Thinking of a new sofa?….a complete room change? One of the best things most people think they should do also happens to be one of the worse things they can do. And that is gathering all your friends around you to “help” you decide what look that “you”, the customer, should have. Four people in a room will offer 8 different opinions. Everyone of your friends who think they know how you live, aren’t always aware of you daily routine. That adds a lot of stress to the situation. The only opinion that should matter is yours! As a designer, when a “group” visits the store, it’s in the designers best interest to focus on the one person who counts…..the client. We need to hear how the room will be used….how many people are in the house….how much influence will the other people have in the decision- making. It’s nice to have the love and support of your social group, but can they give you the objective point of view that’s required? Your qualified designer is the ne person who will be able to provide you with the ideas, the plan and the objectivity that’s needed to create a wonderful, tasteful space.