Can You Afford (not!) To Work With An Interior Designer?

Design by Ella Design Group and Photography by  Lisa Russman .

Design by Ella Design Group and Photography by Lisa Russman.

At Ella Design Group, Christine and Iris believe everyone deserves to have a beautiful space that brings them comfort and happiness. It should be unique and a true expression of you while meeting the functional needs for how you live or want to live. It might seem overwhelming to create a space that fulfills all of this, which is where hiring an interior designer comes in. 

“Thinking about design is hard, but not thinking about it can be disastrous.” – Ralph Caplan

A lot of people are unsure of what an interior designer can do for them, they’re intimidated about hiring one or they think they can’t afford it. We understand your concerns and fears. Based on how we’ve approached design projects in the past, along with feedback from our clients, we created a list of the benefits of working with us.

“Beautiful designs are created after thoughtful exploration, planning and curation.” –Christine Piscani

“Beautiful designs are created after thoughtful exploration, planning and curation.” –Christine Piscani

You will save money. So, you pick out a beautiful piece of furniture in the store that seems perfect or just what you want only to realize once you get it home, it's too big for your room or it looks surprisingly awful in your space. Sound familiar? How many times have you repainted a room trying to get the color scheme right? As interior designers, we can help you avoid costly mistakes like that. We have years of training including internships while in school and continuing education requirements. We've spent countless hours researching and perfecting our skills. We're experienced with budgets and we know where to save and where to splurge, even giving you a few higher-priced pieces you only dreamed of having. 

Pulling the whole color scheme and finishes together for the project gives our clients a sense of how the spaces will tie together. 

Pulling the whole color scheme and finishes together for the project gives our clients a sense of how the spaces will tie together. 

Custom details like this beautiful ceiling medallion elevate your space. 

Custom details like this beautiful ceiling medallion elevate your space. 

You will save time. Have you ever seen a gorgeous light fixture, for example, on one of the design websites that you absolutely must have. How much time did you spend searching the Internet for it with no luck? How many hours have you put into trying to figure out the best way to start your home renovations only to realize you have no plan and are paralyzed by the fear of making a huge mistake? As designers, we have a trained sense of what needs to be done, how it should be done and when to do it. We'll help you create a timeline for your project. We can visualize the whole design and we know the process we need to use to make it a reality. What will take us a half hour might take you 20 hours. Additionally, we have access to resources most people couldn't imagine and we're constantly expanding our network. We meet with sales reps to view the latest product introductions. We travel to the furniture market in High Point, North Carolina and tour the showrooms to check out our preferred vendors' newest collections. We seek out new vendors to add to our resource list.  

You will get professional expertise.  As we mentioned before, we've undergone years of training both in the field and in the classroom. Interior design is a careful balance of art and science. We combine beautiful designs with creative solutions to give you the function and look you want. 

At the beginning of a project, we listen to what you say and what your needs and dreams are. We’ll discuss your budget, where to start and what’s the best approach for achieving your goals. Our trained eyes will see things during the design process that you're sure to miss. We can quickly address problems and keep the project on track. 

You will have access to our resources and contacts. We work in the home improvement industry and have relationships with reliable, honest and qualified professionals including architects, contractors, plumbers and electricians. We also have access to trade-only showrooms with incredible products and fabrics. These resources enable us to create truly unique and curated designs.

Ella Design Group's studio in Kearny, NJ 

Ella Design Group's studio in Kearny, NJ 

You will get that WOW factor. We're creative and visual and can see the whole picture while most clients cannot. By hiring us for your project, you can tap into our design sense and attention to detail when it comes to everything from proper furniture placement to color palette selection to fabric and lighting options. We can create custom-designed pieces that fit into your space both aesthetically and functionally and are of the highest quality. Your home will be stunning, cohesive and well thought out while also working for your lifestyle. 

Design concept for a living room. 

Design concept for a living room. 

You will get to avoid headaches. You can try to do your design project on your own but with all of the elements that go into good design, along with the coordination of contractors, it’s a full-time job. Do you know the code requirements for your town? Do you have the time to search for a unique tile that is of good quality? We do! We're all about ensuring the process is enjoyable and stress-free for our busy clients. 

At Ella Design Group, we offer full interior design services. Want to learn more about how we can help you save time, money and headaches AND get your project done efficiently? Click on the link below to schedule your complimentary phone call with us.