Interior design has changed significantly over the last decade. This recent pandemic has limited in-person meetings, and interior designers have adapted to offer home or office designing through online platforms.
An online or “virtual” interior design service is a service offered by many interior designers. It is a highly popular service because of the ability to work with clients all over the world, and is ideal for clients who may not be able to afford traditional interior design services.
Its greatest advantages are that it provides 24/7 inspiration and instant gratification for customers who want to use the consultation as inspiration and realize their own dream spaces.
Working with an interior designer can be an exciting experience. However, it does require a bit of work. The designer needs to understand what you want, and you need to be able to communicate that to them. So, when you are hiring an interior designer, you should ask them about how they work and what their process is like. Also, don’t be afraid to ask about previous projects that they’ve done.
During your virtual design consultation, you will share your ideas with your designer, and she will respond by sharing her approach to your concept. By the end of your conversation, she will also talk about budget and timeframe.
On your video call, your designer may ask for you to walk through the rooms with her. Designers are fantastic at visualizing proportions and spaces, so this gives them a peek at the big picture.
Virtual consultations allow both you and your designer to get a taste of what’s possible, without having to waste time on the things that don’t matter. But, at the end of the day, some things just can’t be done virtually: furniture deliveries, field measurements, and on-site moves all require real-life, human employees.
At Interior Edge, we virtually design your room based on your preferences, budget, and requirements. We will ask you for before pictures, measurements of the room, and your design ideas.
We will then have a consultation with you to discuss and finalize your virtual room. We will then provide you with all designs, including furniture, and colors. We then give you the plan to implement the new design on your own time.
Book a call with Joanne Riley, ASID to discuss your project! We’d be excited to help.