Pedini of Atlanta, LLC
Pedini of Atlanta, LLC
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Asked on Feb 1, 2012

Do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the client?

Culpepper Carpets and Interiors, Inc.Paticia GPedini of Atlanta, LLC
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I am a designer that likes to make the clients style the focus and not just put my branded look on every project. I may not want to live in some of the spaces I create but a happy client is the reward for me. We have a very good history of repeat clients so I guess it is working so far. Below are a sample of different styles both residential and comercial.
corporate office boardroom
corporate office boardroom
Corporate office
Corporate office
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
q do you prefer a designer with a signature style or one that enhances the style of the, home decor
23 answers
  • We work much the same way - our goal is to create a stunning space that makes our clients happy. We use our design knowledge to help them attain this goal, not to put our personal spin on their space. Most of our clients result from referrals so maybe we're both on to something?! Your images are stunning - beautiful portfolio of work. We love that the TV in the luxurious, high end bathroom is showing cartoons! Now we know who really uses that bath!! =)

  • Pedini of Atlanta, LLC
    on Feb 1, 2012

    That and the cartoons are vivid and show up better in the photograph especially with the tv behind two way mirror.

  • Solutions Electric, Inc.
    on Feb 1, 2012

    always client first...

  • Agree with putting the client first. There are many times that I have painted his or that in some body's home and thought "Man, I would NEVER pick this color. Wow is it ugly." But hey, that's what the customer wanted so that is what I do.

  • Designs by BSB
    on Feb 1, 2012

    What you've mentioned is the definition of a successful designer! Not everyone may be happy with the end result, but if the client is thrilled, it is job done well.

  • Historic Shed
    on Feb 1, 2012

    We are in a different area of design, but we have developed a style unique to us that can be customized to a degree, but has to stay within our style parameters. For us it's a matter of branding and not branching out in too many directions.

  • Bonnie B
    on Feb 1, 2012

    Exceptional in all categories! Regarding the commercial photos: I'd think of leaving retirement and going back to work. You've got me pegged many times over ~~~ the kitchen WOW!! I truly would work on my gourmet cooking skills. I so enjoyed viewing such wonderous design and details. Thanks for sharing.

  • Interesting concept. I would suspect that in residential area that a designer must enhance the desires of the client appropriately. However in commercial development, a designer may be able to reflect their own signature style. I personally love a lot of Frank Lloyd Wright and would welcome some in my home but not sure I want his complete style. Elise de Wolfe would never have been a designer I would want personally no matter what her signature style. Perhaps it is that while I am temporarily in a commercial space and can be intrigued by the style and in some cases inspired by the company culture and design, my own home is to be for my comfort.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Feb 2, 2012

    If the customer likes it, we love it. But, sometimes they know what they want and sometimes they ask for direction. Each job is a little different blend of inputs of who has the most direction. I enjoyed looking at the world class work. CP

  • We live in an imperfect world. We design for our clients, not our ego. Sometimes we agree with our clients taste, sometimes we don't. There are a few of us who can pass on clients that don't agree with our taste. There are the most of us who please our clients, and show off the projects we are proud of and move on from the rest after pleasing the homeowner.

  • Pedini, you are a wonderful addition to HomeTalk. Another classy professional with ethics. That said, I personally agree, I listen to the client and get in on their vision, needs, and color that they can thrive in. However, I do appreciate signature styles, Susanne Kassler for instance, I love her signature look and it has brought her great success & made her clients happy. I think the world of design has room for all types, that is why I never feel threatened, there is room for us all.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Feb 2, 2012

    I think that folks looking at the higher level of design are seeking out the designer based on their prior work that they have viewed. So the 'signature' is what the client is actually looking for. Maybe so they can name drop :).'I have a Pedini design darhing". And usually what you are known for is what YOU DO best, your comfort zone.

  • Designs by BSB
    on Feb 2, 2012

    Very well said Lee Anne and Four Season! Love the diverse perspectives here!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 2, 2012

    Well it definitely looks like your clients are not afraid to throw some money at these projects...after all is it not the rule that whom ever writes the checks...makes the rules?

  • With residential, you need to work with a client's personal style. . . after all, it is THEIR home. But, contract design goes a step beyond. A designer needs to understand their whole corporate image and come up with creative designs that are consistent with their branding.

  • Sherrie S
    on Feb 2, 2012

    Oh my gosh my only answer is the style of the client with the help of the designer who can improve the client's ideas. I have a very modern home & wanted to completely change one large area - floors, walls, etc. The designer would only discuss very busy window treatments. She was from a big box company who quickly quit the designing business. Room still has not been done. It is still on my list to do.

  • Faidra at CA Global Inc
    on Feb 2, 2012

    I CHOOSE YOU! There is no doubt you can bring anyones vision to reality! I'm very creative and know what I like, but it helps to have someone take me to the next level, as I only have innate skills and not trained in the field. There are so many things I'm quite sure I haven't seen, but as a designer you have seen, created and dreamed up!

  • Pedini of Atlanta, LLC
    on Feb 2, 2012

    Well Faidra give me a call.

  • Peace Painting Co., Inc.
    on Feb 2, 2012

    Her cooking's good enough to work for =O/o

  • Paticia G
    on Feb 3, 2012

    I have his and her sinks in master Bath with 2 huge mirrors wall mounted over the basin. They are just plain mirrors. I want to "dress them the up" I thought about doing a tile frame around them or gluing flat backed stones( the kind you use in floral containers) but I am afraid that the weight would be too much- Any ideas out there ? Thanks-

  • Pedini of Atlanta, LLC
    on Feb 3, 2012

    I would check out a local frame shop and pick out a decorative picture frame that can be cut to fit your mirrors. you may need a small molding or trim inside the frame to cover the space where the art would normally be recessed but this is easy to do and cost effective but will really dress up the plain mirrors.

  • Paticia G
    on Feb 4, 2012

    Thanks, Pedini That was one thing I thought of as well so keep those ideas coming. I also thought of some decorative molding those hit plastic strips you see in the hardware big box stores, bit I am still open to any suggestions

  • I selected inexpensive molding in 8 foot goods from Home Depot for my client and we had the handy man miter the corners and he trimmed & painted it on top of the old mirror. It totally updated the bath and covered the edge of the mirror that had no silver from years of water.

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