In the midst of the hectic holiday season, I’ve decided to offer something light and uncomplicated.Mini

The scene:  a quiet Wednesday afternoon hanging out at a MINI dealership, while waiting for an oil change. Exciting stuff, I know.

Except that the dealership has a fun gift shop, filled with unique car accessories. Even the chairs in the waiting area are fun. (I snapped a photo).

I noticed a rack of postcards highlighting the features of MINI ownership, and the title ‘Build Your Own Brochure’ caught my eye. The idea was to assemble your own reference set of postcards, based on your personal preferences for the car of your dreams. The end result would be a brochure, unique to you.

Cool, I thought to myself.

As I stood there admiring the display, the words started to morph into something else.

In my mind’s eye, the interior designer in me was seeing ‘Build Your Own Design’. In other words, based on your own set of personal preferences, you could build the home of your dreams by creating a similar ‘brochure’.

Here is how an interior design project typically comes together:

You hire an Interior Designer. Together you decide what the different ‘features’ of your project will be. Most likely, you already have a basic idea in mind but the designer will help you tweak things and gain some clarity as to cost, feasibility, and so forth.

These features then become the components of your personal ‘Brochure’.

Is it going to be a Kitchen and Bathroom remodel? Or is it strictly new Furniture that you need? Perhaps a Color Scheme and new paint colors are in order? What about Lighting? Flooring? Window treatments?

Do you want to select from products that are sustainable, and green?

The list is endless, yes, but that is also the best part! See, with your home, you are allowed to do what you want and dream big.

All you have to do is assemble an awesome brochure!