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Exploring Interior Design with Josiane Raphael

In our recent episode of the Home Design Podcast, we had the pleasure of hosting the incredibly talented interior designer, Josiane Raphael of Ebotan Interiors. Josiane brought a wealth of knowledge and insight into the world of interior design, sharing her expertise and passion for creating spaces that are both beautiful and functional. 

Key Takeaways and Highlights

Keeping the Future in Mind When Working in the Present

One of the main themes Josiane emphasized was the importance of keeping the future in mind when working on current projects. She highlighted how thoughtful design choices can ensure that a space remains functional and stylish, as well as making sure the homeowner still likes the designs for years to come. Her approach not only adds longevity to the design but also helps in making sustainable choices that benefit both the environment and the homeowner in the long run.


Josiane stressed the importance of referrals in the interior design industry. A referral from a trusted source can often lead to finding the right designer who aligns with your specific needs and vision.  


Before hiring an interior designer, it’s very important to do your homework. Josiane advised researching and finding a designer whose style and approach match your own needs and wants. This ensures a level-headed working relationship and a successful design outcome.

Ask Questions

Josiane emphasized the importance of asking questions before the initial consultation with a potential interior designer. Key questions to ask include:

  • What is your process?
  • How much do you charge for consultations?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?

These questions can help clarify expectations and ensure you are comfortable with the designer’s approach and pricing.

Hiring an Interior Designer Will Save You Money! $$

Contrary to what some might believe, hiring an interior designer can actually save you money in the long run. Josiane explained that a designer’s expertise can help avoid costly mistakes and ensure that your budget is used efficiently. Additionally, having a professional guide you through the process provides peace of mind, knowing that your project is in experienced hands.

Always Reach Out

Josiane encouraged listeners to always reach out to potential designers, even if they have doubts or concerns. The worst that can happen is that the designer might not be the right fit, but that’s part of the process. Don’t be discouraged by a “no”; it simply means you need to keep looking for the right match.

Being True to Yourself

Finally, Josiane underscored the importance of being true to yourself in both design and life. Authenticity shines through in your work and helps create spaces that truly reflect your personality and style. Staying true to your values and vision ensures a more satisfying and meaningful design experience.

Our conversation with Josiane Raphael of Ebotan Interiors on the Home Design Podcast was filled with invaluable insights for all things interior design. By keeping the future in mind, doing thorough research, asking the right questions, and staying true to yourself, you can create spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional and enduring. We hope these takeaways inspire you on your design journey!

Don’t forget to watch the entire podcast with Josiane Raphael on YouTube: CLICK HERE TO WATCH

If you want to get in touch with Josiane, you can visit her website at ebotan.com or follow her on Instagram @ebotaninteriors!

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