Episode #168: Design Your Dream Home - Deep Dive

Episode #168: Design Your Dream Home – Deep Dive


This week, we’re right here with our first deep dive episode, and we’re diving into designing your DREAM HOME.

On this episode, we’ll cowl how to decide on a colour scheme, create temper boards, and develop into an evolving aesthetic as you replace your house.

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Present Notes:

7 Tricks to Design Your Dream Dwelling:

  1. Let the house converse to you
  • Analysis the period of your house.
  • Discover iconic properties (even buildings/eating places) from this period.
  • Change into an skilled in one of these dwelling: what makes it particular, what supplies are sometimes used, craftsmanship, and authentic options that stand out from that point. 

2. Outline the sensation you need your house to embody

  • What areas have you ever been in that had the sensation that you really want?
  • What areas have you ever been in that fell brief for you?
  • What’s it that you simply wish to really feel consolation from?

3. Outline the features of how you employ your house and the way it can help your life-style objectives

  • Think about your house in all 4 seasons, as your youngsters develop, and different occasions that can occur in your life. Go room by room.
  • Mini-journal immediate: Pondering of your final dwelling, have been there any areas that you simply had arrange that you simply didn’t use? And what are your most used areas?

4. Create a pinboard 

  • Pin every part that draws you.
  • Return via and delete the oddball pins till you see cohesion in your scroll via.

5. Describe the model on your dwelling in three phrases 

  • Choose three phrases that describe the model you’re going for.

6. Select a colour scheme

  • Accumulate paint, tile, and cloth swatches.
  • Order wallpaper samples and small decor gadgets that help your model.

7. As you renovate, refer again to your temper board and colour scheme

  • This retains you on monitor, cohesive, and dealing towards a selected objective and resists new developments.

Bonus suggestions: 

  1. You want at the least three collections which are ongoing.
  2. Accumulate private decor.
  3. Adorning with recollections, images, relics from travels, and so forth.
  4. Depart room for magic – at all times have one thing bizarre and magical in each room. 

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Episode 168 Transcript:

Emma: You’re listening to The Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation hear. This week we’re right here with our first deep dive episode and we’re diving into designing your dream dwelling. On this episode, we’ll cowl how to decide on a colour scheme, create temper boards, and develop into an ever-evolving aesthetic as you replace your house.

Elsie: I’m so excited to do that episode. So one of many the reason why we began this deep dive collection is as a result of as we like, we’re on episode 168 now. As we now have constructed a much bigger library, it’s develop into type of difficult to love refer again. I do know I’ve talked about this earlier than, however I don’t know when or the place. So on this episode, we’re gonna type of mix every part, like all of our recommendation about designing a dream dwelling into one mega episode you could re-listen to it subsequent time you’re shifting. I act like that’s like a traditional factor that everybody’s like, oh, simply, , the subsequent time you get a brand new pair of sneakers otherwise you transfer.

Emma: Some individuals transfer lots. Some individuals transfer much more than us. I imply, it actually will depend on your life.

Elsie: That’s true. After I was in my twenties, I moved like each six months to a brand new condo. I undoubtedly have realized that I’m a serial mover. I don’t wanna be, however it’s true. Okay, so anyway, we’re gonna undergo seven steps to design your dream dwelling. And I actually, advocate doing all seven. In case you are, let’s say that you simply’re an individual who’s shifting, an individual who’s shopping for your first dwelling, and that is additionally for somebody who, you may have a house that you simply like, however you don’t adore it such as you really feel prefer it’s simply not customized in the best way that you simply dream of it being. Anybody in any of these conditions can use this. I believe it really works for, , your first condo and it may possibly additionally work on your quote unquote, endlessly dwelling. Though we don’t consider in Eternally Houses. 

Emma: No, we don’t. But additionally, I don’t know if we now have anybody who listens, who’s very younger. , they’re like, I haven’t purchased my first dwelling but, or moved into my first dwelling, that’s gonna be long run. Like I don’t actually know if anybody listening is that younger, however I’ll say, I really feel like a variety of these tricks to you might apply to totally different areas of artwork, like let’s say trend. And I simply suppose it’s like a enjoyable interest to get like enthusiastic about various things and even like properties that you simply’re by no means gonna reside in, however you examine it and it’s simply enjoyable. I really feel that means about trend and different issues too, the place it’s like, there are specific issues that I’m simply by no means gonna put on or purchase, however I nonetheless prefer to learn about what designers are popping out with and the way the development is, , similar to various things. It’s enjoyable to be taught. 

Elsie: Now that you simply point out it, I see that fully, that’s fascinating. Yeah, I believe this will likely be enjoyable. You can additionally use this in case you are designing one room. You are able to do this entire course of for only one room too. However my factor is I love to do it once I’m shifting if I can earlier than I purchase something. As a result of if you transfer, it looks as if that’s the best focus of crucial purchases shortly, and it’s simple to make errors. So particularly the half concerning the colour scheme, it’s simply so helpful and so useful. I used to be just lately at a household dinner over the vacations and somebody who I hadn’t seen in 10 years was there, and so they have been reminding me that I had a lime inexperienced painted kitchen in one in every of my first residences, which is so humorous. And it had so many colours, which I adore it. I adore it, I stand by it. However I believe that may be a downside if you simply love every part and also you, however you purchase one thing that’s very particular and you then love one thing else and also you attempt to beautify a special means, and you then really feel like you need to change every part on a regular basis. I believe that’s the issue. So once I began doing the colour scheme, I particularly keep in mind it was very life-changing. Have you ever ever executed a colour scheme? 

