Whatever the problem, whenever I get stuck or frustrated, it’s usually because I’m stuck in my own head. Fortunately, I discovered the power of discussing things with others to understand how to approach the issues I was facing.
I think we often underestimate how quickly we can progress in many areas of our lives when we confide in people we trust. Now, when I feel resistant to collaborating or being hesitant to be open about areas where I need help, that’s my cue to do just that.
In January of this year, I started offering consulting call, primarily in the area of home design, but also on topics such as pursuing a creative career and building the foundation for a social media presence. there is. The other party has a general sense of what they want. I just need help determining the exact direction I want to go next. This is my turn.
Today, I’m sharing three specific ways a consulting call can help you with your interior design project.
If you’re interested in interior design consulting, but would like more information before you book a phone call, read on.
1. Those who are overwhelmed and stuck in their design project choices.
Making decisions on any design project can be overwhelming. This is especially true if you are practicing slow design, that is, doing updates incrementally over time rather than all at once. When you’re piecing together a room design piece by piece, it can be hard to know which choices to make that will feel cohesive (and you’ll love it!) when the project is complete. This is where design consulting can be a very helpful tool for moving projects forward.
In a consulting call, I spoke with someone who leans toward mid-century modern style but lives in a house built in the 80s. She and her husband were trying to decide how to create a cohesive overall style throughout the home. I was trying to incorporate and remove some things that didn’t fit into the overall scheme.
When you’re piecing together a room design piece by piece, it can be hard to know which choices to make that will feel cohesive (and you’ll love it!) when the project is complete. This is where design consulting can be a very helpful tool for moving projects forward.
On our call, she asked about the type of flooring that would complement the existing tile floors in an area of the house. Once you’ve determined which flooring makes the most sense, it’s much easier to determine the style of other design elements, such as curtains. We also discussed making the house more reminiscent of the classic style and less reminiscent of the 80’s. It’s easy.
2. People who need help figuring out room layouts.
Determining the layout of a room (or even an entire house) is another common area that can often feel bogged down in the design process. If your space layout and resulting traffic flow isn’t working, discussing solutions with your consultant may reveal a solution.
In a recent consulting call, I spoke with someone who lived in a traditional home with a closed concept floor plan and many restrictive architectural features. , we discussed if there was any furniture that could be removed from each room, and if there was a way to rearrange the furniture to make it work better. Discussing these and other points revealed layout options I hadn’t considered before.
3. People who need help with product procurement.
Almost every design consulting call I’ve had has involved some discussion of product sourcing. During each of these calls, we discussed the specific type of item the person was looking for and sourced the product live during the meeting.The most common product requests were fabric, furniture and wallpaper selections. I’ve tried narrowing my choices down to a few specific options. This kind of conversation can be very helpful for anyone looking to fit a particular product into their home’s existing design scheme.
For more information on consulting calls, please visit our Consulting FAQ page.If you’re ready to book a call, you can on the calendarWe currently have some openings in April. Soon he will also start May dates. looking forward to!
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