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Casa Quickie: Take Your Design on the Go

All too often we get to the store with our ideas in mind, only to find out that curtains that looked perfect hanging in the shop actually clash with the new couch at home. Instead of playing the guessing game, bring your decorating with you in a simple and homemade design book. Before I moved into my last home, I started keeping a visual journal with everything I already had picked out. I'd start by taping a picture of each room in my pad and then I'd staple in fabric swatches, tape on paint swatches and cutouts or pictures of furniture already in my possession or on order, as well as any other notables. This way when I got to the store and I spotted something that appeared it would go in my scheme, I was able to actually verify it with my portable inspiration board stashed in my purse. The digital age is great, but nothing beats having actual samples from your room right at your fingertips.

Just starting out with your interior design? Read my seven steps to becoming your own decorator.

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