The toughest thing for me is to meet with a new client for our first consultation and for them to sit there for an hour describing me what they like without any images. Reason being: a word that describes a style is usually very vague and different to each person you meet. For example, the common misconception of the word zen. People will hire me and tell me that they want their space to be zen. What does that mean? Well, to one client it means that they want clean lines, and everything hidden away. To another it means they want a red wall, bamboo decor and feng shui elements. To another it can just mean relaxing. This is the main reason why I always ask for my clients to prepare some images of rooms that they like.A fairly new word is starting to pop up in the design world; transitional. When people ask me what is my favorite style, right now I’d call it transitional. Some designers laugh at it because it doesn’t make much sense since every space should technically be transitional. The way I interpret it is mix of old and new. A trendy design that will age well. An old persian rug with a clean contemporary sofa and stainless steel lighting mixed with warm wood accents. This is how I imagine it. How would you?