One of the best ways to start a new design project is by gathering inspiration. Other cultures make for a great source of new ideas. Often times, I find the places I have traveled offer textiles, colors and other new ideas that can be translated into my own home. They also make a connection to the places I have been.
Having a chalkboard somewhere in the house is a great way to display art ideas new and fresh. You don’t have to be an artist to create one-of-a-kind drawings to capture the child inside you. Be inspired by the Taj Mahal or the Great Pyramids.
Often I add just one unique and eclectic element to a room. The addition lets everyone know a little more about what my own personal story is. This Chinese-detailed storage cabinet lets you escape to a far-off land while in the nursery.
Unexpected twists on classics always work well in a room. It’s like you took something and made it your own. Have fun turning the perspective on life with horizontal stripes and bold ikat rugs mixed with the classic red, white and blue.