Congratulations to Holly Becker and Anthropology for hosting such a fabulous event this past Saturday! I raced home after the event, because I was so excited to share with you a few of the tips I learned and tell you what a pleasure it was meting Holly and the other women at the event. If you don’t live in Boston and have a chance to attend this event in your city, I highly recommend it.
7 Things to Keep in Mind When Developing a Room Scheme:
- Be your own client (Decorate p.70)
- Gather information: Buy a binder and collect photos of Inspiration from magazines. Identify on each page what you like, so you don’ forget why you tore that page out. Collect fabric, wall coverings and paint samples that you like. You will start to see themes and trends from your selections.
- Budget: Create an Excel spreadsheet of how much you would like to spend on particular items. Remember you can shop from other rooms in your home.
- Draw a floor plan with correct measurements. There are many free websites out there that are easy to use such as Floorplanner.
- Make a mood board with your favorite selections
- Make a mini book with fabric and color samples that you can take with you when you go shopping.
- Organize a schedule for your orders, so you know when everything will arrive etc.
Mood Board Tips:
- Every mood board needs one “jumping off point” that sets the mood of the room. It can be a fabric, paint color or whatever you choose.
- Be careful not to be too “matchy matchy”. Add something a little “wrong” and unexpected to the room to make it "right".
I am working on a mood board for my bedroom right now and will share it with you shortly.