What does an Interior Designer usually cost?
This depends on the Designer's level of experience and involvement. As a general rule of thumb, it's best to expect an Interior Designer to cost 10% of your project budget.
What is the difference between a Decorator and a Designer?
You may have occasionally heard the terms for interior decorator and interior designer interchanged. However, there is a difference between the two titles. An interior decorator generally refers to someone who deals with furniture and decor only. Education and training are not necessary to work as a decorator, which is why most start as hobbyists in a different career.
An interior designer is a specialized career field, requiring a certain combined level of education, work experience, and licensing. An interior designer may create spaces for the inside of a commercial office building, design the lighting for a restaurant, or design the entirety of a home from the layout and electrical plan all the way down to the rugs and accessories. Interior designers even work with builders and architects to ensure that the exterior complements the interior design of a commercial or residential structure. An interior designer may also deal with issues of health, safety and welfare; i.e. accessibility and building codes, especially in a commercial setting.
Why do I need an Interior Designer?
Whether you need a little help or a lot, the advice and guidance of an Interior Designer is invaluable. Having a professional Interior Designer on your team who has the knowledge and experience of countless similar projects as well as the information, resources and expertise for finding the exact products and trades people you need to get the best result for your project is priceless. Working with an Interior Designer will help you to move seamlessly and efficiently through the project, as well as help you prevent costly mistakes or side-steps along the way.
When is the right time to hire an Interior Designer?
While a good designer can help you at any stage of the design, it is most advantageous for you to begin your work with a designer at the earliest stages of the project. As with almost any process, having a good plan in place as early as possible is the best route to success.
Nature's Interior can take your project from the initial point of gathering information on the requirements and needs for your space, through design development, purchasing and installation for every detail of your project – all the way to completion. A perfect final result is evidence of a plan well thought out and well executed from the initial ideas to the final details.
IMPORTANT: Hiring an Interior Designer several months prior to your project start date will not cost you any extra money, it will simply guarantee your spot on their calendar!!
What is Nature's Interiors Design fee structure?
Our designs are billed as flat fees based on an hourly estimation of how long your space will take us to design. We'll send you a design fee proposal before your project begins, which will be custom-tailored to your project scope and amount of detail you're interested in. With a flat fee structure, you know exactly what you're going to get and for how much - no surprises.
What kinds of deliverables does your Design Process include?
The personalized curation of trusted fixtures, finishes & furnishings
CAD floor plan(s) & elevation(s) of your space to build from
2D presentation mood board(s) showing design selections layered together
3D view(s) of your space depicting what the finished design will look like
A complete design binder to document all the above
In-person meetings to exchange design ideas & feedback
Behind-the-scenes collaboration with local & national vendors
Actionable advice and expertise specific to your home needs & goals
Happiness guaranteed. Don’t love the design? Then it’s not finished!
Kristina was wonderful to work with and very skilled at creating the perfect design for my home. I would recommend her to anyone. I couldn’t have done it without her expertise and creativity.
- NICOLE W. | Atlanta, GA