Choosing an Interior Designer

Take the time to interview several interior designers and check their references before making a final decision. Each designer should explain their design process, how they work, and what they charge for their services. They should also ask you about your needs, timeline, and expectations. It’s important the both parties feel comfortable with the relationship before a contract is signed and work begins.

As with any professional service, a clearly written contract is essential. The agreement should outline what both parties expect to receive from the arrangement, the work that is to be done, and the fees to be charged.


We encourage the general public to contact us for professional interior designer referrals. If you live outside of BC, please contact your provincial interior design professional association for referrals of registered designers in your area. List of associations can be found on the links page.

For referrals in BC, please contact:

Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia
Administrator: Elaine Friesen
Tel 604.298.5211
Fax 604.681.4545
Email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)