Currently I am working for one of the greatest architects in New York (so essentially the world) and I'm honestly learning so much. One of the most essential lessons I'm learning is knowing not just other designers, their style but also respecting their work. Everyone- designers, clients, family, friends- EVERYONE has an opinion and the thing about design is it's all a matter of opinion. At the same time that a design of a room might not be in your taste, learning to respect that and explaining why you do and do not like something is key.
When I saw the especially fabulous home of Hutton Wilkinson's - the incredibly ornate decorator famed for his over-the-top style- home featured on One King's Lane, I was extremely intrigued. A minimalist would probably jump out the window within a few steps, but luckily I am no minimalist, and I found the space fascinating. Compiled of overly embellished antiques, eye-popping colors and enough leopard print to make a the RHONJ jealous, this home is one to be seen.
And this goes back to what I'm learning. This house might not be within my taste but I definitely respect aspects of the space. That chartreuse velvet sofa is amazing and I need that gilded console in the dining room. However, bright orange walls and a countless number of animal figurines would probably give me nightmares if I stayed there. That is a matter of my opinion, learning to explain that better is something every designer needs or learn.
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