You are wealthy--interior decorator or do it by yourself?
I'd have to have a decorator--I have no talent putting things together.
I will do it by myself... I have done it before, and it suits my taste.
Being a male, I would usually just make do with my 'bachelor pad' and typical guy style lol. Despite this I would definitely appreciate a woman’s touch around the place (oh, and to do the decorating too Haha:)
Failing that, I would have to hire a decorator for sure.
ah, good question...
Use some of that money and buy a whole lotta magazines. Then look through them quickly and casually, only stopping to really inspect when the overall look of a room catches your eye.
Then, tear out or mark up all those layouts that you are attracted to, spread 'em out, and decide what appeals to YOU. Is it the color scheme? The simple or detailed lines of the furniture? The light streaming in the windows? The plushness of everything? The 'certain' over-all feeling of the room?
Then, visit an upscale furniture store and take a walk through the set ups they have to display their wares. Take mental notes and/or photographs of what you instantly like. Don't question yourself, or wonder if it's the current style. Sit in chairs, sprawl on sofas, lean against headboards and keep making those mental notes. Visit a furniture consignment shop in your area if possible.
Now, start with a room and buy one of the bigger pieces you'll need, such as the bed or sofa and take your time to get EXACTly what you love. Live with it a day or a week, and search once more for another piece to add to that room and live with those pieces, too.
Add onto the room, piece by piece, color by color, style by style, slowly, until you have the right number of colors/pieces/comfort you feel makes it ALL yours. And remember, eclectic style is, and always will be, supreme.
Don't forget the floors, or the wall color (I suggest neutrals), and Art upon the walls. Invite your friends and suggest that you'd love an addition of a hand picked or hand-made item from your favorite people. It doesn't have to be expensive -- a shell from the beach where you had a class reunion, for example. Or a plant someone potted just for you. Or, have an Art party where you buy a blank canvas and jars of paint in "your" colors and invite everyone to contribute to your first piece of Art! Couple of bottles of wine and we're ALL artists, right?!
Now, you've created a well-designed by YOU place that you've invested time and love into, that will feel like home forever to you and your loved ones.
Last detail? Take the money you would've spent on some designer's "Professional" taste in home and comfort, and buy a fabulous piece OR have a party OR both!
Personally, I would attack the project myself. It would be incredible fun to do the house and when its all done and I love it, I will have a huge feeling of pride for a job well done. I attack my interior design projects like I attack my writing. When I start doing character development and scene setup, I start going through magazines and creating a look book of what it is I am looking for. In the same regard, I do the same for interior design. I look through magazines and not only look at room decor I check out set decor from say a photo shoot. I look for things that catch my eye that may work well as a collaboration. For instance, my bedroom is my flow space. I combined water elements with dream elements. I have an accent wall in kelp that is complemented by coral curtains. On my walls are red shelves that house books and other sundry items. As for the dream stuff, I found this dream decal and paintings with the words dream and believe on them. Dream and believe are each crafted with words that best personify them.. It is a place where when I dream my thoughts can flow and take me to other places. And it works for me. To make a long comment short, create a look book of furnishings, color schemes, artwork and accent pieces to get a feel for what the room can look like. Get inspiration from already decorated places.
I do everything myself to save money. Right now I'm in the middle of decorating my teen aged daughters room and she is in love with light pink, peach, and creams. She also wants a chandelier in her very small room. So I'm going to try and make a hanging light with beads draping over a small lamp shade. I'm also making new curtains and a covered window seat cushion, along with some throw pillows. She keeps me busy! I enjoy every bit of it though. Great question
I will do it myself...it is a challenge for me and i enjoy thinking, matching things and ideas, imagining how my home interior creativity could change a room or a corner or even the whole environment and the atmosphere of my home.
I like modern classic, vintage. I like oel paintings of roses and flowers and do want a room with rose motiv. I am working on these ideas for a change.
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