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Design Dilemmas Andrea Mason of Perceptions Interiors is a professional interior designer who wants to help you upgrade your space

Where do interior designers look for inspiration? There are so many venues where we can stay current with trends and keep our minds working to learn more about the industry. The list below includes my favorite resources, as well as local design-savvy experts that dish out their expertise in the field. Depending on your learning style preference, there’s have a little something for everyone. Digital Destinations At my initial meeting with the client I ask to share any design inspiration that they have. More often times then not I am given a link to an online source with photos, like... HOUZZ and PINTEREST are the two most popular and efficient ways that a client can convey what they like and don’t like. They both have features where you can create folders dedicated to each room, and you can make notes on each photo so you remember exactly what inspired you. These websites are continuously updated by artists and people in the design world. What’s even better is they are free, quick and easy. INSTAGRAM is another popular spot for inspiration. Follow top designers, furniture makers, manufacturers, and artisans on their quest to find what’s hot and what influences their beautiful designs. My favorite local Instagram accounts are... OLD SOUL DECOR (@oldsouldecor) THRIFTY VINTAGE (@thrifty_vintage) CIRA JAMES (@cirajsraab) PAINTED SPRUCE (@paintedspruce). BLOGS are terrific sites to keep tabs on if you are looking to learn more about design. A local designer and blogger is Debbie Correale with Redesign Right, LLC. She is a certified staging and redesign instructor that shares informative articles on a wide range of things pertaining to the field. (redesignright.com) MAGAZINES will never go out of style, and they’re a great solution if you prefer your inspiration to be tangible. My favorite go to magazines for the latest in interior design trends and styles are Domino and House Beautiful. They do a fantastic job at giving the reader a range of interior styling from traditional to modern. PODCASTS are excellent ways to learn something new. The best thing about them is they can be listened to on the go or on a lunch break. Pictures can say a thousand words, but a great storyteller or teacher can share a wealth of knowledge. My favorite design podcasts are Design Matters with Debbie Millman and Clever. Both podcasts interview designers and artists to reveal what makes their creative minds tick. We are so lucky to live in a town with talented artisans — the best place to look for inspiration is right outside your door. Check out my blog for more advice (masonspace.com) and be sure to follow me on Instagram (@masonspace)

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