Choosing an interior designer for your project is sort of like trying to find the one. You need someone who respects what you need but pushes you to grow at the same time; someone who understands you; someone you can build a trusting relationship with based on open and honest communication.
Whew! That sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it?!
Finding the right interior designer is a step-by-step process that should be approached with patience, care, and a tenacity to keep going until you’ve found your perfect match! If that sounds intimidating, don’t worry—we know exactly where you should start.
Step One: Identify your style.
Sifting through the D.C. dating pool is a whole lot easier (and more successful) if you go into it knowing what you want. Well, the same is true for your interior designer! You need to decide what you want your space to say and how you want it to feel before you can determine who’s right for the job.
Go online, visit studios, walk around the city, and get inspired.
Step Two: Determine your budget.
Don’t waste your time vetting designers or companies that are out of your price range! Sit down and be honest with yourself about what you can afford. Once you do find a designer, make sure they know your budget too.
Step Three: The cyber stalk.
Come on—we know you know what to do! Narrow down your top choices by looking at the websites, online portfolios, and social media of the interior designers that interest you. Look for designers whose work you feel a connection with and emulates your style.
Set up a meeting with each of your top contenders to ask questions and see if your personalities vibe. Think of this as an interview for both parties to see if you can make some magic happen together.
Step Four: It’s time to commit.
We know commitment is scary, but once you’ve researched your options it’s time to choose a designer! Decide how involved you’d like to be in the process from the get-go and communicate accordingly. The more you collaborate, the better your space is going to look and feel.
At Hudson & Crane, we like to say, “You have the place. We have the taste.”
Our designers will work with you to customize your space to your personal brand. We can do everything from a complete interior design overhaul, to a simple walk-through to identify the finishing touches you need to bring your space together, and everything in between.
Reach out online or give us a call at 202-436-1223 to consult with our talented team and decide which of our services is your perfect fit!