Ah the day has finally come it looks like my professional site is finished ( ok not fully finished, but enough is done to show it off!)
For those of you that have been with me from the very beginning you will know it’s been a long journey. I started getting my business in order right when I first started my design program and I was able to complete the course and take on clients before the site was finalized. I started my business in interior design in NYC area.
I had originally started with this color combo:
So I went back to the drawing board and went for a more “fun” look:
Loved this color combo, loved the zebra, but had a really hard time translating it to a site. My fun colors were a bit overwhelming in large doses and they fighting with my project photo’s so eventually after trying to make it work a million and one times it just had to go.
After that try I was at a loss. I didn’t know what I wanted anymore. I wanted the site to reflect me and be up to date yet classic and fun yet professional. Seems easy to achieve, but it was hard. I think I was a bit lost in the beginning, because I wasn’t exactly sure how to classify my design style and it was only after people making comments while visiting my home that I realized I was traditional in a lot of my decorating (shocking to me at the moment) with injections of modern & vintage.
I had originally seen my color & pattern loving less as more of Jonathan Adler type decorator, but in looking around my home I did realize that I loved classic elements (traditional) with a twist ( modern & vintage) and without a new color combo came to life.
Navy was my nod to traditional design and my neutral color.
Orange was a reflection of me. It’s my favorite color.
Green made the feel a touch preppy/new traditionalist, which I love and fun.
In this proof the green wasn’t bright enough:
Eventually we got it got it right:
The addition of my logo with the nod to my love of elephants just completed the look!
Now I know you are all dying for photo’s of my house and my portfolio page still looks like this:
Don’t fret they are coming. My photographer is off traveling and will back into town in Mid-Nov. So they are coming!
In the meantime head on over to Effortless Style and familiarize yourself with my new home. The blog will shortly be moving over there as well.