Friday, February 22, 2013

Are Hand-Rendered Interior Drawings a dying art???

I have a question for all of you.  What exactly would you want to see from your interior designer if you were the client.  A personalized computer drafted floor plan or a hand-rendered one?  Take a vote by either commenting on facebook or here on the blog.  I'd like to hear your opinion.


I've been curious lately about how much we are reliant on computers and technology and if that takes away a little of the artistic nuances that make our industry special and hopefully pertinent in the future.   I've been desperately trying to tread water in this ever changing sea of technology.  I can't seem to catch up in this fast paced world of social media (I sound like I'm a hundred years old).  Truly I'm a woman in denial.  My husband would tell you that I am someone who should have grown up in the 20's and 30's.  My design aethetic, my music choices, my  "formality in things" etc. 

But, in order to survive in this designer eat designer world, I've got to keep up.  I'm moving forward.  The ladies I used to work with would be shocked to know I did the above computer generated floor plan (Yes girls, I did that...I know it's basic,  but if you worked with me, you know I couldn't do ANYTHING on cad).  Give me a sharpie pen and a piece of paper and I'll go to town, but computer drafting makes me nauseous. 

Hopefully you will participate in my little "social" experiment. And honest. I want to know the road I need to take, or if I can take a step backwards because it's worth it. Maybe by next year I will be "tweeting" you all.

Until then, stay tuned...

Coming up next is a look into Sydney's new "Parisian" apartment inspired room, the floor plan shown above, and how we got there.