I don’t typically share my commercial work on the blog, but when this little tidbit came about, I knew it would be good to share with the rest of you. A “what not to do”, if you will. One of our lovely clients came to us and asked if we could make a finish board of some new lobby finishes that another design firm had selected for them. Sure, we didn’t do the picking, but we’re so obliging that we said “sure, why not!” and ordered the finish samples to see what everything looked like. Well, let me tell you – when those samples came in, we quickly decided to not have our logo on the board because oh. my. goodness. This, people, is what you might call a hot mess.
I know most of you aren’t commercial interior designers, but let this be a lesson to you all for your home decor ventures. No matter how much you love that icy blue mermaid-skin wallcovering, don’t go there. No matter how much you think copper wallcovering goes with gold and navy carpet, don’t go there. No matter how much you love mermaid wallpaper AND sparkly orange paint together, REALLY don’t go there. Most of these elements (well, expect my mermaid friend) would be fine on their own, but the combination of everything is really a travesty. A hot travesty trany mess (if you haven’t seen SNL lately, sorry for the bad joke!). Can anyone top this with something more horrific? I’d love to see! :)