Sunday, April 17, 2011

Interior Design & The Law Of Attraction

modern-interior-design-leshem-ed0710-04This is what I am attracting right now

I am blessed that most of my projects are fun with nice happy home owners as clients. I am proud of all of them and the end result is always a good one where both the client and I are happy.

Recently I did a project that is not residential, the person responsible for the project I discovered day one is a neurotic man, obsessive, and a pessimist. You know the type that keeps asking you the same question over and over again, thinking that you will slip and change what you said before, interrogation style.

After the first meeting I asked him nicely to just let go and have trust especially that whoever is approving the project already saw all the 3D renderings and things are ok, they will get exactly what was approved in the pictures. I reminded him of all the other very successful projects we executed for them (with him not there thank God). To no avail.

Risking sounding like the crazy person designers are thought to be, I told him how we can affect things with our negativity and that he should only look forward to the beautiful end result, basically in “baby” talk I asked him to only have positive thoughts about the whole thing, again, to no avail

Fair enough, LED lights delivery was delayed for 2 weeks (a first I might add), custom wood work was delayed (again a rare occurrence), fabric I chose earlier and reserved was sold by a great salesman and I had to choose new fabrics, shall I go on ? Do you get my point ?

Has this ever happened to you ? Do you believe in this ? Or is this too crazy ?

5 comments:

eclecticrevisited said...

yes it has...I'm not an interior designer but I have been a business consultant and managed various projects and let's just say that everything you said is so true.....
I've learned to avoid those sorts of people..(if possible...)...
hope it all goes well in the end...
maureen

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Every now & again you come across a client like that & its always that sort of client where things do have a few hiccups along the way (why why why)maybe its a sign in the beginning to stay away from negative people they seem to reap thier negative vibe apon you

design elements said...

I'm not a designer but I never work with negative people (after reading a post of Seth Godin many months ago). Happy Sunday!

Jimmy The Undercover Designer said...

I always say that I will not work with negative people. The problem is that sometimes we do not trust our intuition and go against what our heart is telling us, we go with what our business sense says, and maybe the lesson should be that both should say the same thing !

The Zhush said...

YIKES! That is some serious negative energy...hoping things turn around for this project and quick!