You remember that time when we tried to drive down to the beach but ended up in the mountains? That kinda sucked, didn’t it? Yes, I love the mountains, too. But I wanted to go to the beach. And I looked a bit out of place in the mountains with my bikini on. If we had a map (or at least the proper sense of direction or a phone with GPS, internet and Siri) we could have gone to the beach. Why didn’t we get a map? Oh yeah. We were full of ourselves. What kind of idiot doesn’t know the way to the beach? Us. You can bet next time we went to the beach we got directions first. First from the cell phone and second we printed some out in case we had no cell coverage. Smarter the second time around. We all make mistakes and promise to do better next time. That’s why you will do better next time you decorate.
You’re going to do these things first: Analyze your life. Decide what you need and want. Figure out your budget and if you can get what you need and want. It seems so simple, doesn’t it? It is. You just have to make sure you have the patience to do it right the first time. What we are going to do here doesn’t take your big old brains. It just takes you listening and figuring out. You need to be your own client. Listen to yourself and your family. Figure out all those details that you eventually come to sneer at down the road. You know, like your budget, your needs, and finding out that even though pink velvet sounds perfect for your sofa you realize your dog who sheds immensely will turn it into a fur coat in no time. Things like this lead you to spending money on things you didn’t want to spend money the first time around because going shopping first without a plan is so fun! Call me a killjoy, but you’ll thank me later. I’ll help you start the process. I created a mini version of the design questionnaire I ask my clients before I start designing their homes.
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Author, Candance Toscano
"You can design the life of your dreams and acquire that luxurious, fulfilled and empowered lifestyle you know you have always wanted."
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