As we were discussing yesterday, you see the fabulous after shots but you don't always know the stress/angst or the story behind getting to them. Many assume that it's a cakewalk. Interior Design is NOT for the faint of heart people. You have to be made of a thick skin if you are the interior designer and if you are the client you need to have faith, trust, hope and the tenacity to stick it out through tough times!!! It really is a marriage.
I talk about the emotional side of things a lot on here but let's try to always keep in mind that this is still a business and there are rules that need to be respected and followed on both sides of the relationship. As with any relationship, if there is an imbalance it can easily send the entire shebang into a skid and well that's not going to do anyone any good is it?
So here's the scenario we were facing in the living room: Client had an existing pair of chairs which I incorporated into the first condo I designed for her almost a decade ago - her bachelorette pad. Our plan was to reupholster these and pair them with an exisitng Roots Leather sofa her mother was going to give her. It is in impeccable shape and has their class tailored good looks but it is black. I cringe whenever I have to incorporate a large leather sofa into a space not gonna lie - they just lack anything that makes me want to love them. Ironic because I quite fancy one for my own house but knowing how I feel about leather I am having a crisis of fabric proportions. Anyway, we needed to add another sofa into the room but I didn't want to do a matching pair, I definitely didn't want to make it a loveseat/sofa combination which I feel needs to die in a firey ball of flames so what to do? Our feeling for the space was definitely a global chic and the client loves colour and pattern... Ready for our solution?