Saturday, September 24, 2011

Loving Pinterest

September has been a busy month for re-design consultations. Re-design consultations involve walking through a client's home and offering practical suggestions of how a client can use what they have, combining it with some new things (paint, furniture, accessories) to create a new, desirable look! After I see the client's home I head to the office and write a 'report' for them so that all of the details are written down in one place and no one needs to try to remember them all---except me!

Last week I went to view a young family's beautiful Sherwood Park home.  They were looking for some help in making one of the kid's rooms work for two children so that they could have another baby.  My client loves wainscotting and had mentioned a baseball or sport theme. We discussed using a dark rich blue on the top half of the wall and antique white on the bottom. After taking some measurements, I discovered the room would not be large enough for anything but bunk beds. I suggested a layout and we built from there. Long story short, I knew that this client is very visual and wanted to show her what sorts of things I was picturing in my mind...hard to do! Since I had been hearing from a lot of people about how great Pinterest is for inspirations, I finally gave it a shot and found this:

Original Link *here*
Too perfect! The funny part is that so much of it is exactly what we were discussing and I had never seen this image before. The blue walls, the white wainscoting, bunk beds, the layout, a place for books around the is all too perfect!

Pintrest is a great place to show clients images of what sort of things you are envisioning and it is a great place to find inspiration. Check out this link to find out what it's all about.

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