I recently began work on a living room redesign for a client that is exacting, impatient, and impossible to please: me.
You might assume that working in the world of interior design, I would love redoing my own space and want to regularly switch up the design, but nothing could be further from the truth. As I see it, the ultimate test of my skills as a designer should reflect the longevity of my own personal design choices: if I tell my clients that they should buy ‘forever pieces’, I need to be following my own advice. Furthermore, from a common sense financial position, I can’t reasonably splurge on furniture knowing it will be replaced in a year or two. So after 4 years in my home and close to 8 years with certain key pieces like my Jonathan Adler lounger, it’s time to switch things up.
The DWR chair, vintage Luis Vuitton trunk, Saarinen coffee table and bar cart are staying. Everything else you see is going. I’ll be sharing updates over the next few months as new pieces start to come in, and old pieces find a new home in a different part of the room.
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Love the bar!
This is great practice for those picky clients!
I just figured out that one of my daughters friends lives in the house to the East of you–maybe you’ll see your old car parked there?! Such a small world…
What color is this wall?
So true! …looking forward to seeing the finished product.
I love the images we created of your brand ‘new home’ 4 years ago. This image and 2 other images of your beautiful home are on the back of my (Moo) photo business cards. Can’t wait to see how you re-imagine the space.
Thanks Dan! You’ll be there to photograph it when it’s done!