6. What element in a room do you usually start with? (artwork, lighting, rug, sofa, etc.)?
Textiles, of course! A room is usually about a color story, first. Working with clients to select fabrics and wall coverings will allow us to set the direction for the other elements in the space. If we select a bold pattern to take center stage, then the other elements should play a supporting role and not distract or overwhelm. If you keep the palette quiet, make a statement with art or unique furniture pieces. There are times, and these are always welcome, when art will act as the jumping off point. We are always happy to work in that way. In truth, working with art is very much the same as selecting a unique wall covering or fabric!