Decorating schemes - where to start?

A decorating style is subjective - so, when first visiting your client, I recommend you take along your design books and magazines as references. Sit with your client and go through them together - highlighting with sticky notes any rooms that your client finds appealing - a colour combination, a bedhead, a mirror; or the overall atmosphere in a room.

THEN, armed with those references and OODLES of sticky notes, have a play with some design concepts. You can use Olioboard - it's fun!

 

Not a moodboard, but just to get a 'feel' for the client's style...

Not a moodboard, but just to get a 'feel' for the client's style...