October 4, 2012

why hire an interior designer

I am tickled to have my work featured in the October/November 2012 issue of Charlotte Urban Home, accompanying the article entitled “Why Hire an Interior Designer.”

Because that is a question a lot of people have, right?  I mean, it makes theoretical sense that you have to hire an electrician/plumber/fill-in-the-blank if something goes wrong … because you don’t have the expertise to handle those problems on your own.  Unless, of course, you happen to be an electrician/plumber/fill-in-the-blank.  But hey, who can’t buy a sofa?

Well, I may be a teensy bit biased … but the busy families who hire me are satisfied!  There’s a difference between buying a sofa and designing a chic, sophisticated space that is also suitable for the twin boys who may just start wrestling at any minute.   And why do boys do that, anyway?  I don’t understand the appeal.  

The article offers some excellent advice, so — if you are contemplating hiring a designer — reading it will be worth your while!  My top suggestion?  Choose a designer whose work has the look and feel that you want your home to embody.

What advice would you give a homeowner who plans to work with a designer?

Images via Charlotte Urban Home.  October/November 2012 issue available locally and digitally.    


  • Holly
    Oct. 04, 2012
    Congrats Traci on another great feature. I'll have to check out the article when I have a chance. My thoughts on hiring...by hiring a designer, a client will get a plan and will be provided with ideas and sources that the client may not have thought of or knew about otherwise. I also think color plays a large part in the grand scheme of things, and people don't necessarily know how to coordinate a color scheme or choose a paint color the proper way unless guided through the process with a designer. It's an investment that will make for happy homeowners in the long run.
  • Marianne Simon
    Oct. 04, 2012
    Bravo to you, Traci! Will have to see if I can find the article somewhere so I can read it. I'm sure I agree with every single point made!
  • Bethany {at} Powell Brower Home
    Oct. 05, 2012
    YAAAY for you Tracy!! Great job. Im heading over to read it now :)
  • Sheila @sZinteriors
    Oct. 05, 2012
    Congratulations, Traci! You did it again ;-) So very happy for you!
  • AJ
    Oct. 05, 2012
    How wonderful! I would hire you in a heartbeat!
  • pve
    Oct. 06, 2012
    Congratulations on the article. Hiring a designer like you would be such a delight and a privilege. I think a designer brings magic to a home and restores order. Now who would not want that! pve
  • Donna Frasca
    Oct. 07, 2012
    Congratulations on your feature article Traci!

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