What qualities should you look for when hiring an interior designer?

The below list shows the most important qualities of an interior designer.

McKinney Texas Interior Designer

I design this 3D rendering to show how we could change this space. The client was able to see the new design elements of the room (new fireplace, ceiling paint detail, lighting, furniture, rug and accessories.

There are many important traits that a good design will possess. Here are the most important ones listed in order with the most important first.

  1. Talent – Creativity – Artistic – Can create pleasing designs in any style.
  2. Experience – This is one of the most important qualities of being a good designer. Over the years a designer will acquire knowledge through experience that will be invaluable to each project.
  3. Knowledge – Knowledge goes hand in hand with experience. A good designer will have knowledge of furniture, window cover, rugs, accessories, home selections, building, and remodeling. It is very important to hire a professional interior designer who has knowledge and experience.
  4. Problem-Solving – Creative Solutions – Find creative ways to use each room in the client’s home to make their lives better.
  5. Communication Skills – The designer needs to ask questions and then listen to the client. Interior design is about the client, not the designer.
  6. Presentation Skills – The best interior designers will be able to do 3D photorealistic rendering so the client can visualize their home before they make decisions. The designer should also be able to do PowerPoint presentations, fabric boards, and live and email presentations.
  7. Detail-Oriented – Good designers will also be a little right/left brain. They need to design, but they must get the details straight.
Dallas TX Interior Designer

We remodeled this traditional home to give it a more modern look. This was part of a complete home remodel. – photo credit: Beth Singer Photography


Here is a list of reasons why we are the best interior design firm in McKinney, TX


  1. Head designer Michael Foran is a professional member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).
  2. Michael has over 40 years of experience and knowledge in interior design.
  3. Foran Interior Design buys home furnishings direct so you can save money.
  4. Michael will personally work on your project, not as a design assistant.
  5. Michael will design around your likes and need, not today’s fads. He asks a lot of questions and listens to you.
  6. We have design services just for you and great reviews.
  7. We work with great contractors.
  8. Michael knows how to make you comfortable in your home. He grew up in the furniture business.
  9. Comfort is very important in every project. A room should be beautiful, functional, and comfortable.
  10. We specialize in space planning for your remodeling project and furniture placement.
  11. Foran loves to come up with creative solutions to design problems.
In conclusion, hire the best interior designer.  A well-experienced designer will give you a beautiful and functional home.

Give me a call and we can talk about helping you with your Dallas area home: 469-269-3625

Best Interior Designer in McKinney, TX

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