Today Sue (a friend of mine who I forced to join the forums) posted on the D.I.Y forum “Maybe I should just scribble all over my walls” and raised a very good point about interior design and D.I.Y which was basically on the lines of saying making something pretty doesn’t mean your making something creative. I TOTALLY AGREE!

Interior design needs to show personality (hopefully yours) and I guess if you have a bland personality you can go around copying other peoples designs and pretty features but at the end of the day there nothing behind it, even though maybe equally bland people may like the prettiness of it all it wont be unique and will always be superficial.

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  1. jes

    Yeah take this website for example 😉 only joking.

    I know what your saying. That is why I am not a big fan of diy blogs where you have exact instruction on making a pretty egg holder or whatever.

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      Ashley

      Eggactly 😉 you have to put in some thought (and have fun) into your creations otherwise what really is the point of it all.. you could probably buy something which looks nicer from IKEA. :)

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  2. Mary

    Agreed :) Here are a few sites I love which seem really “unique”:

    Don’t you hate it when one of your favourite blogs just turns out to be fake? It’s just too easy to hide behind the internet these days.

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  3. anonymous

    This is too funny. You wrote, “Interior design needs to show personality (hopefully yours) and I guess if you have a bland personality you can go around copying other peoples designs and pretty features but at the end of the day there nothing behind it.” You are pathetic.

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  4. Dianne

    I guess, I have one of those “bland” personalities. Although I get many compliments on my home & yard.
    I browse the net for ideas, most of them wonderful! Yes, I might give it a bit of a twist, but when people compliment me, I will tell them where I got the idea from. I don’t feel like there is nothing behind my work, because it takes a lot of work to do DIY projects! And when people copy my original idea, I feel complimented!

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      Ashley

      Im sure your not bland :) Sometimes looking on the internet for ideas isn’t always best. Finding original ideas out and about and through your own life experiences brings reason to your creations and makes them unique. :)

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      • Jennifer

        Maillardadmin: I agree! Although there’s a lot on the web to inspire, there’s so much more in nature, your environment, and absolutely, your personal life experience. As an artist (sculptor, painter, collage-maker) and someone learning cabinet making (fine woodworking) I have found my best ideas from my life experience and interactions, whether it’s a walk in the woods, watching wildlife, the way light hits the tall building in NYC, or interactions with people I meet along my travels. These experiences become part of my inner life. When I create something based on these it can’t help but undergo a transformation through the process of moving from my head and out my hands which will be unique to me. It’s not a long process, but it fuels my soul. It also doesn’t take a lot of training to do it yourself, nor a lot of time – I’d estimate it’s about the same amount of time that surfing the web or going to a store takes and is much less expensive. Just suggesting people give it a chance: wonderful surprises are bound to emerge! 😀

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