Here's How Three Designers Work With Art

Most interior designers have, at one time or another, worked with clients who don’t understand how important the right art is to the overall design of a space. In order to avoid leaving a beautifully curated room with bare walls or artwork that wrecks havoc with its surroundings, these three experienced designers incorporate art into early discussions with clients. Along with their distinctive design styles, each of these interior designers has her own approach to making sure her clients understand the value the right piece can bring.

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Creating 21st Century Possibilities

I very recently had the extraordinary opportunity of visiting Burkina Faso, a small country in western Africa, that has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. I went at the invitation of a friend who was born there and who asked me to help him launch an organization to improve the school in the village where he has native ties.

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How to Have “The Talk”

When I speak with interior designers and describe what we do—create custom art for their designs—the response is almost always a one-two punch. First, a designer will say that he or she LOVES art.

But then comes the bad news. So many interior designers see art as a problem. Their clients balk at the expense; they don’t have the vision; they don’t want to deal.

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