We're All Kindred Spirits
Interior designers tend to be artists at heart, kind and giving spirits often putting themselves last in the equation. How many of us have felt so passionate about a project that in order for a client to agree to a pricey item we have actually forfeited part of our commission? That is what I call true passion.
That leads me to the point I want to make - oversharing. It's a common issue amongst overzealous creative designers. Have you ever gone into a preliminary meeting with a potential client and were so excited or inspired with their architecture that you just started discussing your vision for the space immediately? I have. I have even stayed for an hour or two explaining how it could be done. Did I impress them or give my years of design experience away in two hours for free? Most likely the latter.
Being enthusiastic about new projects gives off a great vibe, especially when you're trying to win over a new client. But sometimes you just have to bite your lip and contain all of your imagination and exuberant ideas. Share your talent after you have a check in hand! Believe me, it works. Your face will show your inspiration. And when your future client asks "What are your thoughts for this space?", just smile and say you can't wait to share them.
All the best!
Natasha Lima Younts
DSA loyalty Ambassador