i just never had that kind of opportunity in terms of stage design. and as far as i know in terms of realty design...a lot of people just went to home depot and picked out finishes themselves. it's not hard to pick out finishes for people...the hardest part is to find the clients who are willing to hire and listen to a prof. almost all the clients i've met, they all think they can pick better finishes than architects/designers do. we have so many years training and when we work IRL...a lot of people just think "how hard can this be, i can do better." if we are talking about putting a new beam or a new stair...those contractors sometimes would just change our design...i am sure they are thinking "how hard can this be....those architects don't know ****". it happened to us a few times already. i am just hoping to shop for the wealthy/rich...and slowly from wardrobe to home decor if possible.