— San Diego home decor shop Outrageous Rugs is pleased to welcome back interior designer Faye Fentin to the store April 2 from noon until 3 p.m. to offer free consultations with customers. Fentin was at Outrageous Rugs in February to offer consultations to customers and that went so well, the designer is eager to share her expertise with customers again.
Fentin, who is Director of Membership at the American Society of Interior Designers, says she was able to help numerous people during the February event and looks forward to helping even more people this time around.
“Last time, the salespeople were letting customers know that I’d be there during the week leading up to the event and that worked out brilliantly, because those customers came back on the Saturday with their questions and I was able to help them,” Fentin said. “Although I didn’t end up talking to a lot of people, I feel like I really helped the ones I did talk to and helped them find what they were looking for. In terms of consulting, it’s not quantity of people that matters, it’s the quality of the time that a consultant is able to provide to a person and I was able to spend some quality time with the people who did come in.
“Selecting a rug isn’t one two three we’re all done. It takes some serious thought and understanding of what the space is, what needs people have. That’s a decision that I can help them with, but it doesn’t just take five minutes.”
Many of the questions Fentin received during her first event at the San Diego home decor shop involved what size of rug would be good in a certain space, what material a rug should be made of and what colors would go best with a room.
Fentin says she’s best able to help people when they bring in pictures of the rooms they’re buying rugs for or bits of fabric from the furniture in the room. The more she knows about about a room, the better she is able to help, the designer says.
Outrageous Rugs co-founder Ross Margolin says bringing in a certified interior design specialist will not only help people who have questions, but will potentially save them some money, as booking an appointment with an interior designer can be an expensive endeavour.
“People who came in last time Faye was here got the kind of design advice they’d normally have to pay for,” Margolin said. “That’s one of the big reasons we’re happy to have Faye back. Her design advice is incredibly valuable for customers, and a lot of people appreciated that they could get that level of consultation without having to pay anything. People are happy to just talk to her about their ideas so they can get some feedback from someone who knows what she’s talking about. It’s a service that we’re happy to be able to offer customers.”
Because it took a while for people to start showing up during Fentin’s visit in February, the crew at Outrageous Rugs have moved the event back one hour. During her February visit, Fentin was at the store from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. On April 2, she will be at the store, located at 7126 Miramar Road in San Diego, from noon until 3 p.m. to accommodate people getting a later start to the day on weekends.
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