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When Should You Hire an Interior Designer?

Find out the answer to this question and more tomorrow night at an expert panel cohosted by "The Washingtonian" at the Washington Design Center.

A kitchen designed by Marika Meyer, one of the design experts that will be sharing insight during the panel discussion. Photo by Ross Chappel.

Befuddled by an ill-used space in your home but even more
confused about what to do about it? Curious about hiring some help,
but unsure about the ins and outs of the client/designer
relationship? Inspired to perk up your pad with the latest and greatest
in design trends?

Barbara Hawthorn,
Marika Meyer, and
Skip Sroka
interior designers based in the Washington area–will
be on hand tomorrow night at the Washington Design Center to address these situations and more
during the second installment of a home-design lecture series
cohosted by
The Washingtonian. Moderated by senior editor
Sherri Dalphonse, the discussion,
“Demystifying Interior Design,” is a chance for folks to get the skinny
on the design process, including
when (and how) to hire a designer, how to negotiate fees, and
how to ensure your space ends up reflecting you–and not your
designer’s Rolodex of clients. Hawthorn, Meyer, and Sroka will
also share the websites and blogs they turn to for inspiration,
as well as their picks for the best and worst current trends.

The lecture starts at 6 PM at the Washington Design Center. Admission is free, but registration is required; sign up online.