I sent her a thank you text as soon as I got home from our first meeting. She instantly wrote back that she was so excited and that she knew when she saw my outfit that I would be the right fit as their interior designer. I was very surprised (and relieved) to hear this!
To be clear, I in no way consider myself a fashionista. I think mostly because I either try to not spend money, or I tend to spend the money on our home...or the kids...or groceries...you know. :-) But this comment by my new client made me wonder how many times a potential client has evaluated my outfit/style and decided if I was worth hiring. I was, of course, instantly regretting all those trip to Target where you hope you don't see anyone you know.
How important is a designer's personal style?
Is this something you consider?
I am always inspired by my fellow designers and fashion seekers on Instagram. I've tried to "step my game up", as my husband would say, and be a little more intentional. Jill's blog is my favorite for style advice and inspiration. Just by seeing what others are wearing can inspire me to try a little harder to pull myself together.
If you are wondering about someone's personal style, chances are they've posted a few images on Instagram that will give you a clue before you ever meet them. I put together this collage of photos I've added recently.
What can you tell from these style clues?
--Details are important.
--I love greens & blues.
--I'm a pattern junkie.
--Make a statement, even if it's just with a necklace.
So I'm wondering.. Do you check out a designer's personal style before hiring them?
Does their style have to be just like yours? Or is it more important that they just have a style?
If you are interested in working together to create a home you truly love,