The "B" Word in Design... Budget!
Budget is always the toughest thing to sort through as people start a design project. How much should my investment be? In order to determine how much you want to spend on a renovation, new construction home or decor project you have to really understand your Wish List.
In my experience most people don’t fully understand the connection between their Budget and their Wish List at the beginning of a project. The Wish List and Budget start off as strangers and we have to entice them to date, fall in love and live happily ever after! As a designer there are two ways I can approach this. Number one, only show my client what fits within their budget, even if it doesn’t fulfill the Wish List, thus making decisions about what is important on their Wish List for them. Or number two, show them everything on their Wish List and let the client determine what stays and what goes. To be honest, most projects are a mix of these two approaches. I don’t care how big the Budget for a project is, everyone has a number in mind and it’s best to work through it together!
Interior Designer’s are inherently People-Pleasers and we want everyone to have all the things!! All the things on their Wish List!! Here is your custom dining table! Here are your beautiful window treatments! Here is your one of a kind piece of art! It brings me great joy to deliver projects that make dreams come true within a budget. It’s the ultimate gift to my client and a happy marriage for everyone.
Have a great weekend friends!