One thing I’ve learned over the course of tackling these renovations on my own is that if you sound like you know what you’re talking about, people tend to take you more seriously. I go to the hardware store, and I hear things like, “why isn’t your boyfriend renovating?,” or “sweetheart, you better call in a professional before you mess up so bad you need a professional.” Mind you, those are the things I hear after these dudes are done ignoring me by talking to men that came into the store way after I got there. Sigh. The last thing I want do in situations like that is to ask a question that comes off as ‘silly’.
The Ivy League Master’s degree side of me always does a lot of research. I can’t help it. I study a subject until I can teach it, or at the very least be able to use the proper terminology. I’m just programmed that way. Long story short, I go into a hardware store now, and I don’t have to ask for help because I know exactly what I’m there to get. Just tell me which aisle has the 3/8″ compression T-fitting, sir, and I’ll be on my way… and don’t call me sweetheart. Being able to do that, well, It’s liberating.
Anyway, I’ve come to a point in some of these projects where I’m done fixing structural things and I can finally start on the fun stuff like furnishings and decor. I’ve found myself struggling to describe what it is I’m looking for. Terms like Windsor Back or Cabriole Legs have me totally confused. So I found this amazing compilation of pin-worthy infographics that give names to all the faces of those coveted pieces of furniture and trendy design styles we all know and love. There are even tips on everything from picking paint colors to arranging a bookcase like a pro. Check these out!
For all of the amazing infographics, follow the link below!
Source: 15 Interior Design Charts