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An interior designer adds value to any project — big or small — saving you time and money while creating the space of your dreams.
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Many people think hiring an interior designer is expensive, but the right one can help you save money and time by avoiding costly mistakes, says Rona Spiegel, president of Lifestyle Interior Designs Ltd. in New Jersey.







There’s also a few differences between an interior designer and an interior decorator.







The designer’s main task is to develop design plans and drawings, Spiegel says, often integrating problem-solving and space-planning expertise with knowledge on lighting, code and regulatory requirements.







“They draw upon many disciplines to enhance the function, safety and aesthetics of interior spaces,” Spiegel says. “A skillfully designed space looks like you spent more money than you did!”







Spiegel offers tips on getting a rewarding experience from hiring an interior designer:







• Great minds think alike. Look for someone who is qualified, creative and has a personality that works with yours, Spiegel says. Interview the person and review their portfolios, keeping in mind their work is not exactly what you may want and was done for other clients.







• Do research. An interior designer should have an education, experience and credentials (meanwhile, formal training is not required of interior decorators). Check out asid.org for a free referral system.







• Be honest. Be upfront about the scope of the project and your budget so your designer can figure out the best fee structure.







• Trust them. Working with an interior designer is a collaborative experience, and open communication works both ways. "Your designer is there to help you enhance your style and take it to a higher level," Spiegel says.







— Amber Krosel, More Content Now

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