Getting a condominium or house ready for a design project involves more than just hiring a contractor. The help of a designer is important.
A Designer who is an expert in the field has access to many sources, not available to the public and will help with the selections of materials, textures, lighting, furniture, and accessories. Interior designers will save you time, money and efforts.
A good designer will choose the right showrooms for your project and sorted through all the options before submitting you with samples.
A favorite destination for Design Professionals:
Established in 1971 by the late Henry Adams, the San Francisco Designer Center
( SFDC) is a "Mecca" for fine home furnishings, bath and kitchen designs, high end textiles from all over the world, unique window coverings and beautiful accessories.
It is also a great source for floor coverings and includes several showrooms that specialize in tiles, carpet and hardwood floors.
With many showrooms the SFDC remains even during this economy, a leading destination for interior designers and related industry professionals and the public is welcome.
"We want the public to become aware of the quality of furnishings, accessories available and the good prices," comments Ochi Tirta, owner of Ochi and Company showroom.
"Shopping with a designer a is an experience unlike any other and it prevents homeowners from making the wrong selection and choices", he adds.
" The public also needs to know that our doors are open to them, to experience the abundance of choices available to them through a Designer", states Bill McCain co-owner of Ochi and Company.
"People do not really understand all the work involved in selecting colors, fabric, and textures for a project. It is a highly detailed process. The help and expertise of a professional designer is necessary, " Tirta explains.
The great showrooms makes it difficult to list them all.
Here are a few you could check:
Capel rugs, Kneedler Fauchere , Kravet, Mc Rae and Company, New century Pictures, Randolph and Hein, Shears and Windows, The Sherill Collection, J Scott Waterman, Ochi and Company and Wroolie.
For the rest you just may have to go and see for yourself and give a qualified interior designer a try.
For more info www.sfdesigncenter.com