Wednesday, July 8, 2009


These are 2 magazines I like. Home Depot and Lowes are where you can find great Kitchen and Bath Magazines as well as Do-It-Yourself Magazines.
I want to start off with how important it is to find your own style. I help people all the time who, from the beginning, have no clue what they like. WELL, no one can tell you what you like! So what to do.....? It's so simple, start by looking through a design magazine! And I mean that by literally look at each room pictured and deciding if what you're seeing is for you or not. Ask yourself these questions.

-Do I like the colors?
-What in this room do I like and why?
-Do I tend to lean towards warm or cool colors?
-Do I like the materials being used on the floor, the counters, the cabinets, the light fixtures ect..?
-How does this room make me feel? That is actually an important question, some people want calming, some energetic, some want trendy, some what rustic.

Now, I don't recommend coping these rooms verbatim at all. But once you get a sense of what you like, you can go from there. It should make picking paint and finding furniture and accessories a lot easier. For big projects, hire a designer who can help you piece it together. If you're looking for something to do yourself, you've come to the right place!


laurylaro said...

uh, COOL! can't wait to read all of your future posts:-)-Lauren O.

Liz said...

Cool blog Stacy... I 'll definitely be checking in. I need all the help I can get!!

Framed said...

You lost me at "find your own style." Maybe I'll develop something as I read your new blog.

HanginWithJill said...

I need all the help I can get! Can't wait for the future posts!