Everyone wants a home they can feel proud of. After all, it is the place to kick off your shoes after a long day, a corner to gather with loved ones, and a space that holds cherished memories.
But with all the other responsibilities of life, styling and furnishing your own custom home can be a daunting task. Good design takes time, attention to detail, and experience. This is why many people in the process of building or redesigning a home make the decision to hire a professional interior designer.
But how does one go about hiring an interior designer? And what exactly does a custom home interior design look like? Read our custom home interior design guide to learn what an interior designer can do for you, how to go about selecting the best designer for your project, and how working with a professional like Alisha Taylor can make your dream home a reality.
What Does an Interior Designer Do?
To start off our guide to custom home interior design, let’s take a look at what exactly an interior designer like Alisha Taylor can bring to the project.
Many are unaware of the time and effort that go into becoming an interior designer. Most reputable interior designers have a Bachelor’s degree in interior design and are trained in specialized skills like the application of color theory, space planning, and custom 3D renderings with the computer software AutoCAD.
With these skills, a professional interior designer will work with you to talk through your ideas, evaluate the living space you want to design, and partner with your builder and architect to bring your vision to life.
If you have an existing home in need of a transformation, an interior designer can also help with furniture and furnishing design, alleviating the stress of selecting, ordering, and organizing furniture all on your own.
Whatever your custom home interior design needs, Alisha Taylor can make the process simple and enjoyable.
How to Choose an Interior Designer
If you’re ready to select a custom home interior designer, you want to make sure to hire someone who has the expertise and experience to get the job done right.
Here is a list of just qualities and credentials you may want to look for in a designer:
- Educated in Interior Design, holding a B.A. or higher.
- “Speaks” the language of design and understands key interior design concepts.
- Has a network of trusted vendors such as custom furniture companies and luxury fabric producers.
- Has worked on similar projects.
When you meet with a potential designer, come prepared with some design ideas and examples of the type of style you’re considering. Coming with as much information as possible upfront will give the designer a solid starting point and will create open communication from the jump.
Make sure to also discuss expectations around budget and timeline. The custom home interior design process may look different for every designer, so you’ll want to ask questions and receive clarification on what to expect.
Finally, trust your gut. This is someone you will be working with closely through a significant chapter in your life, so it is important that your personalities and priorities align. Our team at Alisha Taylor Interiors knows that trust is the key to successful client relations as well as the foundation for collaborative design.
See how Alisha Taylor has applied all of the above qualities to creating beautiful custom spaces in her past work.
Bring Joy to Designing Your Home
Making the decision to bring on an interior designer in the process of building your home is an exciting step. After the decision is made and you’ve chosen your designer, you may be wondering what comes next in the custom home interior design process.
Alisha Taylor takes great care to ensure that the design process is smooth and fun for clients along the way. That is why we always begin with getting to know the client and their unique lifestyle. Building a relationship and taking your unique needs into consideration is an essential part of making the space feel like you. Our interior design process is as follows:
- Together, we will go room by room and talk about the personalized design concepts you are envisioning. With this information, you will be presented with a storyboard for each room.
- Next, the team will put together interior design renderings of each room for you to clearly envision the final product
- Custom floor plans, CAD elevations, and ceiling plans will be carefully drawn, and the plans will be shared with the architect and builder to ensure your needs and desires are met.
- Once agreed upon, orders will be placed for furniture and decor pieces. When they arrive, all pieces will be arranged to complete the perfect personalized design.
And our team will be with you every step of the way. Learn more about Alisha Taylor Interior’s process for working with clients.
Ready to Create Your Dream Home?
Alisha Taylor believes that every home is as unique as the family that lives in it. We know how important it is to feel comfortable in your living space and work hard to create personalized designs that our clients can be proud of.