Design Hustle #1

Ask Michael, when it comes to picking materials, textiles, colors, or decor for our home I’m horribly indecisive. Maybe it’s because I consider every piece an investment or I remember the early home purchases I regret, everything must be researched, reviewed and inspected. To fight my overly critical urges, I thought a one-hour design board challenge might help me feel confident in my gut instincts.

The Design Hustle Rules

  • I must pick one “inspiration” piece to design around
  • I have one hour to pick all of the design’s supporting players
  • No edits after one hour; it is, what it is

In support of the rules I timed my first hustle (55 minutes to complete the vision board), and went back to source all of the products later. For the first board I chose a Wayfair sale item (the kitchen backsplash #1) as a basis for the design. I wouldn’t call this board “our style,” but it was liberating to go with my gut when choosing all of these lovely things. Enjoy y’all!

xo, D


1 Backsplash (Wayfair; $5.65/sq ft) 
2 Floor Tile (Wayfair; $2.64/sq ft)
3 Cabinet Paint (Benjamin Moore; White Dove)
4 Cabinet Hardware (Restoration Hardware; 4” Chatham Pull $21e)
4 Cabinet Hardware (Restoration Hardware; 1.25” Bistro Knob $17e)
5 Island Pendant (Pottery Barn; Classic Pendant-Tapered Metal, Large $169e)
6 Sink Light (PB; Classic Flushmount-Glass Globe $159
7 Faucet (Wayfair; Kingston Brass Tudor Double Handle, $181.99)
8 Serving Dish (Williams Sonoma; Open Kitchen Handled Platter $20-$35)
9 Crock (WS; French Porcelain Utensil Holder $59.95)
10 Dish Towel (WS; Plaid Kitchen Towels, Set 2, French Blue $10.36)
11 Spoon Rest (Mcgee & Co.; Canyon Spoon Rest $52)

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