Answers by Tiffany McKinzie, Owner and Lead Designer
What aesthetic are you known for?
I try to not have an identifiable aesthetic. My goal is to make the project a reflection of my client, not myself. I think I’m predominantly known for traditional interiors, but I’ve done a wide array of styles. Being in the industry, I’ve found that my personal tastes have evolved quite a bit over the years, and I appreciate the full gamut of design styles.
Describe your ideal client.
The ideal client relationship is one where trust and communication are the cornerstones, and where they allow you to perform the functions they entrusted you to do. If you are working with someone who doesn’t have implicit trust in you and your abilities, it isn’t going to be a smooth process no matter the circumstance.
When a client comes to you, what sorts of things do you like them to have?
Visual aids are a great starting point. One photo can divulge vast amounts of information about what the client likes and what they dislike. Also, having a conversation about budget early on is critical and helps avert any uncomfortable or negative situations based on assumptions made by either party.
Design Book 2016