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The Cost of Being Wrong

Photo by Nick Fewings

Sometimes it's expensive to be wrong, like when you've ordered a custom made piece of furniture. It's been crafted to your specifications, and, even if you made a mistake and ordered the wrong size, you can't return it. Ouch.

Rewind to before you ordered that same piece of furniture. Then, it's free to be wrong, and it continues to be free up until the time you place your order.

That's why finding and ordering the "stuff" you need for your new room (furnishings, fixtures, and finishes) is the second to the last step in our interior design project management system.

Before you even think about the stuff, you will have defined success, drawn a plan, and finalized your budget. And, you will have made a few "free" mistakes along the way to figuring out what you really want.

Five Phases of an Interior Design Project Infographic


She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas.

Connect with Jackie by emailing jackie@widecanvas.design

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