My 5 Step Design Checklist
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One thing we all have in common is we live somewhere. Doesn’t matter big or small or whether we consider ourselves design savvy or not, I think we all want a space we love and makes our life just a little bit better when we walk in the door.
Having been on both sides of this I wanted to share a little of my journey and give you something I think will be very helpful.
Nine years ago we moved to a new house. I was obsessed. It was our first home and a total dream space for us.
I remember my husband and I used to drive by and stop the car in front of the house saying “I can’t believe it’s ours!”
When we moved in we brought our furniture from our condo. It sort of worked. It looked okay? It sort of fit.
It wasn’t SO bad that I felt like I needed to change it. Isn’t that the way with most things in life — If they aren’t terrible, we just leave them, but it doesn’t mean they are as great as they could be.
Fast forward, we did a home exchange in Malibu. I remember walking into the home we stayed at and being blown away. It really sparked the change I feel design can have in someone’s day to day life.
This wasn’t a big fancy house. It was a small one-level home, but the way it was decorated with such thoughtfulness, meaning and attention detail blew me away.
I knew exactly who this family was by their house.
And, it led me to think if they knew who I was when staying at my house? Probably not.
Fast Forward again, the experience I had in Malibu led me to dig in further for my passion for design and what the elements created a warm, welcoming, finished space….
Well, after many of design clients, rooms, challenges, styling for magazine shoots (P.S. I have a new Style At Home feature coming very soon!), I found the elements every room needs.
And I use this checklist when I decorate, no matter what the style is.
If you feel your room falls flat. If it could be more welcoming. If you wonder how a room looks ‘magazine ready’ then you will enjoy this.
Use this checklist to go through your home room by room, do an evaluation and update the piece or pieces that may be missing.
Hope you enjoyed the video.
Thanks for watching and we’ll see you next week!
Decor with love,