Have I told you about my awesome interior designer? She is cheap but she ain’t easy. She has an unbelievable eye and is available pretty much 24/7. Oh, it’s my daughter. She attended design school for a year and loved it and she learned a lot in that year. She is a natural and it is helpful to get her input as I re-decorate. And by get her input I really mean, (get her approval).
Sometimes I’m mad that she is always right…but she is ALWAYS RIGHT! It’s annoying. Even when I argue with her about something I think I like, if I give it time I will almost always go with her ideas. She is talented.
Today I headed to Home Goods to get a large white pillow for my basket downstairs that holds throws. I wanted white because (farmhousie) and the basket and throw that is draped on the outside are both beige. I picked up two smaller white pillows.
I would have been satisfied with them, but I messaged Anne to ask what she thought. I had the two white pillows and also showed her two different pillows in blue tones. She didn’t like the two whites together and she didn’t like the blues I chose. So she said, “what else is there?”
I sent these pictures…
She enlarged the photos, looked around and would send back a close up of this and that and say, “show me this one, show me that one”.
Anne knows what I’m doing in the designing of my downstairs so she is aware of the carpet, chairs, sofa and other furnishings. These are the pillows I went home with after her help.
I am “old school” (you know, match things) so naturally I put the white pillow on the chair with black and white stripe cushions. I sent Anne pictures and she said, “I would put the orange one on the chair”. So I did… and loved it!
I would have NEVER found this combination of throw pillows, chose them, or dreamed I would love the way they look. That’s Anne for you…or actually, that’s Anne for me!
My sofa is FINALLY coming after 8 weeks and I am excited to show you photos of the finished project! It’s been fun and kind of a dull headache at the same time.