Basics of seeking out an interior designer for your home

In life, most of us go through big events such as getting married, buying a home, and renovating one all entail large sums of money. When it comes to renovating your home, here are some pointers that our Principal Consultant, Lesley Koh, feels that one needs to thoroughly consider.

Sourcing for an interior designer

Most homeowners look for interior designers digitally. Social media and online sources such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest have become very powerful tools in helping homeowners find out the designs that they wish to have for their home. Some may even ask family and friends for recommendations of interior designers. From these two avenues alone, and looking through a number of portfolios, one should be able to easily come up with a list of three to five interior designers to meet up with.


Looking beyond a design firm’s portfolios, it is important to find the chemistry between both parties as they designer will be working closely together for the next 2 to 3 months. Finding a designer whom one feels comfortable working with is also a crucial factor. Apart from trust, work ethics, and portfolio, the renovation process is not simply a transactional relationship, but also one where homeowners and designers have to be able to click to minimize misunderstandings and miscommunications.

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