Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Changing Lanes

We finished my client's entry and I think it looks great. It is the most traditional thing I have ever done in terms of color, finishes, shapes, and accessories. To my eyes, it is almost completely tame and colorless, because design is like porn and violence, the more you see of it, the more you are numb. But to my client, who is new to design and just discovering her "design voice", it is colorful and bright and not the calm and soothing look she was going for. So the whole back corner with the round table and the moth prints is going to be scrapped. We will try something completely new. That's why this is a lifelong process, and not a two day race. I always say your home should look like you, not your designer. This entry doesn't look like either one of us. Back to the drawing board!
So since the entry will look completely different eventually, I can show you these pics of the way it is now. I also include a pic of the dining room, which still has to have accessories, and a host/hostess patterned chair. But we love the ivory chairs we did and the chandelier with the leaves in iron.
 What do you guys think?


Anonymous said...

It's like when I put makeup on someone who never wears makeup. It looks gorgeous and natural, but they think they look like a clown. I absolutely love the mirror and those chairs with the dining table!

Blue Fruit said...

Yep, all in the eye of the beholder!
And I couldn't agree more about a home looking like the owner not the designer ~ that is the challenge of being an interior designer I think ~ almost more of a psychologist than a designer in many respects.

Jamie L. said...

It is interesting to see my house from this perspective. l have to say that I am crazy about most of what we have done. In the dining room I love the chairs with the table and the chandelier. I love the dresser and mirror in the foyer, but I the far corner of the foyer doesn't feel right yet. I know we will get there though.