Emma: Yeah, type of. I imply, yeah, I’d say sure. However I don’t suppose I’ve fairly as dangerous of like FOMO as you in life typically. As a result of I do really feel like that’s a chunk of it with design. As a result of I do have a few of course, so like I believe everybody has it, someplace, , effectively we’ll discuss this extra, however such as you begin to put issues in your pin board that’s actually not like they’re type of wild playing cards, however you’re keen on them. After which, I don’t know, I believe generally it may be actually arduous to type of decipher or wade via like, what needs to be in my dwelling versus what can I simply admire? And I possibly don’t want to color my home that colour or purchase that sure sofa as a result of it’s simply not gonna make sense. However I can nonetheless admire it, ? 

Elsie: Proper. Yeah. No, I believe that’s very true. I believe that you simply’re extra decisive and also you’re extra similar to typically okay with like, you type of have extra of a like, I don’t care. It’s all an excellent type of angle. And I don’t have that in any respect. All proper, so let’s bounce into the guidelines. I’ve tried to place these so as. , the primary tip is to let the house converse to you. And right here’s what I imply by that. So each dwelling that you simply’re going to maneuver into has an period when it was constructed and it has pure strengths and pure weaknesses or challenges. So I believe it’s actually vital to analysis the kind of dwelling that you’ve and discover the kind of to fall in love with it. I do know it’s not at all times possibly potential for like when you’re shifting into a house that simply wasn’t the house you’ll’ve picked in any respect. Such as you had a special factor in thoughts, however this dwelling had like a greater location or a greater value, or, . However I believe it’s essential to simply do no matter you possibly can to get fascinated by the best way your house was meant to be. Just like the arrow was constructed within the model of structure. You may actually fall down a rabbit gap. So there are properties which are extra versatile like when you’re shifting into an condo constructing that’s kind of like, say it’s a two-bedroom condo with one rest room and an open kitchen and it’s fairly like vanilla. That is sort of a very versatile model of dwelling and just like the model of dwelling I reside in now, that’s a nineties McMansion. It’s additionally very versatile as a result of it’s like, type of like nobody cares. Such as you don’t need to honor the historical past of it. I believe you possibly can kind of determine what model and what period they have been attempting to emulate once they constructed it, however that’s concerning the closest you will get. After which there are different properties like mid-century dwelling that was constructed within the fifties or the sixties or historic dwelling. And when you transfer into a kind of, it might be kind of such as you’re swimming in opposition to a lazy river when you attempt to beautify it in a very totally different model than what it was meant to be, you may not be pleased with the consequence and it would prove dangerous. 

Emma: I believe that’s one factor that I take into consideration. So I used to be on the, that Instagram account that’s like Zillow Gone Wild. I at all times see what’s on there. I suppose the algorithm is aware of I prefer it. However that they had a extremely stunning dwelling yesterday that it’s a Frank Lloyd Wright, one of many final properties that he designed, it’s just like the round dwelling. I’m positive you are able to do that. Anyway, it’s on the market and it was very costly as you possibly can think about. So clearly I’d by no means purchase it. It’s not one thing in my price range, however I used to be simply it. However the factor I saved considering as I used to be it, aside from what a breathtakingly stunning dwelling, I’d love to remain there for an Airbnb expertise, however I used to be like, you actually wouldn’t really feel snug altering sure facets of it. As a result of when you’ve ever seen a Frank Lloyd Wright dwelling and there are different designers who design this fashion, it’s fairly particular. And when you have been to go in and actually change sure components of it, just like the shelving, it wouldn’t make any sense. I’m not saying it could be mistaken, I’m simply saying it could be actually bizarre like I don’t really feel like when you purchase that type of dwelling, you’re feeling like you may make these. So I suppose what I’m attempting to say is a few properties are actually particular and possibly it’s good to even take into consideration if you need that type of factor, or if you need one thing far more clean. And once more like Elsie stated, you could not at all times have a alternative cuz you could be on a deadline and a price range and there’s solely a lot obtainable within the space you’re shifting to. However it’s only a good factor to consider. Should you do have the choice. 

Elsie: Sure. So listed below are a few of my options for researching your sort of dwelling. Initially, discover films which have units which are just like kinds of properties and take notes as you watch them. That is like what we do for our rewatch episodes now, and it’s so enjoyable. My dream dwelling can be like a father of the bride home, ? And it’s so enjoyable to simply sit there and write down all the precise little charming issues that they did of their film set model of the house that you might incorporate in tears. One other thought is to order outdated books. So most types of structure have many, many books obtainable and I normally get them from thrift books. So it’s very reasonably priced. Yeah, So discover out what model of structure your house is, after which order as many books as you possibly can on that model. And I believe the actually cool factor about this, particularly for mid-century properties and older ones, is you could find out about what individuals have been doing on the time to embellish and furnish the properties. And that’s gonna be actually useful for you cuz it’s one thing you could emulate the issues about it that you simply suppose is particular. You may modernize it or replace it on your style or your colours in a roundabout way whereas nonetheless getting impressed by what they might’ve executed in that period. It’s simply extra pure. For almost all of individuals, it’s going so as to add extra worth to the house to do one thing that like matches with the house’s authentic options.

Emma: It’ll most likely be cheaper too as a result of you’ll most likely find yourself altering much less or getting to avoid wasting sure components of the house that, , possibly you’re gonna paint it one thing, however you get to maintain the very particular molding or no matter it’s.

