Don't put a designer in charge of photography when you're on vacation. If you do, you'll end up with a lot of pictures like the one below, some pictures of the landscape, and a few pictures of people. Just saying.
I took this photo of limestone deposits forming in a pool at Yellowstone National Park. The organic shapes, rough texture, and soft colors caught my eye. Let's focus on the colors. I could design a room, even a whole house, around the soft buff and coppery beige colors of these stones.
Pool with limestone deposits Yellowstone National Park
What would that look like? I imagine something like this bathroom with earthy white painted cabinets, a limestone countertop, and copper plumbing fixtures.
3D Rendering of Bathroom Design by Jackie Lopey, CID 6824
When you're putting together a room based on an inspiration photo or sketch, work with physical samples rather than pictures - it's the only way to make sure all of the colors and textures work together. In this case, you order or pick samples of: the wall paper, paint, floor tile, countertop material, and the cabinet finish.
She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas.
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