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Why you shouldn’t cherry pick design advice!?

As a designer I take a comprehensive approach to creating a design scheme. I consider a wide range of factors such as the client's lifestyle, preferences, functional requirements, aesthetics and architectural elements. I use this information to create a cohesive design that reflects the client's personality while meeting their specific needs.

When a client cherry picks design elements, they may not be considering the big picture or the underlying design principles that tie everything together. They may focus solely on certain design elements that they like, without considering how they fit into the overall design scheme. This can result in a disjointed and unbalanced space that doesn't meet their needs or expectations.

The truth is, you don't really need to fall in love with every single piece in a design scheme! Loving extatically every single piece can lead to a lack coherence and design unity.

This principle applies to clients wanting to cherry pick my advice to get a cheaper package! Please don't get me wrong, I understand where they are coming from and I would help if it would be that easy. However I learnt from experience to say NO to ‘picking my brain’ E.g. Can you just help me with the TV wall of the living room, or just help with choosing the tiles in the bathroom, or just help me choose between these two rugs etc

The reason for being so confident in saying no is that I have done it before and I haven’t seen it work. I have never ever encountered a situation in which you can just pick that one thing! You always have to consider the context and factor in the multitude of elements from the surrounding space.

Punctual design advice doesn't really exist! The outcome of only choosing bits and pieces is always disjunct and doesn't bring value added to the client! I would be wasting their money! There is no shortcut to this… unfortunately!

What’s more, cherry picking can also limit creativity. If you are only interested in a certain design element or a specific layout, I may be forced to work within those limitations. This can stifle creativity and prevent me from exploring alternative design solutions that may better meet your needs.

The most successful projects I worked on, are those those where I worked collaboratively with the client, where the client trusted my expertise to create a cohesive and personalised design scheme that meets their distinctive preferences and lifestyle.

I truly love helping my clients! I am so passionate about it but if you want to pick my brain and get value out of it – only a full room design package will work! It is not that I don't want to help you in less time – I just know that it doesn't bring the value you are looking for!

So if you are craving for that Soho House worthy bedroom or that effortlessly chic Parisian apartment look - my design packages include full room designs. It doesn't have to be a huge room – perhaps you want a dreamy laundry area! - yes that is possible! :) or a tiny home office – I am here to help you with the planning, vision and sources that fit into your budget!

Let's infuse some joy into your home!


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