What’s your favourite feature about Houzz Pro software?
It has to be the backend workings (project management, budgeting, procurement etc.) and the not so glamorous side of interior design. The platform really makes managing multiple projects, their timelines and budgets so much easier and when collaborating with other designers we can all see exactly where the project is at any given time.
What positive changes have you seen as a result of using the Houzz Pro features?
Efficiency. The time previously spent with spreadsheets for procurement has literally been halved.
What’s the best piece of advice you could give to someone signing up to Houzz?
Don’t think twice about signing up to Houzz Pro. That little bit of extra spend now you will save over and over again by having all the tools in one place to manage your projects, from initiation to completion. And of course, you get support from one of Houzz’s lovely account managers.
What do you do to set your business apart from the competition?
I listen to my clients, I never impose my ideals onto them, but guide them through their own thought processes, no matter how out of left-field it gets. I then turn that into a cohesive design, but without pandering to all the whims and fancies – there are limits to every design! At the end of the day, a client picks a designer as there is something about that designer that resonates with them, so my style will always be in their design somewhere.
SLC Interior design offers an end-to-end service. We can design your interior, garden, branding, source and specify loose FF&E, design bespoke furniture and liaise and engage with contractors and architects on all sizes of projects. We have warehousing to consolidate all your products up until the day of installation, when we will be on site with our installation team, making your home look perfect. We remove all the packaging at install, so that you can kick back, relax and enjoy from the moment we leave.
Due to my career twists and turns I am also a PRINCE2 project manager, which is rare in this industry, and means that I am very experienced in working on complex multifaceted projects.