Design like a Designer

Designing your home should be a fun and creative process! I'm breaking down my process to help you design the home of your dreams. 


1. Determine your style

Whether that means spending hours on Pinterest, weeks of reading Domino.com or months of reading Architectural Digest, figure out what makes you excited in design and that is your starting point. 

 image via Pinterest

image via Pinterest


2. Choose a focal point

What part of the space do you want to highlight? Design around that focal point and move outward from there.

 image via Studio McGee

image via Studio McGee


3. Room layout

Position your furniture around your focal point. Figure out what furniture you need to complete the look. 

 image via Marie Flanigan

image via Marie Flanigan


4. Select a color scheme

How do you want the room to feel - warm and cozy or cool and sleek? Choose colors around that vibe. Think about the walls, trim, upholstery and accessories. Do you go neutral with a few color accents? Or bold colored walls with coordinating furniture. 

 image via Amy Berry Design

image via Amy Berry Design


5. Pick your patterns

I love this part of the process. Mix large scale with small scale. Mix stripes with florals. If you're a minimalist, mix textures to give visual interest. This part of the process adds warmth and texture. 

 image via Ashley Whittaker

image via Ashley Whittaker


6. Accessorize 

Add all the details that pull the space together! What are you missing to really bring the space to life? Work on your shelfie game and style your coffee table. Add greenery (linked here if you need some tips) and lighting that will really wow. 

 image via Pinterest

image via Pinterest