It is finally here.
After a few weeks of teasers and waiting for and paying extra steel tariff taxes on the gold wire-o coil supplies I have finally in my hands and available the new feature cover design for 2019.
For those of you who haven’t been following my Property Brothers story in my weekly INK News, this year’s feature planner design was based on the theme that was revealed to my family and I November 29, 2018.
Here are a few vignettes of where the inspiration has come from.
So what stood out for me was to start the dark almost black green of the accent colour in the space. I have a fabulous story about my not so love affair with the colour. I would like to start by admitting that the colour is gorgeous and was used well. But the caveat is that if I had been consulted as a ‘home owner’, I would have not chosen the colour. As the contractor has said, green is a colour a person either loves or doesn’t. I fell into the doesn’t category.
So during the renovation when I had come in the evening to do some painting on the upstairs floor (keeping in mind to close my eyes and feel my way to the stairs, so I would be honestly surprised during the reveal) I was welcomed with my front door which was previously vibrant blue, to a slime looking black hole.
I was pissed.
Forest green belongs in the forest. My design style is not the classic log cabin look. Nope.
Ask anyone who was unlucky enough to see me that day and the next. I think it might have been a combination of anxiety and pressure from the experience. But the colour turned my stomach. To clarify, the use of it on my front door. Next to the brown siding and recent painting of the trim to a warm grey - it was simply all wrong. I shared my concern with the show and design team and they were gracious to re paint the outside of the front door due to my concerns.
But on the inside. Well, I was glad I had an inkling that the green was inspired by the design so wasn’t shocked to see it accenting the room. After living with it. I have found myself adjusting to the colour. I admire it even. Love it? No. But I do appreciate good design.
This brings me to the sharp angles.
When it has come to my planners, I have a preference for rounded corners. I find they don’t get wrecked as much or scratch and seem to be more durable that way. But for this planner, I kept the sharp angles to accent the design.
As an added element, I also changed the pockets for this version to be vertical instead of the angle. Because I am not doing any printing on the cover - this way I could make the most of each 19” x 12” sheet of Neenah Classic Linen paper stock.
Then it’s about the bling.
One aspect of the green was how amazing the use of gold and bronze really makes the theme and design feel high end. So I paid double for the cost of getting a gold wire-o coil. Why such a cost you may ask? When you have to source from our southern neighbour not only is the 30% cost of exchange an issue, tack on 25% in a steel tariff tax. Regardless I did not increase the cost because for the sake of good design called for me to eat the cost of the extra special colour.
And here we have it. The Property Brothers inspired colour theme by the Scott Bros.
Yes, this baby won’t last forever. Only as long as the 50 sheets of 19x12 Neenah Classic Linen cover stock last. So if you are thinking you like it, and even though you may have a planner on hand. Baby this one is UNDATED! So grab it now and use it when you are ready.
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