10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer in 2023 - Tom Len Custom Homes

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer in 2023

At Tom Len Custom Homes, we love entering a new year! The new year brings about a fresh start, new opportunities, and of course, the latest interior design trends. Every year, our expert Lead Designer, Rachel Gilman, researches the hottest interior design trends, as well as key industry predictions to guide our clients in the best decision-making for their exciting project.

If it’s been years – or dare we say decades – since you’ve given your home some TLC, now is the perfect time! Or maybe you need help decorating your new home? Whether you’ve been considering luxury renovations or working on a completely new home build, we’ve got you covered. For any major home project, we highly suggest partnering with a professional home design firm like ours.

You might be wondering if hiring an interior designer is worth the investment. While replacing a doorknob is one thing, embarking on a kitchen remodel on your own is quite another! There are many mistakes that can be made. Let’s not forget the time that goes into remodeling a home, all the important decisions to make, possible injuries from incorrect use of tools, and so on.

With all the investment of time and money that goes into home renovations, it’s always best to leave it to the experts so you don’t find yourself with a major headache and an unfinished project! We may be a little biased, but there are countless reasons why you’d want to hire a professional interior design team. Interior designers are well aware of the latest trends, how to create a space that is both functional and stylish, and they will have the experience to know what works and what doesn’t. Not to mention the time and money you’ll save by trusting their expert guidance!

We’ll go into more of the benefits of working with a luxury home design professional…But first, let’s take a look at the latest home design and decor trends to expect in 2023!

The Top Home Design Trends for 2023

  • Color blocking: Bright and bold colors entered the scene in 2022 and are here to stay. These colors uplift moods, make spaces look more fun and energetic, and massively influence the vibe of your home. While minimalism was reigning over the last few years, it’s time for maximalism and dopamine decorating this year!
  • Neutral tones: The simplicity and comfort of neutral, warm, and earthy tones will stick around to create moodier spaces, inspired by nature. This is a style that effortlessly lifts your space, giving it sophistication and warmth like no other.
  • Curves: With the new year, we are moving more towards curves than straight lines and geometric block shapes. Not only vintage and classic curves, but we also predict the popularity of modern curvy silhouettes.
  • Kitchen backsplashes: Slab kitchen backsplashes will be a trend. “Slabs of quartz or marble are perfect for any design aesthetic and help to create a clean, seamless look in any kitchen. The lack of grout lines make this backsplash super low-maintenance and so easy to keep clean.”
  • TikTok Favorites: TikTok is having a tremendous impact on the interior decoration, fashion, and beauty industries. The dressing table and vintage bedroom aesthetic were two furniture trends that grew in demand in 2022 and still are popular. We honestly can’t wait to see where TikTok influencers lead us next.
  • Hybrid homes: Homes are no longer spaces you just live in – post-pandemic we have seen a surge in home workstations, private gyms, personal theaters, and wellness spaces. The trend is likely to grow this year too, with more people loving the trend of making their homes their comfort spaces.

Now that you know what to expect from home design trends this year, it’s time to give your home a makeover! But we don’t recommend taking on this big task yourself. If you’re considering making home improvements in 2023, we have 10 great reasons to do so with help from an interior designer. From freshening up your space to increasing your home’s value, our Lead Designer, Rachel Gilman, has over two decades of professional experience to help you achieve your goals and create a beautiful, unique space that you’ll love.

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer in 2023 - Tom Len Custom Homes
10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer in 2023 - Tom Len Custom Homes

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer for Luxury Home Projects

As we move into the new year, many of us are thinking about ways to refresh our homes. Whether you’re considering replacing your bathrooms, finishing the basement, or a complete overhaul from the inside out, partnering with a trustworthy team is a must! You can rest knowing it was done right from start to finish. Hiring an interior designer (like our very impressive Rachel Gilman) is the key to making the most out of your living space while creating a look that’s uniquely yours.

Here are the top 10 benefits of working with an interior design and custom home build firm like TLCH:
1.Freshen Up Your Space

One of the best reasons to hire an interior designer is to give your space a fresh, new look. If you’re bored with your current decor or simply ready for a change, an interior designer can help you achieve the refresh you’re looking for. As someone who is a specialist and will be looking at your home from an outsider’s perspective, they will be your chance at giving your home a complete overhaul.

2.Get Professional Advice

When you hire an interior designer, you’re not just getting someone to help you pick out new furniture. You’re also getting a professional who can offer advice and guidance on everything from color schemes to layout to sophisticated statement installations. If you’re not sure where to start or what direction to take your space, an interior designer can help you figure it out.

3.Save Time

Trying to tackle a home design project on your own can be time-consuming and frustrating. With so many things on your plate, it can be very hard to be fully committed to your project. You might also have to take legal considerations in place if you are making big chances. Isn’t it a wiser choice to let the pros handle it? Hire an interior decorator, sit back and relax. They will handle all the work for you allowing you to enjoy your new home and the renovation process without any headaches.

