Understanding the affect that shadow or bright light or certain noise has on you as an individual, translates into specific creative paths. Your designer gradually learns what is essential to develop a connection with you. It happens through informative discussion, representative excursions relevant to the specific venue, exploration of various elements and the biographical insights you provide. It all becomes part of the identity of your project, and the foundation for balance.
Your professional design team needs to know who you are in the context of the project; and that helps to provide a number of benefits.
Knowing you appropriately, relative to the project goals, allows your team to avoid irrelevant suggestions or recommendations. It helps to keep the choices that are presented to you, ones that you will welcome and which fall into your comfort zones. Guesswork has no place in a professionally driven process. The right insights and information have impact on everything ‑ primarily budgeting disciplines.
Chances are, if you do not feel comfortable and cannot communicate comprehensively and enjoyably with a particular individual, it might not be a good match.
On the other hand, when you notice ‑ right from your initial conversations ‑ that you are being heard accurately, are receiving “on point” questions and feedback and are excited and interested in it, you are very probably a good match. Trust your instincts; your professional candidate will be doing the same.
Most professionals are interested in good connections and good business relationships that reach beyond the immediate project. Once a team is formed that works well and continues to grow with mutual insight and sensitivity, it is reasonable to project that if the need arises, that team will want to collaborate again.
It is a good investment to do the homework of exploring the feasibility of the working relationship. Professionals want to know that about their prospective client, and you will want to know that about the professional designer you may want to hire for your project.
It should be a personal relationship investment with many rewards; however, good investments deserve a close look, an open mind, a clear assessment of compatibility and a sense of mutual trust.
Robert Boccabella, B.F.A., Certified Interior Designer
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Collaboration & Writing: Ms. Zoe Tummillo