I always feel a bit like a kid in a lolly shop when I pay a visit to my furniture and homewares suppliers. Recently I spent some time at Florabelle sourcing a full-length mirror for a client. They had just received a container a couple of days beforehand so there was no shortage of eye-catching items to behold.
One of the pluses with using an interior designer is that not only do they have a vast well of knowledge regarding the right furniture etc to suit any given style but also just where to find it. Most of our suppliers are to-the-trade only, therefore are not open to the public. Most are happy for clients to visit when accompanied by a designer. One of the advantages is that they offer items that you won’t necessarily find in retail stores.
While there I found exactly what was needed to finish off the clients’ industrial style home and they’re thrilled with the results.