4.Create a Custom Look

With an interior designer, you can create a truly one-of-a-kind space. They’ll work with you to find furniture, fabrics, and finishes that reflect your style. And, because they’re familiar with the latest trends, they can help you incorporate them into your space in a way that looks natural and not forced or random. Designers can give you the “wow” factor you’ve been looking for. They are trained to think differently, spatially, and to see the overall picture. Nothing is out of reach when you work with TLCH!

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer in 2023 - Tom Len Custom Homes
10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer in 2023 - Tom Len Custom Homes
5.Get Access to Exclusive Resources

Interior designers have access to exclusive resources that the general public doesn’t. They know where to find the best furniture, the most unique fabrics, and the most interesting art. And, because they have relationships with vendors, they can often get you pieces and materials that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own. Is sustainability important to you? Read our blog to learn how we can use eco-friendly materials in your home.

6.Stay on Trend

If you’re looking to keep up with the times (we recommend doing so in order to increase your property value), hiring an interior designer is a great way to do so. They’re always up-to-date on the latest trends in furniture, fabrics, and finishes. And, because they have access to exclusive resources, they can help you incorporate these unique home design accents into your space in a way that looks natural and organic.

7.Avoid Costly Mistakes

Trying to tackle a home design project on your own can be costly if you make mistakes. If you’re not sure how to select furniture or what colors to use, you could end up spending a lot of money on items that you don’t end up using. An interior designer can help you avoid these mistakes by guiding you through the process and helping you make informed decisions.

8.Increase Your Home’s Value

If you’re thinking about selling your home, hiring an interior designer can help you increase its value. We can help you select the best finishes and fixtures that will appeal to buyers and get the most return on investment when selling. By revamping the important areas of the house, such as creating a luxury outdoor space or upgrading the kitchen, you’ll be able to sell your home for more when the time comes.

9.Enjoy the Process

Designing your home should be an enjoyable experience. But, if you’re not sure where to start or what direction to take your space, it can be stressful. Coordinating with vendors and contractors and finding the right pieces can be a hassle without someone to help you. An interior designer can take the stress out of the process by helping you figure out what you want and handling all of the details for you. We make home projects fun and exciting!

10.Excellent Service

We’re here to create your home, your way. The possibilities are endless and communication will be impeccable when you partner with our team. With an eye for the “exquisite,” we make sure every Tom Len project boasts take-your-breath away exteriors and interiors. And we deliver quality beyond compare, which means our firm does everything internally using our own craftsmen. We will be honest and open with you every step of the way.

10 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer in 2023 - Tom Len Custom Homes
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Partner with the Interior Design Professionals at Tom Len Custom Homes

When planning your home project, there’s so much to consider between deciding on the aesthetic to choosing furniture to installing new lights and so much more. It’s quite a bit to handle on your own! Let us take this stress off your shoulders so you can focus on the fun part: making selections and watching us do what we do best. Contrary to popular belief, you’ll actually save money and time in the long-run.

Everyone deserves to live in a home that reflects their style and brings joy. Whether your home needs general freshening up like replacing cabinets and window treatments, or larger projects like modernizing your entire kitchen and redesigning the bathroomswe’re ready to guide you every step of the way!

“We can not speak highly enough about our experience with Tom Len Custom Homes. He and his crew are incredibly professional and clearly experts in their field. Everyone who works with Tom is in-house, so he is able to complete work in the projected time period. They are immediately responsive to every question and request. From the initial planning to the final construction, they guided us and walked us through every step. The final product is beautiful and exactly what we had hoped for. Working with Tom Len was a pleasure, and we highly recommend Tom Len Custom Homes for your next project.” – Sharon L.

Searching for the best interior decorator in Chicago’s North Shore? Choose Tom Len Custom Homes, the premier custom home builder. We’re proud to offer our clients the talents of our Lead Designer, Rachel Gilman. Rachel graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the prestigious Harrington College of Design and leads the TLCH design team with over 20 years of experience!

You may have your own interior designer; that’s great, but our designer can work with yours as a liaison with us as contractors. Life is too short to settle for a dull space, allow us to bring the magic back to your home! Be sure to check out our Houzz or Pinterest for inspiration.

When you partner with Tom Len, you’ll have peace knowing that your house is in the best hands. We’ll listen to your desires and preferences to create the luxury home of your dreams! Do you need help staging your luxury home for sale? We can do that too! Our team is always up to date on the latest design trends and breathtaking elements that will last the test of time.

Looking to give your home a fresh look? 
Not sure who to trust with your project? You’ve come to the right place!

Your dream home is just a phone call away.

Contact TLCH to bring the magic back to your home in 2023: (847) 205-9200

Tom Len Custom Homes proudly serves the following areas in Chicago’s North Shore: Northfield, Glenview, Glencoe, Deerfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, Highland Park, and Riverwoods.
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