Hello again! Sorry I wasn’t able to make this post a bit sooner – we have been incredibly, although I’m aware that isn’t really a valid excuse.
As I said the other week, this post is about interior design, specifically the experience we had working with a Glasgow interior designer that did an incredibly good job, one which we are forever grateful for.
To those of you that are aware of where we live in the UK, I’m sure you must be a bit bemused by the fact that we ended up hiring a designer from Glasgow. What was the reason behind this I hear you ask. Well first off, we have some family friends that live in Glasgow.
When we went to visit them last year, they’d recently redesigned and redecorated the interior of their home, and let me tell you, the work they had done was incredible. It had literally transformed their home. Naturally we were interested in exactly who had helped them out with their interior designing and enquired.
They told us about the chap that lived across town, and gave us one of his business cards they had lying around. As you can guess, the reason why we were so interested was because we knew that in the following year we were aiming to decorate our home too.
Despite the brilliant job, we were immediately saddened by the realisation that this chap lives and works in Glasgow, and the chances of him coming all the way down south for a job would be slim. But our friends quickly re-assured us. It turns out that he is happy to do jobs all over the country, and has travelled larger distances before for smaller jobs.
This was great news, and as soon as we got home from our trip to Glasgow we gave him a call and told him about our plans for the coming year. 6 months later he was down south inspecting our home and drawing up plans. I think he arranged to stay in a hotel during this period. Its now 3 months since that date, and our new room is complete. We couldn’t be happier as he has done just as good a job as he did in Scotland.
I guess the moral of this story is that you shouldn’t limit yourselves to hiring only local interior designers or ones that live within a reasonable distance. Broaden your horizons a little bit, and don’t be afraid to at least get in touch with some that live a bit further away.