tarting your own company is scary and takes courage. Even though I knew starting my own design company was in the cards for me and sensibly there wasn’t any other option, I was afraid of putting myself and my creativity out there, only to be rejected. It’s tough in the creative world to put a value (dollar amount) on your work and there is so much that goes into each project, much more than meets the eye. In my case, it’s my client’s budget, what the client wants/has to keep in the space, client requests, what’s available, the time frame, etc. The main way to market myself to gain more business, is my portfolio. It shows little snippets of my style mixed with large amounts of my client’s tastes. So this, for me, is where the courage comes in. The creativity is the easy part – I creatively make all these factors work together to look good. The courage is putting my work on showcase and leaving it up to my portfolio to do all the talking, while having the faith that the clients are going to keep calling!
Loving this soft pink bedroom by Sarah Richardson! The subtle horizontal stripes on the wall, the pink glass lamp, the white tufted headboard, that pattern on that pillow – precious!
*quote from Henri Matisse