DO share your budget and vision. Most of us have a budget in mind, even if it is a rough range, and sharing that with a potential craftsperson can help them guide you to get the value from it. If the budget doesn’t match the vision, it’s better to figure out early and see where the vision can be changed to accommodate.
DON’T be afraid to ask for a design change. This is the whole reason we start custom work on pen and paper. The process is meant to be a collaborative back and forth, and giving the design phase proper time and energy makes sure that we’re all excited to see the result.
DO bring ideas, photos, and drawings to an initial meeting. Never ask an artisan to copy someone else’s work, but providing some inspiration as a launching point for what’s in your head is always going to be helpful. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Here at JOHI, we offer two options for furniture customization:
(1) Wood, size, other adjustments to our existing designs within the Furniture Collection, and
(2) Completely bespoke design and build.