My idea book is a three ring white binder with plastic sleeves so I can add pages as I want or take them out. What's interesting is, I never take pictures out.
Here's my Idea Book:
Whenever you find a paint color, piece of furniture, a room, artwork, fabric, a house.....that you like, you simply rip it out and put it in your book. Over time you will start to discover your style. I started keeping an idea book about 15 years ago. My style has changed a little over time but it's mostly still the same. I've got my idea book arranged in sections:
- houses I like
- living rooms
- dining rooms
- detail ideas
- paint colors
What type of book would work for you? What sections would work for you?
You will see that I like cool blues, greens, and natural woods with lots of white.....I love slipcovered furniture, hardwood floors, breezy fun cotton fabrics....
Some paint colors I am liking and considering using:
What about you? Do you keep an idea book? Do you want to start? What magazines/catalogues will you use for inspiration? Some of my favorites are:
- Pottery Barn
- Coastal Living
- Country Living
Happy decorating and living-
Contact me if you want help decorating a room in your home. Let's work together.