How we feel as we enter a space is a pretty complex thing. Smells, sounds, spacing, art, furniture, plants, lighting - it all melds together in our minds to make us feel a certain way. Do we feel relaxed, energized, uneasy? The interesting thing is, most of us won’t even know why we feel a certain way in a home or building, we’ll just feel that way. Today’s guest is a trained interior designer, which means that it’s her job to create a space that not only looks appealing, but one that makes you feel a certain way. Want to feel relaxed and care free when you’re at home? Mackenzie can do that for you. Want to feel energized every morning when you look around your bedroom? She’s got you covered. Today we explore the intricate ins and outs of the interior design world.
2:10 - What Mackenzie notices when she walks into a room.
4:45 - The things that make Mackenzie feel good in a room.
6:00 - Getting color right.
9:00 - The visual language of design.
11:00 - Getting interior inspiration from somewhere else.
13:45 - The process Mackenzie goes through with new clients.
16:30 - Various packages that Mackenzie offers.
19:30 - Large scale projects.
21:00 - Designing for behavior.
24:45 - How to design with a plan.
29:30 - Pushing design boundaries.
32:15 - Picking 3 key features, and juxtaposition.
34:00 - The order to work in when designing a space.
37:00 - Working with a budget.
38:45 - Common poor design choices.
42:00 - Recommendations for renters.
43:45 - Translating a song into a design.
46:00 - Changing your mood with light.
47:00 - Plants vs. pictures vs. other accents.
49:30 - The difference between an interior designer and a decorator.
53:00 - Making things fit in your environment.
53:30 - The education to become an interior designer.
56:30 - What to do when a client comes to you with a weird idea.
57:45 - What to do after school.
1:00:00 - Pay.
1:02:00 - Advice for sprucing up your home design.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner