I have a new client who was trying to decorate her living room for about 3 years. After much frustration and returning items she asked for my help. During our first meeting she asked me “how do you get started” and “where do you get your inspiration from”… Most of my inspiration for my design concepts comes from you, the client. To start I ask things like who are you, what do you like, what is your style, what colours do you like or dislike, how do you use the space etc.
After that inspiration usually starts with a colour and pattern. When I have an idea of colour you want to use in the room, as an example the rug colour “Teal” above then I have something to start the décor process. What else was needed in this room were draperies, pillows, wall unit, accessories and lighting.
But don’t get scared when a designer ask you this question… “What is your budget for the entire space”? This is the most important question because it tells me where to shop and how much to spend on a sofa and everything else. After the first meeting I’m off and running to create a décor concept and when that is approved I can give you a timeline when the room will be completed.