NO TASK IS TOO BIG

NOR IS ANY BUD­GET TOO SMALL AS DE­SIGN­ERS WORK AROUND THEIR CLIENTS

Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | HOME - WORDS:DANNIMORRI­SON .......................

An ex­trav­a­gant and un­af­ford­able ser­vice pro­vided by pre­ten­tious and stub­born in­di­vid­u­als, whose only in­ter­est lies in us­ing the most ex­pen­sive pieces avail­able while rolling in a bed of your money.

Yes, 0.5 per cent of de­sign­ers are like this! The rest are sim­ply nor­mal peo­ple, liv­ing nor­mal lives, pro­vid­ing a won­der­ful, per­sonal ser­vice to their beloved client base.

In­te­rior de­sign ser­vices are not an ex­clu­sive lux­ury for the wealthy. In fact, it’s su­per rare to have an op­por­tu­nity where the bud­get is of no re­stric­tion.

I per­son­ally thrive and de­rive great sat­is­fac­tion from projects where a bud­get is of the essence.

It’s that challengin­g, ‘think out­side the box’ ap­proach to the cre­ative process that I love. When the job is com­plete and I see that over­whelmed, yet ec­static look on my client’s face – that, right there is the defin­ing mo­ment of why we do what we do.

De­sign­ers and dec­o­ra­tors are highly skilled in cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful spa­ces com­bin­ing what I like to call the keep, col­lect, com­pro­mise and splurge ap­proach.

With a keen eye for vis­ually ap­peal­ing things, we have the abil­ity to cu­rate your ex­ist­ing pieces (keep), dis­play vin­tage trea­sures you may have col­lected over time (col­lect), com­pro­mise on new pieces that aren’t re­quired to be of high qual­ity, and splurge on the pieces that do.

We know that a de­cent cap­i­tal in­vest­ment is re­quired for high traf­fic pieces such as lounge suites and din­ing ta­bles for dura­bil­ity and, of course, aes­thet­ics.

But we also hap­pen to be the kings and queens of shop­ping at TK Maxx and Ikea.

I’m not afraid of us­ing the word ‘cheap’. Let’s face it, we don’t walk into Kmart and say “gosh these vases are ex­tremely af­ford­able”, we say “how cheap are these?”

Then we walk out with eight. We group cost-ef­fec­tive smaller fur­ni­ture and decor pieces with your high qual­ity, su­per ex­pen­sive items. This is where chic and unique style starts.

The real skill of a de­sign pro­fes­sional shows it­self when a client has a lim­ited bud­get and we’re re­quired to make the magic hap­pen.

This is where trust comes into play. Mu­tual re­spect and trust are a huge part of how an in­te­rior will even­tu­ally present.

For more in­te­rior de­sign in­spi­ra­tion, visit www.de­sign­by­danni.com

HAPPY CLIENTS: PRE­VI­OUS DE­SIGN PROJECTS COM­PLETED BY DANNI FOR CLIENTS OF TWO DIF­FER­ENT TASTES AND BUD­GETS.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

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