1. How will you use each room?

Are you imagining a space for lounging and watching TV with the kids or a room for entertaining guests in a formal setting? Do you dream of a kitchen you can actually cook in, or do you want one that is a purely visual feast? Or maybe both. These are just a few of the issues you’ll want to consider to help you think through how you really want your home to function.

2. What do you love to surround yourself with?

Do you thrive in an atmosphere bursting with bright colors and contemporary details? Or maybe your style is a little more traditional, filled with rich woods and subdued hues or transitional and eclectic. No matter your style, making a list of the items you love to see everyday will help you create a home that reflects your personality.

3. What kinds of things do you want to avoid?

If you can’t bear gingham fabrics, ball fringe, or shag carpeting or faux fur, then we certainly want to get those dislikes out on the table. As negative as it may sound, taking inventory of the colors, textures, objects and finishes that you don’t like will actually help our designers uncover the ones you do.

4. Are there existing parameters and pieces that are important to you?

Do you have family heirlooms that you want to consider? Maybe you’re in love with wallpaper you put up just last year and can’t bear to part with it. By letting our designers know what you want to change and what you can’t let go, we’ll be able to help combine what you love with where you want to go.

5. What are your plans for the future?

When it comes to creating a home, you don’t have to do everything at once. In fact, if you foresee changes in your living situation, such as new family members (pets included), building additions or even financial changes, understanding these possibilities can help us put together a home design that’ll grow with you.
Love how you live – Lillian August