INTRODUCTION TO SCOTT'S WEEKLY INTERIOR DESIGN SERIES
By Scott Hathcock
Frankly, I’m not sure what I would do if someone ever said to me, “You have an ‘unlimited’ amount of budget to spend on this room. Now, go and create something!” I have always found it more exciting to “fix” what has already been done, decorated, created or painted. In other words, I like to use what’s already there to inspire a design. Maybe it’s because when Kiersten and I were first married, like most folks, we didn’t have a lot of anything. What little furniture we brought to our union was handed down. Framed works of art were a lavish expense. And, no single piece of anything in our house cost more than a thousand dollars or came brand new from a showroom floor. We were then and still are today a family of design “re-inventors.” It doesn’t hurt that we are also change addicts; after all, choosing to move 11 times within a 13 year span would be painful to most, but we have always looked forward to the challenge of re-purposing what we had so that we could feel reborn in our new space.
There is no doubt in my mind that, had we not moved so many times, our houses would have seen an equal amount of room design facelifts and re-arrangements.
For purposes of this blog, we will be looking at our own personal room projects from the past (including missteps), our present musings and including client projects and challenges. This will not necessarily be a “how-to” in the traditional sense, but more designed for you to ask yourself the question, “What if?”
“What if I painted this wall green?”
“What if I built my own coffee table?”
“What if I found a wing-back chair on the curb?”
“What if I built a stage?”
There are literally no limitations here…except budgets. We are going to explore all things that go into creating an environment.
COMING UP...."WHAT IF I'M RENTING?" (INCLUDES INFO ON HOW TO CREATE A REMOVABLE TILED FIREPLACE FRONT, PAINT COUNTERTOPS, INSTALL FLOATING FLOOR, AND MORE!)