Energy of a Space: Part 2
Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Over the years, much of what I have done as part of the design process is education. It is as much about my continued learning as it is my clients. I learn so much about what makes my clients unique and interesting, building trust and open lines of communication helps me to get to the heart of the matter.
Many clients come to me initially with a sort of ‘to-do’ list of things they want completed. On one hand, I can execute and check the items off the list. On the other hand, if I know what went into the creation of that list, the intention behind the items on the list I can design not just for beauty, function and culture. I want to know who my clients are, what makes them unique, what excites their mind and brings them joy. I want to know what moments do my clients create in every day life for joy or are they able to create those moments? What can design do to better their experience in life. When I work with clients there is a closeness that develops, its a very personal process.
Being an interior designer helps me to create the backdrop of moments in our life. Interior Design creates the spaces we connect in and those spaces bring energy of their own. Think about when you enter a Gothic cathedral with vaulted ceilings, intricate carved detail and stained glass windows. When you enter the cathedral do you lower your voice, are you awe struck? What about an indoor children's park full of color and vibrant energy, do children set out running and yelling and laughing diving into the ball pit? Do you think the space signals to you how to "be" in it?
This is a loft space above a restaurant in Philadelphia, their are two rooms that are meant to be rented for corporate meetings, private dinners or parties. It was important to keep the decor simple and clean and something that people could see as able to be customized to their specific needs.