Every year our clients ask for Custom Window Treatments and it seems like we go through phases when people ask for the same styles. What they ask for is usually predicated by what they have seen in the magazines and in retail stores. Most of the time it is something very simple and boring…something that is quite frankly, an afterthought! It has no style, no color, and it is usually looks like warm glass of milk!!! Does this describe something you have in your home???
Meeting with children to decorate their rooms has always been one of my favorite things to do as an Interior Designer. I am fascinated by how diverse their minds are, what lofty ideas come to their little minds and how EXCITED they get when their room is done! It’s very rewarding for me to go through this process. Whether its for newborn babies or teenages, there is a challenge to make that child feel secure, safe and at home in their own room. We don’t usually think too much about that child and their place to go….its our house, right?!
I am in contact with several households each year and one of the questions I always ask is , “What is your preferred style?” Sometime this question is easily answered and sometimes it is not. The traditional people know for sure they are traditional and the contemporary people know they are contemporary but the other styles fall somewhere in the middle of all that. Most people will define their style based on what they see in advertisements. Retail stores like Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware and Ikea have established a style all of their own.