Can I admit that it took me weeks to find the right carpet for our basement remodel? ha
So… we are finishing up this playroom in our basement, it’s turning out nicely (will share). The kids are super excited to have a new domain (so are the parents). We painted the walls Benjamin Moore manchester tan and the trim one of my favorite whites (swiss coffee). I wanted the room to have a fresh, coastal living feel, you know what I mean? So I was searching for an almost sisalish carpet with a little color variation and organic quality. You know the vision in your head… I brought home all sorts of options.
With the lack of natural light in the basement, everything turned yellow or pink. Undertone issues. The color factor was complicated. The salesmen at the carpet store I frequented began to almost roll their eyes upon my arrival. It was getting embarrassing :) But finally… I found a winner.
Well, all of this effort reminded me to empathize with clients who are frustrated with surface material coordination. With all of the options available, coordinating flooring, paint, cabinetry finishes, and countertops, can be overwhelming. And many people just can not see undertones. I hear often from clients who have hired a designer or kitchen/bath remodel firm that feel either pressured to sign off on things they don’t particularly love, or unsure if the designer understands their taste.
I am happy to tell you that I love to give first, second or even third opinions. Along with paint color consulting, surface material coordination is my most frequent service. I actually completely enjoy the work. If you have a pile of samples, I can help you sort through contenders, making sure that you have the right balance.
For a relatively low cost, you can gain further piece of mind in knowing that your selections are working before you make an expensive mistake. And we all like to sleep peacefully the night before installation right? Have a great week readers.
(thank you (collage) jetsongreen.com, ZGallerie, RH, blackandtypeshop (Etsy), RH, and House to Home UK)