5 Questions to Ask Your Luxury Interior Designer
When buying a luxury lake home, the first thing you’ll want to do is make it your own. Cue the skilled and specialized interior designer. Every luxury home at the Lake of the Ozarks needs that extra spark that is best accomplished through a professional who knows how to pair colors and textures in just the right way. Before you know it, your home will speak volumes as to what you love, how you spend your time, and who you enjoy it with. Of course, first, you have to have an interior designer. If you haven’t chosen one, here are a few questions you should consider asking them before hiring them to re-style your million dollar lake home.
What is the Deciding Factor When Choosing Projects?You know what the deciding factor is for you hiring them, but what makes this designer want to work for you? As you learn how this designer evaluates your homes and your design needs, you’ll begin to learn if they are truly the right fit for your home. In the end, sometimes the best way to decide if a designer will fit with your needs is by whether their personality fits with yours. You’ll be spending a lot of time with this person, you’ll want to make sure you like them.
What Level of Client Involvement Are You Okay With?When you ask this, you’ll want to also know what level of involvement you want to provide. Do you want to be very hands-on and have a role in many of the decisions a designer is making about your home? Or maybe you just want them to come in, choose the best color scheme and pieces of furniture and make the room look fantastic. Know how you want to work with your designer, and then take their answer to heart.
What Are Your Priorities When Mapping Out a Budget?This is important to ask because you'll want to make sure that you and the designer are on the same page. It’s better to talk this out ahead of time, rather than wait until you’re in the middle of the project.
What Do You Find Most Challenging About Designing a Home?Knowing where someone’s weaknesses lie can not only help you make the right choice when choosing a designer, but it can also help you know how the communication with work. Like mentioned above, you will be likely be spending a lot of time with this individual or team, so you want to know as much as you can ahead of time. This can make communication go much smoother, and decisions can be made easier when you know who you are working with.
What Are Your Design Signatures?It’s always important to find out what sticks out as a designers style. It’s true that many designers can change depending on what you like, but if you look at enough of their projects, you’ll see their calling card. There will be something that sticks out, whether it’s a specific material, pattern, or a pop of color that tends to make its way into the style. The more you know about a designer, the better chance you have of loving what they come up with.
Decorating large homes can be a huge undertaking, but it will be so worth it when you see the new space transformed. I’m sure you already realize how important it is to trust your designer, but to also take time and really evaluate who will be designing your home. If you haven’t bought a home at the Lake of the Ozarks yet, now is the time. Home’s are selling FAST, so if you are interested in buying a luxury home at the Lake of the Ozarks, I would encourage you to jump on your dream home fast! You can learn more about my real estate style on my website which can show you whether I would be a good fit for your team.