I believe every home should be a reflection of the people who inhabit it. When I walk into a house I want to be able to learn something about the owner’s character, not just that they have kids, a dog and like the color beige. As your designer, I would find out who you are, what you like, what you need and put it all together into a cohesive, functional design. Even people with exquisite taste often find it hard to incorporate the things they love into a fluid design. I have found that there are 3 different types of people that find they need the help of a designer.
Type A- There are many people out there who have good taste, know what they like, and can recognize when a design scheme doesn’t work; however, they are unable to execute one that does on their own. These people need the assistance of a designer to take their room of beautiful things and turn it into a beautiful room.
Type B- These are the people who have no taste. They’re the ones with white walls and beige furniture. They’re not sure what they like and are afraid that they’ll make the wrong design choice, so consequently they never make a choice at all. These people need someone to push them outside of they’re box and create a room they never knew they couldn’t live without.
Type C- The people with bad taste! These people have made a valient effort to execute what it is that they think they want. The result however is not usually something they’re proud of. It’s ok if you’re one of these people, at least you weren’t afraid to try something. Its all about the execution. You might have had a good idea, but lacked the expertise to properly execute it. If you were going for Tuscan and ended up with grape borders and fake ferns, then you’re probably in need of a designer!
As a designer I strive to create a design that is as unique as the client I am designing it for. I believe that good design should be attainable even with the most humble of budgets. Design is something we all need, we’re just not all aware of it. A well designed space should invite, entice, and invigorate. As you move from room to room, space to space, building to building, take note of how the different rooms make you feel. Do you want to sit and stay a while, or are you looking for the closest exit? Does your bedroom feel cozy and relaxing? Does your kitchen cause cravings? Does your living room welcome your guests or tell them you’re ready for them to leave? Consider all of these things when deciding whether or not you are in need of a designer.