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Decor Myth Busted: Hiring an Interior Designer is Unnecessary

Three designers shed light on these popular home myths


Do your really need a pro when it comes to turning your dream home into reality? Freelance interior designer Pam Akia Duma sheds light on this important topic.

Interview and Production by Tala Singson and Paula de Guzman.

Read the original article ("10 Decor Myths - Busted”) in the June 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Myth No. 6: Hiring an interior designer is unnecessary.

It’s easy to get inspiration for your dream home, since there are a lot of decorating blogs and magazines out there. But these ideas can get overwhelming, and that’s where professionals come in. The interior designer holds the job of simplifying and explaining the most feasible options, especially when the technical jargon is overwhelming.

“With the vast resources made available to us at this day and age, it is inevitable for the client to feel confused and to want all the ideas incorporated in the design of his dream home,” says Pam. “An interior designer will help you narrow down your choices and avoid ill-coordinated material finishes, furniture, and accessories. This also minimizes construction costs that a client will not have foreseen if he didn’t hire an interior designer.”


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