June 29, 2011
Many have been quoted as having said the devil is in the details. I don’t know about you but I think it’s really true, no matter what meaning you subscribe to. To me designing a room and getting the paint color, the rug and the furniture “right” is barely half the battle. There are so many other details clients never even think of without a gentle nudge from their decorator… Trim, pillows, the finish of a sofa leg, the color of the drapery lining, the depth of a hem ( I could go on and on and on, but I won’t) and yes – say it – lampshades! Recently a client commissioned a custom lamp shade for a Chinese ginger jar lamp in her livingroom. Lets just say we spent more on the hand-made stick shade than she spent on yardage for 3 chairs… it was a lot. But you’d better bet when that light is on, it’s FABULOUS! Now you know me, it’s not important to spend a ton to get the right look, it’s simply important to get the right look. And you can’t overlook details like the right lampshade when you’re designing a room.