The word "progress" is a word every interior designer loves to hear. On this day I am embracing it whole heartily. The team has made considerable progress on our client's law firm spaces. There have also been some hiccups along the way since my last posting, but what design project is without them.
There was a change of the on-site supervisor because of issues with his bosses. The new supervisor came onboard and was not pleased with the work of the previous. So he made some good changes for the success of the project. I love when a supervisor has the skill set to bring all parties together and has the respect of all those on their team. His team was willing to work longer hours and offered to pitch in where they could to make sure our clients were satisfied. This supervisor did not hesitate to push for what was right for the client.
Progress Progress When I entered the project site, I was a little taken back by all the spackled patch work on the previously painted walls. I though we were past the painting stage. But this was necessary to accomplish our goal.
Design Lesson: Sometimes you have to take a step backward to take a good leap forward.
l wanted to have all the furniture unwrapped and staged by this point. But then came the call from the delivery service, "your desk are not ready for delivery because of a back up in inspections". Noooooo, I cried out in my head not this, not now. However, there was a silver lining in this dark cloud. Because of the contractors revisiting the walls, the desk would had made it more difficult for the workers to do their jobs.
Focus On The Positive
The glass partition and door where placed between the office area, reception area and conference room. The placement of the glass made me feel like we had crossed over the line of nearing the completion of this project. The hard stuff was now behind us. I'm pleased and most of all my clients are pleased too.
The electrician installed the light fixture, my center piece for this conference room. The concrete steel framed conference table arrived and was placed in the conference room. Looking at the table in comparison to the space and the need for more work space for my client, there was a need to swap it out for a larger.
Design Lesson: Measurements on paper are not always what they are after construction. Be prepared to be flexible and adjust.
This was one week for the books. Lots of ups and downs, a roller-coaster of a week; but hey a roller-coaster is much more exciting than a merry-go-round. The team made "progress ".