What to Know Before Starting an Interior Design Project

Our team shares 8 things to understand about the interior design process before getting started.

Starting an interior design project can feel like starting a new relationship. You may feel a swell of different emotions — that excitement when you start the project, the rush of exhilaration when you find the perfect wallpaper, and the thrill as you await delivery. You may even fill a twinge of nervousness. Is this the right color? Will it last? Is it me

At SSID, we’ve guided many clients through the ups and downs and twists and turns of interior design projects. With over 10 years of being in business, we’ve learned how to avoid headache-inducing missteps and ensure the process is smooth, successful, and enjoyable. Here are 8 things to know about the interior design process before kicking off your project: 

What to Expect When You Work with an Online Interior Designer

At SSID, we’ve been offering virtual interior design service for years. Here’s how we can help you transform your home while honoring social distancing recommendations. 

Like practically everything else in our lives—from exercise to after-work happy hours—interior design has moved (temporarily, anyway) online. 

And even though Governor Abbot has opened businesses in Texas, SSID still does not feel 100% comfortable opening up our business as it was before. So we are focusing more on our online interior design services and would love to tell you more about that.

Of course, interior designer professionals started offering virtual redecorating services long before the coronavirus upended our lives and forced us all to go digital.

But now that stores are closed, in-person visits are discouraged, and many of us remain at home, online interior design is exploding in popularity. In the age of social distancing, digital home remodeling services are a way to bring dreamed-of designs to life—and in a completely virtual, safe, contact-free way. 

Kitchen Updates to Boost Your Mood

How is everyone doing during the Coronavirus lockdown? I go back and fourth between being positive and productive to having so much feeling of overwhelm. I’m trying to make the best out of this situation, but this is hard.

I do know I want to try to help as many people as I can, so I plan to put together a series of mood boards with some small upgrades you can do that will help you feel more comfortable until the virus subsides. 

Starting in the kitchen, we’ve put together three different looks that have a few things we know can go a long way in living your best life while hunkering down at home.

Coverings 2017 Tile Expo

The 2017 Coverings Expo was awesome! If you don’t know, Coverings is a tile expo in Orlando, Florida and has tile from around the world. I loved seeing all the new trends and forming relationships with tile reps from Spain, Italy and even Turkey…from companies who don’t sell in Texas. But that’s ok! Because I can purchase directly through them now. Let’s use some of these in your house, shall we? Please excuse the poor image quality, the lighting was terrible for photos!

I saw a lot of mosaics and a lot of of 3 dimensional tiles. Both large and small. I have to say this tiny 1″x1″ hex was probably my favorite from the entire show. I loved it. You could easily use it on a powder bath accent wall or a shower accent wall. So cute and so subtle. Maybe even on pool wall if it is rated for that.

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