Travel has always been a catalyst for my design, but COVID-19 has us all rooted in our homes. Luckily, I keep the memories and keepsakes from my travels fresh in my mind, and working with clients has always been the added momentum I need to complete a design inspired by their needs and personalities. We can’t always be beachside in Hawaii, but I can work remotely with clients from all over the world. In fact, I have worked remotely on projects in New York City, Hong Kong, New Jersey, Tel Aviv, Minneapolis, Hawaii, and other locations. In my experience, telecommuting and collaborating from afar comes with some benefits for clients. If you’ve considered working remotely with an interior designer here are some great reasons to do so
1. Work with Very Talented Designers from Across the Globe
If you’re globally-inspired like I am, the best interior designer may be states or oceans away. Working remotely gives you the opportunity to choose the best interior designer for your project and needs.
When you are open to the possibility of remote collaboration, you open yourself up to a world of talent. You want to invest in the best designer for your needs. This will provide you with lasting design and the most style-forward results.
2. Envision Your Space Using Design Renderings
I’ve been able to help clients from all corners of the world achieve one-of-a-kind designs, and these award-winning spaces have always started as an image in my mind. I then use photorealistic rendering to bring my imagination to life, so my clients know exactly what they’re going to get. These high-quality renderings are so realistic, they’re often mistaken for completed projects. And they’re a great way to show off your project while it’s still a work-in-progress.
3. Keep Communication Clear
Don’t get me wrong. I love seeing and speaking to clients face to face, but teleconsultations are often easier and more streamlined for my clientele. Unless you’re also a professional designer, sometimes design-speak feels overwhelming. Additionally, sometimes the excitement of starting a new project can spark some nervousness.
Chatting over the phone and via email can cut down on miscommunication and help you articulate what you’re looking for in a design. Communicating via email also creates a great record of communication that can be used as a reference later.
4. Maintain Flexibility in Your Schedule
As someone who is always looking for the silver lining in things, I can say that COVID-19 has shown me that we are resilient and adaptable. Many people are now at home with their kids that would normally be in school. This requires flexibility. When it comes to working remotely with a designer, you don’t have to keep normal business hours. You can wait until the house has quieted down to really look over your renderings or articulate what you want in your interior design.
Working with a designer from afar also means you don’t have to delay starting the process of redesigning your home or business.
5. Stay COVID-Safe
Most importantly, working from the safety of your home or office provides you protection. As states reopen and COVID-19 numbers climb, it’s vital to keep interpersonal contact to a minimum. Most interior designers you speak to will tell you that the happiness, comfort, and safety of their clients are their top priorities. It’s no different when it comes to health and COVID-19.
Don’t Delay, Your Space Won’t Design Itself
If you have questions about working with me remotely, I would love to hear from you. Turning your space into a space you love is my passion. When working remotely with me, you will receive the same level of energy, excitement, and creativity. Let’s get started today on transforming your home, office, or business.
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