When meeting with a prospective client for the first time, it is important to raise many questions to form an idea of what needs to be done in line with the principles of Interior Design. A great way to start would be to ask the client to form a sort of mood board using an app called Pinterest. This clever app lets you bind all your likes and ideas into an online board which helps the designer to gain an insight into the clients unique taste and lifestyle.
Another way to do this would be for the designer to create a checklist listing the existing features then noting which changes or improvements need to be made. Using this checklist helps to achieve a desired outcome for the client. Again, the key is to gain as much information as possible to be able to compile a project brief and explore the options available to meet the clients expectations.