What are the chief benefits of hiring an interior designer, versus setting out to decorate one’s home without any professional help? (What makes employing a design expert worth it?)
An interior designer not only brings experience and knowledge to the project, but also draws on the aspects of architecture, environmental psychology, product, and furniture design as well as traditional decorating. Through the study of human behavior, an interior designer is able to manipulate the architectural integrity of the interior space as well as the creation of a lifestyle experience. The task of incorporating your personal aesthetic with design principles is done much more quickly when an interior designer is involved in the project.
Hypothetically, if one of your clients was immensely dissatisfied with a project’s end result (even though your design met his or her needs and desires to a tee), what would be your approach to quelling his or her discontent?
When creating and designing a space for my clients, it's important to me that the space is conducive to my clients' life and how they live it. If there is dissatisfaction expressed by a client, then I would approach it by asking what is missing in the design in terms of the "feel" of the space. I would focus on the client rather than the complaint. It's important that the client be heard and acknowledged. Together we would explore solutions.