Elsie: Hell yeah. Yeah, after which the very last thing I’d recommend is to be taught what the unique options and craftsmanship from this time interval have been like the last word most fascinating particulars. The kind of factor that if individuals who love outdated homes discover it in a home, now they prefer to freak out, , just like the pocket doorways and all these kinds of issues. Okay, so the second tip is to outline the sensation you need your house to embody. So that is tremendous vital and I take into account this one a journaling train. So get out your journal, and I’ll inform you every part to consider. So the very first thing to journal about is what areas have you ever been in that had the sensation that you really want and attempt to keep in mind as many particulars, irrespective of how particular or irrespective of how random they appear that added to that house. After which the opposite factor is what areas have you ever been in that kind of fell brief for you and why? So when you’re doing a mid-century home, I discuss mid-century homes lots cuz I had two of them and yeah, historic properties. That’s like my most important, the principle homes that I’ve expertise with. I suppose additionally the nineties McMansion. So I believe that, with mid-century, I’d journal concerning the Parker Resort in Palm Springs. It has every part, it’s just like the decor, the sensation, the fireplaces, even right down to the main points just like the painted brick and the ceramics and the server, , the dishes that they use to serve breakfast and like simply every part is kind of good and magical, and I can use that as a template. And there are such a lot of different locations that I’ve been in my life which have like a fifties retro theme that fell wanting that feeling and that magic. So I can establish, why, how, and what are the variations. And I believe that’s the type of journaling train I’d encourage you to do. After which additionally to simply think about your self, so that is an creativeness train. Think about you’re getting dwelling from a weekend journey or an evening out and it’s late at night time and also you stroll into the house, you set down your keys, you set down your bag. What’s it that you simply wish to really feel consolation from? What’s it concerning the dwelling that might convey you that immense feeling of being at dwelling? So possibly it’s the kitchen, possibly it’s a sure sort of sofa, a sure sort of like snug seating. Possibly it’s like a puzzle out in your eating room desk. There generally is a hundred various things, however take into consideration what are the issues that simply make it really feel like dwelling to you. 

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Emma: Possibly somewhat bit since we now have our journals out and we’re journaling. Should you suppose you’re going to be in a house for a really lengthy time frame, and naturally, as everyone knows, it’s not possible to know the longer term except you may have a crystal ball. However let’s simply say you’re assuming for now that you simply’re gonna be on this dwelling for the subsequent 10 years and also you’re gonna watch your child develop up or have a child. No matter you suppose is gonna occur, you’re gonna get a canine subsequent yr and also you’re enthusiastic about that, no matter. Then I’d additionally, type of take into consideration a few of these issues, like what you need the home to really feel like for them, additionally for you with them. As a result of issues like canine and kids and different issues in life, , they arrive with stuff. We’re gonna discuss operate within the subsequent level. However I believe there’s additionally this sense of dwelling and household. Nevertheless, you outline that, and that may come out via decor and belongings you purchase and colours you decide, and I’d be eager about what it’s you need in that sense too. 

Elsie: Yeah. I really like that. So quantity three is to outline the features of how you employ your house and the way it can help your life-style objectives. So this one I’d actually spend a while on and I’d make a room-by-room checklist. And I believe it’s vital to think about you’re dwelling in all 4 seasons. Think about your house you probably have youngsters, think about your youngsters 5 years older than they’re now. Issues like that as a result of existence can drastically change in your youngsters’ youthful years of life, as everyone knows. Simply actually checklist out room by room the way you see your self dwelling there. And I believe step one in the direction of having a dream dwelling and likewise a dream life-style, I suppose, is simply determining what you even need it to be.

Emma: Yeah, and I believe too, like at this level, the outline the features time it’s additionally actually vital to attempt to be actually sincere about that as a result of there are occasions you’re like, I’m gonna arrange a portray studio on this nook, and also you by no means paint. And it’s like, effectively you possibly can if it simply makes you content to see that within the nook, cool and you probably have the house for it, alright. ? However possibly it could’ve been higher to do one thing else when you might have been somewhat extra sincere with what you actually do wish to use and plan to make use of and can use. Kinda like establishing an enormous dwelling gymnasium and you then by no means, ever use it. It’s like, effectively you may as effectively have made it a comfortable film room as a result of it’s simply at the least you then’ll use it. ? Should you by no means ever entertain, you don’t want an enormous sprawling eating room. 

Elsie: I believe that’s an excellent level. 

Emma: I’ll give an instance. Possibly that’ll make it extra clear. For years and years at one in every of our final homes, my dwelling workplace, which I make money working from home on a regular basis and have for years and years, my dwelling workplace was in this sort of open house close to our eating room and lounge. So you might see it on a regular basis. So it was not clear on a regular basis, however it felt prefer it needs to be since you might see it on a regular basis. Within the meantime, for like 5 – 6 years, we had a visitor bed room that I believe received used possibly twice. And in the direction of the tip of dwelling in that home, I simply kind of realized I’m gonna transfer my workplace into the visitor bed room and we’re simply not gonna have a visitor bed room. As a result of the reality is we don’t actually have company that always, and it’s type of annoying that I can’t have a gathering with out my canine barking consistently, or I really feel the stress to maintain my workplace actually clear despite the fact that there are days you simply barely get your work executed earlier than It’s time’s up. You don’t have time to place every part away on a regular basis. And my work could be type of messy generally cuz I make issues. So anyway, I simply type of understand I’m not prioritizing what I actually do on a regular basis and as an alternative I had this concept of oh, individuals are gonna go to us lots and it’s like, effectively that’d be good. I adore it when individuals go to. However the reality is that they simply didn’t after a yr or two that might’ve been fairly apparent and I used to be like, effectively, we don’t want this visitor’s bed room as a result of no one visits us and we are able to simply put out an air mattress in the event that they do.

