A good designer is someone who pays attention to all those little, seemingly irrelevant lessons learned while working on various projects. Later on, he or she can integrate those lessons to build a unique design style. Designer’s ability to absorb new experiences is his most important skill, and his diligence is an even better addition. Even so, we recognize a good interior designer by the following criteria:
The key is to pay the attention to every single detail, but also to keep a big picture in mind
This may seem like a cliché, but we should always keep in mind that every project carries a great story. Charles Eames famously said that the details make the design, but without a good concept, the details are less important. For instance, a unique mirror with a handmade frame makes a fantastic addition to every bathroom. Yet, it will be even more impressive only if the whole room is custom-made for the client.
Looking into the future
A good designer succeeds in meeting the client’s’ needs in every project. Yet, he also knows what the same client will need in years to come. For an average client, the reconstruction of a home (or even a workspace) is a once-in-a-lifetime investment. Such a customer is looking for a permanent interior solution, not the one that will be needing redesign after a couple of years. Take the interiors for families with small children for instance. These children will not always be so small and in several years, the will need much more space.
Always be one step ahead of the client
The interior designer, in a way, sometimes plays the role of a psychologist. We are there to listen, to advise, and to absorb every word of the client about his desires from a new space. Besides this, a good designer should feel like a fish in the water in every new object, knowing very well what he can do with it. Above all, he can always surprise the client (trust us: everyone loves a good surprise). Listed below is an interior design project of a big living room with a dining area and a kitchen. Originally, our clients didn’t want an open kitchen, but after our intervention, they really liked the final concept.