what I do

what I do

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Filing images

I'm still not feeling 100% and am slow getting back to my regular work schedule ... but I am making progress in the office organization and have moved on to my computer files (it is just never-ending!).  One of my favorite files these days are my pinterest files. Besides being a wealth of inspiration, pinterest is also a wonderful organizational tool.

I used to use a 3-ring binder of pages I had clipped from shelter magazines to help communicate ideas with clients. Sometimes I would have them take the binder and tag pages they liked so I could get an idea of things they liked, their style, color preferences, and just as important, what they didn't like. It was a good way to "get into their head" so to speak. Other times, I would use the binder to help illustrate an idea ... for example an image of a particular window treatment.

But today, although I still thoroughly enjoy reading my favorite shelter magazines and occasionally will still clip a page or two, I find that a good portion of my inspiration comes from design blogs and online magazines. When I see an image I like, I can just pin it on one of my pinterest boards to resource for later, or to share with clients.

I know I will be using this wonderful filing system much more this year. And even though I am an old-fashioned girl who still prefers to sketch on a pad of graph paper I am trying to push myself to get more tech-savvy. In fact, I am looking forward to discovering even more new tools on my brand new ipad soon (thanks family for the great Christmas gift!).

These are just a few of my favorite images. The sources are listed on my pinterest page.


17 Perth said...

I hope you start feeling better! Love your pins. :)

Beau lifestyle said...

the picture of the zebra bench in the entrance with the big white mirror is one of my most favorite images ever. x Chantal

Unknown said...

Beautiful and inspirational images.

Hope you feel better very soon.

traci zeller designs said...

Oooohhh, love the zebra bench and white mirror! Feel better soon, Sherri -- no fun being under the weather!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Ok...you have convinced me. I haven't used Pinterest much as I thought it would just be another thing to keep me glued to the computer. I have files by room on my computer but your way does seem easier.

Hope you feel better....doesn't seem like you are resting enough!

Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

Some beautiful images happening there! Hope you feel better--nothing like feeling sick to start appreciating health! Rest up. xo

annie@mostlovelythings said...

Hi Sherry,
Hope you are feeling better! I still have my binders filled with photos and some have ended up on Pinterest and so now I have them categorized there...so much better for organization. I need to check your boards asap!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Hi Sherri! Hope you are better soon. I'm just getting over a nasty week myself. So. I'm starting the second week of January as tho it were the first! Happy New Year! Anyway, love these images. I am a bit behind -- just now joined Pinterest and need to check out all it offers and spend some time on it! Have a good rest of the weekend. Carol

Unknown said...

So glad you're were guest hosting, I love your blog and look forward to following you. Your design ideas inspire me. I am your newest follower. Would love for you to follow back...Heather