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By: Kevin M.
Peak Design Interiors
Angela has a gift for truly interpreting a client’s ideas and transforming them into reality. She designed a truly fabulous dental office for me, and my clients compliment me on how it matches my personal style. She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. Her client’s concerns are Angela’s priority and this provided invaluable peace of mind from the beginning of the project through completion. I welcome the opportunity to work with Angela again.
By: D W.
Peak Design Interiors
Angela designed my home from top to bottom, and 2 years later I still appreciate her work. She designed such a well-functioning and beautiful kitchen that I love working in. She designed built-in cabinetry that looks and functions perfectly, and found the most elegant furnishings and area rug for my living room. When we bought a second home, we hired Angela again. I recommend Angela without reservation.
By: Don B.
Peak Design Interiors
Angela designed a law office for us. We have lived in the space now for almost 5 years. Rarely have I hired someone to do a project which turned out as well as Angela’s design has for us. I recommend her for any design project she is seeking to do as she was a great listener and gave us a design which perfectly suited us then and has grown with our needs.
By: Kimberly L.
Peak Design Interiors
Angela was the creative talent behind the design of our beautiful new office space. She helped bring my vision for our space to life and our company now enjoys a stunning new office that makes coming to work easy and fun! We have had nothing but glowing reviews of the interiors, and the gathering spaces really help staff interaction.
By: Sue M.
Peak Design Interiors
Angela is absolutely amazing! She designed our new chiropractic office and we are thrilled with the results! Angela is truly a pleasure to work with because she is easy going, flexible and produces beautiful interiors. I would not hesitate to recommend her for anyone’s design needs.
By: N W.
Peak Design Interiors
Angela is an incredibly good designer. She helped create an amazing new office for our company and it was a pleasure working with her. She kept the project within our budget, and helped keep the construction process running smoothly and on time. I would highly recommend her!
By: Hans B.
Associates in Building & Design, Ltd
ABD did an awesome job on my kitchen remodel. They really communicated well throughout the entire process and even gave me some ideas about the countertops that I hadn't considered before the project began. Thanks guys!!
Tips & Advices
Interior designers can generally work on every type of room, but one should not assume that all of them can work on every type of space. More complicated projects--for example those in buildings with historic preservation strictures, or those that are going for sustainability certifications--will be suited to interior designers with specific expertise. Also, interior designers that have experience in a certain type of project may not want to take on projects that are outside their expertise. For example, an interior designer who has only worked on commercial projects may not want to do a small private home.
Every interior designer has their own style, but some designers are more versatile than others. Some really do specialize in functionality and code compliance, whereas others are more focused on aesthetics. Interior decorators are completely focused on visual impact, and therefore should be reviewed and selected based on how well their style is a match for the client’s tastes.
Full-service interior design starts with an assessment of a site and the client’s long-term needs for that space. It encompasses concept design, floor plans and lighting plans, providing project specifications to contractors, supervising  contractor negotiations and installations, applying for permits, and shopping for all the materials and pieces for the project. On top of this, there are the “decorator” deliverables, i.e. creating the aesthetic of the space, selecting wall colors/covers and furniture pieces, purchasing products and installing them.
An interior designer may come into a development project very early on, working with the developer and architect from the pre-construction phase. They may be the one to design floor plans, decide where to place interior walls, and supervise contractors that are installing elements of the build. They often work on commercial projects, although many of them work on residential projects. Interior designers can “switch hats” and do interior decoration, which means they are only focused on the aesthetic elements and visual components of a residence.
An interior designer or interior decorator should ask a potential client what the scope of the project is, what the projected budget is, what payment structure the client wants, and what the timeline for the project is. Also, they should be asking whether the client has any samples of other projects they like, and would like to use as a guideline. They could also ask what the client’s budget for furniture/accessories/art is, since that in many cases is a separate amount from the budget for the designer’s labor. If an interior designer is being interviewed early into a new build or a renovation project, they might ask questions to determine whether they can collaborate with architects and contractors from early on, to execute their vision for the space. If that is not in line with a client’s wishes, the client can then say that the project scope is for interior design only.

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