5 steps to visualize your dream space . . . 


Hi! I'm Cheryl, I create exclusive spaces for your home or small business in the DFW area or anywhere through Online Design Services.  With over twenty years of experience we provide the unique decor of your dreams.  

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by Cheryl Miles Bassett, Designer/Ownerby Cheryl Miles Bassett, Designer/Owner

"Any space where you live or work, should make you happy and content.  Be delighted about your space, and enjoy it for many years to come!"

Follow these steps to discover your design style . . .

   Follow these steps to discover your design style: 

1. Explore . . .

Research Design Styles.

Exploring your Design Style is a major step to achieve the decor of your dreams.

To find your design style, explore every style you find. Choose what appeals to you. Whether it's a new trend or an old favorite, you'll be happiest with what you love.

There are always popular trends in design styles, as in fashion.

Keep in mind the style of your home, its architecture and layout. Consider your current furnishings if you plan to incorporate these into your decor.

2. Look Around . . .

Give some thought to how you want to use the room. Whether it's a cozy retreat or an active space for the entire family. Your plan should accommodate your activities.

Style is everywhere. Any space you enter has a unique style all it's own. These are clues to find your design style.

Check out your local newsstand. Pick up a few decorating magazines. Even browse your local library. Check out books on design and decorating.

Surf the web, or check out your local book store. Ideas are all around.

Girl doing her research.Research

3. Evaluate Your Options . . .

Take notes about these spaces. Create a file to combine like elements and pictures. Explore color options, keeping any existing items you would like to incorporate into your new decor.

Compare your likes and dislikes. Organize your ideas for easy identification. 

Look for a common thread in your collection. These clues will lead you to your perfect design style! 

4. What's Your Vision?

  1. What would like to see in your space?  How do you or would you like to use it?
  2. Create your own personal Vision Image Collection to help determine your own design style.  Combine pictures of rooms and pieces, and ideas that appeal to you.  
  3. Select images from magazines, Pinterest,  Houzz, or any other online design sites of rooms and furnishings you love, or would like to purchase for your space.
  4. Create your files online, on your computer, or print them out and file together under:
  • Styles 
  • Color
  • Furniture
  • Rooms
  • Accessories 
  • Other Options

Please note your style preferences should develop through similar choices in styles, color, furnishings, etc.  Utilize these choices to your home to develop your own style.

5. Explore these design styles to discover your own . . .

Click each style to explore it's components & characteristics.

This is an exciting in trend in design today. It's composed of simple lines, rustic textures, and soft soothing color tones.  

Contemporary EntryContemporary Entry

A truly modern style developed during the age of minimalism and technology, ushered in by the machine age. 

  • Farmhouse -
Guest Bedroom in Farmhouse StyleGuest Bedroom in Farmhouse Style

A new trend derived from Modern Styles is Farmhouse. 

Traditional Sitting Area

This style is composed of historic elements, mostly of the 16th through the 19th centuries.

  • Transitional -
Transitional Great RoomTransitional Great Room

A streamlined version of the traditional, with a mix of contemporary elements. 

  • French Country -

A vision of the historical French Country style developed by French Queen, Marie Antoinette

French Country Master BedroomFrench Country Master Bedroom

Use our Design Guide, and all these tips to enhance your  decor. Or, if you are completely baffled, we will be delighted to create your exclusive space. Click here to:

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Use our Design Guide, and all these tips to enhance your  decor. 

Or, if you are completely baffled, we will be delighted to create your exclusive space.

 Click here to: Request a  Consultation today to begin your Vision! 

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