If we are continually waking up to a room that does not reflect who we are as a person, it’s like being a guest in a hotel. Collaboration with the clients vision and being flexible is the only way a designer successfully completes a project that is authentic to the owner.
I have learned to ask my family about their wants and needs in our home. When I started asking my family, I discovered some interesting things which have made my children feel more invested in their rooms and our home. I’m not suggesting you have your two-year old picking out silk for the drapery, but it is good to ask what they like and don’t like about their rooms or rooms they use in the home.
You might be surprised at how much you can learn from listening to others and being respectful that we all have opinions to consider!