Oftentimes when you’ve been doing something for so long, it becomes second nature to you. That is what designing is to Blaine Robert – one look and he’s able to point out the aspects of a room which can be improved on; what needs to be fixed; what needs to change. It’s almost as if […]
Oftentimes when you’ve been doing something for so long, it becomes second nature to you. That is what designing is to Blaine Robert – one look and he’s able to point out the aspects of a room which can be improved on; what needs to be fixed; what needs to change. It’s almost as if he doesn’t need to think!
For us aspiring designers and the common folk, it might be more difficult to decipher what exactly about our room is missing. That’s why we’ve asked Blaine to answer some rapid-fire Would you rather? questions to get an insight into his line of thought. We started off with some simple personal questions, and once we had a rhythm going, we began to delve into his subconscious design preferences. Here’s what he had to say.
Dogs or cats?
Explanation: I’m more of a dog person during the day. Cat person at night.
Coffee or tea?
Explanation: As long as it’s anytime before 3pm!
Movies or TV shows?
Blaine: TV shows.
Explanation: A good TV show that gets me hooked is worth a binge.
City or country?
Blaine: City city city!
Rustic or modern?
Explanation: Depends on what I’m feeling at the moment. Rustic when I’m moody. Modern when I’m relaxed.
Wood or metal?
Explanation: With a touch of metal. But just a touch.
Curtains or blinds?
Explanation: Depends on the mood.
Sofa or chair?
Explanation: Not to sit on…. but to lie on.
Less or more?
Blaine: More. Always more.
Colourful or neutral?
Explanation: Always neutrals, but a slight pop of color turns me on.
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Bath or shower?
Explanation: You can get up to so much more trouble in the shower than you can in the bath 😉
Plants or decor?
Explanation: This is a tough one but not that tough. Minimum plants and minimum decor. Everything needs to be balanced.
Black or white?
Explanation: If you’re going to choose one, choose white over black any day of the week. But if you want to use black, use it on the ceiling. Use it somewhere different where it’s unexpected.
Mountain or sea?
Explanation: Is there really a question there? Who doesn’t want to look at the sea or the ocean? Mountains are beautiful, but the sea is the sexiest.
Wallpaper or paint?
Explanation: I’ll take paint any day of the week. But to use a little bit of wallpaper specifically in the right location just to create something unique, that’s perfect.
Lamps or lights?
Explanation: Lights need to be used in a proper way to create mood and drama, but lamps — they’re the ones that make things sexy.
Some of Blaine’s answers to these questions had us amused. Despite not being a top interior designer ourselves, we found many similarities between our choices and his. Of course, there were some differences too that made us question our choices. At the end of the day, it boils down to preferences. And no matter what you prefer, Blaine Robert Design will make it work, with Blaine leading the charge.
Still, such questions are helpful in giving us some insight into the mind of a top interior designer. Whether or not you’re thinking of hiring one, these insights go a long way in deciding how you want your house to be. I don’t know about you, but I sure am taking down notes.
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