Decided to make some renovations to your flat? While hiring an interior designer (ID) can streamline the stressful process of altering your home, it is important to find just the right designer for your needs. Sometimes, it means you’ll have to go through long lists of interior design firms and shortlist them based on their experiences and portfolio. This can be a daunting task, especially for first-time homeowners.
Olesya Fomenkova, Business Manager and Design Director at Livspace said: “Hiring an interior designer is similar to finding a new partner…Thus, it is important to ask the right questions, to ensure that you are the right fit.”
She even suggested going for a chat with the ID over a cup of coffee just to see if you’re vibing with each other.
Fomenkova added: “Having a good sense of each other’s priorities and working styles will allow for an enjoyable partnership.”
Home renovation takes months to complete and can sometimes be a very stressful season, so the last thing you want is to be at war with an ID and regret your decisions in the years to come.
So before you jump the gun and settle with an ID, make sure you approach them with the right questions.
Text: Melissa Goh / AsiaOne / February 2020
Additional text: Zoe Zeng