Thursday, July 28, 2011

Design Challenge @ Common Ground

Debra @ Common Ground has come up with the most amazing idea for all of us to help each other out with our decorating challenges or problems.  Here was her idea:

Anyone who is in need of some advice, help,

or just a fresh new idea,

can submit a few photos to me for a feature post.

You can do it anonymously, or not,

whatever you're comfortable with.

Then I'll post them,

and you all get to leave constructive comments

to help the blogger in need.

It could be a whole room, a wall, a vignette, a mantle...

suggestions for paint colors,

furniture placement,

anything about decor..


She put together this graphic and button.

Please spread the word,

and then take the big step to come forward with some

issues you may be having,

for some design help.

Now all you have to do if you want some help is just take pictures of your room, wall, table or whatever it is and email them to Debra @   She will do a post about your pictures and then everyone can offer their help. 
Everyone will only leave helpful, nice, sweet and constructive suggestions.  This should be a fabulous tool for all of us to use, since having extra eyes and thoughts is always a gift, plus you all know what wonderful creativity there is in blogland, so that's like having a gazillion free designers give us some ideas.  I have a couple of rooms that I can't wait to get on the list and hear what all you have to say.
So, tell your friends, think about what you could use some help with and snap those pictures and send them to Debra.  You can disclose your name or you can be annonymous.  That's up to you.


  1. Thanks so much, Marty! I so appreciate you spreading the word. I think we can all have a lot of fun with this. I'm so glad you're going to be a part of it!
    xoxo, Debra

  2. What a terrific idea!
    I will be watching with great enthusiasm.

  3. sounds like a great idea- thanks for sharing, Marty,


  4. Well I could sure use some help! So I can't wait! Vanna

  5. Oh My Oh My Oh My Oh My!!

    I was just thinking this!

    I have a decorating dilemma that has been making me crazy and I was just thinking...I NEED HELP!!!

    You'll have my pictures as soon as I get home :-D

  6. I just read that on her blog!
    Great idea!
    This is going to be fun!

  7. Yes, I like that idea. I'll take a look round my home and see what needs improvement.
    Thank you.

  8. Marty, Thanks for your continual encouraging and kind comments on my blog. :) I LOVE this idea of helping each other!!!Can't wait!!

  9. Marty,
    This is an amazing tool for all of the wonderful ladies in the Land of Blog! Many times over the past year, I have used Blogs I follow for inspiration with a dilemna I'm facing! I agree...there is some awesome talent in Blog Land!!!
    Thank you for sharing with all of us...and for your continued support and inspiration to me!

  10. This is a great idea. I see so much decorating talent out there, and those of us with two left hands could use the help.