Are You Ready to Embrace Your True Interior Design Style? One That Truly Reflects Your Style and Color Preferences?
I love meeting with new clients and learning about their projects, but I’ll admit that at times I’m a little surprised to learn that most aren’t embracing their true interior design style. In most instances, I find the reasons are based on fear. Fear of not knowing where to start. Fear of not knowing how to put things together. Fear of not doing a good job. And fear of wasting money.
Case in point: A few weeks ago I met with a wonderful new client and was immediately smitten with her. She had such a warm & vibrant personality and within minutes I felt like we had been friends our entire lives. (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these kinds of clients!!!) She was impeccably dressed, although not in a fussy way, just very stylish & hip. Her hair and make-up were perfectly flawless, yet very natural-looking (think Jennifer Anniston), and her taste in accessories were to die for.
Your Interior Design Style Should Be an Extension of Your Personal Style.
So, you’re probably wondering why I’m telling you about my stylish my client, and what this has to do with embracing YOUR interior design style, right? Well you see, I was a bit perplexed with her. Here was this beautiful, vibrant person sitting in front of me, yet her home was completely null and void of any signs of she and her husband’s personality. I couldn’t help but wonder…How is it that she seems so self-assured, looks so put together and polished, yet her taste and confidence hadn’t transferred to her interior design style?
Upon further probing, I discovered that she and her husband do love color and pattern, and desperately want to get out of “the beigedom”, as she called it. She also admitted that her personal clothing style took years of trial & error, but when it came to decorating her home she was completely terrified of making the wrong decisions. Or any decisions for that fact. So therefore, they chose the easy, boring way out…Beigedom! Sound familiar?
So, what prompted the need for change now? In her words, “I’m tired of living in blah beige-dom. I want and need color in my life. I want to be proud to entertain family and friends in our home. And with your guidance, we’re ready to embrace our true design style. We’re ready for our home to finally reflect us.” That was music to my ears!!!
I’m happy to report that I’m working on a vibrant design plan for their family. One that speaks their personality! And one that they’ll be proud of for many years!
How about you? Does your home embrace your sense of style? Or does it feel like someone else lives there? I’d love to hear your thoughts. And of course, if you need my help, I’d be more than happy too!
Until next time…Happy decorating!