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If you’re looking to create a truly beautiful and functional abode, you may be considering an interior designer. We asked Anna McMillan, the Principal and Creative Director at McMillan Design, to give us the rundown on what an interior designer can assist with. Here’s Anna’s expert explanation…

No matter how big or small your brief and budget, an interior designer can ensure your renovation or decorating project runs smoothly, is less time-consuming and is more enjoyable for you.  So, whether you are building, renovating or just looking to freshen up your space, it is worth considering the help of an interior designer.

Still not sure?  Then keep reading for some more reasons to engage an interior designer on your project…

What does an interior designer do?

Most people don’t realise you can call on a designer for almost any of your interior design and decoration needs. Whether it’s helping you choose a colour scheme and paint colours, planning a room make over with new furniture, or planning a full renovation.

A few of the most common things we are asked for help with are:  spatial planning, room and furniture layout, furniture selection and procurement, documentation drawings such as floor plans and elevations, 3D visualisations, kitchen and bathroom, custom joinery, lighting plans and selections, specification of finishes and fixtures, and engaging and overseeing trades.

Why should you use an interior designer?

There is so much more to interior design than meets the eye.  An interior designer will pay close attention to all details, providing you a well-balanced interior design that will live up to your expectations and provide you long-lasting results. There are a number of benefits from choosing to work with an interior designer:

Saving you money

Even though you’ll have to pay an additional designer fee, working with a professional interior designer can save you money by helping you avoid costly mistakes, like poor kitchen design, or the wrong size sofa or rug.

Saving you time

We can also help save you time as our experience and technical know-how means we know what needs to be done, how, and when.  We also have access to trusted trades, and our experience ensures we anticipate challenges and can help prevent unnecessary delays.

Reducing your stress

We all know that renovating can be a stressful process, but with the help of an interior design supporting you through the myriad of decisions, managing tradespeople and pre-empting potential obstacles, we help you remain calm and confident throughout your project.

Providing customised and personalised results

Not only is an interior designer familiar with the latest industry trends, but they also know how to incorporate them into your project and adjust them to your preferences.  We’ll spend time to getting to understand your needs and then design a bespoke solution that reflects your personality, lifestyle and budget so you achieve a result that is unique to you.

How do you get the most out of working with your interior designer?

Be prepared to discuss your needs and wishes for the project, your timeline, your budget range, and a total cost ceiling. That way, your designer can guide you on ways to economise in some areas so you can splurge on something wonderful somewhere else.

So, whether it’s a light freshen up or a whole house renovation, hiring an interior designer is definitely worth it!


If you’re planning an interior design project and are keen to understand how an interior designer can help you make it a fun, easy and successful process, feel free to get in touch with Anna by clicking here. 


McMillan Design

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