TIPS FOR WORKING WITH ACCREDITED INTERIOR DESIGNERS
- Color choices should be made with wall and furnishings in mind at the very beginning.
- Find out the finish colors, so a tinted primer may be used for the first coat.
- Have the interior designer sign off on all colors, before starting to work on large areas.
Note: This is especially true for dark colors. Usually, many coats of paint are needed to change a surface color from dark, back to light. Extra prep and painting fees are always involved.
TYPES OF PROJECTS ON WHICH YOU MAY WORK WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS
. Furniture showrooms; hotels/resorts/spas; convention centers/performance centers
. Executive/law offices, corporate headquarters, business offices, reception areas, conference rooms
. Malls, shopping centers, restaurants, theatres, amusement centers/parks; tourist destinations
. Custom home interiors, private estates
. Schools/ universities, technology complexes; municipal buildings, courtrooms, government complexes
. Hospitals, clinics, labs; health clubs/spas
A FEW CHALLENGES IN WORKING WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS
- They may want to change colors immediately, expecting you to do it without an extra charge. TIP: Do not proceed before you have a written and signed authorization in hand, from your employer. No exceptions!
- They may specify a finishing product, without consulting the applicator, or product manufacturer’s representative.
- They may order costly, and time-consuming changes, without adding changes to contract. TIP: Do not proceed before you have a written and signed authorization in hand, from your employer. No exceptions!
Overall, I’ve always enjoyed working with accredited interior designers on projects. Their scope of knowledge about architectural, design and construction elements tends to be vast and up to date. Their love for and understanding of the arts is genuine, runs very deep, and is lots of fun to be around.
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