First of all, let me tell you how much I love your website. I just wish you lived in my city and I could stop in to see you. We just recently bought what I hope to be our last house. It has sooo much potential. The problem is, I do not know where to start. I guess the logical place would be the living room/dining room/kitchen open area. I told myself a few years ago I would get an interior decorator when I got to my next (hopefully/last house) so that the house I lived in for the next 20-30 years would be my dream house. How do I go about finding someone to help me? I need a plan that I can do in phases, so that I don't "cheap" out but slowly acquire good furniture & accessories.
Entries in how to start (5)
1. Today's post is a continuation of the last two- Melanie does not know what her decorating style is- and so we are figuring it out for her- so- same thing today- which is your favorite- least favorite? Tell me what you like about a favorite- and specifically what you do not like about your least favorite.
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Today's post is a continuation of yesterday's. Melanie does not know what her style is- and we are going to figure it out :) So- today- same thing- I found photos that combined your two favorites from yesterday- so- let me know today- do you love any of these rooms? Which is your favorite? How about your least favorite? 1. Bold with Blue
2. Retro Orange
3. Chic Green and Gray
4. Funky Yellow
5. The Bookcases and Boat
Thanks to Coastal Living June 2009 and July/ August 2009 for photos.
Starting from the top of the post:
- Modern Edgy
- Cottage Comfort
- French Flair
- Today's Transitional
- Retro Fun
I am looking to create a warm comfortable space.
- What do you want to use the space for? Just TV viewing? Games? Video or otherwise?- Reading? Homework? Dining? Cards? Conversation?
- What are your storage needs? Books, videos, DVD's CD's Christmas trees?
- How many people do you want to seat in your area?
- What does the actual floorplan look like? (with dimensions)
- What is your decorating style? How would you describe it? Sometimes you can answer this by tellling me your favorite stores- do you prefer Room and Board, or William Sonoma Home? Do you have any pictures that you have clipped from magazines that show me what you like AND some that show me what you don't like?
- Do you have any existing items that need to be included in the design? Any art work or furniture to incorporate :) Stuff like that.
- Any special needs?
- What color pallet do you invision in the area?
- How much money do you want to spend?
So- start with a plan. Be deliberate. Make the most of your area / time / money. Hey Readers- can you think of other questions Kim should ask before begining? Anyone NOT do this and regret it?