Most interior designer professionals have spent years forging excellent working relationships with a variety of vendors, contractors and other service providers. They can, therefore, draw on the expertise of a team of proven professionals to assist in carrying the project forward smoothly and efficiently, often saving the client significant time and money. The proven relationships and leverage of a skillful designer makes them a powerful ally to their clients during the implementation phase of the project and this should not be underestimated. Some clients don’t have the time or desire to manage and integrate the skills necessary to implement their project. Or, perhaps they travel frequently. In such cases, they can be confident that the project will move ahead under the designer’s care, expertise and integrity, in keeping with their needs.