Remember the days of in person shopping? From showrooms to the local hardware store, the ability to browse a store’s aisles is just another item on the long list of activities that have drastically changed this past year. Of course, the internet provides us with never-ending options, from area rugs to dog beds to groceries. But, with so many options, how do you choose? It can be very daunting. Case in point, I went through what seemed to be over 50 dog beds online before I purchased one for Royce and Maddie, in just the right size and color.
Now, consider what goes into the designing and building of a home. Thousands of decisions to be made. This is why the first step in our process with each client is to create a dialogue, to learn what catches their eye, what styles speak to them, what excites them about their new or transformed home. It’s never been more important for us to arrange and sort and, yes, curate those images as we proceed to the heart of the design. We so enjoy the intaking of these elements with our clients, and it leads to engaging conversations about “why” and “what if.” Listening fosters the relationship with our clients and allows us to understand why the client likes something and how it ultimately is reflected in their home’s story.
How we shop and gather inspiration may be different, but listening and clearly articulating design solutions will continue to be the drivers for productive client relationships resulting in successful projects.