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woRkinG with inteRioR desiGneRs Continued from Page 19 Hiring an interior designer Referrals are the easiest way to engage an interior designer, but if you don’t have a recommendation from a friend or colleague, visit one of the following web sites. • The Peninsula Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, www.asidcapen.org. • national Kitchen and Bath Association, www.nkba.org. • International Interior Design Association, www.iida.org. Interviewing Interview three designers whose Internet portfolios interested you, CouRTESY oF MAGDALEnA BoGART at their office or in your residence. Interviewing different designers gives you the opportunity to explore The initial meeting is often free. their education, training, experience and compatibility. The first meeting offers you an opportunity to explore their education, training, experi- cifics on compensation, budget, quality and schedule. ence, certifications and mutual compatibility. Discuss each designer’s pricing system and request a Compensation written proposal. Direct fees include services from conceptual The final agreement or contract should include speContinued on Page 22

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