Most importantly, you need to have good chemistry with your designer or design team. For a design firm to properly make your vision come alive, they need to be able to connect with you and you with them.
It's important to have a design firm that can properly communicate their offerings, work ethic, and methodologies so that there are proper expectations set from the outset of your project.
Managing expectations on both sides is of utmost importance. There will ALWAYS be mistakes, miscommunications, and misunderstandings (hey, no one is perfect) but it's vital to have a plan in place for mitigating and moving past them.
“It’s vital to have a plan in place for mitigating and moving past [mistakes]
You need a professional that listens and understands your goals. The right designer will be able to pull together the desired functions and aesthetics to create a space that not only feels like you but was made for you .
The way a person lives dictates their design.
Find a designer that you enjoy working with. Life can already be challenging, this doesn't need to be as well!
A great designer will get to know your habits to create the best space uniquely for you . They will ask you questions unique to your project like:
For a residential Project
OR for a commercial project (like a restaurant)
Find a designer that you connect with and will create a space to match the way you live, work, and love.
NOTE: A GOOD DESIGN FIRM WILL KNOW WHERE THEIR UNIQUE TALENTS LIE AND WILL ONLY WANT TO WORK WITH CLIENTS THAT CAN BEST BENEFIT.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a designer, but know you are on your way to success when you choose someone who can work within your budget, embody your style, and connect with you and your vision.