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As you are gathering inspiration, don’t edit
yourself! If you love it, add it to your ideabook or
Pinterest board.
After you have a good collection of pins and
images in your idea book, go back through
them and delete those images that aren’t your
absolute favorite.
Your goal is to be left with about 5 room images
(you can certainly have more pins that are for
individual components within a room)! Once
you have narrowed the whole room down to 5
or less, fill out the “Inspiration Questionnaire”
worksheet.
Below you can take a peek at my guest bedroom
Pinterest inspiration board.
One thing you’ll notice as you work your
way through the “Inspiration Questionnaire”
worksheet is that I have not and will not try to
get you to “define” your style. If you follow the
system in Designer in a Binder you don’t need to
put a label on your style or design. And frankly,
I think “defining” your style has the unintended
consequence of restricting your choices too
much.
For example, if you define your style as
“farmhouse,” you may pass up a fabulous boho
style bench because it isn’t “farmhouse.” That’s
not how I roll, nor do I recommend it. You can mix
several different styles in your home, especially
when you create a sense of flow through your
color palette.
People ask me all the time, “What is your
design style?” And you know what?! I still don’t
have a good answer for that. So I typically say,
“It’s eclectic. My home is full of things I love.”
By focusing on things I love, a thoughtful color
palette, proper scale and space planning, I have
designed my home without ever giving my style
a definition.
The moral of the story is this… Giving your style a
definition isn’t necessary or productive. A house
full of poorly scaled farmhouse decor with a hot
mess of a space plan does not make it a welldesigned house. Make sense?
“BY F OC U S ING O N THINGS I
LOV E , A THO U G HF U L COL OR
PALETTE, PROPER SCALE
AND SPACE PL ANNING, I
HAVE DESIGNED A HOME I
LOVE WITHOUT EVER GI VING
MY STYLE A DEFINITION.”





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