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I have been blessed to work with an amazing team here at, Crimson Design Group. Everyday I count my blessings and the honor that I have to be surrounded with such peers and friends. I would love to have all of you get to know them better and find out what they are passionate about. I have asked all of the team members of Crimson Design to write and share what inspires them. This week we will be featuring each of them. Please stay tuned and find out more about what happens in our office everyday as we are working on so many fun projects.
What does your clientele look like?
They're actually fairly broad. Early on we worked directly with architects and later broadened it to developers. We just finished a job for a university, we've done work directly for Riverside Hospital, and we've built bridges for engineers. We've also done work with interior designers. It's kind of cool to have an interior designer say, "Here is the fabric that it going to go on this pillow. Here is the fabric that is going on the couch".. etc and we're able to model that and show exactly what they had pictured in their mind. We've also done retail stores and town centers. As long as someone comes in and says they have an idea that they want visualized or animated, we'll take a stab at it. We've recently bagan working with construction litigators. We've actually done work for lawyers where we take a piece of equipment and show how that piece functions, how it failed, and the result of the failing. This is a new avenue for us and one that is a good fit. Lawyer's words are only going to be so convincing. When we can put an actual image or reconstruction in front of the jury, it's a powerful tool to show what really happened. There was a survey done that shows, I believe, a 43% high comprehension when you show some sort of visual than if you just explained it.
I recently had the honor of working with Lee Ann, Daryl and their boys. As in all of our projects, our inspiration comes from finding out what inspires the household and in turn reflecting that in the final design.
This world class traveling family has found inspiration in travel and nature. It was important to find the right space for these majestic pieces of inspiration. They have traveled the world in search for just the right one. With great care, these animals were given the best seats in the house. For Lee Ann and Daryl the animals are a reminder of God's faithfulness and His many blessing they have experienced in their lives.
When you enter this home, you truly encounter the gift of hospitality. There is a peace and comfort that radiates to everyone that enters. Once you step in, you never want to leave. I was ready to move in. You really want to know more about the people that live in this house and know the stories behind each room.
About a stones throw from the home sits their charming B&B, called the Miller Haus. It rests on a beautiful hill that looks over some of Ohio's lush countryside. Lee Ann's gift of hospitality spills over into your experience when staying there. So all you city-slickers, take a day or two out of the city to come to the country. You will not be disappointed. It's so peaceful. The food is delicious and is truly comfort food at its finest. After all, isn't it nice to have a completely different pace in life? Even if it's for one or two days, we can all use the time to reflect about what is important in life. Thank you Lee Ann and family for being a true inspiration.
Adding wall paper to the back of the bookcases and over the mantle really
give a focal point and add a sophistication to the room.