This can mean a lot of different things to different people, mostly because we don’t all have the same budget. What this means to me is the customer dictates the budget and I stick to it. I know that sounds like an oversimplification of sorts but you would not believe how many people think the budget is just a “guideline.”
If you tell me you have $500 to spend, I’m not going over that without your prior consent. That’s it. Simple, right?
So here is the other thing it means to me. Your money is important and I will do everything I can to stretch your dollar. I know how hard you work for your money, and I know an interior designer is a luxury to many people so I would like to make it as accessible as possible by treating your money as if it were my money. I am always looking for unexpected ways to find a bargain and exploring avenues that will afford you more within your design.
And so that leads me to eco-friendly. The best way to be eco-friendly is to re-use, recycle, and upcycle.
We have become a throw-away society, but there has been a shift in the last few years to be more careful and thoughtful, buying used furniture, secondhand materials, and, for some, antiques that have a history and a story to tell.
See how I did that? Just married up budget conscious and eco-friendly just like that.