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Given the blank slate, where did you even begin to start? Did you have a theme in mind or key pieces you knew you wanted? Do you have any advice on how to develop a style for those blessed with blank slate opportunities?

It can actually be daunting to begin with a blank slate because you can do pretty much anything, but I decided to start with the color scheme. I had such a blast scouring the internet for inspiration. From Pinterest to interior design publications like Lonny Magazine and Elle Decor, to lifestyle blogs and resource sites like The Everygirl, I looked everywhere for ideas! I literally browsed hundreds and hundreds of photos of bedrooms, living rooms, and vignettes and acquired a library of images that spoke to me, no matter what they looked like or whether or not I planned on emulating that look. I guess it was a bit of an intuitive process. I simply wanted to call upon my subconscious to identify whatever caught my attention. Afterward, I started to look for a pattern within my collection of images and analyze what had repeatedly resonated with me. I realized that I often bookmarked interiors that had white walls, with splashes of blue, black, or pink, and gold accents. From there I began to create my color palette and overall aesthetic.

Source: Monica Wang for The Everygirl

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