There are almost always challenges, when creating the types of experience people desire to have and the practical reality of the space that they own.
The most obvious ones are when the changes in both lifestyle and environment no longer provide people with the same ambience than what was in their memory: the afternoon breeze at the veranda, now carries with it, dusts from the streets in front; the plot of land that is awkward in position than the L-shape land that they used to grow up with; to top it all off, an afternoon tea ritual that no longer exists, because not all family members are home by 4pm, and the lady who lives next door no longer strolls in front.
There are also times when people come with a need for specific experiences that may be in conflict with one another. For example, the desire for privacy, without necessarily be isolated from the world.
Yet people insist to recreate the same experiences.
No matter how complex it may be, any desired experience can be achieved by design. Whether they are for personal homes, institutions, workplace or branded environment.
All it takes is the right dialogue between the clients and their designers.