How to Spot a Great Interior Designer

Kathie Chrisicos
Source: Chrisicos Interiors

Hiring the right interior designer not only guarantees your home will be decorated according to your preferences, but it also guarantees the process is smoother and more enjoyable. Look for these qualities, which indicate an interior designer is top-notch in the trade.

Source: Chrisicos Interiors
Source: Chrisicos Interiors

Enthusiasm: Hire a designer who is excited to work with you and transform your space, not one who coldly listens to your ideas and then suggests you do something entirely different. Your designer’s job is to help you realize your dreams — not their own.

A Concierge Mentality: Your interior designer should serve as a liaison between you and the vendors who are involved in decorating your home. At my company, I see serving as a personal concierge and a vital part of my trade. If a customer calls looking for a certain lamp, it’s my duty to find it. Look for an interior designer with this same “helper” mentality.

Professionalism: There are many aspects of professionalism, but here are a few specific things to look for:

  • Is the designer on time for¬†meetings?
  • Do they send you examples of their work upon request?
  • Do they follow up with you on a regular basis as they receive updates from contractors?
  • When you call with a question, do they get back with you promptly?

A designer who you feel like you’re always chasing down is bad news.

Flexibility: As a full-service interior designer in Boston, I understand how hectic customers’ schedules can be. I do my best to work around them when scheduling meetings and calls, and any designer you hire should do the same.

If you’re looking for a full-service interior designer in Boston, contact Chrisicos Interiors¬†at 617-699-9462. Let us put our enthusiasm and professionalism to work to help you design the home of your dreams