Originally Posted by CouttsClient
When A.D. comes to the home they heavily stage the house so in photographs it looks it's best.
That's my experience as well.
In one case it was a near disaster for a gallery that loaned a painting to my client for a photoshoot. The owner who had consigned it to the gallery saw it in AD and called to ask why they had not been paid.
Originally Posted by Don Carlos
Err, no. It's usually not their sense of style, but their interior designer's. And many will hire a designer who's well-known and well-connected precisely because he or she has a reasonable shot at getting the home into AD. Secondary benefits include getting access to rare or unique pieces.
A good designer will take the owners' tastes and preferences as her starting point, and she'll let the owners give a thumbs up / thumbs down to tactical purchases and decisions. But she is the mastermind behind the overall layout.
This is what separates wealthy people from teh poors when it comes to taste.
For many this is true. That said, there are more than a few people who don't want photos of their house published. There are even people who require confidentiality clauses in the owner/architect agreement that forbid the taking of any photographs.