It’s been two years since this nagging idea came to me….perhaps there should be a shopping site where you get free home designs suited to your unique personality type or dream life style? Why should people not able to afford an interior designer, only have big retailers as an option? Why not a one stop shopping site where you find vignettes for every room in your home, with furniture from many different manufacturers, vintage dealers, paint color suggestions, and a full design plan just like when hiring an interior designer, but without any fees?
This nagging idea KEPT COMING BACK…and I just had to start a website.
…was the name I decided on. I wanted to give people ideas for designs that celebrated their individuality instead of a retailers idea of how we should live. Because interiors are a hugely personal thing. And YOU should Live Like YOU-not everybody else.
I’ve spent a little over a year working with David at By Process, a graphic design firm in DC and LA. David has had to endure endless questions about everything from design ideas, to blogging, to technology. So to meet in LA two weeks ago to learn how to load products on the now finished site, was incredibly exciting!! But it was also a bit scary…
David from By Process and Jenny (from LiveLikeYou)
…because now this nagging idea will be put to the test. I already have a million ways I want to expand and improve it, but I believe in starting things small and let it grow organically. I’m thrilled with the end result and can’t wait to make it go live, very soon…
It seemed fitting that we got our lessons at my friend’s house. She had just moved and the space was mostly empty. So it was just us, with a sensational view of a vast canyon in front of us. We have since returned home….
…and we continue to load the site, and work out final details here in Virginia. We’re practically attached to our laptops! Jenny and I are really grateful for the slightly cooler weather, so we can work in the little seating area outside the “office”.
LiveLikeYou will launch with just a few personalities. And every week a new personality/design will be introduced. You will enter through a front door…
I already have design ideas for 120 different homes/personalities!! And I wonder why I don’t have any time? Can’t wait to share a behind the scenes sneak peak of LiveLikeYou a little bit later.
P.S. Any good advice on how to save your back while living on a computer??