There are a handful of questions interior designers are tired of answering and one is “why should I spend so much on this?” The answer is that high-quality items cost money. It’s also irksome to question the qualifications of the designer, who is a professional. Homeowners sometimes ask if they can have only part of the proposed design, which doesn’t make much sense. You don’t want a half-finished room. Furthermore, asking for a “light and airy” look isn’t meaningful, as the phrase is overused. And asking for a design that looks like someone else’s (e.g., Joanna Gaines) is bothersome to designers who have their own style. They don’t want to design like somebody else.
- Furniture is expensive, and everyone should realize that you can’t buy a couch for twenty dollars.
- Not every designer has the same farmhouse design style as Joanna Gaines from HGTV.
- Designers get frustrated when the client only wants some of that the designer has proposed and not the whole thing.
“Look, interior designers are professionals and more than happy to answer your questions, but there are a few they really wish we would all stop asking.”