With political campaigns in full swing, I thought that I would share my own personal campaign story with you.
My campaign isn’t about politics, but rather furniture. I am an interior designer after all.
For a while, I’ve been enamored with the simplicity of campaign furniture. There is such history behind it. I love the clean lines and the accents of brass that complete the look.
For a recent project, we were challenged with finding a piece that would function in our client’s foyer. The challenge was that the space was small and somewhat dark, so we thought something colorful would brighten up the space. The client has two young boys – which adds the additional challenge to find something that could hold shoes and toys and be tucked away. We looked at dozens of options and always landed back on the campaign style. The only problem was that they were too big, too deep, not big enough, or not the right color. So I set out to work with one my of furniture builders and designed and sketched out a piece that would be custom-sized to perfectly suit my clients’ needs. What I love about this client is their willingness to take a chance on a custom piece and also really willing to push the limits and go BOLD with the color - as you can see. The high gloss lacquer is not quite pink, but a tad more raspberry. The combination with the brass hardware is a perfect match.
While I am not very political, I surely will be voting next week. This is about as close as I will get to the campaign trail. I think that my clients are the real winners here. I have to admit that I am rather jealous of this new piece that they get to see every time they walk into their house. I hope that it will provide years of use and the happy color will put a smile on their faces every day.