Decorators enhance services by using army of specialists



KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS
We have long been accustomed to specialization. For Botox injections, we go to a cosmetic surgeon. For dinner, we have sushi and pastry chefs and wine experts.
But the idea has now spilled over to interior design, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Decorators select furniture for the home, and some then turn to an army of specialists to complete the remodeling. Bring on the home library consultant, glass expert, fountain authority, silk flower arranger, spatial consultant and steam shower installers. "It takes a village," the WSJ writes. It all sounds like a scene from a reality makeover television show.
One reason can be traced to the increasing numbers of interior designers. At the same time, home owners are poring over shelter magazines and watching television decorating shows and gaining confidence to select their own sofas or drapes, the WSJ says. So decorators are scrambling to enhance their services by acting as contractors. They may charge an added consultant fee or take a cut of the expert's fee.
Decorators say the specialists make a project go faster and more efficiently.
But how long does it take just to get all those people out of your house at the end of the day?

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