Hello fellow advertising students, it’s Emily Walsh, Advertising Art Direction student in her senior year. If you’re curious, read my first blog post for a fall background on my internship at Matthews Interior Design.  For this blog post, I would like to share my experience with my first and favorite client.

A man and woman from a company building condominiums in West York, PA came to inspect the furniture that had been delivered to the warehouse. Joseph lead the meeting, but I contributed by adding to the conversation. I commented how a certain desk was reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s house Falling Water. Luckily, the man had recently been to see that house and agreed with what I had said. The man and woman loved the furniture and gave their OK. I felt accomplished in knowing I had helped close a $60,000 deal.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water

The best part about this is I got to see the furniture go from the warehouse to the client’s space. It is amazing how different the furniture looked in the spaces. Joseph, another intern, and I drove three hours to West York. There was some downtime while waiting for them to finish the offices, which is time that I got to explore the site and talk with the managers of the condos. We learned that the building used to be a carriage factory and was refurbished, but the brick was from the existing building.

Below is a before & after shot of the upstairs lobby:

This project was awesome and made me feel pretty important.