What It’s Really Like to Work With an Interior Designer? One of Long Island’s Top Design Firms Tells You!

What It’s Really Like to Work With an Interior Designer? One of Long Island’s Top Design Firms Tells You!

Admit it – we’ve all watched those design reality shows on TV. The clients know exactly what they want at the first meeting. The designers whip up a plan on their tablet in five minutes, and the clients approve it right away. The budget seems so small that you think, “Can they really do it for that little money?” The clients have to help with the demolition and the construction work themselves. A new kitchen is approved, ordered, and installed in under three weeks. “This can’t be real life,” you think.

Well – you’re right. Take it from us: Marlaina Teich Designs has been a featured designer on design shows like NBC’s “George to the Rescue!”  What goes on behind the scenes on those shows, and what actually happens in real life design projects, is much different than what’s shown in thirty minutes on a TV show.

Marlaina Teich Designs takes pride in being one of Long Island’s top design firms. We got there by ensuring that our clients enjoy a seamless design and installation process, and that they trust us and our work from initial meeting all the way through the final installation day.

So what’s it really like to work with an interior designer?

The Interview:  We meet in person! This gives us both an opportunity to get to know each other. We learn about your life – does your home need to be kid-friendly? Do you have a lot of pets? We also learn about your style – your likes, your dislikes, and your design must-haves.

The Preparation:  Marlaina and her talented team begin to brainstorm design ideas and conduct research to fit your vision for your home. You love marble countertops but have messy toddlers? You want a more formal living room but your husband wants a fun game room? We get to work to find design solutions that come together into your dream home.

The Inspiration: The initial color scheme and aesthetic of your space are the building blocks towards the final presentation. With hundreds of to-the-trade-only vendors available to us, there are thousands of options that we narrow down to be a cohesive fit for your space.

The Impression: Marlaina presents you with the initial spatial concept of your space. She walks you through the room so you fully understand what the room will “feel” like when it’s completed.

The Presentation: Once you’ve approved the layout, Marlaina and her team prepare for the final presentation. This is the fun part – you get to see your entire home come together! From fixtures to furniture to fabrics to finishes, we show you our concept for the entire space.

The Development Once you sign off on the items shown in the presentation, we get to work on managing your project. Selections will be finalized and orders will be placed with our vendors. Builders and trades work with Marlaina to create an action plan. Marlaina’s team manages the project to ensure that it runs smoothly for you and your family.

The Installation: The is the most fun part – we put it all together! Flooring has been installed, the walls have been painted, and the window treatments have been hung. We install your entire space for you, from the rugs and furniture all the way down to the throw pillows and picture frames. When you walk in, you’re ready to enjoy your dream home!

Yes, it’s a little more in-depth than you see on TV – but the transformation is just as magical. If you’re interested in working with Marlaina Teich Designs to design your own dream home, contact us today!

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