I've used three designers so far and I have to say that I'm very disillusioned and disappointed. No one I've met seems to have a good process for providing design to normal people who don't work on $50,000+ retainers, who have real practical design needs. Plus, the designers I've met are just not that creative! I'm hoping this group can help me. . .
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There have to be some designers in the Bay Area who 1) think modern, 2) LISTEN, 3) are organized and have good spatial skills, 4) remember stuff or at least look back at their notes, 5) have great style, and 6) can design for real people and not just the very wealthy.
I love the Designer Guys (the original ones and the current ones on HGTV.) I have a small house on the Peninsula. If you know of anyone who could help me, please send suggestions. Thanks so much!
We're curious how you've found the designers you've worked with? Through ASID? Word-of-mouth can be a good way to go, so we hope that readers can help you. A few months ago there was a similar Good Question -- check it out, too.