Designer tell all
WHEN I BEGIN WITH A NEW CLIENT...
I will ask as many questions as possible and request any visuals the client may have collected to determine what they like and dislike, how they live, how they want to use the space and how they want the overall atmosphere to feel.
I encourage the clients to share their ideas, visions and opinions, it is my job as the designer to interpret my clients needs and desires, and turn them into reality.
It is important that they feel completely at home when the project is finished.
THERE ARE MANY RULES DESIGNERS SHOULD BEAR IN MIND...
Follow your gut instinct.
It's your clients home and should be reflective of his or her personality.
Most importantly there are no rules that will not be questioned sooner or later. Just learn the rules before you break them. New designs are predicated on broken rules.