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A thought occurred to me the other day, while I was chatting with a colleague of mine. She and I were having a brainstorming meeting, and she said, “Do you realize just how much we have to know?”
Many people have been commenting over the last few years about the growth we are experiencing here in Denver, and whether you like it or not it is not looking like it will be stopping any time soon.
I wish my drive to the mountains and my I-25 commute were a little better too, but this growth is affecting the Design & Construction industry in just as many ways.
Gone are the days of holing up in the office, keeping your head down in your cubicle, and grinding out as much work as possible. The younger generations are entering the workforce and bringing with them a refreshing energy and enthusiasm for collaboration, community, and partnership that is leading us to design innovation across the board.
It seems that as I encounter people and tell them what I do for a living I am starting to get the same response and suggestion from people. It goes something like this:
“I’m an interior designer and I own my own firm. We do commercial & residential interior design.”
“Oh, wow that sounds fun! You know what neighborhood you should really get into…those people have large incomes and a lot of money, you would do well over there.”
Take a look around wherever it is you are right now.
How many different textures can you count?
The flooring, the walls, the upholstery (or lack thereof) are probably among your first considerations. But don’t neglect to take a look at that ceiling that never gets enough love…the shades on your light fixtures, the accessories and artwork in the room. All of these things add physical texture to your space.
This week I had the pleasure of listening to an internationally acclaimed furniture designer speak on his life, and design, and his dreams. Giulio Cappellini opened with a statement regarding following your dreams and it really got me thinking. This overly animated Italian man spoke with such passion, gusto, and speed that his statement was difficult to capture, but it went something like this:
So, I talk about VOC’s an awful lot. Mostly about how horrible they are and how you should avoid them at all costs! But what are they? Why are they bad? And how can you avoid them?
Hello Interior design lovers!
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