4.08.2009

It's All About the Inspiration

- the coveted inspiration board -

It began with my first inspiration board. When we got the news we were closing on a house in Houston, I started what so many people do, a collage of my 'favorite things' in design. I dragged that board across country in the trunk of my 4-Runner like an cherished friend.

I came across it tucked away in a closet yesterday. It's tattered, has caulking on it (not sure what that was about?), & a few photo's are m.i.a. Despite it's wear & tear, it was like discovering an old friend. How fun to see how many of the design inspirations that I put to use. The one thing that stood out was how I put my college age son to work our first summer here. With two boys in college, art is the last thing that I would be investing in right now. Our sons are our investment!

So with magazine clips of favorite pieces of art in hand, I put my son Marc to work. Many of our favorite HGTV shows encourage us to create our own wall art. Worthy of a go don't you think?

Marc & I have to admit, it's a bit therapeutic.
Nate Berkus

Photos taken at the Joshua Tree National Park - Palm Springs, CA
Made a stop on the drive from Seattle to Houston; knowing I had to take these photos for our new home

Inspiration - Kelly Wearstler design; Modern Glamor

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inspiration from my design journal - Chanel logo photo from domino
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inspiration - random art photo from the pages of Metropolitan Home

- outcome-

{go forth & create responsibly}

1 comment:

That Girl Designs said...

Wow, this is great. Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday. Nice to meet you! :)