Deciding to become an interior design consultant is definitely a wise decision. The majority of our society looks at each space in our homes with the eye of an aesthetically pleasing and functional interior design. This is why when hiring a consultant to redesign our home or office, we must first determine if they have what it takes to succeed in the industry. It’s easy to find a pile of certifications and training but it is much more important to find someone with a passion for interior design.
Interior Design Consultants
There are a few things we noticed during our initial screening process when trying to hire an interior design consultant. We wanted to focus on communication during the interview process and as a follow up we wanted to focus on their ability to work within a strict budget. Once we were able to identify those three things we felt comfortable hiring the consultant. During the interview process, we asked the interior designer to give us his or her resume and then explained to them about our design philosophy. From there we could see their communication skills and from there it was easy to tell which designer had the right personality for the job.
Once we found a few candidates who fit the criteria we felt comfortable hiring, we conducted an interview and then interviewed them one-on-one. We grilled the candidates on their design philosophy and then asked them specific questions about their experience and references from previous jobs. From that interview we were able to identify three interior design consultants who we felt were the best choice for the job. At that point, we had a shortlist of four interior designers. One of them was hired and we were fortunate to have a new designer on our hands – a very positive step forward! While this might not have been the case had we not been able to interview them and get a feel for their personalities, we do feel that the selection process went very smoothly and we’re very happy with our designer.