Speaking on the theme “Interior Design: Hollywood Style," Brunetz and Rummerfield entertained and engaged the audience with their experiences - from their early days in home makeover television to their current design projects for Hollywood’s elite.
Brunetz urged the attendees to recognize and appreciate their client’s personal sense of style and explained that the best color or design for a room isn’t what’s trendy or what the designer likes, “It’s whatever cultivates your customer’s happiness. The real talent of a great designer is one who can create a beautiful and functional space that is more reflective of the client than of themselves,” said Brunetz.
Rummerfield supported this by adding, “We give advice on what to try or what to avoid but at the end of day it’s all about the inhabitants and what they like, what will make them happy.”
Both speakers also stressed the growing transparency within the designer/client/showroom relationships, stressing that building positive relationships and open communication throughout the design process has been vital to the success of their businesses.
Rummerfield, who with her design partner Ron Woodson, own and operate the Los Angeles design firm, Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design, awed the crowd with a slideshow of some of her high profile client’s rooms and provided insight on how each exquisite and memorable space was achieved.
Mark Haloossim, President of Contempo Floor Coverings was delighted with the outcome of the event and impressed by the open, candid conversations generated by the speakers.