Whatever your scenario, it’s different than usual in at least some significant ways, and most people are thinking about what’s really important to them. One thing most of us need to really thrive is human interaction. We are now being forced to lead lives where we can’t feel the warmth of our friends close at hand. Companies like Zoom and Houseparty (to name two especially popular ones) have created a virtual alternative to help us stay connected and make the separation less acute.
Zoom is also revolutionising the interior design business. You might think that seemingly frivolous things like having a pretty home are not important in a time of economic oblivion and sadness, but it is more important than ever. Feeling good at home and being surrounded by things that inspire and make you feel relaxed are essential to one’s overall wellbeing. Whether we live or die is not the ultimate question, it is how we get to spend our time while we are here that is important.
So, let me tell you how we are using Zoom to help our clients. While we are not able to meet personally, we can have face-to-face online interactions to help us develop the design brief, get to the bottom of who they are and what they would like to achieve. We can start the design process by sending mood boards, samples and presentations of what we have summarised from the client’s brief. Most importantly, we can get going with the design process, which often can take just as long as the implementation process itself (read more about the two stages in my here).