I had someone reach out to me a few months ago on Instagram because she saw an image of a bedroom I designed. She wasn’t even a follower, but really liked the bedroom and wanted to know where all the furniture and accessories were sourced. Unless my clients specifically request that I don’t reveal any information or they don’t give me their permission to give out information, I have no problem telling people where items are sourced (some interior designers don’t give this information out freely due to “client privacy” or because they just choose not to). She wanted to recreate the same design in her own bedroom. I’m not sure if I’m flattered that she loved my design enough to want to copy the same exact design in her own bedroom or irked by it. I can totally understand if someone is searching for inspiration and likes certain aspects of a room design such as a bedframe, dresser, wall color, or mirror they might have seen in a magazine or on Houzz AND want to make it their own, but to mimic the exact same design in their own space is something I can’t quite comprehend. In fact, while perusing through photos on Houzz, I noticed someone commented that they loved a particular kitchen design and they were going to duplicate the entire kitchen. It’s true. Someone actually made that comment publicly on Houzz. If I see the comment again, I will post it on here because I was quite surprised by it.
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