I was sitting there waiting for the last talk of the day at IDS West. It’s been an eventful weekend, with parties, trade/ supplier meet and greets, and of course the main show. I personally love the timing of this show. Autumn is in the air, Christmas around the corner, and it gets the wheels spinning with the informative speakers. Kimberly Seldon was a great speaker that we got to meet earlier in the week. Sarah Richardson had some insights into her process of design, but what I found I got out of it was how much she enjoys what she does.
It had me reflect on how grateful I am to be an Interior Designer. Fitting for the upcoming Thanksgiving season. While I was waiting for Richardson’s talk, I followed up with a local artist regarding a project for which we wanted to use her work. The artist said (and I paraphrase), “You must be honoured, having someone allow you to design their most personal space; completing the design and seeing the client reflected in it. You show them the best of themselves so they can feel comfort and peace in their home.” I had my ‘Ah-ha!’ moment. She had said in a few sentences what I had been feeling all week.
I’m quite sad to see this show end. It’s a humbling boost of energy that will inevitably present itself throughout the rest of the season. Time to get back to work!