Elsie: Yeah, no, that’s fascinating. Okay, let’s add somewhat little bit of a mini journaling immediate right here. Pondering of your final dwelling, your final two properties, have been there any areas that you simply had arrange that you simply didn’t use I do suppose that’s helpful info for the longer term. And what are your most used areas as a result of yeah, clearly for us, endlessly, having a house workplace is my primary precedence. I’ve at all times had a house workplace and even in a few of my smaller residences, I’d use the entire lounge as an alternative of, I had no lounge. I solely had a bed room and an workplace. And that labored for me as a result of it was far more vital to me to have an enormous dwelling workplace that was good and felt inventive than to have a TV or no matter and we simply watch TV in mattress for these years. No matter. , individuals do what they need to do. Yeah, I believe that’s a extremely good level. I do defend to the dying that irrespective of how massive your home is, you possibly can and will use all of it frequently, and if there is part of it that you simply simply by no means use, then change the operate, undoubtedly. So yeah, defining the features I believe is likely one of the most vital steps as a result of particularly if you transfer into a brand new dwelling and also you haven’t actually thought via the place you’re gonna be, one of many largest errors I made in my entire life, that brought on me to have to maneuver in a short time was considering that I didn’t want a delegated workplace.

And it simply occurred to be earlier than the pandemic hit, and I discovered in a short time that was Not simply not wholesome, not ideally suited, however it was truly like on the road of not potential for me. I couldn’t do my job within the house that we have been in. So I believe ensuring that you simply prioritize the issues that you simply use closely after which additionally prioritize for your self some kind of like treats, like some life-style treats, belongings you wish to do extra of, issues just like the particular person you wish to develop into. 

Emma: Yeah, and I believe too that is the brainstorming and dreaming and a few of it’s gonna develop into actual, however as everyone knows, as a result of we’re adults, life is stuffed with trade-offs. So you could not get each single factor, that’s simply how life works, however at the least it’s gonna allow you to perceive the priorities and what you need to strive for. And also you most likely gained’t get every part, nobody will get every part. Elsie and I don’t get every part both. Life is a trade-off and that’s okay too. And that’s tremendous. You shouldn’t view that as, oh, I didn’t get my dream dwelling. It’s simply extra, , what are the highest priorities? How can I work in the direction of that? As a result of that’s gonna equal probably the most happiness for myself and my household. Cuz now I’ve a helpful and delightful dwelling to reside in as a result of I prioritize, however I didn’t get every part and that’s okay too.

Elsie: So yeah, I believe you could be very inventive too when you want room to operate in two or three or 4 methods, these issues are all potential as effectively. As an individual who spent my youthful years finding out IKEA catalogs, I can inform you there are such a lot of other ways. The entire IKEA catalog within the early two hundreds was like, how you can make a one-room condo do all of the issues in your entire life. Yeah. And it’s so fascinating and actually cool how a lot you may make out of 1 house. So let’s transfer on to tip quantity 4. We’re stepping into extra design and stuff. Step one is to create a pin board, and I imply a pin board. So you probably have time, if you’re gonna transfer in, Six months or a yr, or three months, I believe you may have time. I’ve a pinboard that has over a thousand pins on it. That’s truly type of extreme, however it’s been an excellent inventive train for me to essentially, actually determine what I need. So I believe pinning each single factor that draws you is step one. And don’t fear about if it matches or if it’s cohesive at first.

Emma: I simply checked my pin board on my laptop since you stated you had a thousand and I used to be like I wager mine’s hilariously smaller and I actually have 21 images that I labored with earlier than we hire outed and moved into this home that I’m in now. So there you go a thousand or possibly 20, it’s all good. 

Elsie: Anyplace in between these two numbers, let’s simply say. Oh my gosh, that’s humorous. So we’re gonna make an enormous pinboard. We’re going to pin every part that draws us and doesn’t take into consideration why. Pinning, I believe it may possibly develop into very intuitive the place you’re simply going off of the sensation that the photograph offers you. So afterward you should use extra discretion, and I’ll train you the way to do this too. However at first, you’re simply gonna gather every part. You may also do a folder if you need. I’d recommend both a pin board or a folder in your desktop. Should you’re an individual who simply solely makes use of your telephone, you might additionally do a folder in your telephone, or you might additionally do a favorites folder in your Instagram. It’s simply type of like no matter you employ. For me, pinning is one of the best as a result of I simply really feel like I can see extra choices for every part all of sudden, it’s simpler to seek out and navigate for me. So then the subsequent step after you may have your big pin board is to, I prefer to let undergo my massive pin board and simply pull it out right into a folder on my desktop similar to my prime picks. 

Emma: That’s what I’ve, that’s what my folder on my desktop is. It’s simply the 20 images. It’s simply the like remaining, we’re making the home appear to be this sort of factor. 

Elsie: Yeah. That’s what we’re attempting to get to is one thing that’s kind of cohesive. So at that time, undergo all of them and delete something that doesn’t match. Like, I like this, however this goes in a special home. Get it to the purpose the place all your 21 photos or extra, appear to be they might be from the identical home, this is essential. That is the method of defining what model you’re going to decide to. As a result of in case you are like me and you’re keen on type of like each totally different model, you should have a hell of a time adorning when you haven’t dedicated down somewhat bit to a mode and a colour scheme. And when you do the dedication, you’ll truly be capable of focus and create a house that’s cohesive and the place you don’t waste issues or change your thoughts lots. In order that’s the subsequent step. 

