Alamo Interior Design Decorating, is a project that has been an extremely nice experience.
In Contra Costa County, we had worked in Residential Interior Design projects in Lafayette and Orinda only. While in Retail Store Design in Walnut Creek before, but not in Alamo.
I had been to Blackhawk Country Club as well a bit further for consultation and a party over the years, but not to Alamo nor to Danville, nice towns indeed.
The client expressed concern early on about the merging of styles; her husband’s Victorian antique furniture collection, and her wish for a more Contemporary Casual feel. We thought it was a nice challenge.
A new client is always a challenge as well. Two different people working together, the client and the designer.
Once you get going it only gets better, as an Interior designer you get to know the client better, what they like and what they don’t as a person and as a family, so it is a very nice experience.
Like in many large properties, you don’t necessarily do it all at once, and what you do gets paced, by logistics, goals and finances among other issues.
People often need time to make decisions, specially for Interior Design items as they tend to be expensive and their lifetime expectancy long, so there shouldn’t be any rush other than if there is a specific move in date.
The first thing I asked was to have my Faux finishing crew work on the Great and other rooms, marbleizing trims and panels that otherwise looked to cold.
We were also lucky the client was receptive to “trompe-l’oeil” or fooling the eye. We wanted a window were we could have one, that is above the entrance door, and to cap the dining room ceiling a trellis in Iron with Fleur de Liz both beautifully executed by our team*