Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Planning With Design Boards



When I start to plan layouts of house styling and decorating, I always draw inspiration from other blogs.
More so than Pinterest...believe it or not.


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 Blogs are real life to me.  And most will give you buying sources, where they bought their stuff.
I like being armed with this information.
Another source I refer to are design boards.  These mood boards will start to plant ideas of colour themes, furniture, accessories, styling choices, design layouts.
And as I start my investment properties phase these looks and ideas I will map out for them.
At the bottom of this post I explain a little about my investment properties.



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If I don't already have it, then I start to hunt online for furniture, rugs, throw pillows, accessories.
And save the information on a specific Pinterest board.
When I start house shopping, whether it is for myself to live in or investment properties, I start a separate Pin board.
This board just keeps me organized of sorts.




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Soothing natural and neutral tones.


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Kitchen mood boards.



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Bathrooms


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I started this thought process back a few years ago before I bought the farmhouse.
And when I moved in, I was able to start at rapid speed in getting the look I wanted.
Again, I had started a separate Pinterest board with purchasing info on it, and that is where I went when it was time to buy.

Currently the farmhouse is up sale.  My long-term goal is to own another country property, small farm but be mortgage free.
Someday I will get a post on here on how I vision my new country home.




 But for now, I move onto to the next phase to achieve my goal.
What I refer to as my "flip" houses, or as I prefer to call them my "investment" properties.
Buy houses at a low-ball price, clean them, do renovations where needed and style them.
Then sell at a high-ball price.
I have my eye on a city condo and a small-town smaller house.
One would be mortgage free and the other, bank approved of course, with a mortgage.







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1 comment:

  1. Great post!. My son is moving into a new apt. and really had no idea of how he wanted to decorate it. I showed him your post and we were able to pull different elements from the boards. We now have some direction to start shopping. Thanks for making my life a bit easier!

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