PHOTO HOMEWORK

1. INTRODUCTION

To help me better understand your likes and dislikes, please take some time to collect images of rooms, nature, patterns, fabrics and colors you love. Two websites I recommend for researching and storing images are:

  • Houzz.com (Our page: houzz.com/pro/afpinteriors/afp-interiors-llc)
  • Pinterest.com (Our page: pinterest.com/afpinteriors)

You can set up a free account on each site. Both websites have great search features (“warm & inviting family room,” “sophisticated dining room”) and allow you to create “idea boards” to collect your images. You can categorize your photos by room, colors or however makes sense to you. Once you have a collection of images please share them with me by providing me a link to your boards. Once you share your images with me I will review them and find the commonalities among them, giving me a great starting point for my research. See sections 3 & 4 of this page for instructions how to share your pictures with me.


2. TIPS TO MAKE THIS PROCESS EASIER

  • These selections should be based on a gut reaction of “I love it” or “I don’t like it”

  • Photos of both are helpful, but I want to see more of “I love it”

  • Don’t limit yourself to images of the room(s) we are designing

  • Look for images that convey the feeling you’d like to have in the space we’re designing

  • Make a note about what you like and don’t like about each image

  • Lastly, have fun! This is about exploring what you love and is the first step toward creating a room of your dreams


3. HOW TO SHARE A PINTEREST BOARD

  • From the main Pinterest webpage, navigate to your profile where all of your Pinterest boards are displayed. {Click on your name/thumbnail image in the top right corner.}

  • Hover over the Pinterest board you wish to share and click the pencil icon in the bottom right corner.

  • In the blank text field next to “Collaborators” enter April Force Pardoe Interiors or april@afpinteriors.com and click the Invite button to send the invitation.

  • OR, from within the Pinterest board, click the invite icon at the top right of the page and enter April Force Pardoe Interiors or april@afpinteriors.com in the blank Name/Email field. Click the red Done button when completed.

  • You may also click the share icon at the top left of a board’s page and enter April Force Pardoe Interiors or april@afpinteriors.com in the Name/Email field.


4. HOW TO SHARE A HOUZZ IDEABOOK

  • From the main Houzz webpage, hover over Your Houzz in the top right corner, to reveal a dropdown menu.

  • Select Your Ideabooks in that menu.

  • Click on the ideabook you wish to share.

  • In the top left corner, click on the invite icon to open the “Collaboration Settings” pop-up form.

  • Enter in april@afpinteriors.com in the blank field and click the green Send button.

  • To allow April to edit/add images to your Ideabook, select Can Edit from the drop down menu next to her name. When finished click the green Save Settings button.


Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.

-April