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Sketches of Frank Gehry

Since launching my interior design firm, I have been searching for and discovering inspiration  in documentaries.   I try to watch at least one a week,  having made my way through the stories of Valentino, Frank Lloyd Wright, Karl Lagerfeld, and many more.  I don’t know about you, but I love hearing about the truly passionate talk about their respective paths.  Their victories and defeats,  vanities and insecurities, all contribute to who they are and why they are the icons that warrant such indulgence (be -it their own or the documentarian's).  They have truly been inspiring glimpses into success.

This past week I watched Sketches of Frank Gehry.  Perhaps I found his work a little too haphazard, but I had never been a lover of his work.  And after watching the film, I was still no convert.    I do, however,  have an immense respect for his design process.   He is not afraid to play, to let a project evolve.  Most importantly, it is a process.

I stress this idea to clients at the beginning of each project.  If you decide too much up front, you can miss  great opportunities.  To avoid the look of showroom, you need to stay flexible and add depth as you go.  The way each item interacts with the others in the space is what gives the room its unique character.

Where do you find your inspiration?

**Next week I am going to Las Vegas Market, a giant interior design exhibition in, you guessed it, Las Vegas.  If you have attended and have any advice, please share!**

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