What Was Your First Design?
I’m in the mood for some life stories. If you’re anything like me—and I know you are—you’ve been pouring through design magazines and books since you were little.
I remember when I planned the decor of my first room. As a teen, for the first time, Mom and Dad actually let me take charge of what my room would look like.
This was unreal.
I dove into Mom’s stack of House Beautifuls, Speigel and Sears catalogs and made my plans. I chose shades of fresh green bedding, a plump reading pillow, and an unbelievably cool, giant redwood-tree photo mural for the long wall.
We turned part of my closet into a little alcove for my desk and sewing machine, complete with a fab clamp-on lamp. In that forest room, my buddy Gladys and I spent hours hanging out and gabbing, trying on disco scarves, belting out Bee-Gees songs to 8-track tapes (seriously), sewing, giggling and generally plotting our lives.
I can still close my eyes and be transported to that bedroom. For the first time, I had altered the feeling of a space with my ideas—my room actually felt like a serene, comfy forest.
Awesome beyond belief.
For many of us, design is our passionate hobby. For others, it’s a profession. For some, it’s become our life’s mission. But this all started somewhere—and that’s what I want
So let’s hear your story.
What’s the first room you remember having a hand in designing or decorating?
Or what was the first creative project you took part in, where you remember making a difference in your surroundings?