One of the best parts of my job is getting to help homeowners, new and seasoned, pick out and install custom window coverings. As an interior designer, this is something that I enjoy helping people do, because they often don’t know that there are customer window coverings options out there for them to take advantage of. Its so much easier to just go order the perfect sized and looking window coverings for the room, so that no matter how you want it to look, you are not constrained by the window coverings that you can find in the stores and on the shelves. When I take a customer through a re design of their home or one room, they are not constrained by what they have hanging over their windows. Instead, that is a part of the redesign, and we are able to develop and create what we want those window coverings to look like. The custom window coverings are the extra piece that is added at the end to draw the whole new room together.
The first step is to meet with the customer to see if we work well together. If we have the same understanding of what interior design is, then we will have a second meeting in the space that is going to be redesigned. If the space is something that I can work with, then we start the collaboration. The process is really all about collaboration. We will design and develop, and the meet with the customer and re design until we have landed on what is perfect for them in that house and that space. We include the redesign of the room, but also the additional items like the custom window coverings. Because we have to get all the furniture and the window covering and all the other accessories made or ordered, we have to get that hammered out together in the beginning, as the ordering and creation of the custom items can take a really long time some times. So one of the most important parts of my job, after beginning work on the job, is to ensure that the customer is ready for those custom window coverings, and they are ordered and being created while we work on all the other pieces and parts of a remodel and redesign of the space. They won’t be happy in the end if all the ends are not tied up well, and they won’t be if the custom pieces and accents aren’t ordered. The window coverings must be up and perfect, as well as the couch, the pillows, the throw rugs, and all the other smaller accessories that will bring the room together in the end. Those custom pieces are the part that is the most important, and they need to be ready when the room is ready, otherwise the impact of our work is lost. This is part of why I love my job so much, and love working with homeowners so much. I get to make that happen.