Most interior designers joke about how difficult it can be to design for themselves. I believe that part of it is paralysis of analysis. We know about so many options so it’s overwhelming to know which route to go. Another side is that we are focusing on serving others in the spaces that shape their lives that sometimes our own projects get put on the back burner.
Case in point: I lived with a 1950’s bathroom in our first house in Hollywood for a decade. The pink colored walls made my kids practically camouflaged. The irony is that now, a couple years after selling that home, that color is all the rage! History is repeating itself and many tile manufacturers showcase this color in their most current product offering.
I went from pink to mauve, as my new-to-me home was built in the ‘70’s but, my current Master Bathroom hosts a floral wallcovering with matching blinds! It’s quite literally on the back burner because as I usually advise clients, I’m focusing my renovation efforts on the more public areas of my home. The mauve flowers will have to wait, tackling my guest bathroom will be my next project.
Our team also struggled with making the time for our own office design. If you don’t know already, we made a huge announcement last month that we’re moving! We are gratefully busy right now and quite honestly struggled to find the time to fit in our project. It’s in the city now and we’re waiting for a permit but, we’re still completing the final renderings! Good thing we know what we’re doing! 😉