It always makes me a little sad when I hear people say they are afraid to work with a designer or decorator because they might not listen. While that can happen, I believe it is generally the result of a breakdown in communication.
Trained designers and decorators have a wealth of technical knowledge that underpins their recommendations, which means they can get caught up in the jargon that every industry collects.
However, the designers I know are usually only too happy to explain why they are suggesting the approach they do, but sometimes clients don’t ask.
Here are my top tips for talking so designers hear you.