The traditional view of an interior designer has somewhat changed from the 1990’s TV series ‘Changing Rooms’. Interior designers are an integral part of the team when it comes to a design project and work hand-in-hand with architects, structural engineers and builders. Some work specifically for home furnishing-style shops and some specifically provide a one on one design service for clients with a specific brief in mind for their home or renovation project. We’re delighted to be able to work closely with interior designers on bespoke pieces of furniture or specific projects and have been supporting a range of London-based agencies and designers for many years now. The beauty of working with interior designers is that we often get tasked with some weird and wonderful requests and we thrive on delivering innovative, attractive and well-made items for our customers. We pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality service and will often develop a product according to specific measurements or a design from a client or interior designer. We can work directly with the project manager or furniture manufacturer and work from an existing CAD file or create a CAD file from scratch. We’re lucky enough to have a design service in-house to ensure we get the product right first and every time. This level of service means we’re often recommended and sought out based on the relationships we’ve built up over the years. Using innovation in design We’re leading the field when it comes to design and earlier this year we created several new slipper cups for some of our furniture legs using the very latest in 3D prototyping technology. Our partnership with the University of Lincoln enabled us to create a bespoke furniture cup for one of the London-based interior designers we work with. Benefits of working with a good interior designer An experienced interior designer will take your ideas and create a realistic and achievable set of goals. They will open your eyes to a number of possibilities when it comes to transforming your home. They’re used to pulling together often unsightly and ill-thought-out spaces and working with a team of experienced and innovative professionals to deliver the needs of their client. Your interior designer should:
- Provide general advice and help you set timescales and choose priorities for your project
- Deliver ‘the look’ for your home. You may have some hidden gems already, it just takes a trained eye to spot them.
- Coordinate – having an expert on your side will save you time and money when it comes to managing a project
- Recommend – your interior designer will be able to make recommendations on suppliers, manufacturers and best prices for furniture, fabrics and textiles