Today, I’m meeting with a client about several different interior design projects. Two will involve areas where demo work will create loud noises, as the guest and master baths are being remodeled, but there will also be lovely results. The other area should provide a place for a soft landing – the living room. (A comforting escape for whatever her heart desires.) It’s a room, oft overlooked, for anything but to be “on show”. I wonder why we refer to this space as the Living Room when there can be so little “living” taking place in it?
(If this room doesn’t just make you smile . . . from the “humble opinion gallery”. The colors make it come alive! I just want to sink into this living room’s sofa.)
Before I head out the door, for this meeting, I’m sharing the inspiration board I’ve created to show my client. An inspiration board helps to move the discussion forward about the style and experience I envision for a room, as well as to see if I’m on track from the previous list of design desires. It’s not a literal translation as everyone’s architecture is different. (I can’t take a photo of a haircut, to my hair designer, and expect I’ll look like the model who is wearing it. *Smile*) I also use these boards to pop in some unexpected combinations of hues, patterns, or textures. It helps us to think outside of the box, while we are looking at a room in the present. I want her to be able to have a clear vision for the future.
I do love working with many different color palettes. Lately, there has been a big trend towards grays, neutrals, and subdued tones. I’m ready for a big laugh in color! I’ve decided to put it out to the Universe. What’s your color inspiration? Are you ready to smile?