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4 Expert Strategies to Furnish Your Home

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

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Why are designers becoming increasingly popular?

The demand for professional interior designers is rising, not just because they have an eye for aesthetics. [make sure your designer is licensed and transparent with pricing] For consumers who can afford them, designers offer a valuable service that takes away all the headaches of the furniture-buying process. From decorating to shopping for furniture, it can be a daunting task to navigate through the countless options available in the market. This is where designers step in to make the process easier and more enjoyable.

What are the benefits of hiring a professional interior designer?

1. Cream of the Crop: Established "Design Trade" Only Showrooms

For those seeking the highest quality and exclusive designs, professional interior designers can access showrooms open to the design trade. These showrooms offer a curated selection of furniture and decor pieces unavailable to the general public. By working with a designer, consumers can access these exclusive resources and create a truly unique and luxurious space.

Keith Fritz dining table through John Rosselli, Dining Chairs by Iatesta Studio, Fabric by Raoul Textiles and Area Rug by Holland and Sherry. [above image]

2. Mid Range: Production from Large Corporations

Not everyone has an unlimited budget for furniture. Professional interior designers can help clients find mid-range options from large corporations. These companies offer a wide range of styles and designs at more affordable prices. Designers have the expertise to select the best pieces that fit within the client's budget without compromising on quality or style.

Keith Fritz handmade dining table, Chaddock Chairs with custom cushions in a Clarence House Fabric.

3. Mass-Produced (Made in China): Shiny Catalogs Showrooms

Mass-produced furniture, often made in China, floods the market with shiny catalogs and attractive prices. However, the quality of these pieces may not always meet expectations. Designers can guide consumers away from these tempting options and help them make informed decisions based on quality and longevity.

90% of furniture imported ends up in our landfills. Mostly from China, an 80 billion dollar industry this fast furniture, like fast food, is not sustainable and can not be given away.

4. Resale Refresh

Designers also have a knack for finding hidden gems in the resale market. They can help clients refresh their space by incorporating pre-owned furniture and decor items. This not only adds character to the design but also promotes sustainability by reducing waste.

Below is a chair with a dated, low-quality fabric and finish. We refreshed the image underneath with a darker stain and fresh handprinted fabric from John Rosselli.

Chairs with unattractive low-quality brown fabric were recovered in a bright John Rosselli fabric.



While the rise of designers is undoubtedly linked to their ability to create visually appealing spaces, their value goes beyond aesthetics. Professional interior designers offer a service that simplifies the furniture-buying process and ensures that consumers make informed decisions. Whether it's accessing exclusive showrooms, finding affordable options, avoiding low-quality mass-produced items, or incorporating pre-owned pieces, designers have the expertise to guide clients toward creating their dream space.

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