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Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Are you planning to redecorate your home? Perhaps it is time to replace that outdated kitchen or bathroom? In that case, you’ll have a lot of options when you work with expert interior designers. These professionals will offer you the winning combination of wide experience, polished skills, and a capacity to articulate your vision of your home. Also, a professional interior designer can render quality and credibility to any space.

However, if you want a good interior design for your home, hiring the right person is a must. You need to take the time to find someone that aligns with your needs and personality. To help you narrow down your search, here’s a list of the top five things to look for in an interior designer.

1. Affordability Hiring a competent interior designer does not have to cost a fortune. Know your budget; how much do you want to spend? You can then start by asking friends for recommendations. You can also interview a number of interior designers, look at their portfolios of work, and discuss budget constraints as a starting point.

2. Design services offered What does the interior designer offer? Do they offer consultation, space planning, design concepts, and so on? Keep in mind that not all interior designers offer the same service package. So make sure you know what you’ll be getting.

3. Purchase handling How do they handle purchasing? Who will do it? You or them? And what is their design process? This aspect of your interior design project can be a logistical nightmare unless it is well managed by an experienced professional.

4. Portfolio Delve a little deeper and ask for an interior designer’s portfolio. You will get to know what they specialize in and how good they are at innovating and overcoming challenges. Furthermore, check out the projects they have done; there should be enough pictures on their website. Go through testimonials to see what other clients have to say. Finally, talk to the interior designer to see how comfortable you feel with them and how well they understand what you are looking for.

5. Shares your design ideas Look for an interior designer who can work in sync when it comes to designs. Tell them what you envisage for the home and what challenges might arise. Let them know what would work well in your home. A good designer is one who gathers inspiration, is flexible with your timelines, and tries to fit your design ideas along with their designs, making the home your reflection in the end.

If you’re looking for an experienced interior designer in Washington, D.C., reach out to Rosslyn Snowden, the Principal designer/ owner at Modern Property Design. I recognize that each project is an individual expression of my client’s unique personality. Understanding their values and artistic preferences is essential for me to create personalized interior designs that are comfortable, eco-friendly, and reflect their lifestyles.

I serve clients across Upper NW, Sixteenth Street Heights, Northwest Washington, Georgetown, Navy Yard, Capitol Hill, Eastern Market, Washington, D.C., Bethesda, Potomac, Maryland, and Virginia. I’m also available for virtual consultations.

To learn more about the services I offer, please click here. To get in touch with me, please click here.

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