Designing for a designer

Client's final design

Client's final design

I love designing spaces for clients. There is nothing that makes me happier than hearing that a client loves their space. I often hear things like 'you have such a good eye' and there is nothing more rewarding. One of the other things I hear from clients is 'I bet you have beautiful home.' Oh how I wish that were true.

Designing for yourself, as an interior designer, can be a challenge. We are constantly introduced to the latest and greatest products or searching for items for a clients home that we fall in love with. My own living room has had multiple design inspirations. I think I have the right look than I seem to come across something that I want more than the previous item.

My living room going into fall

My living room going into fall

In my home there are pieces from World Market, Wayfair, ZGallerie, and Home Goods. My sofa is tan and I want a gray sectional with a chaise, and I found just the one. Then two days ago I found a straight sofa that I am debating over the sectional. With so much good stuff out there, it can be daunting.

Not to mention deciding on a style can be ever changing. My preferred design style is more of a mix of modern and rustic. In researching products for clients, I find myself wanting to bring in a farmhouse aesthetic to my home. As a designer, I know that clients can get overwhelmed with choices, and that is why they hire a designer. Maybe I should take a tip from myself and hire a designer.