Client Collaboration

As designers, we get a wide variety of clients.  Some of them need a lot of assistance, some need to know how to make their already great pieces work in their space and some just want the finishing touches to make their home beautiful.  We love getting to work with each kind, but the best kind, in any situation, is when we can use our knowledge and expertise and mold it with the client's dreams and wishes to create some amazing.  

Sometimes we have all of the answers right away and sometimes there's some back and forth where we need to learn more about the client, their home and what exactly they desire.  Design is ALWAYS an evolving process and almost always involves some sort of detour.  But often, it's in the detours that you find something beautiful that you never considered before.  That's what happened recently with a client of ours in Seattle.

We were working on their living room and suggested painting their gold toned walls a lighter, gray to help neutralize and brighten up the space.  Their ceilings were also in the gold color so we obviously suggested those be painted as well--in white, to light the room and lift the space.  Well, we soon learned that the client's husband wasn't fan of white ceilings (some times you just can't know it all from the start!), so we were back at square one.  The ceilings had a continuous flow from room to room so a single color would still be necessary to keep a good flow.  The question was "What color?"  That's when our client had an "ah ha" moment and thought "What if we paint them light blue?!"  She quickly added a light blue swatch to ceiling next to the potential gray wall color already in place and sent the mockup our way along with a few real room images as a visual to see what we thought.

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We were immediately in love with the look!  And the fact that the client was able to marry our thoughts with a new idea to create something neither of us would have considered at the start, made it even better!  That is where the best designs live in my opinion.  

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I've always loved painted ceilings (especially on porches) and can't wait to see how this one will turn out!  I think it will work so well in their 1960's home that they have labored on for several years to make so beautiful.  We are just so grateful that they trusted us to be a part of the process!

In closing, here are a few more light blue ceilings to get you salivating :)

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How can we collaborate with you on your next project?  Contact us today.

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