Interior Designer Elkhart Goshen Indiana
How is the creative part of interior design going for you? Having a plan to convey your design decisions is the best way to preempt problems before you build or buy.
I believe we are all created in God's image (Genesis 3) and therefore we are all creative. But reliable interior design is like any skill or talent - first you got to know what to do and then, If you don't practice it, you won't master it. In addition, design is complicated. There are a lot of 'moving parts' that all depend on each other to function well and look good. In today's culture, it isn't sexy to say, "let's think about this". But without professional interior design knowledge & experience or a professional coach, your attempts at creating beautiful spaces might lead to frustrating results., unmet expectations, disappointment, wasted money/time and stress. So, if you'd like to avoid typical DIY design mistakes - read on!
Another reason you might have difficulty designing is because it takes more than watching HGTV to learn how to get good at it. Let me ask you, what are you proficient at? Piano, Teaching, Basketball, Construction? Think about where you started 20 years ago and where you are today. The DIY design machine makes interior design look easy and the friendly sales person with product to sell will tell you the same but in reality, successful design is a learned skill that takes years of practice. And from all the pictures I am seeing on the internet it looks like many folks could use a little help avoiding typical, costly design mistakes.
To make my point, I've collected a few google images - not to shame but to educate and dispel common design myths. (because there are a lot of dirty little secrets in the business that need to be dispelled). Hopefully these will inspire you to do your research, hire reliable interior design help & create a plan before you hire a contractor or buy something that can't be easily returned.
I've tried to note the designer or photographer when it was available but if you recognize someone's work and I haven't given them credit, just let me know and we'll change that!
Helping others make intentional design decisions is the reason I started this business because a trustworthy, professional interior design advocate was not available to shepherd me through the process when I needed it. Now, I'm a pirate boat among the yachts and I help everyone, whether you live across the street or across the nation, with their design projects as much or as little as they need me.
Hiring a qualified, professional designer is a wise and sensible choice if you want to avoid typical and costly design mistakes. And it may make even more sense if you want a pulled together look that creates peace and calm at home and don't have the time to figure it out and practice until it looks good. I mean.....design is math, science, art and composition - no wonder you are having difficulty creating a place that feels like home to you - it's heady information that takes times. No wonder the DIY design machine isn't telling you the truth about design
Do you have time to practice 40 hours a week to achieve mastery?
Now you know the truth about Interior Design!
If you think you might need a little interior design help, you're right - you do!! 50-80% of successful design is spent in the set up to avoid misunderstandings and meet measurable goals. Let me help you be proactive and get it right.
Did this serve you? You can do this & I can help you without the complications and expense typically involved in full service interior design. Contact me to schedule a 15 minute discovery phone call where I'll share with you insider tips about how professional designer's plan & control their projects to help you avoid design mistakes.
Have you benefited from this 'makeover' story? There are no easy answers for problem projects, only lost opportunities for prevention because all successful projects start with a great plan. Do you need help with the planning? If you are dreaming of a new home or renovated space within the next year, contact me today. Otherwise, join over 300 other design enthusiasts by signing up for my insider's club below & you'll receive mostly monthly emails filled with inspiring ideas, encouraging stories, worksheets and real life interior design stories - then make the world more beautiful by sharing this post with your tribe! Thank you!
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About this blog...
I began writing this blog in May 2016 after discovering that my mother always wanted to be a writer. She had Alzheimer's disease and never realized her dream. Sometimes in our deepest grief we are motivated to encourage others to fearlessly be themselves so that their gifts and stories are shared. I mean, how else can we change the world?. So I began to record the things that reflect who I am and what is important to me, because one day my memories too, may be gone and what would that mean to the people God gave me to care for and the good works He gave me to do? So, here is where I share the important stuff so that you can learn real design, not decorator tricks, but fundamental and salient concepts to apply so that you can create your own exemplary home and so that my family and I can remember the life we lived and created here in our home, our sacred place. Because my work is important, this is also where I share my favorite design projects and how good design enhanced their lives as well. I hope you're inspired and encouraged as I share my memories, my work, my mission & my life. Hugs & blessings, (Numbers 6: 24-26)