MFM gets some big press!
Yesterday morning we got word that the March issue of Decorating Spaces (magazine) had hit newsstands, so we rushed out to Barnes and Noble to pick it up. Why? Because we had heard that one of My Fair Maiden's former design clients had written an article featuring the design MFM and her business partner did for his home, and it was in the March issue.
It was fun to see her face as she opened up the magazine and found the five-page spread, titled, "A Capital Idea." As soon as I saw it, I remembered this client from when she and I were first dating. I'd come home and she'd be sitting on my bed with her laptop, picking out floor tiles, chairs, and so forth. The client had a brown leather sofa and an old antique hutch that he wanted to keep. Just having to deal with that hutch made me so glad that I hadn't continued with my plans to become an interior designer, because I saw how difficult MFM's job really was. I was warned in my interior design classes at the Corcoran that clients almost always have one piece that's extremely difficult to incorporate into a design. A good designer can make it work.
She and her business partner both worked up different design plans for the client, and he ended selecting almost all of the elements from MFM's design. Sometimes MFM is there when items get delivered to the client and she makes sure everything gets set up according to the design. This was not one of those cases. The client wanted to actually implement the design himself... so MFM picked out the pieces, placed the orders, and the client and his partner placed the items and even did all the painting themselves, based on MFM and her partner's design plan. She hadn't seen how it all turned out until she got the magazine. Quite exciting, huh? Congratulations, My Fair Maiden!
Check out ended with a flash for her take on it, and a picture from the article.