We all play our part and your understanding of the Contractor, Interior Designer and your own role and responsibilities is essential.
This phase is very exciting and terrifying at the same time! Big transformations are happening and it gets really messy before it gets beautiful! Issues may arise during this phase and require decision or adjustments to the design. It's the Contractors job to bring this to attention to the Interior Designer who will then find an appropriate solution and consult with the client before any changes are made.
There are so many things going on during this process that can be overwhelming and sometimes a client can end up making an on the spot decision or change with the Contractor without guidance from the Interior Designer, which can sometimes throw the project off the rails with out them noticing. There is a unique formula to your custom design and you don't want to pull out strings and have it start to unravel. Entrust your Interior Designer and you will have much more peace of mind and keep the "Vision" intact through this process.
If construction is not part of your scope then you are eagerly awaiting the next phase...Installation!