The 5 best outcomes of working with an Interior Designer

We might be biased, but working with an Interior Designer is a fabulous way to help manage your renovation or decoration project and reduce the stress and overwhelm that is common when renovating! This is especially true if you don’t have the time (or desire) to do it on your own or if the idea of overseeing all the moving parts of a renovation, feels overwhelming and stressful for you.

One thing is for sure – that no matter how big or small your brief and budget is, an interior designer can ensure your renovation or decoration project runs smoother, is less time-consuming and is more enjoyable for you.

We’ve listed the 5 best outcomes of working with an Interior Designer, so you know what to expect when working with us!  Check out the benefits below….

1. We push creative boundaries (in the very best way!)

We live and breathe design and are constantly being exposed to new products and trends, which enables us to help you create a highly personalised unique home that’s in-line with the latest design directions, and reflects your personal style!

We also see our job as presenting ideas that you would have never conceptualised or thought of yourself. We add value by sometimes pushing clients out of their comfort zone, but in the very best way, while always ensuring that your home is highly liveable and that you’re on the design journey with us.

Pro Tip: To create a point of difference for your home, ask your designer to create customised pieces for you. We did this for our Wollstonecraft Project by designing a custom console and curved bench seat – adding that WOW factor to their home. Click here to check out the bespoke pieces up close.

Custom console entry way
Wollstonecraft Project | McMillan Design

2. We are problem solvers

As designers, we are always thinking outside the box for ways to solve design challenges, make spaces more functional and deliver stylish and impactful solutions. A great example of this is that we will always look for ways to merge any furniture or décor pieces you want to keep in your home with new pieces that we’re sourcing for you.

We also always communicate and collaborate with our trades to ensure our solutions can be implemented and get the best outcome for you and your home.

Pro Tip:  The earlier you bring a designer on-board to work on your project, the better your outcome will be! Engaging a designer in the early planning phase will maximise your home’s design potential.

Working with an Interior Designer, McMillan Design

3. We save you time and money

Interior Designers are trained to bring a vision to life, and given our experience and skills, we are able to do this more efficiently than you could on your own!  Plus, our relationships with excellent trade partners and suppliers means we have the resources at our fingertips, to ensure your project will be completed to a high quality, quicker and more cost-effectively than if you were to go it alone. This ultimately saves you time and money!

Pro Tip: Engaging an Interior Designer and expert trades will save you from making mistakes that were foreseeable to the expert eye. Again, we advise that you engage your expert team early to ensure your plans and project outcomes are optimised.

Living space McMillan Design
Wollstonecraft Project | McMillan Design

4. We are excellent ‘project managers’ with a keen attention for detail

Contrary to what many people think, the life of an interior designer is not all bells and whistles.  There’s lots of less than glamorous detail and project management required to ensure a project is completed successfully. However, we are super passionate about staying close to the detail in order to get the best outcomes and to minimise the stress for our clients.

A full-service interior designer will manage all those time-consuming details of your project, from engaging and liaising with trades, to purchasing items on your behalf, organising deliveries and co-ordinating installation and styling of your home.  We also help to simplify the process for you, so you don’t get overwhelmed by the myriad of options available and decisions to make…..  like which white paint colour is best for your walls? What’s the right cabinetry finish for your kitchen? Or what’s the best tile layout for your bathroom?….

McMillan Design
McMillan Design

5. We leverage our trade and supplier relationships for your benefit

Interior designers build a network of trades and suppliers who we rely on to execute our vision and make our clients home-dreams come to life!! By leveraging our relationships, we can make your project run as seamlessly as possible, address any issues that pop up (because things always come up on projects) and provide other benefits such as trade discounts.

Pro Tip: Most interior designers will have a team of key trades and suppliers they work with closely, so whether it’s a decoration project, a whole house renovation, or a partial renovation we can help you identify the best trades and suppliers for your project.

Interior design scheme

So in a nutshell, the best outcomes of working with an Interior Designer are….

You’ll create a home that is individual to you and reflects your style, you’ll do it with less stress, you’ll save time and money, plus we’ll make it a lot more fun than going it alone!

Of course, there are many more benefits to working with an Interior Designer, so if you are interested to learn more about how we can help you with your renovation or decoration project, we’d love to chat.  My team and I pride ourselves on taking the stress and confusion out of your project by helping you navigate the process with confidence, ease and joy!  You can book a complimentary 20min Discovery Call by simply clicking here.


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