de·sign verb \di-ˈzīn\: to plan and make decisions about (something that is being built or created) : to create the plans, drawings, etc., that show how (something) will be made
: to plan and make (something) for a specific use or purpose
: to think of (something, such as a plan) : to plan
All good design is just that "design". Design is a plan, and not a haphazard compilation of "maybe-this-will-work finds. When no other inspiration is present, I look for fabric to be my map. So much can be obtained by a piece of fabric, style, theme, color palette, the most important is you now have your inspiration. Now shopping has a purpose, you have a plan, and your space will fall together effortlessly.