“Have a dream and turn it into reality’ - Tracey Andrews, Interior Designer.
When we talk about interior design do you think of your home splashed on the front page of a lifestyle magazine, or someone else’s ? It’s common fact that most people believe that hiring an interior designer is either too expensive or assume only accessible for the rich and famous. Whether you crave boutique hotel or urban chic, do you understand the process of hiring an interior designer and what it entails?
Leaving the myths on the doorstep.
‘Hiring an Interior designer’s is expensive, more than my budget can provide.’
You have to think of the bigger picture. Hiring an interior designer will save you time and money and also peace mind when you see the end results. Interior designers not only ‘design’ they also bring to your attention all the best products and reliable contractors to complete your project on time and budget. Interior designers work hard to achieve the best results - a small percentage to pay for a project that if mismanaged could go desperately wrong.
‘I could design and manage the project myself.’
Designing and implementing your project takes a lot of man or woman hours. With patience and persistence in your reserves, you may still struggle to have time to address the pitfalls ahead. Hiring an interior designer will take care of every aspect of your project.
‘Interior designers are for the rich and famous.’
The costs involved are minimal when you compare the risk of making the wrong mistakes. The value is immense. You wouldn’t attempt to physically build your own home or indulge in a profession that you do not have full comprehension of so why take the risk. There are no differences in hiring an interior designer to receiving assistance from an accountant or mortgage advisor, they are professionals and work hard for you.
‘An interior Designers role consists of arranging furniture and plumping up cushions.’
It is a misconception of course. The knowledge of an Interior designer is often underestimated. Interior designers have gained an intensive professional qualification spanning over 5 years. This includes not only learning the principles of interior design but understanding architecture, construction, and space planning How all of these all are pieced together to bring a cohesive result is a skill, and a huge amount of attention goes into every project The best way to view their role is an interior agent - acting for you, on behalf of you and always.
At Tracey Andrews Interiors, of course, we like to take on your whole project from conception to completion, but we are flexible to every client’s needs. Our duty of care goes beyond just completing a project. At Tracey Andrews Interiors we involve, protect and nurture our clients making it an entirely immersive and personal experience. Project management means being professional, caring and providing a quality service. The result is a home you are proud to live in, well designed and thought out from A - Z
I know it is a daunting process to consider. How can you be sure that that one person can provide all those certainties in one package? The answer to that is that we have the testimonials, experience, the know-how and guarantee of complete attention to your project by taking care of everything. The process is simple.
Six steps to a beautiful home.
• Initial Ideas
• Make an appointment to discuss
• Decide your design route.
• Let us design for you
• The design is implemented.
This could be one room, two or even your whole house. Wherever the scale, every design step is important, however small you may feel this is. For example, from the earliest design stages - space planning is crucial for the success of each room and how they relate to each other. Space planning is a well thought out process long before any key surface or furnishing is brought to the drawing board.
Budget is king. All the best-laid ideas plans need to have a budget. Think carefully before embarking on the ‘big idea’. Try to be realistic, but if you are not sure what costs are ahead of you – just ask. Some interior designers will not work without a budget, however, most appreciate a figure to work with to facilitate your requirements.
Make an Appointment to Discuss.
Meet at your house, on-site or even in a café for a coffee if you prefer. You may have a new build or home extension in the making with only sketches and architects plans, this is not a problem as we often work with architects at the planning stage.
Decide your design route.
We provide a three-phase interior design service and project management route, with flexibility in between. Consult, design and implement.
Implementation and Project management.
Having your project implemented and managed not only takes the stress from your busy life, but you but you can be assured it is under control leaving you time time to conduct family and work commitments.
If you have an idea or dream for your home, a budget and the desire to have it all taken care of then please contact us for a chat.
Tracey Andrews Interiors.