Viridis Design Philosophy – Part 1

Hello, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. Thankfully, the main reason for that is that I have been very busy with interior design projects. For that I’m very grateful. However, I’ve neglected my website and certainly have not provided any design advice for those seeking it via the internet. So it is my intention to commit to blogging regularly – hopefully at least once a week and sharing my interior design experiences, in the hopes that it will benefit some one out there and also help me analyze my own design process.

Often I am asked by my clients if there is something they should know if they want to select something on their own, which I encourage them to do especially if they do not have the budget for a full-time interior designer. I point them in the right direction, but honestly, it is hard for me to give them rules of design. They want to know all the do’s and don’ts. Unfortunately, I don’t believe in hard and fast rules when it comes to design. Much like fashion design, you can follow the trends and go out and buy that new look, but that doesn’t mean it will flatter you or reflect the image you want to project. If you want to combine blue and orange it may be challenging, but it can be done with style. So instead of imparting a set of rules that don’t take into account your personality and individuality, I’d rather my clients go out and show me what they’ve found that speaks to them or caught their eye and then I can show them from those selections what works best with what and also what other furnishing or color or finishes will build upon the foundation of that design.

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