People always ask me, where do I start? My answer is always the same...start with what you know you love.
If you love the beach, that is your inspiration! Look to the water, rocks and sand for colours, textures and moods.
Look through websites, print out the pictures that you like, dig through magazines and rip out the pages of rooms or anything that inspires you. When you put it all together side by side you will see a pattern emerge, the unconscious mind is a powerful thing, working in the background all the time that you are looking at these images. It inspires you, it drives you and gives you your inspiration without you even knowing it.
Next, think about what you are using the space for? If it's a family room, you will need a comfy couch, a coffee table and most likely storage for all those DVD's and blankets to cozy up to. The space needs to be practical. It needs to be comfortable. Don't ever try to design or decorate a space for someone else, you will never be comfortable in it. It's like wearing a evening dress to the gym.
Be true to yourself and your style and you will reap the benefits for years to come.
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