A highlight from #168: Design your Dream Home- Deep Dive
Choose a color scheme, create mood boards and grow into an ever evolving aesthetic as you update your home. I am so excited to do this episode. So one of the reasons why we started this deep dive series is because as we were on episode one 68 now, as we have built a bigger library, it's become kind of challenging to refer back to all the different like it's like, I know I've talked about this before, but I don't know when or where. So in this episode, we're gonna kind of combine everything like all of our advice about designing a dream home into one mega episode that you can re listen to it next time, your movie, I act like that's like a normal thing that everyone's like, oh, just, you know, the next time you get a new pair of shoes or you move. Anyway. Some people move a lot. Yeah. Some people live a lot more than us. I mean, it really depends on that's true. That's true. When I was in my 20s, I moved every 6 months to a new apartment, so she's a mover. Yeah, I definitely have realized that I'm a serial mover. I don't want to be, but it is true. Okay, so anyway, we are going to go through 7 steps to design your dream home and I honestly recommend doing all 7 if you are, let's say that you're a person who's moving, a person who's buying your first home, and this is also for someone who you have a home that you like it, but you don't love it. Like you feel like it's just not personalized in the way, you know, the way that you dream of it being. Anyone in any of those situations can use this. I think it works for your first apartment and it can also work for your quote unquote forever home. Even though we don't believe in forever homes, no, we don't. But also, I don't know if we have anyone who listens who's very young, you know, they're like, I haven't bought my first home yet, or moved into my first home that's going to be longer term. I don't really know if anyone listening is that young. But I will say, I feel like a lot of these tips to you could apply them to different areas of art. Let's say fashion. And I just think it's like a fun hobby to get excited about different things and even homes that you're never going to live in, but you study it and it's just fun. I feel that way about fashion and other things too, where it's like there's certain things that I'm just never going to wear or buy, but I still like to know about what designers are coming out with and how the construction is just like different things. It's like fun to learn. Yeah. So now that you mention it, I see that completely. That is interesting. Yeah, I think this will be fun. You could also use this if you are designing one room. You can do this whole process for just one room too. But my thing is, I like to do it when I'm moving if I can before I buy anything because when you move, it seems like that's like the highest concentration of necessary purchases quickly and it's easy to make mistakes and so especially the part about the color scheme. It's just so handy and so helpful. Yeah, I was recently at a family dinner over the holidays and someone who I hadn't seen in ten years was there and they were reminding me that I had a lime green painted kitchen in one of my first apartments, which is so funny and it had so many colors, which I love it. I love it. I stand by it. But I think that, you know, that is a problem when you just like love everything, but you buy something that's very specific and then you love something else and you try to decorate a different way and then you feel like you have to replace everything all the time. I think that's the problem. So when I started doing the color scheme, I specifically remember it was very life-changing. Have you ever done a color scheme? Yeah, kind of. I mean, yeah. I would say yes. Okay. But I don't think I have quite as bad of like fomo as you in life generally. Because I do feel like that's a piece of it with design, 'cause I do have its Tom, of course. So I think everyone has it some, where we'll talk about this more, but you start to put things on your pin board that are really not like they're kind of wild cards, but you love them. And then, I don't know, I think sometimes it can be really hard to kind of decipher or wade through what should be in my home versus what can I just admire and I maybe don't need to paint my house that color or buy that certain couch because it's just not going to make sense, but I can still admire it, you know? Right. Yeah, yeah, no, I think that that's very true. I think that you're more decisive and you're more just like generally okay with like you kind of have more of a, I don't care. It's all good. I invited you. And I don't have that at all. So, okay. All right, so let's jump into the tips. I've tried to put these in order. The first tip is to let the home speak to you. And here's what I mean by that. So every home that you're going to move into has an era when it was built and it has natural strengths and natural weaknesses or challenges. So I think it's really important to research the type of home that you have and find the sort of to fall in love with it. I know it's not always maybe possible for like if you're moving into a home that just like wasn't the home you would have picked at all like you had a different thing in mind, but this home had a better location or a better price or a hundred other reasons. Was available. There wasn't anything else. Yeah. But I think it's very, very important to just like do whatever you can to get interested in the way your home was meant to be. The arrow is built in the style of architecture. You can really fall down a rabbit hole. So there's homes that are more flexible. Like if you're moving into an apartment building that is sort of like, say, it's a two bedroom apartment with one bathroom and an open kitchen. And it's pretty vanilla. That is like a very, very flexible style of home and like the style home I live in now that's a 90s mcmansion. It's also very flexible because it's like kind of like no one cares. Like you don't have to honor the history of it. I think you can sort of figure out what style and what era they were trying to emulate when they built it, but that's about the closest you can get. And then there's other homes like a like a mid century home that was built in like the 50s or the 60s or a historic home and if you move into one of those, it could be sort of like your swimming against a lazy river if you try to decorate it in a completely different style than what it was meant to be, you might not be happy with the result and it might turn out bad. So yeah, I think that's one thing that I think so I was on the, you know, that Instagram account that's like Zillow gone wild. Yes. You know, I always see what's on there, I guess the algorithm is funny. It is, yeah, but they had a really beautiful home yesterday that it's a Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the last homes that he designed. It's like the circular home. I'm sure you can do it. Oh my gosh. Anyway, it's for sale. And it's very expensive as you can imagine, so obviously I would never buy it. It's not something in my budget. I was just looking at it, but the thing I kept thinking as I was looking at it, other than what a breathtakingly beautiful home, I would love to stay there as for an Airbnb experience.