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post #1 of 4 Old 02-18-2011, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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Working with Decorator

I enjoy beautiful furniture and I know that some of you are increadible craftsman. What do you think about working with Interior Decorators and their clients. With so much crap coming in from China today it is hard to find qualtiy furniture for clients.

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-18-2011, 07:44 AM
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Humbly, I leap into the breech............IMHO, it takes a special personality to work with interior decorators. They can be VERY strong willed about their projects.
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Here's my ONE experience.

Decorator gets my name from Mrs. X
We meet at his clients house where a bathroom is being remodeled.
He hands me "his" chicken scratch drawing for a vanity he wants to have built for client.
I overhaul the drawing (a lot) and give it to the client.
She loves it.
I build it.
Decorator stomps his feet and holds his breath in corner.
Sorry Mr. Decorator no cookie for you...that was my design she loved, not yours.

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I prefer working directly with the client, but about 40% of my work is through designers and decorators. Seems like when they find a good shop, they stick with that shop. I also found out that the longer that association ensues, a better understanding of the work relationship will exist. It also happens with architects.

Since few to none of them have any actual woodworking or finishing experience, there are those times that its up to me to offer my input, to the project. There are those times it becomes a PITA, but the money is great.

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