After reviewing the crazy design schedule I have planned for tomorrow, I decided it might make an interesting blog to document one of my crazy, jam packed days. Many people think the life of an Interior Designer is a glamorous affair, filled with shopping, creative design sessions, and satisfied customers. A little dose of my "design reality" sheds a little light on the subject.
8:00 - Target departure for my 9:00 design appointment in Dallas. Fully loaded and ready to go at 8:05 (will have to make up the time on the Tollway!) and then I realize my car is filthy. My previous day's appointment was at a new construction site that welcomes you with a dusty dirt road. My first appointment is with a new client and I want to make a good impression, so... I go back inside and get the Windex bottle and paper towel to perform an emergency "Spitz Bath" for the van. Now it is 8:15 and the planets will have to align for me to make the appointment on time!
9:05 - Only 5 minutes late, which is amazing - but then I realize that there is no parking in the area. I finally arrive fully out of breath from walking in heels on 4 blocks of cobblestone sidewalks with two heavy design bags! This appointment is with Sean, who has just closed on a new loft in the West End area of Dallas. The loft has a great layout, but his entire 2,500 square foot new home has been painted "Builder's Bisque" and is in dire need of character and warmth.
Sean is interested in using color to add interest and to separate the adjoining living spaces. We pick out beautiful hues of greens and taupes for the main areas and additional colors for the office and bedrooms. We discuss his entertaining and lifestyle preferences along with furniture style. I take room measurements so I can email him several layout options with associated furniture sizes. Sean is now ready to have the loft painted and can buy furniture this weekend based on our discussions and the floor plan layouts to come.
Thank you, dear Lori for another great post.
If any of you are in the Texas area and interested in an interior design consultation, you can contact Lori at her website Lori Lynn Designs.