First of all, I have been blessed with some wonderful clients through the years! How awesome is it when they call you back again and again. I value their trust in me as well as in my talents and ethics, including my work ethic. I truly am a designer who desires to give the client their dream, not my own, although I do a lot of directing. Sure, I have a signature style and the Midwest is peppered with my signature on all of the homes I have purchased, renovated and moved on from. I used to think the world of Interior Design would be so much better if clients would just let me do what I wanted, but where’s the challenge and stretch in that? The true value of your skill comes into play when you are charged with a project that wasn’t even on your radar screen, which brings us back to the project at hand. The creative arts studio.
Day one presented me with a 20′ by 100′ long concrete box which will be turned into a vanilla box for the tenant by the plaza owner which will then be transformed into a beautiful, creative and innovative place for minds of all ages. This space is a new concept with distribution and franchise rights for the entire state of Ohio.
Day two was a surprise. Upon meeting my client at “The Space” she informed me that overnight, as the contractors were constructing a wall to separate Space #1 from future Space #2 that a sprinkler head had been hit, thus flooding the entire space, ruining the ceiling and hardwood, handscraped walnut flooring. Oh, did I mention that the water went all the way down the plaza to the nice chiropractor’s office. Yep.
Anyway, it proved to be a blessing in disguise and the ceiling and flooring would be removed, not at my client’s cost and a credit given for a new and improved version which got my juices flowing very nicely, thank you. Aha, ideas running rampant.
But you will have to wait for all the deets, I just finished initial space planning and layout for the space which will be ADA compliant and very green in fact. Stay tuned, I won’t let you down!