Designing for a designer
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.
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.