My E-Design Business...I finally did it

Home Stager with Lantern Lane Designs

Well, after many years of talking myself into it, I finally started my interior e-design business. It's something I have always wanted to do and something I kept pushing off to the side.

It was part fear and part not knowing where to even begin. One day, I put fear aside and just went for it.

I haven't announced it to the world yet. I guess there is still some fear.  I have had a few clients already which has kept me more than busy.

I love designing and looking at designs.  I can do it all day. Pinterest can be a black hole for me. 

There is one thing I'm not too fond of about designing any space though, even in my own home.  That one thing is picking a paint color. 

And can you guess what the number one thing I get asked most to help with? You guessed it...picking out paint colors.

It's even harder helping someone who is miles away.

I've learned quite a bit about picking paint colors these past few months.  The number one most popular paint request is "what color white is best for my space".

Talk about going down a black hole! White paint is so tricky and picking a perfect white paint color can make anyone go insane. There really isn't a "perfect" white paint color either. Every white has it's own personalities in the form of undertones.

I really wish there was one white paint color that would look good in every home and in every room. Since white is so reflective, you need to take everything into consideration.  I have even asked clients to send me pictures of their windows so I can see if there are lots of trees outside. Lots of trees means the possibility of green undertones showing up.

I was helping a client recently with her home and not realizing it,  I had written a blog post pretty much in an email to her.  So I took that email and formally wrote a blog post on Benjamin Moore's most popular white paint colors.  (You can read it here).

She still hasn't picked her paint color but I'm curious to see what color she does pick!

(PS...if you are interested in my E-Designs services you can check it out here)

And if you need help picking a paint color don't ask me. I am just kidding!!



Comments (2)

Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Congrats to you!  I am sure that you will do very well with this new business and I look forward to reading about more of your successes!

Aug 07, 2021 06:16 AM
Barbara Roughers

I was given the chance to work with a firm that was in need of a website design and development. The reason for the return of all of their purchases was that they were dissatisfied with any of the available selections. That's when I suggested that they send one of the sites for restyling to , which resulted in a three-fold bonus and a great deal of appreciation from the organization.

Jan 24, 2022 02:59 PM