Working With An Interior Designer

*Video Transcript*

Hi, I’m Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors.

I’m very excited to be sharing with you all our first video. In this video I’ll be talking about what to expect when working with an interior designer and clearing up some common misconceptions around what an interior designer does, but before we begin, be sure to follow us on Facebook to be notified whenever a new video is posted.

When most people think about hiring an interior designer, they zero in on aesthetics such as wall colours, fabrics, tiles and other interior selections, and although we can help with these selections, what we can do you for goes beyond these cosmetic details to ensure a space is both beautiful and functional, by considering structural details and the flow of the space to reflect our clients' lifestyle, set the desired mood, complement the home's architectural features, and ensure that less glamorous details (like electrical outlets and air vents) fit into your homes scheme.

Designers such as myself can work with you on a wide range of projects such as kitchen and bathroom remodels and can facilitating all aspects of your project from concept to ensuring trades are scheduled and completed on time. All part of the service helping you bring your vision to life.

Creative Director of One x One Interiors, Christine Ghrayche with a client.

Creative Director of One x One Interiors, Christine Ghrayche with a client.

The cost involved in working with us can vary depending on your project requirements, but as a general rule of thumb expect to pay around 10 to 15% of your total renovation budget. But, If you’re on a tight budget don't assume that hiring a designer is beyond reach. We are more than happy to arrange a couple hours of consulting to help point you in the right direction.

Finally, if you’re considering working with an interior designer it’s always best to involve us in the process as early as possible in the planning stage. This way everyone from the builder to the architect (if you have one) will be one the same page and can iron out any potential discrepancies — particularly those that involve the bones of a home, such as doorways, plumbing locations or interior columns. It's one thing to reorient a kitchen island or window on paper; it's another entirely to move it after installation.

I hope you have enjoyed watching, remember to subscribe as in the coming weeks I’ll be tackling topics such as working with a designer on your new build, exploring the various design styles and how to determine which one suits you and designer tips on renovating your kitchen and bathroom. I’m also open to suggestions, so if there are any topics you’d like covered please feel free to get in touch. Bye for now.