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Nobody is more expert than you in decorating your home, unless they’re actually an expert.
Your sister, your mom, your bestie, most salespeople, even your hubs…they don’t know any more about design than you do.
Or as some wise sage of the ancient world once said: Opinions are like belly buttons, everybody’s got one. Big deal. 😊
With that said, here are 3 Design Commandments that will help you shake feeling unsure, stuck and susceptible to every design opinion out there.
Commandment #1: Get Wise if You’re Not Already
Design strategy is the root of all gorgeous design results.
Design strategy is different from random thoughts.
Random thoughts lead to playing pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey design.
Design strategy is different than collecting endless Pinterest pics, aka….random pictorial thoughts.
Random collected design thoughts, pics and ideas are loosely strung and mismatched.
But design strategy comprehensively moves you from point A to point Z: It’s the what, when, how & why.
How do I know?
Because I see the massive shifts that happens when smart, gorgeous, more-gifted-than-you-realize women, just like you show up at one of my online courses. I see her move from “hate my design results” and “feel unsure” to “oh my gosh…look what I created at my place.”.
I don’t get people showing up there by giving them more “ideas.” I move the needle for thousands of women across the nation and beyond by providing clear, unique and comprehensive strategy that takes you from “here” all the way to “wonderful there.”
If you feel stuck, confused or unsure, I can say with total certainty, you need to get wise and the way to do that is with strategy. Without it, you’ll be forever susceptible to other people’s opinions.
Commandment #2: Know Thyself
If I asked, I’m sure you could immediately blurt out your shoe size. BUT, if I asked you to tell me about your design fingerprint, I’d likely get crickets.
Not your design style (…i.e. transitional, modern, farmhouse, rustic, boho, etc….)
Your design fingerprint. It’s your design DNA. It’s the list of elements that make you feel AMAZING in a room. Line, form, shape, color, pattern, texture, light just to name a few.
Your design fingerprint lives underneath EVERY design style. What’s more, EVERYONE’s GOT their OWN design fingerprint.
Why is this important? Because when you listen to someone else’s opinion, they’re NOT advising you based upon solid design strategy, or knowledge of YOUR design fingerprint.
No! They’re giving you a summation of THEIR design fingerprint, which usually has very little to do with your YOURS..
Know thyself …specifically your design fingerprint and…
Commandment #3: Give yourself what you need
I know there’s a major design fingerprint disconnect when I hear my students, or my Design Diva tribe make these statements:
- It looked good in the store, now I hate it.
- I liked it at first, but I’ve grown tired of it.
- The salesperson or designer said…
When you buy someone else’s style, when you buy into someone else’s design fingerprint instead of tapping into your own, you’re on a sure course to be blown around by everyone else’s opinion, and worse, to end up with results you’ll never love – and very possibly hate.
Your home is too important to the way you feel, every day, inside your own skin. Don’t give your power away. Get wise with strategy, use your design fingerprint and watch powerfully transformative and very beautiful things happen in your nest.
PS: Want to dive deeper into your Design Fingerprint? Check out my free online workshop here From Decorating Stress to Decorating Genius…where the “DF” is one of the awesome free lessons I’m sharing. 😊 Click this link to register now. It’s a game changer!!