Interior Designers Speak | Tai Kojro-Badziak & Adam Wilmot - Design Bureau

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The spacious and comfortable 6,000-square-foot home combines nostalgic mid-century style with a modern-day Asian arts and crafts influence.

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Interior Designers Speak | Tai Kojro-Badziak & Adam Wilmot

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

By Lesley Stanley
Photos by Tyler Mallory

Tai Kojro-Badziak & Adam Wilmot

Co-owners/founder @ RoomTEN Design
Location: Chicago, Illinois

LS: What inspires you?
Tai Kojro-Badziak: Humans throughout history are a fascinating inspiration for me. I love geography, history, and how trader groups affected cities then and how that affects our lives today. I love people, and the footprint of what we’ve done creatively for as long as we’ve been around. I believe true inspiration comes from creative expression.

LS: How does a project’s site shape its design?
Adam Wilmot: The inspiration comes from the site itself. It’s not like we are traditional artists staring at a blank canvas, wondering what the statement is going to be, or who our audience will be. Our canvas comes with color, light, and texture already applied.

LS: What do you do when an idea in your head doesn’t translate well into a project?
TKB: We trust our intuition and either create it or readjust the design. If an element is fighting back, our approach is not dogmatic. We address the situation, question it with all parties involved, and adjust as necessary.

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