The owners of iluvfabrix have been in the fabric business for well over 30 years and in that time, we have probably seen and heard it all.
But I have to tell you I have never seen so many “decorators’ , i.e., people calling themselves decorators, as I have now.
Not a day goes by that we don’t get four or five calls from people identifying themselves as “decorators” and shop for fabrics. Now we are in business of selling fabrics, and if someone calls themselves a decorator, designer or Grand High Poohbah, we will sell them fabric if they want to buy.
But I think a little education is apropos of this situation. ANYONE can call themselves a “Decorator” and not really be lying. That is because the term “Decorator” just means that they are posturing themselves as someone who has a flair for interior design and charges you for their time and their taste. Remember, $10.00 gets anyone 300 business cards that will say anything you want.
If you want design help from someone who REALLY knows Interior Design, then ask them what design school they went to…..ask to see their membership card in one of the Interior Design fraternities……in other words, you want to know if they actually graduated from a course in Interior Design (2-4 year course, depending on the school) which gives them a well rounded education in the art of Interior Design, ie., putting a room or a home together, choosing colors, matching colors and so on.
What am I saying? If you need an experienced Interior Designer, then make sure that is in fact exactly what you are getting.
Although the term “decoratef” has become a catch-all phrase taken to mean anyone with good taste who can match Fabric A with Fabric B, only a graduated “Interior Designer” is the real deal who can do the whole job, and worth the per hour fee they charge.
Forewarned is forearmed.
PS. iluvfabrix.com has a great sale on now and most fabrics end up selling for over 90% off. Hop over to http://www.iluvfabrix.com/products,php to see all the great buys.
iluvfabrix.com also has just listed over 30 new silks, and they are all On Sale.
Sale ends February 20, 2014…..Have a great day.