Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Many consumers love the challenge of designing their own interiors with the help of the internet, shelter magazines, and visiting stores for inspiration. It can be exhilarating and fun, but sometimes a ...nightmare when things don't work out according to plan! DIYers may have a beautiful vision of the interior they want to create only to find it often much more complicated than they imagined. 

Experienced interior designers to the rescue! Top professional designers have a heightened visual aesthetic, experience and training to create beautiful interiors for their clients. Let's look at their skill set:

- Great listening skills to hear what their client really desires and to determine budget.
- Ability to communicate with a client what is possible and what is impossible.
- Provides a professional contract with full information.
- An expert at sourcing the best products for the project.
- Partners with top level vendors, custom workrooms, and artisans.  
- Doesn't over promise and understands the limitations of a product.
- Uses space planning software for room design. 
- Has a great sense of style and color.
- Uses expert and insured installers.

Fabulous design comes from the best interior design firms. Denver's Andrea Schumacher Interiors created this beautiful and sophisticated room design. 

Aleece Briggs Custom Draperies from Louisville, Colorado, is an expert in creating wonderful window coverings. She has clients around the U.S. who trust her talent and expertise.

This colorful room was created with great care by Virginia based Erika Bonnell Interiors. She expertly marries fine fabrics, furniture and accessories, interesting paint colors, and window coverings.

Many interior designers use artists to create renderings to help with a client's project. One of the best is Jane Gianarelli.

This is a very creative presentation board by designer Erika Bonnell.
There are numerous space planning programs available. Roomsketcher is shown above. These tools assist the designer with furniture layouts.

A window coverings expert has expert knowledge of decorative fabrics, their characteristics and durability. They will know how the fabric will hang and perform. Custom draperies require expertise of custom hardware. Many interior designers work with knowledgeable hardware salespersons and showrooms who really have experience with custom hardware.

Hunter Douglas window coverings are very popular today and their product reference guide is as large as a phone book. Interior designers often partner with a company who knows the products backwards and forwards like Wesco Fabrics. With motorized shades so popular today this is especially true!

Joann is our resident custom window covering expert at Wesco Fabrics and assists the design trade on their projects.  Custom workrooms cannot fabricate beautiful treatments until they have an order form properly filled out with all details and requirements provided.

Judi in our Denver Design District Wesco Fabrics' showroom works with designers as a "trusted advisor" on decorative fabrics, custom window coverings, custom hardware, Hunter Douglas, and custom furniture.

Interior designers have relationships with the very best custom workrooms. The artisans at Wesco Fabrics work on projects for the trade throughout the U.S.

Interior designers are great at sourcing wonderful products for their clients as found in the Wesco Fabrics' showroom in Denver.

Images: Dick Gentry, Jane Gianarelli, Andrea Schumacher, Erika Bonnell, Aleece Briggs Custom Draperies, Obreros Universal, Hunter Douglas, Kimball Starr Interior Designs

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