5 Biggest Benefits of Working With an Interior Designer

July 29, 2019

Whether you have just moved into a new home or if you’re looking to refresh and update an existing look, interior design can be exciting, but also overwhelming, expensive, and hard to organize. As interior designers ourselves, we know how easy it is to create an ambitious plan that includes bright colors, a variety of decorative pieces, large sofa sectionals, paintings on the wall, accessories, and more. But we also recognize that interior design is an artform and takes a certain type of skill set to get just right.

One of our favorite things about working with clients is getting excited about new ideas, new spaces (at least to us), and of course, getting to know our clients’ personality, tastes, and style. Together, we can plan out a design, make purchases, and put everything together in an organized, functional, and beautiful way.

If you’re not sure if working with a designer is right for you, here are some of the biggest benefits our team at J Turner & Co. provides. Our staff of interior designers work in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas and includes people who truly love creating beautiful spaces, whether it’s a bedroom, living room, or the whole house. Contact J Turner for a consultation today!

Budgeting and Planning

One of the biggest deterrents to working with an interior designer is the cost. But one of our goals at J Turner is to help homeowners design a beautiful space while staying within their budget. Design doesn’t need to be expensive, even when you’re working with a professional! To help you save money, we’ll start with a professional assessment of what existing furniture and other accessories you already have and decide what can be repurposed and incorporated into the new design. 

We will also discuss your goals, budget, what you are envisioning for the space, your style, color preferences, and more. With this information, we’ll then create a strategy and a plan of action for the entire process so that we can stay organized and remain efficient. Above all, we want to ensure that you love the finished look and are comfortable with the budget.

Resources

One of the best parts of working with an interior designer is knowing that when the space is finished, that everything in it will be truly unique. Many homeowners who work alone rely on a few select home decor and furniture stores to decorate and furnish their home. But a designer may have access to a variety of resources and connections in order to find items that you wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. So when everything is complete and you invite over friends and family to show it off, you won’t have to worry about them having the same piece of art on the wall or the same vase on the bookshelf.

Contacts

Along with vendor resources, a designer will also have several contacts for other home projects that may be going on, including building contractors, plumbers, and electricians. Rather than having to research your own contractors, you can be confident that your designer will be able to refer you to a professional that you can trust.

A Trained Eye

Interior designers typically go to school for design and so they will have specific training and education that will help you with your goals. They will have in-depth knowledge of working with different spaces, color, light, texture, fabrics, materials, how to work with both large and small pieces, the overall functionality of the space, and how all of these different elements work together to create a cohesive look. It takes time and experience to develop these skills, so when you can harness these skills in an interior designer, it will ultimately help you save time, money, and ensure the process is as stress-free as possible.

Ideas

Interior designers are full of ideas. Coming up with an overall theme or finding a starting point can be one of the hardest parts for homeowners, especially if you have lived in your house for years and have become accustomed to the existing layout of the furniture, the colors, decor, etc. After an initial consultation, we’ll help you brainstorm what you want in the space, and if you’re not sure what your style is, we can even help you come up with some basic colors or patterns that can be used as a launch point. A fresh set of eyes may be all you need to turn a boring living room into a really special space.



Are you ready to start working with a designer in your home? J Turner & Co. can help you put together a design that you will truly love. Our custom design services are just $199 and you also get a 10% discount on much of our decor and furniture. If you live in the Jacksonville area, get in touch with our team today! We’re more than happy to answer any questions.