I love Project Runway. I love watching the fashion. I love mentor Tim Gunn. And I love his mantra: "Make it work." That got me thinking about the many ways Project Runway and home staging are similar.
If you're not familiar with the show, they start with 16 fashion designers. Each week they get a crazy project and one or two days to complete a garment, usually within a limited budget. The designer with the worst style as determined by a panel of judges goes home. At the end, the final three go to Fashion Week in New York and the lucky winner gets $100,000 to start a line.
Hmm, what does this have to do with home staging? It seems most of my staging projects need to be completed within a tight time frame, usually within a limited budget. That requires a lot of creativity, inspiration, stamina and "make it work" attitude. I love a challenge and I find the results personally rewarding. While it's not $100,000, people pay me to do this for them. And the best part is, my clients are really happy with the results.
Now, time to watch my favorite program... auf Wiedersehen!