Interior Designer Elkhart Goshen Indiana
Color is the most emotional and most personal of all the design elements--and there are thousands of colors to choose from (maybe even more)! And because all decorating decisions begin with color, it can sometimes be difficult knowing where to start. Why? Because color affects everything - and if you get it wrong, you'll know it every time you walk into the room
Developing a color palette for your design is always done early in a project because it sets boundaries and directs color, shade and tone choices for all remaining selections.
However, deciding on the specific paint color is one of the last design decisions that you'll make.
If you're like me and love every color on the color wheel then deciding on a color story might seem limiting, but it helps set boundaries for your project. The two color palettes or color stories below (the top photo was taken by my beautiful daughter, Julie), are part of my own curated collection that I share with clients. If you don't have time to create or research your own color story, you can choose from one of mine to help narrow your focus or you can do your own research.
I often look to nature for pleasing color palettes that create a certain atmosphere.
Being an artist, I'm passionate about color and can talk hues, shades and tones for hours! There's so much to know and understand about color so I hope this information is enough to move you forward with more confidence on your project. You may also enjoy this blog post to help avoid making the #1 color mistake that everyone else is making.
If you need additional help figuring out color for your space, I highly recommend investing in your home and yourself with a color consultation. It is one of my most popular products because it reduces overwhelm and helps you begin to establish boundaries for your space. Boundaries are important so that you design decisions look cohesive and may be the only design help you need to figure out the rest on your own.
To get the process started, contact me!
So, if you were using just color....what story would your room tell?
The purpose of this blog post is to dispel common misconceptions about interior design and to equip you to think like an Interior Designer - and is my most popular blog posts series for a reason!
The element of individuality is being lost today in interior design and homes are becoming more cookie cutter like. That's because most design related retail stores and contractors don't have a proven process or the time to listen to and focus on every client and then interpret their unique vision. The core of my business and the reason I have happy clients is because I provide a unique interior design experience which includes individual focused interior design. I enjoy coming to understand my clients and getting to know what brings them joy, inspiration and makes them comfortable - and then helping them interpret it. After they know what they need and want it is much easier for them to shop and hire team players to help them implement their unique plan. This series helps you understand the rules of design - not so you can follow them but so that you can break them and create a unique, timeless, legacy home where you and your family will thrive, create memories, build relationships, grow in your faith and love coming home to for many, many years.
I've written additional 'think like an interior designer' posts for pattern, scale and proportion, light, space and texture, shape and form and line and mass and massing to help you understand the language of design so you and your team can speak the same language.
If you have a decorating or interior design project coming up within the next year, contact me today to get started. Or join over 300 other design enthusiasts by signing up for my Homiletics for the Home Insiders 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)