I recently heard a quote while watching a video online which stated something to the effect that, “Artists create questions…Designers find solutions”. The quote was directed to the broader spectrum of design (and everything that could encompass), but uniquely so, it also applies very well to the subject of Interior Design (because we do…well…both!). Artists don’t have boundaries, they set their own. As designers we step into this realm each time we create our “art” for someone. However, if we don’t combine the artistry with some sort of parameters (let’s just call it “good design practice”), the final look will be all over the place and confusing. If this turns into the result, then we haven’t accomplished what our namesake would imply…a solution to your interior styling woes. So as we “freely” create, we also define boundaries in order to push forward design, while still maintaining an overall plan (or solution) for your space. That way the look will be unified.
Case and Point…we are currently working on a project which was purchased after the previous owners halted construction mid-sentence, so to speak. In this instance, we are technically working with a blank canvas, yet under the designation of what has already been completed. So…not only are we working to finish an “unfinished” project, but we must create and define our own margins in order to paint the perfect masterpiece for the space. In a sense we are creating questions to answers that we already have! (Think on that for a while, LOL!)
Creating a unique concept by redefining interior design…
Joseph D. Clark
Chic on the Cheap