“Now THAT was unexpected!”So what? When it works, it works.Offering the unusual choice is often the best alternative for you; especially when your client says they want “Something different”, but are unable to articulate their vision. In such a situation, your imagination will become the key to that realization. This is understandable of course, since your client will have little idea of what is possible, much less of what is practical.In a way, doing the unexpected is a critical element in what you do as an interior designer; offering solutions that may not occur to a home owner or business owner, or they could have done the work themselves. While you rarely, if ever, want to take a plunge “Off the deep end”, innovation in both style and substance will be an element you can put to use for the benefit of your clients, and for yourself and your business.To help inspire you further, let’s take a look at some unusual choices that have been made by other interior designers.This is NOT your grandma’s kitchenBorrowed from Home-Designing.com, the images below reflect just those qualities; combining bold thinking with an original style of presentation, while still remaining fully functional. “If you are looking for inspiration for a sophisticated kitchen design and decor, then this array from Armony Cucine harbors quite a few. There are some here that have just a slightly different touch, to add just the right amount of interest to your stylish cooking space without going overboard.” Your library is where?As described at the InteriorCollective.com, putting the things you most love in a place that speaks to you exhibits a sense of style and obvious passion in both the designer and the home owner.“Noted novelist, Michael Cunningham, is proud of his library. It just so happens that his library is located in his bathroom. Perhaps this is a smart choice for him, but it’s the kind of thing that I could never do in my home. Keeping books so close to water just doesn’t sit right with me for some reason. But more power to him.”In all of the images above, originality and functionality have been combined to create truly unusual spaces that make statements about the homeowner and designer alike. It’s just these kinds of choices that will enable you to satisfy the client who says, “I know what I want but I can’t seem to express it”.