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Working With a Certified Interior Decorator

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When the project calls for a professional, it’s time for you to call in a certified interior decorator. The certified interior decorator has had the education and training as well as the experience needed to pull together the look and functionality that you and your family will love to live with. Though you may have an eye for interior design, if you have an extremely busy lifestyle or simply don’t want to take on a large design project yourself, the certified interior decorator will lift that burden for you. While you certainly need to make time for meetings with your decorator, the bulk of the work will be done for you.

Consultations with Your Certified Interior Decorator

He or she will hold an initial consultation with you to cover your specific needs, whether an entire home or one room. He will want to physically see your space and take a few measurements of the room or rooms, windows, and doorways. This first consultation is a good chance for the decorator to get to know your particular preferences and to get a grasp on the style, mood and feel you are looking for. He will also use the information compiled from you to determine his fee as well as any other specifics to draw up a contract.

The decorator will have samples of fabrics and materials for you to look at and may want to meet with you at various stores and supply houses to look at furnishings, and supplies to be used in your remodel. There are a lot of decisions to be made and the professional certified interior decorator will not proceed without your approval. He must take many things into consideration including and above all, your budget, so your cooperation and availability at various stages of the job are of prime importance for your new décor to be a great success.

Your Contract with Your Certified Interior Decorator

The contract drawn up between you and your certified interior decorator will include cost which can be broken down in a few ways. You will probably have an hourly charge for initial consultations, a flat fee for the total job, and a percentage rate for materials and furnishings that you will purchase from the interior decorator. The decorator can purchase furnishings and materials at wholesale or discounted cost from suppliers and vendors and this added percentage rate charged to you is to compensate the decorator for his time and efforts. You will be grateful you’ve chosen to work with a certified interior decorator as your family and you enjoy the beauty and function of your new décor.





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