[EPISODE 117] Your Questions, My Answers
David begins tonight by showing how successful interior design depends on robust questions by both the client and designer. The true excitement in designing comes from exploring the answers and discovering the next thought or idea. David shares different questions he asks at the beginning of a project to determine a client’s priorities, style, inspiration, and what is most important to them.
David responds to listener questions, starting with his beginning in interior design as a child designing his own bedroom. David offers his opinion on why recommends having both an architect and an interior designer collaborating on design projects. David explains how interior designers are hired and then gives advice to a young designer about how it’s okay to say “I Don’t Know” to a client.
David continues with a question about how to budget for a renovation. David explores the factors or fees that influence decision making when developing a budget for a design project. He then discusses the range of costs and whether costs relate to quality when choosing specific furniture pieces. He pivots to discuss kitchen renovations and how to budget costs for such projects.
David concludes with even more questions from the listeners. He muses on his favorite color and his favorite colors to use in projects. He discusses his recommendations for countertops, wallpapers, and murals within homes. He shares how to incorporate art into your home. He then notes how grouping collections of photographs can work to tell your family story within your home.