Ready for a laugh? Tobi suggested that I share with you my take on design!
Ok, wait. I realize that may not seem shocking to you considering I’m an employee at an interior design firm, so let me give you a little bit of background…
I am NOT a designer, not by a long shot. I am, well..if I had to sum it up with one word…a reader. I was an English major and then I got a Master’s degree in American Studies. So, yup! I’m a reader. I read, comprehend, interpret, and analyze. And, for Tobi, I communicate. That’s the kind of thing that really gets me going…not interior design. And this is pretty much my idea of a perfect room:
BOOM goes the dynamite! I mean, yeah, she’s good. One day, Tobi mentioned that she had been browsing my Pinterest boards, and (I kid you not!) she asked me: “You mean you really like those rooms? That’s really your design style? You think they’re beautiful?” Of course she wasn’t being mean; it’s just that we are surrounded all the time by Tobi’s stunning bright, bold, and tailored look, and I’d describe the look that appeals to me most as…rustic/nostalgic/eclectic/whimsical/bohemian/falling apart. Not exactly an alignment, right?
BUT only the experience of walking into a room designed by Tobi has been able to show me how interior design communicates. It works to evoke very specific feelings, to emphasize the importance to a resident or family of particular spaces or activities they share. When done right (and, Tobi does) it says more–speaks differently–than words can. It’s an artform.
And these are just my favorites (well, the only ones I’m allow to show you for now). They probably aren’t the ones that EVERYONE says are TO DIE FOR, but they are the ones that speak to ME! So, enjoy!
Tomorrow, we are going to get a fun treat! Landon Shockey of The Gilded Stag is going to share with us about his journey and the amazing custom furniture he’s creating. I’ll be back on Thursday!