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Designer Susan Ferrier of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors shares tips on working with a professional interior designer.

Do Your Research
Flip through home decor magazines you like. If you spot a designer whose work appeals to you, Google them. They should have a website that depicts the distinct aesthetic of their work. If they don't have a website, contact them. They should be able to provide you with images of their work.

Convey Your Vision
You can optimize your results by communicating openly with your designer about the look you're striving for. Share your thoughts about color palette, lighting and what you think is beautiful.

Keep the Big Picture in Mind
Every interior needs a thesis statement in order for the project to remain on track. Time and money can be wasted when direction wavers, so make sure both you and your designer always keep your main goal in mind.

Know Your Budget
A good designer will design to the budget you give them. The key is to be open and honest about what you can spend, whether it's $1,000 or $100,000. When the designer gives you an estimate, it should include the cost of purchases, installations, and freight and materials - as well as the designer's hourly fee. Designers typically charge a markup at net pricing on the goods they source and purchase for their clients. This usually amounts to less than the full retail price of the goods.