So lately as everyone knows me and the hubby have been shopping for houses. We've been outbid a couple of times and finally put in an offer that I'm crossing my fingers on. BUT it's a total fixer upper with great bones, which gives me a chance to put on my junior designer hat and see what I can do. I think the thing I find most overwhelming is it's an open plan and the rooms all need to flow together but have enough differences to make them each interesting. Long story short, I've been concentrating on what elements make a good design. Then I ran across this fun website called Design by what Matters by Benjamin Moore. It's a bit of fun...but interesting how by choosing elements I liked my room turned out exactly what I would like to see. Give it a whirl.