Have you tried to tackle decorating a room in your house and found that it was more of a challenge than anticipated, and was more time consuming and stress inducing than you expected? Have you dreamed of having beautiful window treatments, unique rugs, artwork, luxurious bedding, mirrors and other furnishings… and you just can’t seem to find them? Are you tired of spending time and money on rooms that lack that “wow factor”? Then hiring a designer is your next step. A good designer will meet your needs to fit your budget and taste. A good designer has the experience to guide you in your choices, thus avoiding a costly mistake. Designers are trained to listen to your ideas to help you achieve your look and style.

Designer services vary and can include:

– Consultation: color schemes, art and art placement, furniture placement and floor plans, window measuring.

– Project management (hiring trades, installations, scheduling, overseeing construction)

– Sourcing: buying products to use in the new space ; art, rugs, window treatments, furniture, fabrics, bedding, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, tiles, floral arrangements, mirrors etc.

– Full design services for re-decorating, re-designing or renovating

– Staging a home for selling

To put it simply a designer is there to put together a custom-tailored living space solution for you. For those who are unaware this is not a simple task and it requires special skills and aptitudes. A designer has to know how to work with space, flow, color, pattern, texture, lighting, and most important of all PEOPLE. Design is not just about picking pretty colours and arranging furniture. It is about creating a living space that has been given attention to comfort, style and function.

How do you find the right designer for you?

The best place to start is by asking for referrals from friends and family. Chances are if they have successfully worked with a designer, they will be more than happy to offer you the designers name and number. Next step would be to check out design/decoration centres in your area, many of them have designers and decorators on staff whom you can meet and interview. Asking to see a designer/decorators portfolio is an important part of the interview process. You can get a feel for their style as well as the diversity of projects they have worked on. With these tools in hand you should be able to make an informed decision on who you would like to work with. Our Montreal interior designers have excellent referrals as well as extensive knowledge