The goal, when any home that I’m decorating
is to mix old & new, and to keep it interesting. [MUSIC] When we start on a big project like
this, where it’s an entire home that’s Being built from the ground up. I like to begin
with the floor plans. So, that is looking at each individual room as its own space.
So, that’s setting up where the sofa will go, where the chairs will go, where the rug
needs to go, where the lighting will go. And then, on the other hand I’m developing a palette
at the same time. And so. When I say developing a palette, that’s the color and the vibe and
sort of the feeling that I want the entire place to have. And once you have that floor
plan and once you have that palette and that vibe figured out then you kind of can actually
begin to shop. Then kind of find pieces and fill in the floor plan and make it real. [MUSIC]
When ever I start decorating any place, I like to see what’s right outside the door.
And so in Wisconsin you have these green fields and that little bit of yellow it hits the
fields. Then you’ve got the big blue skies and so really we were looking at. Golds, and
blues, and greens for the palette. To make the palette cohesive throughout the house
there was a little bit of blue in almost every space you have. So you’ve got the blue on
the island. In the living room you’ve got the blue on the sofa. Then you go to the master
bedroom where it’s an intense hit of blue. You’ve got the dining room with the curtains.
So basically we wove that blue throughout and then for accent colors I added in greens
and golds in different sort of proportions in different spaces. [MUSIC] When someone’s
trying to begin the decorating process and start decorating their house, I think it’s
really important for them to figure out what their style is and what the style of the house
is. I actually find it really helpful to get out a piece of paper and literally write down
what you like. For example, for me, I would say natural. I love vintage. You’ll come up
with a list of like five to fifteen different things and look at it and narrow it down.
Another great way to help you out with that is to create a mood board and so get online
and pin pictures or put them in dock, print them out, tear sheets, however you want to
do it. Once you see all of your pictures, your images of things that you like together,
you’ll start to see that there are elements that are appearing in each an every one. It
helps you kind of figure out your patterns and what you like. [MUSIC]