Over the course of a project you witness so many shifts in the perceived space of a room. The first transformation begins with demolition and the process of rebuilding. Layer in new finishes and your very recollection of the space can disappear in an instant. Next comes broad stroke furniture installation, which can leave the space feeling emptier then when you started. The final phase is a tedious exercise of appointing details that create warmth and composition. It can take 3 or 4 passes before the space begins to settle and a room comes into view.
I'm currently enjoying these emerging spaces. A couple more passes and we should be good.