We met with some potential clients not long ago. It was a wonderful first meeting. They brought pictures of their home and explained what they liked and didn’t like about it. We realized in talking to them, how much it helps to be clear about our process and how we approach design. It may be from a different perspective than other designers. We like to find out about their lives and how they live within their home. The details are so important… Knowing if they are reclusive or if they like to entertain. Those details can change the way we might place a sofa or chairs in a great room. Is television important or is music more important?
The questionnaire we send out to our clients helps them think about the space differently than they might have in the past.
It is the beginning of a slow dance with a potentially long term client.