Where Do You Start When It Comes To Interior Design?

November 16, 2020

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I was thinking, what would be helpful on a blog on an interior designer’s page… politics? I don’t think so! Many people wonder where to start when it comes to interior design so, I will aim to have my blog be an insight into how we designers think and work everyday.

– How a designer thinks

– How does the hiring process of an interior designer look like

– What is the designer’s thought process from plain sleight with endless options

– Where a designer begins

It is my hope that some of the people intrigued in my design business can thus learn how to insight-fully turn around the way they look at their spaces and how to tackle the challenge of making that space reflect their true personality!

I recently rented a beautiful floor-to-ceiling-windowed condominium in Washington D.C.! Being on a very tight budget (considering it will probably be my first home in DC and only last a year or so), I want to decorate in a way that brings me joy to wake up to everyday, At the same time I want to be very very budget conscious! A lot of people face this all the time with their projects: such as how can I spruce it up without breaking the bank.

The keynote about this, is some companies have great merch with high-end designer looks for a quarter of the price. With practice, you can get better at distinguishing what looks cheap and what is designed with a high-end taste but still be cost-effective.

Some of these companies are:

West Elm, CB2, World Market, Pier 1, Overstock, IKEA, just to name a few.

Below you will see my inspiration picture for my Washington D.C condo.

I have had many hard years in loud messy New York and I really want D.C. to feel like a vacation retreat for my family. I want the unit filled with plants and a bohemian lounge-style!

This picture below caught my eye instantly on my nightly ritual of scrolling through Pinterest.

It isn’t exactly my typical personal modern/punk taste level so, I’m only going to use it as an inspiration picture but not an exact model of how I wish to have the unit look.

Stay tuned to find out how Lily decorates the Washington D.C condo and uses this picture as the start of her design project!!!

Where do you start when it comes to interior design?