If traveling across country no one I know would make the journey without GPS or at the very least a dusty Thomas Guide stashed on the back seat.
Putting together a piece of furniture from Ikea? Do so at your own peril if you tackle the task without the instructions.
Having a child warrant’s a library filled with enough books and guides to last your lifetime and that just gets us to the day of birth….without a thought for the next 18 years!
And don’t get me started with the analogy of building a house without a set of well-conceived blue-prints.
Winning at the high-octane adventure of home decorating requires no less; a rock solid plan. With each step clearly and thoughtfully outlined the actual realization of the dream (i.e. installing all those beautiful items and objects) really does become fun. The terror and fear are gone and you enjoy not only the process but the finished results.
To that end I’ve put together this simple mnemonic device:
Dream-What’s to be done?
Evaluate-What currently exists?
Conceive- What do you want to change or add?
Orchestrate-How will you get it done?
Review- Constant assessment of each step keeps the project moving forward
We will use DÉCOR as our touchstone, the heart of our Decorating system.
Tomorrow we’ll jump into the first step and see just how expansive, consuming and thrilling the process of dreaming can be.
See you here tomorrow!
Before you go check out my interview with Keith Williams