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06 November 2013

interior designers create rooms for LIVING (not just photo shoots!)

sometimes being an interior designer is a weird thing. you work so intimately on a home for months, and then when the project is over, and the final photo shoot is wrapped, you may never see that space again outside of your portfolio.  so i'm loving this new age of social media, where i can actually see my clients living their lives in the spaces i worked with them on. matt armendariz and adam pearson are my first clients to fully embrace the social media lifestyle, and i can't tell you how happy i get when i see them and their adorable furry family on instagram enjoying their home! such a great reminder that the best spaces don't merely look good in photos as we are all used to seeing them presented in a magazine, but are spaces for living and enhancing the lives of those who interact within them...

an example: i think this instagram is sort of what we think of when we think of interior design- a room styled, but empty...

but *this* is the reality, and my inspiration for this post. i can't tell you how happy this made me! real people really living, but in a beautiful space! yay!
here's some more random shots from adam's and matt's instagram feeds, featuring the cutest lil trio of sisters around:

see why seeing this home being LIVED in makes me so happy?

8 comments:

katiedid said...

Great Instagram pics!!!! I especially like the little black and white pup on the multi-colored rug...adorable! And yes, the photo of your clients in the dining room looks like it came right out of a magazine!

Brandyn Latham said...

Thank You for this post! We are bombarded daily with photos of perfectly primped spaces and over time this can make you feel your own home just isn't up to snuff. This is a fantastic reminder that life is about living beyond the photo shoot. The pics are lovely, but people live, love and lounge in these homes.

MJH DesignArts said...

Hi Christian, I love this home--the colors, the energy and the pups are making me happy. Did you lacquer the Hans Wegner chairs? Have a great day.
Mary

Jami Carlton said...

Great post!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

This is great and that's definitely what it's all about. Good for you and your clients! Looks great too

Patty Logan said...

Great job Christian!You did an amazing job for them. It's always a great reward when they are so proud of their home +share pics!

Jill said...

I love your point about creating spaces for people to actually live in. I know that function is always the starting point of my process. When the rooms support your life it enhances and improves your daily outlook.

The tricky part can be styling the rooms for the camera. I design for daily living and the camera's lens can have trouble capturing the real mood and charm of the space.

Mark Sindone said...

I think I know exactly what you mean. What we see everyday in catalogs and magazines are just the interiors alongside all the furniture pieces like storage cabinets or sofa put nicely together under one setting. However, we do not see anybody interacting in that particular setup to let readers have a visualization of how an everyday life of a person would likely to take place there. But as a consumer, I think that is the purpose. Else, the entire setting might look messy with people or pets in it.