I am as an architect. Part of my job is to listen to my clients. Actually, this is greatly crucial part. During these conversations I could hear what they want their renovated apartment to be like, what they obviously don’t want, which things are they afraid of et cetera. What I have noticed during those conversations is that there are a few things that are common for most of my clients. A lot of them want to have rather modern flats, which would look a little different than houses of all their friends. Simultaneously, they are very scared to be creative. At the beginning I was rather angry about this and was doing my best to fight against that kind of attitude. Later on, I did find a solution I can offer for such customers. My solution is… wallpapers. They enable to go crazy, but still look elegant. I want to show you two concrete examples of that.
One of my client was a director of a popular bank. He wanted his flat to be very elegant and impressive. In other words- he wanted his guest to be jealous about how great apartment he owns. This is was also very substantial for him that his guests are aware that he has that amazing taste – read something more. He insisted to have all very elegant and simple. At first, he wasn’t even interested to hear about wallpapers.
Nonetheless, I managed to convinced him that this might be very good option for him.
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As a result of this, he may present to his guests not only his elegant side, but also this more crazy one. We agreed to use stadium wallpaper in a living room. At this moment, he seems to be greatly happy with his choice.
Last month I was also designing house of successful business woman. As we really liked each other, during our meetings we were also talking about our dreams, past et cetera. She admitted that she loved travelling when she was younger and that she actually has visited over 20 countries.
At this moment, she can’t do it anymore as she is too busy with her company. But she hopes that she will be able to travel again when she is older. Therefore, I suggested that we use map mural in her bedroom. Because of this, she could wake up every day, seeing the world and all of these amazing countries that are waiting for her and which she would see in the future.