You may have a spouse that does not care what you do to your house, and for the most part, my hubby is that spouse. But lately he is getting more opinionated. Maybe because this house is "new" to us?
Here is our sample wall:
Our conversation last night went something like this:
Me: So what do you think of these colors? I like the top one best.
Hubby: They all look the same. I don't think I like any of them.
Me: They are not the same! The bottom one is more green. You can't see the green? Look close.
Hubby: Nope. I don't like 'em.
Whether it's a client or a spouse, I have found one method that seems to work wonders.
Brace yourself, this may come as a shocker to you.
This morning I woke-up determined to drive home my point, and did a quick search on Google Images for Salt Glaze by Martha Stewart. I found this image here.
Showed it to the hubby, explaining that I liked it because it's not *too* blue, and won't look like a nursery. Where the others could be too much in such a large room.
"Fine" is code for "Yes, go ahead and do what you want." ;-)
Has anyone used Salt Glaze by Martha?
This method worked yesterday with a new e-design client. They just bought a home and hired me to do their kitchen and living room. When I saw their window, I new we could keep the woven shade and just change everything else. The client was skeptical until I sent her a link to Rene's fantastic post on bamboo shades.
She immediately wrote back saying how she changed her mind and loved the way they look.
The moral of the story?
Trust your vision, and when in doubt use pictures!
People don't always know what they want, but as a designer,
it's my job to help them understand the vision in my head...even if the client is my husband.