• Virginia DesRoches

How to Discover Your Personal Design Aesthetic

Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Interiors are a reflection of the people who live in them. For some, it's about personal taste, family memories and things that matter most. For others it could be a combination of styles that reflect their personality.

I'll be sharing some steps you can take on your own and things we can do together to discover and create your ideal design aesthetic.

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Wall color is Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, trim color Benjamin Moore White Dove, Carpet Squares in Skyfall Cobalt by FLOR, LVP (luxury vinyl plank) flooring in Sherwood rustic pine by COREtec plus, Reiban coffee table and seating by Wayfair, reclaimed beams, steel brackets and custom mirror by JVRustic Urban Globe Radial Chandelier by Shades of Light.

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Step 1. Get Inspired

It's important to collect images of things that inspire you. It could be anything from photos from a vacation you took in a beautiful place to colors and patterns that grab your attention.

I encourage you to pin or clip images you find in magazines or from Google images to your hearts' content WITHOUT thinking about why you like each photo. Just follow your intuition and pin away! Another idea would be to take note about what styles or pieces you appreciate from friends' homes.

I love the white concrete against this pale blue sky. I'm drawn to soft shades of white with pale hints of blues, greens and gentle reds. I also love the subtle textures & depth portrayed in this photo.

Step 2. Look for Patterns

NOW you can go through your Pinterest boards and magazine clippings to find common design themes. Is there a gorgeous rug in every space? Maybe there's dramatic drapery or moody hues that you're drawn to. This is also something we can do for you before creating your design concept.

It's worth making a list of specific design elements you really DON'T like as well.

Step 3. Make it Your Own

We'll use the design details you love and maybe some design items you already have to create an aesthetic and space that is all your own!

We always take into consideration factors such as function and desired feelings that will influence the way this aesthetic is expressed in your home. You want to think about how this aesthetic can be expressed differently in a bathroom vs a kitchen or family room.

Begin imagining and exploring the possibilities to transform your space to reflect the things YOU love. I am so passionate about helping others create a design and aesthetic they will absolutely love.

Ready to start planning your one-of-a-kind dream space? Let's chat! Book a Discovery Call

or download our FREE guide to Remodeling Your Home

Until next time,


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