist Secrets Revealed
Give your home's interiors magazine-ready polish with these tips to finesse the finishing design touches
"home's interiors magazine-ready polish with these tips to finesse the finishing design... professional designers get stuck at times when putting the final touches on a design job... how do designers finally find their groove and complete the job? We employ the same... hit a design dilemma when something just isn't right, try one of these 10 stylist... have no idea how right you are! I can look at design delimmas all day and know pretty..."
California Law: License to Practice Interior Design?
A proposed bill that would require a license to practice interior design in California has Houzzers talking. Where do you stand?
"practice interior design in California has Houzzers talking. Where do you stand?... herself an interior designer. However, to use the title "Certified Interior Designer,"... "registered interior design." *To be eligible, one would need to obtain an interior design... "registered interior design." The bill is set for an April committee hearing and would... college. *Interior designers would be required to pass the NCIDQ exam. *The bill would..."
Sales Secrets for Interior Designers
Pro to pro: Learn 3 proven techniques to please clients and increase revenues, developed by a designer with 40 years of success
"developed by a designer with 40 years of success... career in interior design: three as sole proprietor of my own successful design studio... We are interior designers. Sorry, folks, we are salespeople — except instead of selling... about interior design?” That’s an excellent question, so let me share my credentials... top-selling interior designer in the world for a major American furniture retailer. How..."
12 Questions Your Interior Designer Should Ask You
The best decorators aren’t dictators — and they’re not mind readers either. To understand your tastes, they need this essential info
"or an interior designer. What do you do next, other than anxiously chew your nails... nails? Designers are almost like psychiatrists, because they get to know some pretty... that any designer should discuss with you. And even if that doesn’t happen, this is... hire an interior designer ( i interviewed several) I didn't like the idea of paying... other designers. The creative solutions and ideas a designer brings are what many..."
Design for All: Smart Interiors for All Members of the Home
"universal design is simply good design. The term "visitability" is new on the universal... visitable design can be easily incorporated using simple designer tricks and the appropriate... universal design front. This means that a home accommodates everyone and encourages all... great idea book; so often in design we see what we want to see and don't always... our home design. Thanks for the reminder and ideas on how to integrate 'welcome' for..."
8 Qualities of Great Interior Design
We identify some elusive attributes of excellent interiors to get you past "I know it when I see it"
"excellent interiors to get you past "I know it when I see it"... art, interior design speaks to each of us differently. For me great design comes... style, interior design should have a personality. Take a look at the brilliantly designed... great design is about simplicity, clean lines and modern furniture. Regardless... designed spaces here and the qualities that make them so excellent. Maybe they'll... other ideas? Thx Shane for including my design in one of your pictures. I like the..."
What Chihuahuas Can Teach Us About Interior Design
"fount of design tips? Houzzers did... source for interior design tips. Perhaps it's because these dogs can be so versatile in... doggie design ideas. Lola has since pass but she'll forever be a fashionista Chili... choice of design details. My three chihuahuas...small, smaller, and tiny. A good reminder... great ideas. Nowadays we have to decorate with our pets, they are our biggest accessory... these ideas, love all the adoreable puppy pal pictures as well. You guys should do..."
Reflect Nature's Lines for Inspired Interior Design
Nature may be the ultimate designer — just follow its lead on forms and lines for rooms that effortlessly grow in beauty
"ultimate designer — just follow its lead on forms and lines for rooms that effortlessly... in the design of your living room or bedroom? Take a moment today to be inspired... see how designers already have used reflections of everyday plants in their rooms.... executed design is the difference between a place to live and a home. Beautiful ideas... geometrical design of the chairs. Notice how the collection of red dogwood twigs in this..."
The Dog Days of Interior Design?
"clever idea to write about! My designer just advised me to paint my powder room woodwork... out our designs, right? ... I placed a horse on the coffee table and a pony sits on... Love this idea book and absolutely agree! ~koolbeanzzzz Even if I am allergic to... Miami's Design District. I'd have to say I completely agree with this argument. My... house's interiors. Here she is in our guest bedroom. (Please ignore the lack of ac..."