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Provided by Monique Breaux, POSH Exclusive Interiors
Under-promise and over-deliver is the mantra of successful design firms. This mission statement along with excellent customer service ensures a client’s return, and that is the best form of flattery. This standard is what most interior design companies was built upon. The way the design world did business would drastically change for the foreseeable future. Managing expectations have always been at the forefront of our firm’s client relations, however, now it has become a fulltime job; logistics managers are now vital, and it is survival of the fittest in the world of design and construction.
With people spending more time in their homes than any other time in decades, potential clients have had time
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to evaluate their spaces and decide what was working and was not, what needs a face lift and what just needs a paintcolor change. This unexpected turn of events was the perfect opportunity for the design world to flourish, and it was all systems go---or so we thought. However, supply chains in the furniture industry were subsequently halted, and the furniture industry unfortunately found itself in serious trouble. Client orders were pouring in and could not be filled. With timeline delays, shipping issues, labor issues and covid shutdowns, it seemed like the only thing there was not a shortage of was excuses. For South Louisiana that was only the beginning; surviving a Cat 5 hurricane, and shortly after another significant hurricane, it seemed historically inconceivable. For many, remodeling and renovations became a necessity not an option. With the overwhelming issues facing the construction trade along with most other industries, now was the time to make solid design and decorating decisions that would improve the quality of life and enjoyment, as well as prove to be a wise investment.
There are countless ideas on the market to influence design directions. Trends and fads will come and go, however timeless interiors will stand the test of time and provide years of enjoyment. The pictures featured are of clients’ homes that were designed, built and appointed some time ago. Today, they are still worthy of publishing and their unique elements are still extremely relevant. Regularly updating any interior style offers a fresh perspective. I often share with clients that well-dressed spaces often allow furniture and accompanying accessories to travel from room-to-room within the home to refresh the look. Recovering a piece of furniture or creating a pillow with a designer scarf can ultimately add a level of edge to the space and update the look. Adding fresh plants and flowers are essential. Carefully selected interiors will prove to be a rewarding and worthy investment that will bring enjoyment and frame memories for years to come.