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Emma: And likewise, I really feel like that is the stage the place in case you are designing a house with somebody, so you may have a endlessly roommate, a husband, a accomplice who’s gonna reside with you, and so they’re not Uber concerned. Some individuals are gonna wanna design like from scratch with you, and that’s cool, but when your accomplice’s like, I care, however I’m not doing all of the pinning such as you, then at this level, as you’re beginning to name it down, that’s once I would begin displaying issues to whoever’s gonna reside with you, your accomplice, no matter. Mainly, you possibly can type of get their buy-off. Or when you’re about to take away a number of the oddballs however they love them, then that is likely to be type of informative. It is likely to be like, what, possibly I’ll lean somewhat extra in that course. As a result of this can be a good stage to type of be like, we’re not making the million particular choices we’re gonna need to make all through the home. However when you like this general folder of 21 images that I’ve put collectively, you then’re gonna like a variety of these little choices like what {hardware} I’m gonna decide for this or that, , all of the little issues and you’ll type of get an overarching approval or no matter you wanna name it, like, we’re on the identical web page at this stage.

Elsie: Yeah. I believe that it’s a good time to do this as effectively. And each accomplice’s totally different. We get a variety of questions on this, and I believe that you probably have a accomplice who appears like they want or wish to be equally concerned, then you need to undoubtedly allow them to. I do you suppose it’s lots simpler you probably have a accomplice like I’ve the place they’re like, seems to be nice, ? However I additionally suppose that’s one thing that modified over time, we constructed belief over time. It wasn’t like that initially of our relationship, however now that we’ve executed so many homes collectively, he type of is aware of what to anticipate and he actually simply doesn’t even barely want to love have a look at something. 

Emma: A number of the fights, at the least in my life that has occurred, it’s as a result of anyone received their coronary heart set on one thing earlier than they actually talked to the opposite particular person about it. After which once they’re like, oh, I don’t actually love that colour for the kitchen or no matter, and also you’re like, oh, however I’ve been eager about it now. I’ve already pinned 50 images which have this kitchen colour. And so that you type of really feel like they’re, stopping this factor that was already in your coronary heart. So I’d say earlier than you get to that section the place you’re nonetheless type of loosely holding issues, you possibly nonetheless have some like odd stuff within the general board and also you’re beginning to name it down, then I’d convey them in in order that principally nobody’s getting their coronary heart set earlier than another person can veto it. It additionally sucks in case your accomplice’s actually enthusiastic about one thing and also you’re like, oh, I actually don’t like that, however I can inform that you simply’ve been eager about it. Now. It’s like, oh no. So, simply attempting to keep away from that the place you possibly can speak extra at first and if anybody actually needs one thing or actually hates a sure colour or no matter, then you possibly can hopefully uncover that early on after which preserve shifting ahead. 

Elsie: Yeah, and I believe that it’s simply very regular in a renovating or adorning state of affairs the place one particular person is doing most of it and probably the most concerned and one particular person shouldn’t be very concerned, that there are gonna be these moments the place there are misunderstandings or there’s like, oh, however why would we decide that? Or, however I like that, , and that’s tremendous regular. It’s like type of nothing to fret about. I believe simply being ready to indicate a number of examples is crucial factor. So we’ve made the pin board, and I’ll say after you may have the board, it’s vital to place it on a, like make a temper board with it. So a few methods to do that. The simplest one is you might simply put it in a folder in your telephone and take a screenshot of the folder and you then’d have a simple do nothing temper board you could refer again to. One other technique to do it’s to make use of Canva, which works very well. We use it for work. And one other factor is Photoshop, I really feel like Photoshop is changing into type of like when you already knew how you can use it, , however individuals aren’t studying it for the primary time as a lot. Is that true? Like individuals are studying different issues? 

Emma: I don’t know. I already know how you can use it, so I are likely to gravitate in the direction of it, however when you’ve by no means used something, Canva could be very simple to make use of. 

Elsie: Canvas is simpler than Photoshop. However whichever one, actually. And there are most likely additionally one million different apps and I don’t suppose we now have an app that may make collages in that means, however I do know there are various. So anyway, make some sort of a temper board and that is going that can assist you a lot. So the subsequent step is to explain the model of your house in three phrases. And I do know that is kind of a tacky train, however I believe that it may possibly assist a lot. So lots of people do phrases like transitional bohemian, eclectic like phrases like that. However I believe additionally you possibly can describe extra private issues, the three phrases that I wrote down are cozy, inventive, and peculiar. So I do need it to be cozy. I need it to be principally a Nancy Meyers home, level clean that’s what I need. After which inventive, I wish to have a big designation of Do-it-yourself and craft. I wanna have an entire pantry for my bakery stuff. I wanna have an entire room for artwork with my youngsters. Like issues like that. It’s a really excessive precedence for me, the inventive dwelling actions that we are able to do. After which bizarre is just about my classic collections that I simply suppose {that a} dwelling shouldn’t be full till you may have like brass bugs statues and that simply brings pleasure and texture and it’s kind of, humorous, I don’t know. It’s the kind of the classic oil work and stuff that’s just like the soul of the house for me. 

