Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back to School Night

Tonight is the big night - back to school. It's my first night of interior design classes and I'm SO excited! I'm excited and also a little nervous/anxious, but mostly excited. I'm also curious how big the class will be, how many other students there will be, and what the instructor is going to be like. I've got all of the thoughts and feelings I used to have back in my high school and college days going into a semester - wondering what is ahead.

Maybe that is what has me a little anxious too...what is ahead. I have no doubt I will learn a lot in these classes. I think I'm actually a little over excited and hoping to jam so much information into my 30-something year old brain. But I know I just need to take it one class at a time.

This first set of classes is Fundamentals of Design and Layout. I've decided to write down two concepts at the start of each class session that I want to learn more about. Here is what I've got for this class:

The first is choosing a layout appropriate for a space.

Via House Beautiful

Via Fresh Home

And second is maximizing small spaces and making the most of larger spaces.

Source: houzz.com via Holly on Pinterest

I'm obsessed with this last image...the fireplace, the windows, those minty green chairs. I love it.

I'm eager to get started and you know I'll be reporting back to you with the details.

Any advice for this newbie?


  1. Good luck Holly. I'm anxious to hear how it goes!

  2. I'm so excited for you Holly and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the experiences you have.

  3. Good luck Holly! I can't wait to hear more about it, you're going to do great.

  4. I am excited for you! Hope you share everything you learn with us :)

  5. So very happy for you!! You will do fantastic! Enjoy the thrill of learning more about something you love.

  6. Wow, Holly! Congratulations!!! Its the beginning of such an exciting adventure, really proud of you! Let me know how it goes with juggling this and your cute little one year old:)

  7. How exciting! I understand the anxiety- the hard part is behind you- all that wondering about what it's going to be like! I'm looking forward to hearing about it.

  8. That's how I felt the first day of art school! I bet you're gonna rock it... it's hard to dismiss the butterflies at first though :) I LOVE that room with the purple chairs! My bedroom is painted that taupey gray color and now I've found my accent color. I have had a lifelong love of purple but you just gave me the kick in the pants to go for it. Found you from the Madigan meet and greet.