Is working with a remote inter

Is working with a remote interior designer the right move?

Considering working with an Interior Designer remotely? How do you know if this is the right service for you? Anna Correia shares her tips that can help you make the right decision.

Is working with a remote inter

The choice of choosing to work with a remote Interior Designer can work for most people, but can be extremely daunting for others. When working on something as personal and special as your home, it is really important to know that working this way with your interior designer will be suitable for you.


Tips to consider when deciding to work with a remote interior designer online:

  • Spend time researching pictures of rooms; colour palettes; looks and feels; and furniture items that you really like. Designers appreciate it when clients are able to provide them with pictures of what they like as it gives the designer more direction on the project. The more information the designer has, the easier the process will be and the happier you will be with the final outcome.
  • Spend time researching interior designers online; this simple, easy process will help you identify a designer that will be able to create your perfect designer home.
  • Collate clear pictures of your home that you can show to the designer, as well as a floor plan that is measured correctly or drawn up to scale.
  • Communication skills are imperative! You must be able to clearly verbalize your likes and dislikes. Know what you want and don’t want. Be available to receive and respond to emails. Remember: the more information provided, the easier the process will be for everyone.
  • Patience is key, good things take time!
  • Be willing to let go and have trust in the process, allowing yourself to enjoy the creative journey.

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How do you know if this process is not fit for you?

  • Clients that are unsure of what they want or get easily diverted will not work well for this process.
  • You need to be able to make a decision; if you cannot do this with an interior designer off site then this will not work for you.
  • If you are impatient; highly pedantic and constantly nervous of the final outcome then this is definitely not for you. You need to let go and have trust in the process and your designer.

Anna’s Design updates working remotely and online:
Last month a shipment arrived in Perth, Australia. My client and I worked constantly online through emails & skype meetings to meet and the deliver the brief. She was so thrilled to receive her shipment here’s what she had to say:

“Dear Anna,
It’s all beautiful! Thank you so much! You have been an absolute pleasure to desk with. The furniture is not yet in it’s correct place. I will send photos when everything is in its place.” Client Perth, Australia

A new project is in the pipeline to work on a South African client’s holiday home in the South of Portugal. We will be working online to meet the brief and will be sending the shipment abroad. So whilst at first it may seem like online is not the answer, in fact it makes the process more efficient and pleasurable because its more consultative. If you are paying SA prices on the specific items and my time then it makes amazing sense!

Get in touch with Anna via her website:
Tel: +27 82 887 7817