I had a chat the other day with a good friend. We always banter back 'n forth about what's piqueing our interest in the design blogosphere, so I was caught a bit off-guard when she confessed to having Design Blog-Reader's Blues - "DBRB" if we were marketing gurus...
DBRB's symptoms include:
- Feelings of inadequacy over one's own dwelling, after viewing impeccable interiors on blogs
- Anxiety resulting from having a bank balance that falls within the FDIC-insured limits, and which is NOT dog-eared for designerly discretionary spending
- Home-project determination giving way to lethargy and apathy
Just as Sharon Stone doesn't look a bit in person as she appears in Dior ads...
So, is there a prescription for overcoming DBRB?
Secondly, you always hear people say "look at the Big Picture," my advice is the exact opposite - Look at The Details. When you see an image of a room or home that is so beautiful it makes you want to weep with desire (these fall in that category for me...)
For example: When you're cruisin' your favorite haunts you may say: "Wow! Check out that papier mâché lamp - I wonder if I could find a knock-off?" Or, "Hey! I saw a mirror just like that the other day at X store!"
My guess is if you are able to train your eye to pick up on those essential "layering" elements, you'll be pleasantly pleased with how "accomplishable" A Look can be, and that makes for a Good Prognosis!