Design Thoughts – Trust Your Instinct

Interior Designer - Kristin Rieke
Interior Designer – Kristin Rieke

How many times do you buy something out of peer pressure or guilt? With the influences of friends and family, social media and the ever changing trends many of us get wrapped up in what we think we should do or have instead of what we want to do!

Exhibit A: You want to revamp your living room. Your monthly Pottery Barn, West Elm, Wisteria, etc arrive and you don’t like a thing in any of them! My advice DON’T BUY ANYTHING! Just because they show these hot new items on trend doesn’t mean they need to become a part of your home nor do you need to feel weird that you don’t like anything! Retailers don’t like to admit sometimes they completely miss the mark because so much of what they do and produce is decided on so far in advance of when you actually get your catalog in the¬†mail!

So what do you do?… Keep looking, you will know when you find something you love and want in your home! Whether it is a vase, lamp or sofa when you spot it that inner voice inside of you will say WOW! I don’t know what it is about that piece but it is awesome! Then going a step further, the ticket to this is figuring out why you like certain things and it will allow you to source products you gravitate towards more¬†easily!

How great are those decorative balls and tray? Roost Co. is always SPOT ON!