We are constantly bamboozled with images of homes, fashion, product – it can be hard to narrow down what you really want your space to look like – let alone figure out how to source product, paint, soft furnishings, and make it all work in your room.
At the Roomie Design Studio, we take those images and break them down, creating building blocks for a room. Here, we show you how to get started, and since we have been focusing on children’s rooms, we will use a recent project as an example (with the clients permission of course! Thanks!)
Pinterest is a fantastic tool for gathering images, and many clients come to us saying ‘I have no particular style – but their pinterest boards tell another story. (If you don’t use pinterest, then gathering images on a desktop file, or in a visual diary from magazines can work equally well)
This image above was on our client’s board (and on the cover of Junior Magazine), and we were instantly drawn to it. The image became the first building block in the process, giving clues on texture, pattern, colour and mood. The client wanted a sophisticated, elegant room, but still incorporating whimsical elements such as cats (a fav of her daughter) and a fresh pop of colour (pink, a particular fav!)
The next building block was sourcing product, which involved creating a secret board in pinterest, and pinning homewares, furniture and colours from New Zealand companies. This gives us the ability to see all the possibilities in one area, then eliminate accordingly, being ever mindful of budget and space.
This is perhaps a pared back insight into what we do here at Roomie, but hopefully a springboard for you to gain confidence, and a little focus in your daily image attack! And if you are still stuck – then we can help with our affordable and realistic approach to Interior Styling. You can read more about our Design Kits here.
Below is one resulting mood board for our client – Roomie Design Kits can include a Mood Board, Inspiration Board, Scaled Floor Plan, a detailed shopping list and a breakdown of the budget. We have put together a Room Styling Pinterest Board where you can see all the product, and follow the links.