Friday, March 18, 2011
commercial decorating - thoughtcorp
I prefer residential. I get to be more creative and the satisfaction is more deeply felt by the client. BUT...
The past two months took me into a commercial space (company - thoughtcorp) that involved a move from a cool downtown heritage building office space, to a generic high-rise space further away. My request was to 'funkify' the space on a very limited budget. I knew what he meant so I had to perform magic! I spent over 75 hours on this project, of which maybe five were on design decisions - the rest was on logistics, dealing with so many different individuals, working with salespeople and the red tape of the office building - crazy! I thought I would pull my hair out and that this would only reinforce my preference for residential decorating.
But alas, I was pleasantly surprised!!! In the end I realized there really IS satisfaction in commercial projects. The end results pleased so many of the staff and I felt the wonderful camaraderie of a large group of people come together. Praise came my way tenfold and it couldn't have made me happier.