The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) today launches its new Client’s Guide to Working with An Interior Designer. The practical guide is designed to highlight the advantages of working with an interior designer and to outline the process of appointing one.

The guide explains the process of collaborating with an interior designer and offers a step-by-step guide for clients which covers:

  • How to appoint an interior designer
  • What do interior designers do?
  • How does the relationship work between designer and client?
  • Getting started — where to find an interior designer
  • Fees
  • The project process – from start to finish

Susie Rumbold, BIID President Elect, who co-authored the guide comments;

“As the professional institute for interior designers in the UK, the BIID has created this user-friendly guide to help both clients and the designers they work with. As a practising interior designer, I often find that prospective clients are unsure where to start researching a potential designer and are uncertain of the process of hiring a designer to help transform their initial ideas into reality. This new guide aims to demystify this process and help clients consider what they want to achieve when setting out on a design project.

“The key to a successful project lies in finding an interior designer or design practice that you feel has the appropriate experience, competence, sympathy with your vision and rigorous working practices to suit you and your aspirations. We hope this guide will help to set clients on the right path to achieving this.”

Homeowner Stephanie Griffith recently commissioned an interior designer to work on her London property, she said;

“When renovating our house, we knew we needed professional help but weren’t too sure where to start. Unfortunately, we had a frustrating experience using an interior designer who came to us on recommendation but was not a BIID member. This new BIID guide would have helped me better understand the process of working with an interior designer, suggested where to source a professional with the right qualifications and would have helped me avoid time-consuming and expensive mistakes.”

The BIID Client’s Guide offers practical advice on what qualifications and experience clients should look for when hiring a designer, such as ensuring that they are a BIID Registered Interior Designer®.  This new title is a way to help identify interior designers who have met the BIID’s rigorous professional standard and offers the reassurance that the designer is properly qualified and meets the BIID’s high standards of professional practice.

To download a free copy of the new BIID Client’s Guide, please go to

To find out more about the new BIID Registered Interior Designer® title go to

For further information, please contact:

Jenny Parker or Sarah Locke at Wildwood Public Relations           

Tel :  +44 (0)1293 851115              

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About the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID)

Established in 1965, the BIID is the professional institute for interior designers in the UK.

The BIID’s growing national and international membership represents both the commercial and residential sectors, from heritage to cutting edge. In addition to rigorous entry requirements that assess training, experience and professionalism, the Institute requires members to continue their professional development throughout their career, ensuring their continued expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters.

The BIID has been granted the prestigious and rare accolade of Institute status by the Minister of State. The Institute’s mission is to encourage and support creativity and competence in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education.

On the national stage, the BIID is a full member of the Construction Industry Council and, as a result, is now part of Government consultations to advise on new policy and legislation. Internationally, the BIID is represented on the board of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers. More details at