Episode #30: Ready to hire a Designer? Advice to help you with your search with Renée Biery

Do you have a whole lot more space to furnish, and you’re thinking about getting a professional designer to help you out? Or maybe you’re not even sure if having a designer is right for you? I’m so excited to be chatting with another seasoned designer, as we share our expertise with you in answering these questions.

Renée deVignier Biery, ASID, is an interior designer based in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1994 she earned an Associate degree in Applied Science in Interior Design with distinction, from New York School of Interior Design, one of the country’s oldest conservatory interior design programs.

Biery honed her skills working in the design field in New York. She began in 1993 as an associate in the legendary Lexington Avenue boutique of Charlotte Moss, and then spent several years as a senior designer in the firm of Barbara Hauben Ross, a New York designer especially known for luxury Art Deco interiors. During her time in New York, Biery honed her skills in historical and architectural renovation, as well as modern color, shape and structure. This experience structured her approach of a quietly pared-down viewpoint that balances more embellished, traditional environments.

Biery is formally trained in practical interior architecture with advanced technical and rendering proficiency. Her credentials include NCIDQ board licensing as a professional member of the ASID, the design industry’s highest certification.

Biery returned permanently to Wilmington in 2000 and established her own firm, deVignier design, inc. She works in restoration as well as new construction, and remains committed to the personal attention of a studio practice where she is fully involved from inception to installation with every assignment.

I’ve been wanting to bring another designer on the podcast to talk about what many people moving often struggling with, and that is trying to figure out who to hire for a designer. As  Renée and I shared, it’s a decision that ultimately depends on your comfort level, so make sure whoever you decide is a fit for you, as there’s an abundance of designers and options available. I hope that hearing things from the perspective of designers can help make the options available less intimidating, and as always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or feedback on this episode!

What You’ll Learn from this Episode: 

  • How to know if you are ready to work with a designer

  • The best ways to find your “designer match”

  • Why you need to consider having a well-designed home as an investment that will increase the value of your home

  • Our best tips, tricks and considerations to make the right hire for you

  • Renee’s niche and how she developed a new part of her career to serve homeowners and designers alike