As a Vancouver interior designer, I must pay attention to the smallest details of every aspect of an interior design project. I love, appreciate and purchase beautiful things all the time. I carefully choose items for my clients, not only because they will look pretty on a mantel, but because they will serve a purpose!
I like unique products that you can find and buy at unexplored places – things with quality and character – products that raise your spirit and have a point of view!
As of late, I find myself overwhelmed by the existence of mass produced home furnishing and decorating options. Instead of carbon copy decour that is available at every major retailer, I am more and more drawn to the earnest things that come from independent design stores in our own great city of Vancouver.
Every major retail store carries the same idea and colourful object. Things we enjoy one season, we haplessly display at a garage sale the next. Every magazine and catalogue you open offers the same low quality, flashy thing-a-ma-jig that promises to ‘take your space to a new level – to enhance it’. But does it really?
I think its time to get back to quality! Otherwise, we are doing a disservice to future generations, who will have no memory of it. Disposable over durable, productivity over passion? I personally would prefer to live in a home that determines to tell a story and leave a legacy of love in its midst.
As an interior designer I will strive to use my talent to create unique, sustainable designs. I am privileged to live in a culturally rich, artisan community, like Vancouver. For me it’s not about how grand I live, but how every space and element functions. Where will you begin your own search for items that have their own enduring, inspiring point of view?