Much to my delight, I'm actually getting people asking me for some decorating advice. So I figured lets start "Ask Designwali". If anyone has a random decor question out there - ask away. Now given that I am not a trained designer or anything (seriously folks I deal with accountants and computers all day long), I may not necessarily have the right answer (we got true paid professionals for that). However, I get a kick out of trying (yep, it keeps my design mojo going). Plus I figure all you fabulous readers can chime in and offer sage advice or throw out any idea that just pops into your head. Ask DW - let the design brainstorming sessions begin!
1. Today's Design Dilemma:
Reader P is one of those mad moms with 2 kids under the age of 2 and just hasn't had the time to come up with a decorating plan for her family room. Hard to find inspiration when you are seriously sleep deprived. She has to keep the sofas (although I might suggest she move one out and find some chairs) and is looking for a colour palette and some ideas.
A neutral starting point.
2. Inspiration Shot:
I know, I know, this isn't a kid friendly space but its an inspiration shot. My personal philosophy is that kids should work around your design (not the other way around - although tell that to that monstrous pile of toys that can take over your room). I like the colour palette, steely grey blues, creams, cranberry red and gold. Patterned rug..delish.
Image via decorpad
3. What I came up with:
Hooray for Olioboard. So what does everyone think? Yeah or nay?
Hope this helps you out P.