Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My blog serves me in so many ways, one is to show you and myself what I am drawn to, which colors and rooms make me sigh with joy, what my dream home would look like. This house needs to be large since I have many moods and all need a place to roam!
I love colors, contrast, living plants and flowers, artwork, natural objects, organic flow and a bohemian feel.
This also shows, that there is quite a gap between my house of delights and my work reality ...
I think many designer/decorators face the same situation.Or dilemma...
How much do we want to put our stamp on our work? Are we hired for our particular style (the lucky ones, or the ones who have proven their visions to be worthy of some repeat?), or are we supposed to fulfill someone elses dream? What is expected of us? Ideally we meet somewhere in the middle and the designer/client relationship is based on deep trust and an admiration for mutual ideas. We sometimes have to turn into psychologists, couple's counselor and mediator between parents and children and often become friends.
From my own expirience trust is the first and formost quality. Getting to know as many aspects of your clients lifestyle is another. Having an impeccable work ethic. One of the things I've learned is the ability to compromise. Spending time talking and figuring out exact needs is very importend to me. Only then I begin to think of color swatches and layouts.
Well, but for myself I dream and don't have to worry about compromises yet!
These images are a sheer pleasure ride and I enjoy sharing them with you.
Pictures via my own (1), HouseBeautiful,vi.sualize.us, housetohome, stylebeat, desiretoinspire, CotedeTexas, Designers Guild
If I forgot to mention any source I appologize!