Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sometimes being an interior designer is a lot like being superman.

A designer really needs to be able to look into the future in a lot of ways. When I meet with my clients I try and think about meeting two different people. The one who is telling me what they want as we sit and discuss ideas- aka the "young client" and that same client if we had time to take them to every showroom, every flea market around the world, every museum, castle, architectural monument and had the time to teach them all about fibers, fabrics, furniture construction and lighting- aka the "educated client". Some clients are very educated to begin with and some are very, very young!

As interior designers, it's not our job to meet just the "young" client's needs. A good designer will satisfy what you asked for and give you so much more. All the things that you couldn't put into words.  We also must look into the future to see what the client's life will be like in 5, 10, or even 20 years, all while still pleasing the "young" client (who may have a difficult time understanding your solutions) but designing for the "educated" client. It's not an easy job!

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