Emma: Yeah, and I really like the three phrases factor, however I’m gonna provide up an alternate simply because generally I really feel like that may develop into actually summary and possibly you’re wanting one thing somewhat extra like, , I consider this as your elevator pitch on your dwelling. So, you’ve met somebody, you may have 15 seconds to inform them the way you’re designing your new dwelling. That is what you’ll say, ? And I believe the three phrases are the right quantity. However then additionally I consider it like everytime you’re pitching a e book, you do that factor referred to as comparative titles. So that you say, my e book is clean and clean. So that you decide two various things and also you match them collectively. So for a house you might, it might be one thing like, my House is the downtown correct lodge meets its sophisticated kitchen. So that you simply say, I’m smashing these two issues collectively. And people are the 2 worlds that I wanna work in.

Elsie: Oh my gosh, I really like that. Okay, I’m gonna do this one as effectively. 

Emma: Yeah, comparative titles, however it’s simply comparative areas as a result of it’s not titled, clearly. 

Elsie: I’m Gonna Do My Dream House is the Spooky Mansion from Knives Out combined with the comfy colonial revival from Father of the bride. 

Emma: That’s how I’d actually describe your home. Instantly, I’m like, yeah, your home is the Knives Out home and the Father Of The Bride home. It truly is a mashup of these two issues, which is absolutely humorous and cute and comfortable and spooky and enjoyable. 

Elsie: The dream, okay, that one is enjoyable. This step can also be one other technique to absolutely decide to the aesthetic, and I simply wanna remind you that it’s so regular to produce other aesthetics that you simply love even virtually as a lot because the one you picked. However you continue to have to choose one or else it will be difficult to make every part movement collectively. However I believe one a part of designing a dream house is deciding what it’s and actually absolutely committing to that. Okay, we’re attending to the enjoyable half. So step quantity six is to decide on a colour scheme, so selecting a colour scheme I consider is crucial a part of making a cohesive dwelling. I truly suppose you will get away with floundering in your model lots simpler than you possibly can flounder in your colour scheme. I believe that when you keep inside a colour scheme, even when your model is, quote-unquote eclectic, the place it’s like a combination of so many alternative types. You actually haven’t dedicated to something. Should you keep throughout the colour scheme, you possibly can nonetheless prove with a room that’s like bizarre, fascinating and works collectively. For anybody who has issues with dedication, that is the important, most vital step, and I fully perceive loving 100 totally different colours. However I believe narrowing it right down to a scheme of colours, you possibly can nonetheless have 100, however all of them have to suit collectively on the identical temper board. 

Emma: Yeah, like what number of colours do you advocate? And I really feel like a variety of instances once I see temper boards you’ve made, or simply different issues from the web, there’s three which are like massive. You get an enormous swatch after which there are these smaller ones which are type of just like the complimenting accent colours. If somebody’s like, I actually don’t know what number of colours to choose, or no matter. So what can be your advice for that particular person? 

Elsie: So I consider the colour scheme because it’s very unfastened and I just about by no means fear about getting the precise colour. I believe it’s useful for paint, particularly when you’re gonna paint in your house all of sudden, all earlier than you progress in. Should you’re gonna rent a painter and also you’re gonna need to make a variety of choices shortly, then it’s most likely good to have, I’d say like 4 to 6 paint colours the place you may have two whites and 4 or so colours which are enjoyable colours or accent colour, moody colours, no matter your theme is. However actually it’s simply staying with issues that match inside your scheme. Finally, it’s not likely prefer it at all times colour matching precisely. If we’re doing the earthy moody tones, that’s one factor. If we’re doing the intense, cheerful, pop of colour with a variety of white, that’s one other factor. And people two types wouldn’t actually play effectively collectively in the identical dwelling, you type of have to decide on your path. 

Emma: Yeah, even understanding the tone, like that is gonna be extra earthy, or I’m going with extra like jewel tones. Prefer it’s actually emerald inexperienced, however it might be darkish. It might be mild, however it’s not essentially extra of an earthy, muddy inexperienced. ? That will be a special vibe.

Elsie: I believe it’s virtually cool to consider your house as like a film set or one thing like that, the place it’s like we now have totally different scenes and there are totally different emotions. And you’ll have a room that’s very shiny in a room that’s very darkish, however you continue to need the colours to enhance one another and also you simply don’t need them to really feel like they’re from totally different film units. I love to do most likely like 10 colours although, simply to really feel like I’ve some freedom. After which after, let’s discuss what occurs after you’ve dedicated if you discover one thing that simply doesn’t match as a result of that’s at all times gonna be a factor that occurs. So you may have dedicated to your colour scheme, however then there’s a launch at Goal the place they, come out with all this actually cool yellow stuff. It’s like actually shiny and enjoyable and it’s like, oh, possibly I might simply, ? You need to commit. That is the factor, that is crucial factor. 

Emma: And even worse, there’s an enormous sale, and it’s so near the colour you wished, however it’s on sale. That’s the place I get trapped, the place I’m like, oh, it’s such an excellent value. And it’s like, Emma, it doesn’t match with what you’re doing. 

Elsie: Yeah, I kinda suppose you simply have to choose your little color-storied universe and keep inside that universe and evolve in the direction of that objective, not away from it. Yow will discover so some ways to discover colour inside your palette when you’ve dedicated to it. You’ll at all times discover if there’s a pattern you want or one thing new that comes up, you’ll at all times discover a technique to work it in. Don’t fear about that, however I believe you simply don’t wanna get issues that don’t match with it. Let’s discuss a number of the benefits. So when you do that, then after a yr or two on zero price range, you possibly can transfer issues round and swap issues from throughout your home and just about redecorate your entire dwelling simply by swapping, and every part matches. To me, that is like the last word money-saving hack. 

