A Residence, Darling PointContemporary Living Room, Sydney
Photography by Luc Remond
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Guyler suggests asking:What type of projects does your studio like and take on?What is the design process and how will you communicate your proposed ideas to us?To what extent will you manage our project, and will this include co-ordination and management of trades on-site?Does my budget match my vision? Be open to the designer’s advice here, as your budget may or may not be realistic and could be the reason they don’t take the project on.How do you structure your fees? Don’t be afraid to talk money up front – an experienced and professional designer will be able to provide you with an indication of their fees from the outset, subject to firming up the scope of works required.What will be the expected timeframe? Be open to guidance here – designers need time to consider your project, produce floor plans, working drawings, elevations, renders and obtain samples required to present their vision to you. Providing your designer with too tight a timeframe will result in fewer choices for you and a less considered concept.