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Johanna Seldes Tampa Interior Designer

When it comes to redesigning and renovating your home, it’s not about the journey, but the destination. The job of an interior designer is to create a client’s vision for the destination and layout every aspect of the journey to get there. You might think in these current unusual times the journey has come to a halt, but the opposite is actually true. Rather, we have approached the current limitations on business with the same critical thinking and creativity that we would an unusual space.

The current journey may need some changes, but the commitment to the destination stays the same.

Embracing the digital

IDC/Interior Design Consulting is a tactile business by trade but certain aspects can happen online. We may use software to layout basic spatial planning, importing measurements to create floor plans. CAD drawings allow the designer to 3D render what the space will look like. Images of the plans, samples, and designs can be reviewed easily over video calls.

There are some things, though, that a screen cannot replicate. When it comes to deciding on something like tile, you want to make sure you like the collective look in person to include color, scale, design layout, with the cabinet and/or countertop choices, and so on. We have boxes packaged with samples to ship/deliver to the client quickly, ensuring the right decision because you can truly see the sample in the space.

Going the social distance

Under sanctions, homebuilding and construction are considered an essential industry but what does that mean for your renovation? Like all other businesses running during this time, I’m making adjustments to maintain the safety of everyone involved.

The biggest change is that only one vendor is allowed on-site at a time. With careful planning and preparation, the site continues to make progress. The key to success? Communication. Whether it’s a long facetime call or several videos and photos sent via text, everyone working on the project communicates regularly so that even if only one vendor is physically present, everyone else knows what’s going on. Even with these precautions and extra steps, I’ve found that projects move along relatively unhindered.

Looking towards the future

While spending more and more time in our spaces at home, we can see more clearly what needs to change. Moving forward with renovations, we anticipate desires and wants may shift to match our needs better. With a focus on remote work, an updated separate office can make all the difference in mindset. An artfully laid out living room can provide relief from a long day at work. A bonus room can be transformed to act as a playroom and a classroom. These changes can be made easily with the expertise of  IDC/Interior Design Consulting.

Even as times change, my commitment to excellence stays the same. We’re learning what matters most to our clients and their remodeling needs; whether it’s a whole home renovation or one space at a time. We are ready when you are.

Johanna G. Seldes, ASID IDC/Interior Design Consulting is a full service, award-winning Tampa Bay interior design firm that works with custom home builders, remodeling companies and individual clients. We provide interior design project management services throughout the entire construction process, including preconstruction design, selections, and installation.

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What a wonderful experience we had working with Johanna. Great ideas...excellent in communicating. Thank you, Johanna.  

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