Why join The Interior Design Showcase?
Hobson’s Fish & Chips by Avocado Sweets, London.
This 50-seater restaurant and take-away in Bayswater combines the simplicity of the sea with the elegance of the city. A modest nautical blue and white colour-scheme combined with traditional and vintage.
A transparent platform for all interior design businesses
Interior design is now an essential service for many commercial organisations and householders. But, with no official UK regulatory body, this means that many types of businesses can occupy this category. By joining The Interior Design Showcase you can be quickly identified from a universal platform for your professional and supplementary services.
We believe that most interior design businesses want to be known for exactly what type of practice they are.
However with so many types of businesses using the words “interior” or “interiors” in their company name it is no wonder that prospective clients can be confused. Uncertainty over charging methods is a key factor in prospective clients not getting in touch.
Our aim is to make it super-transparent to prospective clients what type of business you are, giving them confidence and paving the way for an honest and open business relationship.
All prospective clients are unique, so are interior designers, this platform allows you to find each other based on shared values and essential criteria.
A fast, simple and effective way to keep your online profile up to date.
It is often difficult for you, managing your interior design business, to carry out your marketing and keep your website updated when you are always so busy serving your clients. New content may be lacking as well as information which might make it harder for prospective clients to select your services. We have set out The Interior Design Showcase in a way that prospective clients can easily understand your type of business, see your latest and your best work at a glance and have the information to assess your services.
Lateral Apartment, Bath by Sims Hilditch, Gloucestershire.
A 2000 square foot apartment in a period building. There is an emphasis on continuous flow throughout to create a sense of unity with a considered used of colour and luxurious textures such as velvet and linen.
Bedroom by Studio Kamini, London.
Part of the refurbishment of the Marbella Club Golf Club and Resort in California. The interior is inspired by the old Hollywood era.
Already have your marketing covered?
For larger interior design practices you may be fully up to speed with your marketing and find that The Interior Design Showcase is a powerful boost in raising your online profile and driving traffic and enquiries to your website.
Our Social media team will be supporting you as a TIDS member and regularly posting your work online on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin.
Other benefits included being able to write articles and publish on our blog pages.
Sitting room in a Collector’s Loft Apartment by Lucy Interior Design, Minneapolis. Tribal meets mid-century modern set against a clean white palette.
Why prospective clients don’t immediately get in touch
We looked at some of the main reasons prospective clients don’t immediately pick up the phone when seeking interior design services – and this goes for clients in big, commercial outfits as well as those running smaller projects. Our core objective here is to remove these barriers which can make it harder for prospective clients to assess your services – these are:-
01. Poor understanding of the range of services offered by an interior design business
Prospective clients may not know that you may be able to offer a range of practical benefits such a procurement, trade discounts, project management services and pre-schematic advice. These types of support services can be the clincher for a client to get in touch.
And for the experienced prospective clients who know exactly what they need, they can see straight away whether you offer what they want.
02. Lack of confidence over whether an interior design business is a “Good Fit”
A good fit can, of course, mean pricing but it also can relate to the design philosophy, ethics, values, core approach and the size of project you want to handle.
This directory ensures this information is clearly displayed so that clients can find the design services that really match their type of project.
The Cocktail Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland by B3 Designers.
The Cocktail Lounge within this historic hotel on the edge of Lake Geneva has a feeling of timeless warmth and rich luxury.
The Light Cinema, Redrock, Stockport by Burrows Little.
This 43,500 square foot new cinema, with ten screens and 868 luxurious seats, was designed to include a further 37,500 square foot of retail space and restaurants.
03. Lack of clarity on interior design businesses’ fee structuring
As you will know there is a wide disparity in the interior design sector regarding fees, charges and mark-ups. Some sense of how an interior designer is going to charge is needed to give a prospective client the confidence to get in touch and have a useful conversation with you from the get-go.
After all, you don’t want prospective clients calling you who are not prepared to pay in accordance with your fee structure.
04. Having to judge from an outdated portfolio
Updating your website with your best and latest work should be easy however in real life it so often isn’t – but if your latest work is not on show how can a prospective client understand your current capabilities?
Our team will update your portfolio for you on The Interior Design Showcase quickly and effectively so that your design practice always displays a consistent and current representation of your work.