Start With a Dream
No matter where you are today, you may feel a lack of enthusiasm, or feel doubtful or anxious about the future. Maybe you are still a victim of the hurricane Sandy or working on a home renovation or all the above. Perhaps it all seems overwhelming – you need a quick re-start.
Where do you start? You start with a dream.
Dream of a home or place that is warm, dry and full of family and friends. Picture yourself in a place that makes you smile. Go through old magazines and tear out pages with photos of that living room or open kitchen, or vacation spot that calls to you.
Pin those pictures onto a bulletin board, your refrigerator or place them in front of you at your desk.
When I am working on ideas for clients and I need some inspiration, I have always researched using magazines or the Internet. You have to start somewhere!
Start today! Check out the links below. See if they can provide ideas to give you a glimpse of your new wonderful life and home.
- Pinterest.com – a storyboard experience, create your own or get inspired by others
- HouseBeautiful.com – scores of photos, stories and links to furnishings resources
- CoastalLiving.com – the source for coastal colors, homes and places
- ArchitecturalDigest.com – see what the ‘Who’s Who’ are doing
My bulletin board is full of tear sheets that feature rooms, fashion and inspirational quotes. But the one thing that hangs on my bulletin board, that is the most inspiration to me, is a note from my mother. She wrote this message to me and I am now passing the message along to you:
I am proud of you today and
I am sure that the future will be great.
You deserve the best!
Mary Alice Smith of M. A. Smith Interior Design, Allied Member NJ ASID
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Residential Interior Design for Coastal New Jersey, Connecticut and New York