WOW! Absolute Custom Designs Inc. has started the year with a bang!
Finding a designer to work with can be a difficult process. You must find a designer who you are comfortable with, who listens to what you want and explains why they choose the things that they do. Also, a designer must ask you about your budget (everybody has one) and be respectful of it. A good designer is like a good pair of shoes...they fit comfortably, look great, and you wouldn't think of leaving the house without them.
Our process is quite unique. When a customer calls us we ask several questions that help us determine the needs and wants of our potential client. Whether it is for a color consultation or drapery or even spacial planning we like to go to the appointment ready to work. I don't expect the client to know exactly what they want but I do want the client to have an open mind.
Some drapery designers will open a catalogue and have the customer select what they like. In my opinion great custom design does not come out of a catalogue, it sprouts from the imagination and and keeps the home and personality of the client in mind. I personally like to take my measures and everything I learned from my client and come back to the office to select fabric, hand draw a design, budget, etc. I then will present the client with my vision for their space.
Great support people are also important in this business. Nobody knows everything....and I certainly will be the first to admit it. I have a great contact at the lighting store, so when I have a client who needs help in that area she is who I go to. When I need granite I go to the guy who specializes in granite. In turn these people will give me a call over color, furniture, window coverings, etc. I also do not sew nor do I install drapery. I have a remarkable seamstress who is a ticketted costume designer by trade. All my drapery is installed by a gentleman who is a certified installer...amazing guy...amazing installer!
So if you are interested in a consultaion please give me a call 403.505.3217. I would be more than happy to give you a hand.