Early in the year I was asked to take on a project by a law firm in New York City. They had one request: "make our law office beautiful, sophisticated and save us money doing it, and we know you can do it". It was an easy request.
This client's assumption of my abilities was based on a referral from a project I worked on a couple of years ago. I had the opportunity to work on several renovations with a client in Jersey City, NJ. This client loved what he had seen accomplished and wanted the same for he and his partner's law office.
So like any design project, there is always the unforeseen. Like the two month delayed move out of the tenants occupying the space your client is about to move into; or the client's many change orders requested throughout the beginning stages of the project. I have learned to adapt to the changing winds of each project. Amazingly, with each obstacles comes the opportunity to learn. Each client has his or her's own style in their approach, and they are accustomed of doing things there own unique way.
The demolition phase has passed; the colors and flooring selections have been made; and the construction is well own it's way. New walls have been set and built. And the office is beginning to take shape as we wait for the proper inspections to be approved.
Furniture has been ordered and the staging date has been set. My clients have a true sense of style and an acute attention to the details. We decided that the style of the office would be modern-industrial. My favorite part of the project is finding the right furniture pieces for the spaces. So far so good.