"There are people with really, really horrible taste. My job is to save them from themselves."
"Flipping Out"/Jeff Lewis Design
One of the benefits of being a Stager is that I don't have to please anyone. My staging is based on the ideal approach for presenting a house to sell. I am grateful that I have never heard, "We don't like it." (Of course, they only have to live with my staging the limited time their house is on the market.)
Sometimes, staging clients hire me to decorate. "I love your style!" I think, they think, that they love my style. With staging, I can be bold. (Peacock feathers, anyone?) It so perplexing that when I use the same approach for decorating they seem to choke. Huh? But, I thought you, 'loved my style'?
And ya know, since it is their home, they want to help. Oh my goodness the bargains they find for me to incorporate in their decor!
It is difficult to be diplomatic when something sooo not-kinda-wonderful flies out of that shopping bag. Press mute NOW. But, my mind is screaming, "IT IS SO WRONG!" Like Wrongy-Dongy wrong.
Then comes their scrunch-face plea, "Well, it kinda goes."
There's no "kinda" with style!
While Jeff Lewis has a plethora of personality dysfunctions, I admire his design aesthetic and vision. How wonderful it would be for a client to give me carte blanche on a decorating project.