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Seeing Wisely

“The value of experience is not in seeing much but seeing wisely.”
— Willam Olser

There is a sentiment that says that cheap work is usually only good for one thing –  being cheap. This, I can attest, is very true.

Time and time again I have seen the pitfalls of cutting corners and the aftermath of bargain hunting when it pertains to the spaces that people work and live in day to day.

An unrealistic budget can be detrimental to the success of a project’s outcome.

This is not to say that your investment has no boundaries nor any limits – after all – the budget is the ultimate guideline. However, it is true that you get what you pay for and (beyond dollars) quality combined with experience and individualization requires commitment and trust.  

William Olser, one of the founders of John Hopkins Hospital says this:

“The value of experience is not in seeing much but seeing wisely.”

As someone on your side, a seasoned designer will shoot you straight on all that is fair, where to splurge and when to dial it back. Our skill set is not comprised solely of picking out perfect paint colors and pretty pillows- rather our real talent is our ability to transform and deliver the connection you desire IF you are willing to meet us where it is required.

I learned early on that if a client doesn’t value you or skill you bring to their project then no amount of convincing will prove successful. The same is true for realistic budgets and investments.

Cutting corners never works. Going for the deal is never a good idea.

Choosing wisely. Investing in guidance. Being honest about what you are willing to invest – all smart and necessary components to the road to success.  


james saavedra