Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Interior Design - The Artist - Comparing Apples to Apples

On most projects, I feel very capable of putting my design skills to use in pulling together the finishing touches for a final reveal, once I’ve got received the project's go-ahead and the real budget has been approved.  I become the artist who layers in the final brush strokes with the tools of their trade. 

If each of those strokes needs to be revisited or reviewed, it impacts project management as it does slow down the entire process with second-guessing and it stifles the creative capacity - and well, let's face it, retracted budgets don't always bode well for the outcome.  It's not necessarily awful, but it's not necessarily great, either.  When the client(s) allow for the follow-through to unfold, it's literally a beautiful thing!

We begin with an inspiration image, with the understanding it will be personalized to accomplish an end goal.

The process begins . . . Yes, the beginning can create some anxiety.  And it's during this time of project development, if clients are involved in every step of the way, there is temptation to change course.  It takes a firm but gentle designer to lead the way and a willing and trusting client to follow.

It’s at this stage I can hear a sigh of relief.  While collaboration is important, notice there is one hand controlling the brush.  

Comparing apples to apples . . .  it's in the artist's designer's mind and in their final touch which makes for a beautiful picture.

I like those apples, very much!

Thanks to 

for sharing a great lesson in art.

All my best! ~ Wanda

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