annie posted a GREAT thread about neutral decorating, and I wanted to add this thread for supporting decorating topic.
This Houzz article:
Houzz has this article that helps to identify what you would intend the outcome of your house to be. Like a mission statement.
Decorate With Intention: Could a Mission Statement Help Your House?
Explore your style
Tap into your values
Define how you want your home to feel
Clarify the purpose of your home
Refine your answers
Imagine your ideal day at home
Write your mission statement
Pur your mission statement to work
Sounds mechanical I know, BUT with a PLAN we can insure more success and staying on budget is more possible.
I thought this would be a great 'decorating direction' thread starter. At least you know where I got my idea and could not improve on their presentation of the subject.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
This is an excellent article. I could have saved myself a lot of time and money if I had had these techniques when I began setting up my home.
I am trying to do this now... really helps me to focus on MY decor instead of what is 'out there' for everyone else.
I have a PLAN, and that way, when I tell DH I found this or that (already pre-determined those are the items we agreed we needed) and found a deal, we both have a good experience!
That is a great little article, Mary Ruth, and very helpful. Easy to understand.
In the field of design this is a step in the design process called "programming". Designers write a program that will guide the design, from information gathered from the client. (like the list Mary Ruth posted)
I think it is a fantastic idea for D.I.Y ers to come up with a mission statement for the design of their home. How clarifying and guiding!
IN one shop I worked with in Virginia, they called the list I set up 'Deliverables'.
Meaning what was reality list of what we are responsible for AND what the client is responsible for and what dates items had to be signed or selected by (initialed).
Change orders handled as soon as possible and with both signing off.
This was one way to keep changes, schedule and COSTS under control. We had a date to shoot for and we all were in agreement to get the project to finish date. (well as close as we could barring any unforeseen occurrence)This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mary Ruth,
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