I started by pulling items from the Internet that reflected what I thought as Hollywood Chic. Based on these and my own sense of style, I attempted to put color boards together. I don't actually have any software for this type of thing, so I simply started stacking pictures from the Internet into PowerPoint, so I could see how the vision was coming together.
|Sample of my Powerpoint Color Board|
As a modern woman of today, I have the pleasure of Internet at my fingertips. This includes shopping online. I relish finding deals and have decided to mix in the challenge of recreating the items myself or with the help of family. Searching Ebay, Fab.com, Amazon and other websites has helped in locating items and getting inspiration. I am not a big fan of paying big dollar on items when I can add my own personal touch at a lower cost.
I have sent messages back and forth to sellers on Ebay to get assistance on items I am not so sure of using. Don't be shy. I have decided that if I sound silly, they can at least appreciate being reminded of their expertise.
Is this a finished piece of art? Not yet, but it is on its way. Some select items have made it in the collection and I have made purchase decisions. I will continue to Blog about this room as well as other areas in my house and creative ideas used to respect a budget and allow my own creative juices to flow.