So, between the two of us, Hot and I have met up with 5 interior designers – 3 together, 2 separately – as Step 1 of our flat reno. We had our separate sources: for me, the ids called me coz I sent in a form to the magazine Square Rooms on the designers whose work I liked, and whom I would be interested in hearing from. Hot got his from good reviews on the forum of Reno talk. We meet very different types of designers this way. Meetings with his ids have been taking place at hawker centres and coffeeshops, while those with mine have been in swanky offices. Mine will get back to me with 3D mock-ups and quotations, while his will just revert to him with a quotation, and we don’t even start discussing design until we have confirmed that we are going with them.
We met one that we really liked yesterday. That was also the only one that told us that they couldn’t work within our budget. It’s so typical of Hot and me, that it’s almost expected. I wouldn’t say that we have expensive taste, but we just have a liking for things that incidentally cost more than the average because it’s not run-of-the-mill and not everyone can do it.
What to do, what to do.