Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Home & Garden Festival meets Mark Brunetz

We had such a great time at the Spring Home & Garden Festival last weekend at the South Towne Expo Center.  It was so awesome to see past and present clients come and visit the booth as well as meeting new clients.  We were even lucky enough to meet Mark Brunetz from Style Network's "Clean House."

Mark Brunetz was super fabulous and had two amazing talks; one about de-cluttering your life and the other about design style and tips to find yours.  The talk about de-cluttering brought a new light to the subject.  It's easy as a designer or third party to come into your space and tell you what to purge from  your space because we aren't emotionally tied to it, but you may very well be.  His point on the topic was that it's not so much the object that you are tied to but the story about the object; how you got it, who gave it to you and the years you spent using it.  You shouldn't let the story keep you tied to an object, you will always have the story and the memories.  It was really inspiring to hear and we bought his book on the subject. 

His second talk had more to do about discovering your design style.  As an Interior Designer we are taught to ask questions and lots of them to determine what is best for our clients, and he reinforced that with a few of his favorite questions to ask clients.
1.  If you could go anywhere in the world tomorrow where would it be and why?
2.  If you were a piece of furniture what would you be and why?
3.  If your house was burning down, what would you save? (assuming family, pets, photos etc. were already safe.)

These are just a couple questions he asks his clients to better determine which direction to take their space.  They help you get in touch with the inner you and find out what's important to you and stylistically come up with a color palette etc. for you.  Now keep in mind that many more questions are also asked in the process to really determine your needs, but these are just a few of his main questions.

It was so great to meet him, hear his talks and see his work.  We had such a fun time and thanks to everyone for swinging by the booth.  :)

Mr. Mark Brunetz and The Design House Designers

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