Design School Diary: Creative Juices

Since I've begun design school, it's fair to say I've been sporadic at best at blogging.

I've been channeling so much creative energy into my projects
and what I'm learning, that it's been a challenge lately to have any left for the blog. Wrangling and refining my thoughts to share seems exhausting to me in the dark early morning and late night hours.
Like going to the gym, the further away from it I get, the harder it is to return and refocus.

So today, this is my attempt to do just that.

Here's a little view into what I've been
working on these days: my color harmony project.

Our task was to design a space around a postcard we randomly selected and create the back story for a fictitious client. The objective was to choose textiles and finishes that blend harmoniously with the palette the card inspired.

Who were my clients? 
A young family returning to their hometown of New Bern, North Carolina, 
which just so happens to be the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola (and where my parents live).

My vision?
A family room that drew upon the colors of the card  and offered
an updated take on a traditional home near the downtown and riverfront areas.

What did I learn?
  • Following my instincts is what it's all about, but also really daunting.
  • My classmates are super-talented, supportive and creative women.
  • Getting my feet wet in this new world is incredibly exciting. 

Next up?
  • Hopefully finding a way to balance my creative juices and get back to blogging more frequently.
  • Designing a fictitious restaurant based upon the design of an historical period. I've chosen Scandinavian Modernism. It's rather unknown to me and definitely out of my comfort zone, so wish me luck!

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Wow Erin, this is awesome. I think your board conveys exactly what you describe for your vision for this family. And your next project (the restaurant) sounds exciting and challenging. I'd love to hear more about your class and your classmates. Are many of them tuned into design world and blogs like you are? I found that most of my fellow classmates were not which I found to be interesting.

  2. I love New Bern! And the idea of returning to small town NC is pretty much a Nicholas Sparks novel.

    I like your board. I want to hear more about school!! It seems scary but so exciting at the same time. Love how your Scandinavian board turned out. :)

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