Photographed by Carley Rudd.
Go In Prepared
"When it comes to custom furniture, nothing can ensure the results or expedite the process quite like preparation! When you start your search for a custom piece of furniture, know what you’re looking for," advises Rea and Segal. "Make sure you know the measurements and have a few inspiration photos on hand to provide accurate examples of the vibe you’re going for."

They add, "Be sure to call ahead to make sure the designer you want to work with (or have been working with) is there to help you!"