I don't know about you, but I love the new year coming around. I always take it as an opportunity to recenter and reset. I look back on the year that was and write down my goals, aspirations and - most importantly - my travel destinations for the year ahead!
These days, 12 months seems to shoot past with a blink of the eye so if I don't jot things down they just don't seems to make it into my schedule. The launch of Slightly Garden Obsessed was definitely a huge scheduled event for me so I am extremely happy to have made it here today after spending the last week up to my eyeballs in all things starting with e - eBooks, eCommerce, ePub...?!
I can certainly say I'm looking forward to getting back to designing gardens and writing profiles for the blog.
Over the next couple of months you can expect to see profile features from the likes of Concrete Studio & Bauwerk, along with a few weekend project tutorials.
Today, I am sharing a peek into the eBook I've been working on, 'Get Your Garden Fit Fast' -
#7 WISH LIST
When it comes to putting together your all-important WISH LIST, take the time to look at different design disciplines for inspiration. I find a stack of ideas from interior design and architecture, especially when flicking through a mag or visiting a new cafe or restaurant. If something catches your eye, think about how you could use it in an exterior situation; always keeping in mind, the garden should be a reflection of your home.
Give yourself time to collate images of spaces, plants, colour swatches, interiors and gardens. At the start it might look like a whole bunch of random items but over time you should see a common theme occurring. When you start to see this, you know you are looking at your style.
Whether you are doing the design and styling yourself, or engaging a professional, this information is worth its weight in gold. In the case of designing - visual communication is 1000 times more effective. Trying to explain what you see in your head can be challenging!
TOP 3 ONLINE RESOURCES to help you with your wish list -
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, "re-pin" images to their own pinboards, or "like" photos. - Wikipedia
For ideas and inspiration take a look at our boards www.pinterest.com/sgoxblog
Houzz is a web site and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement. The Houzz platform and mobile apps feature interior and exterior home photos, articles written by architects, interior designers and home design experts, product recommendations, and a user forum. - Wikipedia
THE DESIGN FILES www.designfiles.net
Edited and mostly written by Lucy Feagings, The Design Files is Australia's most popular design blog. The Design Files covers Australian design in all its forms – from architecture and interiors to art, craft, graphic design and illustration. Regular features on the site include Australian Homes every Wednesday, and Interviews with talented local creative people every Friday. - TDF
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See you next week!