As a designer, part of my job is to ascertain what it is clients really want . Sometimes they can verbalize their needs, often they cannot. Even more often the Mr. and the Mrs. don't have the same criteria and finding a balance which suits everybody is both the fun and the challenge. It's a great profession, requires knowledge on tons of different stuff, requires "people skills", requires creative problem solving and ultimately becomes volumetric art in which people nurture themselves.
Here lately on the blogs I have recognized there is a need for Princess Rooms!
Might have started with K9's birthday pictures in her "no sex in here " Princess Room or maybe over at Aunty Belle's and her problem about sharing the Buggy Barn with all Uncle's stuff. Other bloggers like Moi and Boxer have keyed in on the idea of a Princess Room and so,
I think we need to define and design the perfect Princess Room.
I need all you bloggers to send me your notions of what would make a perfect princess room?
Tell me about functions you want to happen in your rooms. Is it just one room or a suite with say a Princess Bath and a Princess Closet to rival a Ralph Lauren boutique? Is it a storage room, a craft room, a dance studio, an art studio, a library a media hall a Cheers Bar? Will you sleep there, eat there, tryst there, cry there, watch girl movies there, sweat away your anxieties, soak away the tensions of life, play with your dog, get creative, blog aroound the world in there? Tell me!
Do you like marble floors, wood floors, ultra deep carpeting? Do you want a panorama of windows or no windows. Do you want it to feel like the rest of your house or a totally different environment?
Do you want silk, linen, cotton and bambo natural fibers of ultimate luxury. Do you want corduroy , denim, terry cloth and plushy chenilles to go with your cozy clothes. Do you want an absolutely private to you for you with love retreat of a room or do you want an incredibly sexy Bond girl space for your significants to visit? What about mirrors...do you want any? I am so happy I took mirrors out of my room and yet I noticed the mirror in K9's princess room is ginormous! What about a coffee bar?
Or a wine bar or a place to keep strawberries and dipping chocolates?
Tell me your favorite colors, your favorite furniture styles, window treatments? Tell me your favorite style of window and what materials you love to have around you ...is it stone, wood, upsholstery, logs, slate? Do you want a fireplace, a way to go directly outside from your Princess Room? Do you want high ceilings, glass ceilings, starry starry night ceilings, tented ceilings, exposed beam ceilings?
Once all your data is in I will design a Princess Room which will incorporate the best of the best of all the wish lists and I will post all of the design documents here on the pond blog. You have a week to send as many thoughts on the Princess Rooms of your dreams !
For all you men bloggers, this is not a time out for you, please share the male perspective and tell me what you think should be in a Princess Room