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Emma: Yeah, I agree. I additionally suppose if wanted, you possibly can tailor or tweak your colour scheme, the perfect one which is likely to be in your head in the direction of issues in your house that possibly you possibly can’t change or don’t plan to vary. So when you had a rest room that was already stuffed with tile that you simply didn’t plan to vary, you prefer it, possibly it wasn’t what you’ll’ve picked, however you don’t wanna rip all of it out, it’s not value it to you. Then you might tweak it to work with that too. I’d take into consideration these issues as you decide the colour scheme versus attempting to love force-fit one thing with an current characteristic that possibly simply isn’t gonna work. 

Elsie: Yeah, no, I agree with that. That’s referring again to the 1st step. Let the house converse to you. There’s at all times one thing about your house that may be a standout characteristic that you simply wanna spotlight and one thing about your house that may be a problem that you simply wish to reduce, and you’ll undoubtedly use your colours and your furnishings to do these issues.

Emma: I believe too when you’re feeling like kinda bummed about one thing this the place you’re like, oh, it’s limiting, that is simply, , telling me what I can’t do. I’d undoubtedly reframe it in your thoughts. Cuz I believe it’s extra considering of it like, the colour scheme’s gonna assist me from making errors from shopping for one thing that’s possibly costly that isn’t gonna work and I’m gonna remorse it. It’s not that it’s a limitation that’s like holding you again. It’s a software that’s serving to you craft the house that you really want. 

Elsie: 100% fully agree. So that is my favourite step out of every part. You’re gonna love this step. That is when that you simply’ve virtually made it and it turns into like really gratifying. So that you get to spend your night time ordering paint samples. Initially, you can even simply run to the shop and decide them up. Tile samples, materials, swatches, and wallpaper samples. So something that you simply suppose you may use, attempt to get a pattern of it, after which if you will get gadgets that symbolize the colour. I don’t personally like normally purchase only one piece of {hardware} as a result of I don’t know. I simply haven’t executed that. However one thing that represents the colour of the {hardware}, the kinds of, like I at all times put like a couple of of little brass gadgets in with mine simply cuz I do know I like lots. I believe it’s an enormous assortment that I’ve. The colour that you’d use for a body, issues like that. And attempt to simply put all of them out in your desk and have a look at all of them collectively and see. I believe you possibly can inform from it if that is like the sensation and the quantity of texture and the quantity of climate you wish to be like busier, clear. Like you will get a really feel for when you’re on the correct path simply from this pattern buying. 

Emma: It’s actually value it as a result of I’ve undoubtedly had a number of instances simply after we renovated this home that I’m dwelling in now, I purchased a few tile samples and I used to be so glad I did as a result of they didn’t look excellent once they got here in. And so I shortly modified to one thing else trigger I used to be like, this simply isn’t the standard that it appeared like on-line. So I’m actually glad I didn’t purchase an entire bunch of it and simply fill our rest room with it as a result of I don’t adore it. And there was one other time I purchased an entire bunch of wallpaper samples and the one which I used to be actually leaning in the direction of when it got here in, the pattern was simply kinda blurry, virtually prefer it hadn’t been uploaded accurately or one thing. And so then it was like, I’m not gonna do this one. So I used to be actually glad I didn’t purchase an entire bunch of rolls of it after which be attempting to return it or no matter I’d’ve executed cuz it simply wasn’t fairly there. So I really feel like when you’re fearful about, like, I don’t wanna purchase all these samples, it’s some huge cash, is that this actually even value it? It’s like, effectively, possibly not, however for me, I’ve had instances the place it saved me some huge cash and heartbreak as a result of I received to see it in particular person and it wasn’t fairly what I used to be considering. 

Elsie: I’d say it’s 100% value it to order as many samples as you possibly can. Okay, so the final step is, as you renovate, refer again to your temper board and colour scheme. This can preserve you on monitor, cohesive, and dealing in the direction of your chosen objective. This can allow you to resist new developments or issues that catch your eye however simply don’t match. It’s really easy, particularly for somebody like me to get distracted by one thing new. But when it’s not what you selected in your lengthy planning section of narrowing down what you really need, then I believe you could take consolation in the concept you picked this theme and this dream home for a purpose. And there’s at all times gonna be different issues which are good for different homes. Oh, I made some bonus suggestions too. I used to be actually into this. Okay, after which one final thing is that I believe when you find yourself home buying after which selecting your theme and stuff, attempt to discover a temper board and inspiration that you simply really feel like you possibly can develop into over time. One thing that kind of surpasses developments and surpasses one thing that you simply really feel like, I’d’ve liked this once I was a child. I’d’ve liked this once I was 20. I believe I’ll love this once I’m 50. One thing that simply kinda is extra deeply linked with it and it doesn’t actually matter what’s occurring within the design world proper now as a result of actually, the design world is absolutely annoying. I believe it’s entertaining and enjoyable, but additionally just like the issues which are, just like the out and in stuff, it may possibly get outdated as a result of all of it adjustments completely consistently and there’s at all times gonna be like a brand new factor that could be very totally different from what you’re doing that you simply nonetheless respect. It’s not like trend the place you possibly can strive each pattern if you need. 

Emma: No, no. It’s lots greater dedication than trend.

