Originally Posted 17 June 09
If you are looking for something for your home, but can’t find anything that’s exactly right, it might be worth commissioning something special.
Many small creative businesses like Tigermoth Lighting offer this service and you may find that its not as expensive as you think.
“Custom” commissions will involve making a version of a product that is already offered. This can be especially useful if you are looking for something to fit an unusual space, for example a sofa to fit exactly along the wall of your sitting room. Also if you are looking for a different colour, for example a chandelier with crystal that picks out the exact colour of a stained glass window in your hallway.
“Bespoke” commissions involve a lengthier process whereby the designer will start from scratch and will work with you to create your dream design. This can be more expensive than a “Custom” commission.
Don’t be afraid to call up a designer whose designs you like and ask. Most designers will be happy to talk you through the options and come up with some ideas. After all, decorating our homes is all about expressing our individuality, so why not work with a designer to create something totally unique?
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