T.G.I.F. Thank Goodness Design is NOT Brain Surgery!
The focus required to pull off successful interiors is intense. Sometimes, I take myself and the process way too seriously. This is when I have to take a deep breath, back off (remember my New Years Intentions!) and laugh at myself! The details in this business are enormous and it is so easy to become completely obsessed with the process. When this happens, my amazing staff reminds me that this is not brain surgery. This makes me laugh because these are the very words I use to coax many a client off the ledge when they get too close to the project and it begins to take over their life.
Projects go through many stages as they morph into the beautiful butterfly that they become. Sometimes, the process can be overwhelming, particluarly when the project is in its ugly duckling stage and it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is when you need the faith! In the end, it is only rooms and it is only stuff and all of it can be changed, coaxed, and manipulated to create a beautiful end result. I like to say,”I have yet to meet a room I cannot fix”!
So with that, I say, “relax, and enjoy the journey”… Get a professional to help you with the myriad of details and then, simply laugh. It’s good for the soul, but it is also good for the outcome of the room!