Elsie: Okay, so I did have three bonus suggestions and these are similar to private issues, like issues that from my experiences of attempting to make my very own dream dwelling, I made my mid-century dream dwelling. I’m at present making up, I suppose, making up one from scratch for my Nineteen Nineties McMansion, and sometime sooner or later, I’d hope to do a historic dwelling, kind of like my fantasy dwelling. So these are my suggestions primarily based on what I’ve discovered thus far. Tip primary, it’s worthwhile to have at the least three collections ongoing always. You may inform me when you agree or disagree. However for me, they’re all classic collections, however they don’t need to be all classic. I believe amassing one thing that’s like artwork, one thing that’s leisure, like books or video games and even, I don’t know, I began amassing these like classic cube, classic dominoes, simply I don’t know, fairly issues which are additionally helpful in your house I believe makes it fascinating. And it’s a decor merchandise in your house that nobody else has. That’s not obtainable at Goal that’s prefer it’s particular. 

Emma: Additionally, that is very random. When you may have collections, it additionally offers individuals one thing to purchase you as a result of everybody is aware of that you simply gather classic dominoes. Let’s simply say Elsie simply talked about that one. Then if somebody occurs to be at a flea market or someplace and so they see a extremely fairly distinctive domino set, then they know, oh my gosh, this is sort of a actually particular current for Elsie who collects classic dominoes. Simply in case you’re like on the fence I don’t know if I need collections as a result of that’s similar to me getting stuff. It’s simply so , it offers different individuals one thing to purchase you, which is definitely kinda good. 

Elsie: I do suppose that when you present as much as a celebration with the classic reward, you’re so cool. The following tip is to gather private decor. So beautify your house together with your images, your recollections, and peculiar little relics out of your travels, like stunning rooms that you simply see on the web, on Pinterest. It doesn’t matter how fancy and costly and stylish. It lacks one thing earlier than it has private particulars. There’s an enormous distinction and so I believe you possibly can have probably the most stunning room on the earth, however till they put out their bizarre puzzle or their bizarre e book assortment or one thing like that, it simply doesn’t really feel like a house.

Emma: Yeah. I additionally suppose this may be household recollections or journey. It additionally could be issues out of your profession. For instance, the opposite day I saved this examine from my husband’s enterprise, he’s been constructing one thing. However principally, the factor that it made me take into consideration was I actually want I had like my first quote-unquote paycheck from Purple Velvet Artwork, just like the enterprise that Elsie and I personal. You most likely consider it as a gorgeous mess, however the identify of it’s truly Purple Velvet Artwork. And anyway, I don’t even know what it was or how a lot it was or something, it was so way back. However I want I had it, I might body it and have it in my dwelling and it could imply a lot to me now. So even when little issues like that appear mundane in the mean time, they could develop into actually particular later in life. However when you’re an artist or a graphic designer, like the primary time you bought paid for doing the factor that you simply’re enthusiastic about, or your first e book deal. I believe paperwork and checks and issues like that clearly mark out any non-public info or write void on it. However I believe it’s actually particular like these issues could be actually cool too. Issues out of your profession, issues from accomplishments. So I’m eager about it and wanna do it extra in my life and I simply wanna put it on the market for anybody listening. Grasp up your accomplishments, it’s cool. 

Elsie: That’s true. After which one other factor I head down is my grandmother’s glasses, eyeglasses from highschool after which I even have this swimsuit that she wore on her honeymoon. And I’ve been planning that I ought to actually body these as a result of despite the fact that like I can put on them, it isn’t one thing that I actually do or will put on. And I believe that it could be extra significant and particular. Like I can at all times take it out of the body, however I simply suppose it’s one thing cool and issues like which are extra particular than type of something. After which my final tip is to go away room for magic. So at all times discover a place in each room to do one thing magical or bizarre. So primarily every room will get its personal social gathering trick. I believe that there’s something to be stated after we began doing our hidden library, we did debate whether or not or not it was value it as a result of it was financially not value it. Like I believe on paper you might most likely make an excellent case that this isn’t value it, it doesn’t add actually any sq. footage, and it doesn’t add any worth. It doesn’t actually add something to our dwelling moreover like a closet that was the costliest closet of all time. However, now that we did it and when individuals come over, I can inform, it’s just like the factor in our dwelling. It’s the social gathering trick and I’m so glad that we did it. So I believe that leaving somewhat little bit of house, doesn’t need to be costly, however for issues which are bizarre and funky and distinctive. I believe that is rather like actually particular. 

Emma: Additionally, when you’re on a price range and you’ll’t construct Elsie’s Hidden Library or Hidden Nia Wardrobe Library, there are all types of choices. No matter matches, like simply purchase a disco ball and put it someplace the place the sunshine hits it at a sure time of day. I swear to God, that will likely be like greenback for greenback that’s a variety of magic for somewhat bit of cash. You may also make it, you, there are all types of choices. I at all times lean on, you’re undecided, like one thing with lighting, one thing with lights that you simply both activate at night time or that the solar hits in a particular means. These are simply actually enjoyable little issues to have all through your home, and so they can value virtually nothing. So , that’s an choice. I additionally suppose the magic can come out generally in your collections or within the issues that you simply set round the home. Like a extremely particular espresso desk e book. Like I’ve this David Bowie espresso desk e book and anytime individuals come over, they at all times flip via it and it’s simply largely images of him onstage and backstage, like preparing and placing make-up on and the costumes that he would put on and issues like that. And he’s a kind of musicians that may be a actual chameleon. So he has so many alternative types all through the e book and it’s enjoyable.

Elsie: Effectively, I had a lot enjoyable doing the deep dive episode. Make sure you be part of us once more subsequent week. We’re going to replicate on dwelling half our lives offline and half our lives on-line, which I believe is a extremely enjoyable matter. So we’ll be again subsequent week.

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