Interior Decorating: Listening to your needs gets results
Being a good listener is hard work. There is no way around it. It takes more concentration and discipline than most things in life. When it comes time to hire an interior decorator/designer, one of the most important things you should be looking for is someone who can listen well. This hard to implement trait, combined with a good eye for design, will almost always get you what you are looking for.
The benefits of hiring a good listener are tremendous. First of all, you will get the opportunity to express your true desires. Whether you would like a traditional, conservative style all the way to a modern, contemporary style, or anything in between, you will most likely get the look you want when your designer/decorator knows how to listen. In addition, good questioning and probing from a professional will prompt the creativity needed to come up with the look you want in your home. Another positive thing that can happen is you actually enjoy the process. Anyone who feels respected in their ideas and desires will be more willing to share and explore the individual and often very personal decorating and design ideas they have. It can give you confidence and courage as you discover that you have an opinion and style all your own.
You are definitely a part of the process. No one wants to live in a home, nothing like they pictured, influenced by a designer’s own style, even if it’s done well. In the end, you have to dwell there….you have to like it…you have to live with it. If it’s not what you like or where you can feel at home, you will never be satisfied. So when it comes time to find the right designer/decorator to help you with your project, big or small, take the time to figure out if that person knows how to listen well. It will make an amazing difference from beginning to end.
Thankfully, we at Kaufman Homes do listen well, and whether you are doing a remodel and need decorating input or building a new home, we are here for you.
Contact us at 503-370-8390 to find out how we can help you with your home and make it the place you have always dreamed of.