Vintage Jeopardy! Game Show Set

It pays to stick with it - in Jeopardy! and interior design

Your interior design ideas will get better...if you don't give up

Last night, my family and I watched Alex Trebek's first episode of Jeopardy! It originally aired in September of 1984.

We chuckled at the game board - 80's vintage TV monitors set in wood cubbies. The wood was painted dark pink and jazzed up with glitter. The young Alex Trebek was an animated fast talker, unlike the smooth, seasoned host we know and love.

Here's the thing. Trebek and the current incarnation of Jeopardy! have been going strong for almost 30 years. When you start something and stick with it for that long you have a chance to make it better and better, but you have to start. And, you have to do the best you can with the tools you have.

Interior design works that way. The first time you sit down to, for example, draw a space plan for your new room your best ideas may not emerge. If you keep at it, your ideas will get better, and it won't take 30 years.

Jackie Lopey, Certified Interior Designer & founder of Wide Canvas
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, a kitchen and bath design studio in Reno, Nevada.

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