What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?
Remember the cheesy pick up line, "Hey, baby, what's your sign?" Before your time? I may be showing my age, but before Tinder or Match.com, inquiring about someone's zodiac sign was a way to start a conversation. It was a starting point, a point of reference that people could (or at least pretend to) understand.
What's your style?
As a designer, I get asked this question a lot. While not technically a pick up line, this question can also be a conversation starter. However, the answer I give may surprise you. My answer is, "It doesn't matter." That's right, it does not matter what my style is because I am not designing my home; I am designing your home.
My design preference also doesn't matter because the elements and principals of design I use are universal. They can be applied to any style. While my personal affection is for Mid-Century modern with explosions of color, I understand that not everyone shares my love of quirky foo dogs or vintage color by number paintings.
Where Have You Been All My Life?
When I first started working as an interior designer, I couldn't believe I was getting paid to do something that came so naturally to me. I can walk in a room, and it speaks to me. While the room tells me what it wants to be, I also listen to the people who live in the space. Even if you aren't articulate in "design speak" I can look at examples of what is currently in your space, find out what is working for you and what isn't. Then, using the elements and principals of design, I can come up with a design plan that is uniquely tailored for your style. I am also proficient in Pintrest and Houzz translation. I am able to see recurring themes in your Pintrest boards and translate those common denominators into the design of your space.
Your Place or Mine?
If you come to me and ask me to design your room, I can do it with out adding a single foo dog (come on, what do you have against them?) or Eames lounge chair, because not only do I pay attention to you, I also pay attention to things like proportion, scale, pattern, color... They are just a few tools in my designer tool belt that I use to make any room more balanced and put together than it was before I came on the scene.
Get Out of My Dreams and Into My Car...Err...Home!
If you're tired of cheesy pick up lines, and want the home of your dreams, click here to get in touch. It will be a match made in heaven!