The other night, a client needed help choosing fabric for a bedroom chair. She laid out all of the other materials in the room — bed upholstery, drapery etc.– and I quickly went to work pulling fabrics with colors that would coordinate, patterns that wouldn’t compete, textures that would add depth without noise. Then I edited my selection and explained my choices. She was in and out in under 10 min, and thanking me for my efficiency.
It occurred to me then: I kinda know what I’m doing.
Honestly, there were many points in my career with Room & Board, where I wasn’t sure I’d ever get here. Somehow, without fanfare or my even realizing it, I became a competent design consultant. Funny, how it creeps up on you.