Monday, 29 October 2018 16:09

How To Prepare For An Interior Design Consultation In Denver

Whether you’re tackling a major renovation or simply repainting the walls, you may be considering hiring an interior designer to help you get your designs right the first time. The first step in the process is to consult with the designer you choose to make sure they are as intimately familiar with your vision and goals as you are so they can help you bring them to life. Let’s walk through what you can expect during an interior design consultation in Denver so you can kick your project off on the right foot.

Before The Design Consultation

There are a few key things you’ll want to take care of before meeting with your interior designer. At Spark Interiors, we will send you a “New Client Questionnaire” that you will complete before your initial phone call. This is the first step in determining whether or not we are going to be the right fit for your job.

The Initial Phone Call

On the first phone call with your designer, you will discuss the scope of work you’re envisioning for your project, your budget, your time frame, and how much you would like to be involved in the day to day decision making process. This will not only help your designer confirm that the project is a good fit but also allow them to prepare the necessary materials before your design consultation and fast-track you to the design phase. If you’re considering new paint, hardware, flooring, or fabric, your designer can bring samples for you to look at during the consultation meeting. Your time is valuable, so help your designer help you to make your project as efficient as possible.

Get Prepared

To ensure a successful design consultation in Denver, you’ll want to ask your designer how you can best prepare. You can gather inspiration for what you like and don’t like in interior design from photos or magazines. Online resources like Pinterest are another great tool for establishing your ideal style.

During The Interior Design Consultation

During your design consultation in Denver, be prepared for a lot of talking. The best way for your designer to get to know your personality and preferences is to talk to you in your space and discuss the various options and limitations for your project.

Be Ready To Answer Questions

You’ll also want to have answers prepared for questions ranging across a variety of design related topics. Your designer will want to know what you’re looking for, what you like and don’t like, what your budget looks like, what your timeline looks like, what elements are high priority and what are not. If you are feeling unsure about any particular area, your designer can help provide you with examples from real-world scenarios to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Prepare Your Own Questions

In the days leading up to your interior design consultation in Denver, it is easy to forget the various questions that run through your mind. Keep track of the questions that you think of in the days before your meeting so that you have them ready to go at your first meeting. This will help you ensure that details don’t slip through the cracks.

Keep Your Focus

No one understands how busy you are as well as another professional. Designers understand how valuable your time is, which is why we do this deep dive for information in our initial meeting. In order to ensure we move through the meeting efficiently, you may consider hiring a babysitter to keep an eye on your kids and/or pets while you work. Keeping your focus on the conversation at hand can help your designer get the best idea of your goals.

Before Your Designer Leaves

The first part of a successful interior design consultation in Denver will be a brief tour. Not only of the space you’d like to work on, but of the rest of your home or office as well. Outside of talking to you, the best way for your designer to get to know your style is to see it. Your designer has a great eye and can pick up on things as you move through the space. Before you conclude the meeting, make sure that you’ve asked any questions that have arisen. Additionally, you’ll want to get copies of all the information covered in this initial meeting so you're prepared for the next steps.

Schedule An Interior Design Consultation In Denver

At Spark Interiors, we like to call this phase of a project the “Design Session.” We make this distinction because after the initial phone call where we discuss your New Client Questionnaire and your goals, we begin design work immediately at the following meeting. We help homeowners and business owners bring their visions to life through our design expertise.

Schedule your interior design consultation in Denver today to get started on your next interior design project.